SYSmark 2014 SE

Does SYSmark® 2014 support installation on partitions other than the C:\ drive?

No. SYSmark® 2014 must be installed on and run from the C:\ drive and the user account installing the benchmark must have administrator rights on the target system. In addition, SYSmark® 2014 tests must be executed from the same account that was used to install the benchmark.

Which device drivers should I use when testing with BAPCo benchmarks?

When using BAPCo benchmarks to evaluate performance or battery life, one should install the latest production drivers from the hardware manufacturer. Drivers included with the operating system may not be device specific or newer drivers may be available from the device manufacturer.  Using incorrect drivers could result in significantly reduced performance.

SYSmark 2014 SE encounters errors on systems with lower memory configurations

If errors are encountered when testing SYSmark 2014 SE on systems with lower memory configurations (2gb of RAM), try increasing the virtual memory size available to to the system. A larger pagefile size will help with memory management and increase the chance of a passing result on lower end configuraations.

Where are the drivers for Watts Up? Pro power meter

Drivers for the Watts Up? Pro power meter are located below:

Data logger

USB controller driver

Instructions for installing the data logger and USB controller driver can be found in the SYSmark 2014 SE User guide.

Evaluating systems with NVMe devices

NVMe configurations: NVMe devices may show lower than expected performance in some

configurations due to the way Force Unit Access (FUA) write requests are handled by the

Windows operating system. Therefore, BAPCo recommends that users install the storage driver

provided by the manufacturer of their NVMe device. In cases where the manufacturer does not

provide an NVMe driver, users may disable the ‘Windows Write cache buffer flushing’ setting on

the NVMe drive prior to testing.

Which meters are supported by SYSmark 2014 SE Energy Consumption test?

SYSmark 2014 SE supports two meters for use with the Energy Consumption test.

  1. Watts Up? Pro
  2. Extech 380803

Instructions for use and configuration of both meters can be found in the SYSmark 2014 SE User Guide, located on the main product page documentation section.

SYSmark 2014 SE patch 1 hotfix 1

The following hotfix has been issued to correct an issue with the config tool in SYSmark 2014 SE when attempting to run on Redstone 3.

 

Download SYSmark 2014 SE patch 1 hotfix v1

Instructions:

1) Copy hotfix package to the to target system
2) Unzip the archive to extract the hotfix installer
3) Be sure that any instances of SYSmark 2014 SE patch 1 are closed before attempting to apply the hotfix package
4) Right click the extracted .exe and run as administrator

SYSmark 2014 SE patch 1 must be installed to apply this hot fix. The update will not apply to older versions of SYSmark 2014 SE.

After the hotfix is applied, launch SYSmark SE 2014. The new version should be reported as 2.0.1.81.

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