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BAPCo® Releases SYSmark® 2018 - The Latest Version of the Premier PC Performance Metric Featuring New Productivity, Creativity and Responsiveness Scenarios


BAPCo®, a non-profit consortium of leading PC hardware manufacturers,
today released SYSmark® 2018, the latest version of the premier PC
benchmark that measures and compares system performance and energy
consumption using real world applications and workloads.

What's new in SYSmark 2018:

  • All-new Productivity, Creativity, and Responsiveness Scenarios
  • Shorter install and run times
  • A streamlined "click-and-run" user interface
  • Updated system configuration tool that restores original settings
  • Updated third-party applications
  • Results consolidated into a single file
  • Localized GUI support for nine languages

SYSmark 2018 extends the SYSmark family, alongside MobileMark® and
TabletMark®, which have been widely accepted by IT Managers, PC
OEMs, press and analysts worldwide.

SYSmark reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of Office
Productivity, Creativity and Responsiveness. The new Productivity
Scenario has updated workloads and applications geared towards office
centric user activities. The new Creativity Scenario which has updated
workloads and applications geared toward media centric user activities.
In addition, the new Responsiveness Scenario models ‘pain points' in the
user experience when performing common activities that include:
application launches, file launches, web browsing with multiple tabs,
multi-tasking and background application installation.

Using only unmodified, retail versions of real-world applications for
measurement, SYSmark 2018 features new and updated versions of, among
others; Microsoft Office 2016, Google Chrome & the Adobe Creative Cloud.

SYSmark 2018 also includes an enhanced graphical user interface with
localized GUI and documentation for English (US), Chinese (Simplified),
German, Russian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Japanese, Spanish, Polish &
French with a simplified "click and run" design. Reporting is available
in a convenient combined, single result PDF.

With the purchase of a supported power meter, SYSmark 2018 offers users
the ability to measure energy consumption over the course of a benchmark
run. This provides an easy to use tool allowing small businesses,
corporations and government organizations to factor power consumption
into their internal total cost of ownership procurement calculations.

Flexible licensing options are now available for small business to
enterprise organizations running 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and 10.

Since 1991 the SYSmark family of benchmarks has been used by PC OEMs,
hardware and software developers, IT departments, system integrators,
publishers and testing labs as well as information technologists and
computer industry analysts.

BAPCo's membership development team represents the breadth of the
computing industry and harnesses a consortium of experts.

Ordering Information:

BAPCo's SYSmark 2018 is available from resellers and directly from BAPCo

About BAPCo®

The Business Applications Performance Corporation (BAPCo) is a
non-profit consortium of leading independent testing labs, PC hardware
manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers and software publishers.

Current BAPCo members include: Acer, ARCintuition, ChinaByte, CNET,
Compal, Dell, HP, Hitachi, Intel, Inventec, LC Future Center, Lenovo,
Microsoft, Quanta Computer, Samsung, Toshiba, Western Digital, Wistron,
Zol and others. Any organization interested in contributing to the
consortium's goals and purposes are invited to join BAPCo.

For more information, visit

BAPCo, SYSmark, MobileMark and TabletMark are registered trademarks of
the Business Applications Performance Corporation. All other names
mentioned are trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective

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