The latest version of the premier performance metric that measures and compares PC performance based on real world applications was released today by the Business Application Performance Corporation or BAPCo, a non-profit consortium of leading computer industry publications, independent testing labs, PC hardware manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers and software publishers.
SYSmark 2004 SE extends the SYSmark 2004 productivity benchmark, which has been widely accepted by IT Managers, PC OEMs, press and analysts worldwide to support Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. SYSmark 2004 SE allows users to directly compare platforms based on Windows XP Professional x64 Edition to those based on Windows XP Professional and Home.
The new release also incorporates all other previously released updates and patches released for SYSmark 2004, allowing users a unified installation process for both 64 and 32-bit Windows platforms.
SYSmark 2004 SE is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of Internet Content Creation and Office Productivity.
SYSmark 2004 SE and SYSmark 2004 are 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 SYSmark 2004 SE builds upon its predecessors utilizing the strongest and broadest development team in PC benchmark history. BAPCo's depth of membership represents the breadth of the computing industry and harnesses a consortium of experts.
BAPCo's SYSmark 2004 SE is available for $499.95 USD, upgrade pricing is also available to registered users.