BAPCo® RELEASES SYSmark®2007 Preview
San Mateo, California – April 18, 2007 - 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® 2007 Preview extends the SYSmark family, which has been widely accepted by IT Managers, PC OEMs, press and analysts worldwide to support Windows® Vista™. SYSmark 2007 Preview allows users to directly compare platforms based on Windows® Vista™ to those based on Windows® XP Professional and Home.
The new release also incorporates numerous new features and enhancements such as an improved GUI allowing streamlined start-up and run along with a heads-up-display (HUD) and automated error reporting.
SYSmark 2007 Preview is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of Video creation, E-learning, 3D Modeling and Office Productivity. This new release includes a robust and refreshed set of applications.
The SYSmark family of benchmarks 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 2007 Preview 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 2007 Preview Software and Hardware Requirements:
BAPCo's SYSmark 2007 supports Windows® Vista™ and Windows® XP (Professional and Home) with service pack 2. SYSmark 2007 Preview requires 1 GB system RAM, an Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 2.8 GHz or 2800+ processor, 30 GB free hard disk space and a DVD-ROM drive.
BAPCo's SYSmark 2007 Preview, is available from $499.95 USD, upgrade pricing is also available to registered users. Please visit http://www.bapcostore.com for further information.
The Business Applications Performance Corporation (BAPCo) is a non-profit consortium of leading computer industry publications, independent testing labs, PC hardware manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers and software publishers. Current BAPCo membership includes: AMD, Apple, ARCintuition, Atheros Communications, CNET, Compal Electronics, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Toshiba, VNU Business Publications Limited (UK), ZDNet, and Ziff Davis Media.
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