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San Mateo, California – June 28, 2005 – 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 Software and Hardware Requirements:
BAPCo’s SYSmark 2004 SE supports Windows® XP (Professional and Home) with service pack 2 and XP Professional x64 Edition. SYSmark 2004 SE requires 256 MB RAM, a CPU frequency of 650 MHz (or comparable rating) or above and 12.0 GB free hard disk space. SYSmark 2004 SE also requires an integrated or add-in sound card and a DVD ROM drive. SYSmark 2004 SE supports the following languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. SYSmark 2004 SE may also run under other languages.
SYSmark 2004 SE results are directly comparable across both 64 and 32-bit platforms. SYSmark 2004 SE results are not directly comparable to SYSmark 2004 results.
BAPCo’s SYSmark 2004 SE is available for $499.95 USD, upgrade pricing is also available to registered users. Please visit http://www.bapco.com/store.html for further information.
SYSmark 2004 SE is also distributed by Futuremark, a leading provider of PC performance benchmarking software and web services.