1. New! SYSmark® 2007 Preview adds Windows® Vista™
support The Windows® Vista™ operating system is fully supported in
the latest version of the SYSmark family, the premier performance metric
which has been widely accepted by IT Managers, PC OEMs, press and analysts
2. New! Compare platforms based on Windows® Vista™ to those based on
Windows® XP Professional and Home For the first time platforms based
on Windows® Vista™ can be compared to those based on Windows® XP Professional
and Home. 3. New! Enhanced installation and runtime SYSmark 2007 Preview
features enhanced runtime and installation support making it easier than ever
to run and install.
4. New! Improved GUI SYSmark 2007 Preview has a new and
improved GUI allowing streamlined start-up and run along with a
heads-up-display (HUD) which shows the progress of the benchmark. 5. New!
Automated Error Reporting The Automated Error Reporting makes it easier for
users to report technical support issues.
6. New! Extensive application scope SYSmark 2007 Preview
includes a robust and refreshed set of applications covering a wide range of
Video creation, E-learning, 3D Modeling and Office
7. Broad Industry Representation 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 current 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.
8. Extensive Research SYSmark 2007 Preview’s development
process is an output-driven methodology as it works backward from a
representative output to determine a representative workload. In selecting
the applications that would create the output in the benchmark, BAPCo uses
a variety of different sources to obtain market segment share data for
applications used by business users in creating their output.
9. New! Concurrent measurement methodology for Windows® Vista™ and
XP BAPCo uses its state-of-the-art benchmarking technologies by
devising methods for accurate and realistic measurement of concurrent tasks.
SYSmark 2007 Preview works like you do and features enhancements to emulate
real life as closely as possible.
10. Response time methodology Response time, in the
context of SYSmark 2007 Preview, is defined as the time it takes the computer
to complete a task that has been initiated by the automated script.
In SYSmark 2007 Preview, only the response time of individual operations is
included in the performance metric. SYSmark 2007 Preview does not measure the
time to send keystrokes and mouse clicks to the application. In the real
world, these tasks are initiated and controlled by a human and therefore do
not measure computer performance. This allows think time to be included in
the workloads to more accurately reflect how humans interact with the