SYSmark 2018

SYSmark 2018 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 supports 64-bit versions of Windows 10 and Windows 7.

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.

The Professional edition also includes a 1-Year Subscription Service, downloads to all updates & releases commencing on the release date of SYSmark 2018.

NOTE: for the Enterprise & Publish 2018 license level, please contact BAPCo for pricing details.

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SYSmark 2018
  • Support for Windows 10 and Windows 7, 64-bit
  • New Productivity Scenario which has updated workloads and applications geared towards office centric user activities
  • New Creativity Scenario which has updated workloads and applications geared toward media centric user activities
  • Revamped Responsiveness Scenario which has updated workloads and applications geared towards user interaction and experience
  • New graphical user interface
  • Simplified “click and run” design which makes it easy for the user to run the benchmark
  • All new updated applications (Microsoft Office 2016, Google Chrome version 65, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, Adobe Photoshop CC (2018), Cyberlink PowerDirector 15, Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, AutoIT 3.3.14.2)
  • New combined, single results PDF
  • Updated system configuration that restores the original user settings
  • Localized GUI and documentation for English (US), Chinese (Simplified), German, Russian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Japanese, Spanish, Polish, French

Please note: Results between SYSmark 2014 1.5 & SYSmark 2014 SE are not comparable with results from SYSmark 2018

Minimum system requirements ensure that SYSmark 2018 runs on broader categories of PC systems:

  • CPU: 1.5 GHz AMD® or Intel® dual-core processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD/SSD: 25GB of free space on the primary drive
  • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit or Microsoft® Windows® 7 64-bit (US English only)
  • Resolution: 1280×800 or 1366×768
  • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible
  • New Energy Consumption feature which records energy usage in watt-hours during the workloads. Requires a power meter (sold separately). Compatible meters include: Watts Up PRO, PRO ES, .NET models
  • Approximate Running Time: 1 hour

Small Business (suitable for companies with less than 50 employees)
Medium Business (for companies with between 50 and 250 employees)
Corporation (for companies with between 250 and 1000 employees)
Enterprise & Publish (for companies with over 1000 employees)

Official documents and EULA’s for BAPCo products are available here.

Advanced features:

– 1 year of unlimited downloads
– Priority technical support (1-2 business days)
– Complimentary patches (major updates require additional purchase)

Basic features:

– 30-day download period
– Standard technical support (2-5 business days)
– Complimentary patches (major updates require additional purchase)

Any BAPCo 2018 benchmark qualifies for the upgrade pricing. You may upgrade to a different license type. For example, if you have a small business 2018 and need a Corporation 2018 license you may use the upgrade pricing.

If I buy a Advanced license do I need to purchase a subscription each year?

Subscription renewal is optional. If you do not renew your subscription your license automatically reverts to BASIC and you lose all the benefits of a Advanced license. You cannot renew your subscription once it has passed the grace period reverted to BASIC. A BASIC licence allows you to continue to use the last version of the software you downloaded for as long as it is supported by BAPCo.

Does the Advanced subscription autorenew?

No. The registered end-user or the original purchaser will be sent notification to renew.

Can I just purchase upgrades from the basic edition?

Yes, with the Basic edition is eligible to purchase future releases of the software at the upgrade price.

Does the Advanced license include software upgrades to later releases?

No, you will need to purchase the 25 series at the upgrade price.

SYSmark 2018 Support: Product support is available here.