March 29, 2006
BAPCo members include AMD, Intel, Transmeta, ATI, nVidia, Microsoft, Ziff Davis Media, CNET, Dell, HP, Toshiba, Seagate, VNU, Atheros, and ARCintuition. The members cooperate on determining and developing testing methodologies, using industry standard programs like Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and 3ds max. The SYSmark and MobileMark benchmarks are used as performance tests by media outlets, corporations, and government agencies worldwide.
This means, that the days of running convoluted Photoshop application benchmarks to compare the performance of Apple and Windows machines will soon be over.