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First post, by fsmith2003

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Looking to compare some of my builds to the benchmarks used by Maximum PC in the late 90s. It would appear that SysMark98 and Bootmark were the two big ones that they used. However, I cannot seem to find a copy of either of these. Does anyone have/or know where one might obtain these?

Reply 1 of 2, by jheronimus

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Bootmark can be found on cds for the magazine. Here's the CD for the last issue of Boot (Maximum PC's original publication name), there could be different versions on other discs.

BAPCo Sysmark seems to be a commercial benchmark suite. Looks like it retailed for $200. BAPCo is still around, apparently.

MR BIOS upgrades catalog
Unicore Award upgrades catalog

Reply 2 of 2, by fsmith2003

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Thanks. Yes I have been able to find bootmark quite easily on those cds now. Still no luck finding any copies of SysMark98 though. Seems to be lost to time as far as I can tell.