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BAPco's new CrossMark app lets you compare the performance of Windows, Macs, and iOS devices

By Kenny Yeo - on 26 Mar 2021, 3:13pm

BAPco's new CrossMark app lets you compare the performance of Windows, Macs, and iOS devices

BAPco Crossmark logo. (Image source: BAPco)

Which is more powerful: your spanking new Windows notebook with Intel's latest Tiger Lake processors or your equally new iPad Air?

If this is a question that keeps you up at night, BAPCo now has the means to provide the answer.

The company has just dropped CrossMark, which is a cross-architecture benchmark that lets users compare the performance of Windows, Mac, and iOS devices. 

According to BAPCo, CrossMark uses workloads "modeled on real applications using open sources libraries (i.e. OpenCV, openSSL, Zstandard, etc.) to accurately gauge common user performance".

CrossMark was also designed to be easy and quick to run. The app can be installed via the device's respective app store and a run takes around 5 to 10 minutes.

An overall system score will then be generated along with sub-scores in the areas of productivity, creativity, and responsiveness.

Now, if you have been wondering how some systems perform, I have ran some quick tests on a couple of devices that I have with me. Here are their scores:

CrossMark score comparison
Device Overall Productivity Creativity Responsiveness
M1 13-inch MacBook Pro 1310 1275 1500 946
16-inch MacBook Pro (2019) 1026 995 1124 855
iPad Air 1013 1030 1110 731
iPhone 12 Pro Max 1023 1032 1134 731
Windows notebook w/ Intel Core i7-11370H 1517 1517 1552 1413
Windows notebook w/ Intel Core i7-1165G7 1389 1375 1492 1155


BAPCo CrossMark is free to download from the Microsoft Store on Windows devices and the App Store for Mac and iOS devices.

A paid version that costs US$29.99 (~S$40.38) is available for users who need additional features like the ability to saving results locally. 

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