Futuremark team photo 2014

Futuremark creates benchmarks that enable people to measure, understand and manage computer hardware performance. Our talented team creates the industry's most authoritative and widely used performance tests for desktop computers, notebooks, tablets, smart phones and browsers.

We work in cooperation with many of the world's leading technology companies to develop industry standard benchmarks that are relevant, accurate, and impartial. As a result, our benchmarks are widely used by the world's leading press publications and enthusiast review sites when testing the latest processors, graphics cards, notebooks and tablets. Futuremark maintains the world's largest and most comprehensive hardware performance database, using the results submitted by millions of users to drive innovative online solutions designed to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions.

Our headquarters is in Finland just outside the capital Helsinki. We also have a sales office in Silicon Valley and sales representatives in Taiwan. Contact us today to see how we can help your business or follow our news and updates on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Founded 1997

39 staff

November 2014

100,000,000+

benchmark downloads

50,000,000+

searchable results

Compare thousands

of CPUs, GPUs and mobile devices

2000+

press partners

2,100,000

monthly website visits
October 2014

aka MadOnion.com

from 1999 to 2002.
Hey, it was the dot-com boom!

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Futuremark and UL

Futuremark became a part of UL in November 2014. UL is a global safety science organization with more than a century of expertise and innovation in the fields of product safety testing, inspection and verification services.

With UL investing in our people and our products, we are able to create more benchmarks with more features for more platforms. We also benefit from UL’s labs, quality assurance, and marketing. But most importantly, we continue to make benchmarks within an organization that values integrity as highly as we do.

About UL

UL is an independent safety science company that has championed progress for 120 years. With more than 10,000 professionals in 40 countries, UL is dedicated to creating safe working and living environments for all.

UL partners with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations, regulators, and governments to play a key role in the development and harmonization of national and international standards. For more information about certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit http://www.UL.com.

Making a mark since 1997

Birth
November 1997

Our graphics gurus set out to create the world's best PC benchmarking software.

Futuremark logo
December 1997

On New Year's Eve we receive our official company papers. Futuremark is born!

3DMark99
October 1998

3DMark99, created with industry support, is the world's first gaming benchmark.

3DMark2000
December 1999

3DMark2000, a new DirectX 7 benchmark, arrives just in time for Christmas.

3DMark2001
February 2002

3DMark2001 SE, for testing DirectX 8, is the last 3DMark to use Remedy's MAX-FX engine.

PCMark2002
March 2002

PCMark2002 is our new general benchmark for all kinds of PC, from laptops to workstations.

3DMark03
February 2003

3DMark03 is our first DirectX 9 benchmark and the first 3DMark to include CPU tests.

PCMark04
November 2003

PCMark04 introduces system and component level tests for Windows 2000 & Windows XP.

3DMark05
September 2004

3DMark05 provides three new DirectX 9 graphics tests using Shader Model 2.0.

PCMark05
June 2005

PCMark05 for Windows XP includes CPU, graphics, memory and HDD testing.

3DMark06
January 2006

3DMark06, the latest DirectX 9 benchmark, is our most popular 3DMark yet.

YouGamers
March 2007

YouGamers and the Game-o-Meter expand our expertise to the gaming community.

PCMark Vantage
October 2007

PCMark Vantage for Windows Vista introduces tests based on common user scenarios.

Futuremark Games Studio
January 2008

Futuremark Games Studio sets out to create and publish original games.

3DMark Vantage
April 2008

3DMark Vantage for Windows Vista offers brand new tests for DirectX 10 video cards.

Peacekeeper
March 2009

Peacekeeper goes live offering free online web browser performance tests.

Shattered Horizon
November 2009

Shattered Horizon introduces PC gamers to the cold reality of zero gravity combat in space.

Rightware
January 2010

Futuremark spins off its Mobile and Embedded unit to form new company Rightware.

3DMark 11
December 2010

3DMark 11 wows gamers with tesselation and other new DirectX 11 features.

PCMark 7
May 2011

PCMark 7 offers complete Windows 7 performance testing for home and business.

Hungribles
July 2011

Hungribles, our new skill-shot puzzle game for iOS, is Apple's iPhone Game of the Week.

Peacekeeper
November 2011

Peacekeeper universal browser test is updated to support any browser on any device.

Powermark
December 2011

Powermark, a new battery life test and power consumption benchmark for Windows 7.

Unstoppable Gorg
January 2012

Unstoppable Gorg combines orbital tower defense with classic 1950s sci-fi style.

Rovio
March 2012

Rovio Entertainment (Angry Birds) acquires Futuremark Games Studio.

3DMark
February 2013

The new 3DMark is released on Windows, tests eveything from tablets to desktops.

3DMark Android Edition
April 2013

3DMark comes to Android with more than 100,000 downloads in the first week.

PCMark 8
June 2013

PCMark 8 Professional Edition adds native application tests and battery life benchmarking.

3DMark iOS Edition
September 2013

3DMark comes to Apple iOS devices and racks up 50,000 downloads in two weeks.

3DMark for Windows RT
October 2013

One more option for cross-platform benchmarking with 3DMark for Windows RT.

3DMark Sky Diver
June 2014

3DMark adds Sky Diver, a new DirectX 11 test for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs.

3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
October 2014

3DMark adds Fire Strike Ultra, the world's first 4K Ultra HD benchmark.

PCMark for Android
October 2014

PCMark arrives on Android, tests mobile performance and battery life for everyday tasks.

2014
November 2014

Futuremark becomes part of UL, accelerating its expansion into benchmarking services.

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