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, smartphones, and VR systems.
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.
Acquired by UL 2014
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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.
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
Our graphics gurus set out to create the world's best PC benchmarking software.
On New Year's Eve we receive our official company papers. Futuremark is born!
3DMark99, created with industry support, is the world's first gaming benchmark.
3DMark2000, a new DirectX 7 benchmark, arrives just in time for Christmas.
3DMark2001 SE, for testing DirectX 8, is the last 3DMark to use Remedy's MAX-FX engine.
PCMark2002 is our new general benchmark for all kinds of PC, from laptops to workstations.
3DMark03 is our first DirectX 9 benchmark and the first 3DMark to include CPU tests.
PCMark04 introduces system and component level tests for Windows 2000 & Windows XP.
3DMark05 provides three new DirectX 9 graphics tests using Shader Model 2.0.
PCMark05 for Windows XP includes CPU, graphics, memory and HDD testing.
3DMark06, the latest DirectX 9 benchmark, is our most popular 3DMark yet.
YouGamers and the Game-o-Meter expand our expertise to the gaming community.
PCMark Vantage for Windows Vista introduces tests based on common user scenarios.
Futuremark Games Studio sets out to create and publish original games.
3DMark Vantage for Windows Vista offers brand new tests for DirectX 10 video cards.
Peacekeeper goes live offering free online web browser performance tests.
Shattered Horizon introduces PC gamers to the cold reality of zero gravity combat in space.
Futuremark spins off its Mobile and Embedded unit to form new company Rightware.
3DMark 11 wows gamers with tesselation and other new DirectX 11 features.
PCMark 7 offers complete Windows 7 performance testing for home and business.
Hungribles, our new skill-shot puzzle game for iOS, is Apple's iPhone Game of the Week.
Peacekeeper universal browser test is updated to support any browser on any device.
Powermark, a new battery life test and power consumption benchmark for Windows 7.
Unstoppable Gorg combines orbital tower defense with classic 1950s sci-fi style.
Rovio Entertainment (Angry Birds) acquires Futuremark Games Studio.
The new 3DMark is released on Windows, tests everything from tablets to desktops.
3DMark comes to Android with more than 100,000 downloads in its first week.
PCMark 8 Professional Edition adds native application tests and battery life benchmarking.
3DMark comes to Apple iOS devices and racks up 50,000 downloads in two weeks.
One more option for cross-platform benchmarking with 3DMark for Windows RT.
3DMark adds Sky Diver, a new DirectX 11 test for gaming laptops and mid-range PCs.
3DMark adds Fire Strike Ultra, the world's first 4K Ultra HD benchmark.
PCMark arrives on Android, tests mobile performance and battery life for everyday tasks.
Futuremark becomes part of UL, accelerating its expansion into benchmarking services.
The 3DMark API Overhead test is the world's first DirectX 12 API performance test.
3DMark Android adds Sling Shot, a new benchmark test using OpenGL ES 3.1 & ES 3.0.
3DMark Sling Shot and API Overhead apps arrive on the App Store.
3DMark Sling Shot Extreme, a new test using Apple's Metal API, arrives in the App Store.
PCMark for Android adds a new Storage benchmark test for Android phones and tablets.
3DMark adds new Stress Tests to check the stability and reliability of PCs.
Time Spy, our new DirectX 12 benchmark, is added to all 3DMark Windows editions.
PCMark for Android adds two new tests and lets you compare scores across OS versions.
Is your PC ready for VR? Find out with VRMark, our new benchmark for virtual reality.
Watch this space...