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

35 staff

June 2014


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May 2014

aka MadOnion.com

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

Making a mark

  • November 1997

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

  • December 1997

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

  • October 1998

    3DMark 99, developed with industry support, is the world's first gaming benchmark.

  • December 1999

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

  • February 2002

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

  • March 2002

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

  • February 2003

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

  • November 2003

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

  • September 2004

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

  • June 2005

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

  • January 2006

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

  • March 2007

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

  • October 2007

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

  • January 2008

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

  • April 2008

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

  • March 2009

    Futuremark unveils Peacekeeper, a free online web browser speed test.

  • November 2009

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

  • January 2010

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

  • December 2010

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

  • May 2011

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

  • July 2011

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

  • November 2011

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

  • December 2011

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

  • January 2012

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

  • March 2012

    Rovio Entertainment (Angry Birds) acquires Futuremark Games Studio.

  • February 2013

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

  • April 2013

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

  • June 2013

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

  • September 2013

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

  • October 2013

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

  • June 2014

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

  • The future!

    Watch this space...