Press releases from November 2004


Futuremark Releases Consumer Version of SPMark™04 Benchmark for Symbian OS™ -based Mobile Phones

November 22, 2004 - -



Futuremark Releases Consumer Version of SPMark™04 Benchmark for Symbian OS™ -based Mobile Phones



Enables Smart Phone Users to Gauge Performance and Detailed System Information of their Mobile Devices



Saratoga, CA – November 22nd, 2004 – Futuremark Corporation, the leading provider of performance analysis software and services, today launched a consumer version of its SPMark™04 Smart Phone benchmark. SPMark™04 has become the industry’s most widely used testing tool for Symbian OS-based smart phones and is rapidly becoming the de-facto performance measurement standard for mobile platforms.
SPMark™04 provides a comprehensive application for measuring and comparing the performance of mobile devices. Its benefit to the industry is to allow consumers, media, retailers, and operators to objectively compare different mobile phones. Mobile phone manufacturers use SPMark™04 to reliably evaluate and compare various semiconductor implementations.
“The consumer version of SPMark™04 provides owners of compatible mobile phones with previously unavailable information, including detailed performance and comparison data. Now anyone can see exactly how their own phone performs and compares to new models reviewed in the independent media”, said Tero Sarkkinen, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Futuremark.
The benchmark has been developed in collaboration with key industry partners, including ATI, Bitboys, Imagination Technologies (PowerVR), Intel, Khronos Group, Neomagic, and NVIDIA under Futuremark’s Benchmark Development Program for Smartphones.
SPMark™04 consumer version measures the performance of Series 60 and UIQ based smartphones and includes visually stunning 3D game play tests using the OpenGL ES graphics API. For mobile phones without hardware OpenGL ES implementation, the benchmark includes Hybrid Graphics' OpenGL ES API Implementation.
Key Features of SPMark™04 consumer version:
  • Free download;
  • Supports Symbian OS phones using either the Series60 or UIQ user interfaces;
  • Comprehensive OpenGL ES 3D test suite to measure graphics performance;
  • Detailed system information module that reveals phone’s technical data
Pricing and Availability
SPMark™04 consumer version is immediately available as a free download from Futuremark’s web site at www.futuremark.com/download/spmark04.shtml. For corporations, there are SPMark™04 Business Edition ($250) and SPMark™04 Developer’s Edition ($6,000 + programming). Both are available at Futuremark’s secure web store at www.futuremark.com.

About Futuremark® Corporation
Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of computer performance analysis software and services. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark®, PCMark® and SPMark™ and value-added services powered by a database of over 10 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark® has offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com.

© 2004 Futuremark® Corporation. 3DMark®, PCMark® and SPMark™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark® character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.


Company Contacts:
Futuremark Corporation
Phone: +1-408-517-0131
Mr. Tero Sarkkinen
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Email: tero@futuremark.com
   Agency Contact:
TechWire International
Phone: +1-831-429-6288
Leo Pot
Email: information@ezwire.com


Futuremark® Announces Patch 3.5.0 for 3DMark®03

November 16, 2004 - -



Futuremark® Announces Patch 3.5.0 for 3DMark®03



Ensures Objective Performance Measurements with Latest Hardware & Drivers



Saratoga, California USA – November 16th, 2004 – Futuremark Corporation announced today the immediate availability of a patch to the 3DMark03 benchmark suite. 3DMark03 is the worldwide standard tool for easily and objectively measuring and comparing DirectX 3D performance of Windows based PCs.
Available immediately, this free downloadable software patch provides the only valid version (3.5.0) of 3DMark03. Only scores obtained through the new version 3.5.0 and with approved drivers will be used in official statistics, comparisons and services provided by Futuremark.
3DMark03 sets the standard for easily and objectively measuring and comparing modern PCs’ 3D graphics performance. It is the right tool for Windows based PCs equipped with DirectX 8 or first generation DirectX 9 hardware. 3DMark03 features four different game scenes to determine the overall 3D performance and individual tests and professional tools, such as a 3D audio performance test, CPU performance test and image quality test. 3DMark03 provides detailed benchmark information and is connected to Futuremark’s PC performance database of more than 10 million benchmark results. This allows users to compare their own system performance with virtually any other PC configuration.
Technical Details Associated with the New Patch:
  • Patch changes the program's build number to 3.5.0;
  • Benchmark scores do not change between the build 3.5.0 and build 3.4.0;
  • Updated System Info module with support for the latest CPU and graphics hardware;
  • Updated version of the Entech library, which is used to detect the clock frequency of the graphics chip core and memory;
  • Fixes miscellaneous reported bugs
Futuremark’s official mirrors carry both a 5.2MB patch download for current 3DMark03 users and a full 178MB download of the patched 3DMark03 for new users. A list of official mirrors can be found at http://www.futuremark.com/download/.

Pricing and Availability
3DMark03 version 3.5.0. is available immediately for consumers from http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark03/ for $14.95 (download) or $24.95 (CD-ROM) and for business use for $250.00 (CD-ROM). There is also a limited functionality evaluation version available for free at http://www.futuremark.com/download/?3dmark03.shtml

For further 3DMark03 related information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark03/

Note to Editors
For your free evaluation copy of 3DMark03, please email mailto:marketing@futuremark.com?subject=3DMark03Eval and tell us the publication that you represent.

About Futuremark® Corporation
Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of computer performance analysis software and services. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark®, PCMark® and SPMark™ and value-added services powered by a database of over 10 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark® has offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com.

© 2004 Futuremark® Corporation. 3DMark®, PCMark® and SPMark™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark® character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. DirectX is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S.A. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.


Company Contacts:
Futuremark Corporation
Phone: +1-408-517-0131
Mr. Tero Sarkkinen
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Email: tero@futuremark.com
   Agency Contact:
TechWire International
Phone: +1-831-429-6288
Leo Pot
Email: information@ezwire.com


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