Press releases from January 2008


Futuremark Announces the Futuremark Games Studio

January 29, 2008 - Nicklas Renqvist


Futuremark Announces the Futuremark Games Studio

With its first game already in development, Futuremark Games Studio was created to produce original world class games.



Espoo, Finland - January 29th, 2008 - Futuremark (www.futuremark.com), is proud to announce the formation of a group named the Futuremark Games Studio. For the past 10 years, Futuremark has been pushing the boundaries of PC 3D graphics performance with its 3DMark® series, which has become by far the world's most popular benchmarking software. The 3DMark series combines stunning 3D art with world class engines from Direct3D 6 up to Direct3D 10. "Futuremark Games Studio is committed to developing original IP games with the highest quality game play combined with our established track record of creating blow-your-socks-off visuals", said Tero Sarkkinen, CEO of Futuremark Corporation. "For years, our fans have been asking us when will we start making games. Very soon they are going to get it - and then some!"

Over the past 10 years Futuremark's team of brilliant artists and engineers has created remarkably beautiful demos and benchmarks for a variety of clients to show off the abilities of their platforms. Although the new studio will demonstrate its ability to seamlessly integrate the latest technologies into its engines, its mission is to build world class games that bring new and entertaining game play to gamers. This includes games and their engines that deliver stellar performance even on modest platforms right up to the most enthusiastic levels of performance hardware.

For more information about Futuremark Games Studio, please contact Tero Sarkkinen in Finland or Oliver Baltuch in California. Futuremark Games Studio personnel will also be attending GDC 2008 in San Francisco where they can be found at the Nordic Games Studios Pavilion.


About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs, smartphones and in the future, games. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark® and PCMark® Series, SPMark™ and VGMark™ (with more than 35 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of almost 20 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark® maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit www.futuremark.com

© 2008 Futuremark® Corporation. 3DMark®, PCMark®, SPMark™, VGMark™ and YouGamers™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark® character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation.


Company Contact:

Europe and ROW:
Tero Sarkkinen
CEO, Futuremark Corporation
Email: tero@futuremark.com
Phone: +358-20-759-826


  

USA:
Oliver Baltuch
President, Futuremark Inc.
Email: ollie@futuremark.com
Phone: +1-408-517-0910



Futuremark Launches Value for Performance Shopping

January 24, 2008 - Nicklas Renqvist


Futuremark Launches Value for Performance Shopping

New service empowers users with unique purchasing information – price vs. performance statistics for processors and graphics cards.



Espoo, Finland - January 24, 2008 - Futuremark Corporation, www.futuremark.com, announced today the full release of the "Price and Performance Information Page" on YouGamers.com. This new Futuremark service takes the guesswork out of buying your next processor or graphics card. "Users often ask the question, 'how fast can my system go for my hard earned dollars?", said Matti Kontu, VP of Futuremark. "Now Futuremark answers that question."

What makes the service unique is the amount of real-world data used to calculate the system performance. Futuremark currently receives over 20,000 benchmark results from 3DMark06 each day which provide real-life performance statistics contributing to a more accurate service for the informed shopper. This data from the 3DMark06 scores is matched with retail prices from CNET Shopper and is used to calculate relative performance from over 120 processors and graphic cards to help consumers make better purchasing decisions. The service is available free for anyone at: http://www.yougamers.com/hardware/stats/3dmark06/priceandperformance/


About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs and smartphones. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark® and PCMark® Series, SPMark™ and VGMark™ (with more than 30 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of almost 20 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark® maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. To view this press release and other news and events for Futuremark Corporation, please visit: http://www.futuremark.com/companyinfo/pressroom/pressreleases/52453/

© 2008 Futuremark® Corporation. 3DMark®, PCMark®, SPMark™, VGMark™ and YouGamers™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark® character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. CNET and CNET Shopper are properties of CNET Networks. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.


Company Contact:

Futuremark
Phone: +358 20 759 8250
US: +1 408 517-9020
Matti Kontu
Vice President of Service Business Unit
Email: sales@futuremark.com

Any of the lists found on YouGamers or any other web publication by Futuremark do not reflect any official view or performance rankings by Futuremark Corporation, YouGamers or CNET. All lists are published as is based on user submitted performance data, and component prices by CNET. Source: http://www.yougamers.com/hardware/stats/3dmark06/alltime/



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