Press releases from June 2009


Winners announced in world's largest overclocking contest

June 23, 2009 - -


Winners announced in world’s largest overclocking contest


SARATOGA, CA – June 23rd, 2009 - Futuremark® Corporation today released winners’ details from its worldwide Lords of Overclocking contest. After four weeks of intense competition and more than 225,000 entries, Andre Yang has been crowned the “Lord of Overclocking” for 2009. He will now be invited to the MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2009 event in Beijing, China this August 29, 2009. http://www.futuremark.com/lords

The Lords of Overclocking contest saw overclockers worldwide competing to achieve the highest score with 3DMark06, a benchmark program from Futuremark that measures the 3D gaming performance capabilities of PCs. 3DMark software has been downloaded more than 45 million times. The 3DMark06 edition is currently the world’s most popular benchmark and can be downloaded for free from the Futuremark website. http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/

Overall Winners

Lord of Overclocking
(highest overall score - World Record
Andre Yang
Lord of Americas
Andre Yang
Lord of Asia
HWA OC Team Turkey
Lord of Europe
benchbrothers.de

Weekly Winners

Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
AmericasChris MorrellRoad-runner Michael GrafMike Guava
AsiaGoddy RoodtGaidin ChrisPofigist
EuropeSampsa KurriHaakon Sacha35Loc_OC

Futuremark Hall of Fame: http://www.futuremark.com/community/halloffame/lordsofoverclocking/

All winners received a selection of prizes from contest sponsors MSI, Huntkey, Thermaltake, GlacialTech, Enermax and Patriot Memory.

"Our congratulations go out to all the winners for their amazing achievements in pushing their PCs to the limits," said Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark’s Vice President, Products and Services. "We thank everyone who took part and made Lords of Overclocking the world’s largest overclocking competition."

Links

Lords of Overclocking http://www.futuremark.com/Lords
Download 3DMark06 http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/
Futuremark Corporation http://www.futuremark.com
MSI (Motherboard and VGA sponsor) http://www.msi.com
Huntkey (Power Supply sponsor) http://www.huntkeydiy.com
Thermaltake (Case sponsor) http://www.thermaltake.com
GlacialTech (Cooler sponsor) http://www.glacialtech.com
Enermax (Fan sponsor) http://www.enermax.com
Patriot Memory (Memory sponsor) http://www.patriotmem.com

Keywords and suggested tags

Futuremark, 3DMark, overclock, benchmark, competition, MSI, Huntkey, Thermaltake, GlacialTech, Enermax, Patriot Memory

Twitter Follow http://twitter.com/yougamergirl
Lords of Overclocking winners: http://bit.ly/LcT23

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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 3DMark® (with more than 45 million copies distributed worldwide), PCMark®, SPMark™ and VGMark™ and value-added services powered by the ORB, an online database of over 30 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/

© 2009 Futuremark® Corporation. Peacekeeper™, 3DMark®, PCMark®, SPMark™ and VGMark™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation.

Contact information
North America:
Oliver Baltuch
President, Futuremark Inc.
Phone: +1 408 517 0910 (PST)
Email: ollie@futuremark.com

Europe and ROW:
Jukka Mäkinen
Vice President, PC Products and Services
Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (GMT +2)
Email: jukka@futuremark.com



Beta testers wanted for Shattered Horizon™

June 16, 2009 - -


Beta testers wanted for Shattered Horizon™

New screenshots showcase zero gravity FPS for PCs


HELSINKI, FINLAND – June 16th, 2009 - Futuremark® Games Studio today announced that they are seeking PC gamers to test their zero gravity first-person shooter, Shattered Horizon™. Gamers can sign up for the private beta test at the official website. http://www.shatteredhorizon.com

Shattered Horizon, first announced at the Leipzig Games Convention last year, sees players fight to survive in the aftermath of a catastrophic Moon mining accident that throws billions of tons of rocky debris into near-Earth space. Futuremark has released two new screenshots showcasing the game's unique zero gravity environments.

"Playing a multiplayer FPS in zero gravity offers gameplay possibilities that simply cannot be found in conventional shooters," said Antti Summala, Lead Game Designer at Futuremark Games Studio. "I invite every gamer looking for an FPS that offers something new and different to sign up for our beta test."

The beta is open to PC gamers from North America and Europe aged 18 and above. The minimum hardware requirements are Windows Vista, DirectX 10 graphics card, dual core processor, Steam account and a broadband Internet connection. No previous beta testing experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and time to play.

Beta testers wanted, sign up now: http://www.shatteredhorizon.com


Information for Editors

Futuremark Games Studio will be previewing Shattered Horizon to selected audiences from August 19 to 23 at gamescom in Cologne. To arrange a meeting, please contact Jukka Mäkinen. A press kit and further information is available from the official website.

Links

Shattered Horizon official website http://www.shatteredhorizon.com
Screenshots http://www.shatteredhorizon.com
"Breaking News" teaser trailer http://www.gametrailers.com/game/shattered-horizon/10127
GC08 press release http://www.futuremark.com/pressroom/pressreleases/53949/
Futuremark Corporation http://www.futuremark.com

Keywords and suggested tags

Shattered Horizon, Futuremark, first person shooter, FPS, zero gravity, multiplayer, PC, video game, beta, test, screenshot, space, space station, Moon, NVIDIA TWIMTBP

Twitter

Follow http://twitter.com/futuremarkgames
Beta testers wanted for Shattered Horizon - zero gravity FPS for PC. Apply now http://bit.ly/SHbeta


About Futuremark® Games Studio

Futuremark® Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark® Corporation, was formed in January 2008 to create original games with new and entertaining gameplay. Shattered Horizon™ is the studio’s first game, announced at last year's Leipzig Games Convention. It will carry the NVIDIA®: The Way It’s Meant To Be Played™ seal. The game has not yet been rated by ESRB, PEGI or other rating bodies.

About Futuremark Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation is the world’s leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs and is best known for its benchmark products, including 3DMark® and PCMark® with more than 45 million copies distributed worldwide. Futuremark is based in Helsinki, Finland and maintains a sales office in Saratoga, California. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com

© 2009 Futuremark® Corporation. Shattered Horizon™, Futuremark® Games Studio, 3DMark®, PCMark® and YouGamers™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation.

Company Contacts

Europe and ROW:
Jukka Mäkinen
Vice President, PC Products and Services
Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (GMT +2)
Email: jukka@futuremark.com

North America:
Oliver Baltuch
President, Futuremark Inc.
Phone: +1 408 517 0910 (PST)
Email: oliver.baltuch@futuremark.com

Futuremark press room RSS feed http://www.futuremark.com/pressroom/pressreleases/rss/


3DMark record broken halfway through world's largest overclocking competition

June 3, 2009 - -


3DMark record broken halfway through world's largest overclocking competition

Twitter: @YouGamerGirl 3DMark record broken halfway through world’s largest overclocking competition http://bit.ly/B6nQ6


SARATOGA, CA – June 2nd, 2009 - Futuremark® Corporation today released winners' details from the first two weeks of their Lords of Overclocking competition and revealed that halfway through the four week contest the 3DMark06 world record has already fallen twice.

http://www.futuremark.com/lords
Twitter: http://twitter.com/yougamergirl

Overclockers are competing to achieve the highest score with 3DMark06, a benchmarking program from Futuremark that measures the 3D gaming performance capabilities of PCs. So far the contest has attracted over 120,000 entries from around the world.

Week 1 Top Scores

Lord of Europe Sampsa Kurri 35924 3DMarks
Lord of Americas Andre Yang 37353 3DMarks – new world record!
Lord of Asia Goddy Roodt 33937 3DMarks

Top 15 in each region, week 1: http://bit.ly/LOCWeek1

Week 2 Top Scores

Lord of Europe Haakon 37004 3DMarks
Lord of Americas Kevin Wu 37839 3DMarks – record broken again
Lord of Asia HWA OC Team 34989 3DMarks

Top 15 in each region, week 2: http://bit.ly/LOCWeek2

Winners will receive a selection of prizes from contest sponsors MSI, Huntkey, Thermaltake, GlacialTech, Enermax and Patriot Memory.

The contest also rewards random winners for taking part, even if their PCs are unlikely to match the scores achieved by the world’s best overclockers. Congratulations then go out to the random winners from the first two weeks.

Prize draw winners

Week 1 Benjamin J Wood R Mojmir C Prado Liuweijun
Week 2 E Baldwin RacerX Sergio Geo Yia Upinder

The contest continues until 14th June. Futuremark expects the total number of entries to exceed 200,000 making it the largest overclocking competition ever staged. There are still two weeks of the contest left, so get overclocking!

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About 3DMark

First released in 1998, 3DMark has been downloaded over 45 million times making it the number one 3D performance benchmark for gamers and hardware enthusiasts everywhere. For 10 years, each new version has featured cutting edge, real-time 3D graphics and effects giving gamers a hint of what to expect from games in the years to come. The 3DMark06 edition is currently the world’s most popular benchmark and can be downloaded for free from the Futuremark website. http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/

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 3DMark® (with more than 45 million copies distributed worldwide), PCMark®, SPMark™ and VGMark™ and value-added services powered by the ORB, an online database of over 30 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com

© 2009 Futuremark® Corporation. Peacekeeper™, 3DMark®, PCMark®, SPMark™ and VGMark™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation.

Contact information
North America:
Oliver Baltuch
President, Futuremark Inc.
Phone: +1 408 517 0910 (PST)
Email: oliver.baltuch@futuremark.com

Europe and ROW:
Jukka Mäkinen
Vice President, PC Products and Services
Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (GMT +2)
Email: jukka@futuremark.com



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