Press releases from September 2009


Winners announced in world’s largest AMD overclocking contest

September 29, 2009 - -


Winners announced in world’s largest AMD overclocking contest

Fantastic prizes to be awarded in two categories by GIGABYTE, FSP, Maxcube, GlacialTech, GSkill, and Enermax


Helsinki, Finland – September 29th, 2009 - Futuremark® Corporation today released winners' details from its worldwide GIGABYTE Dragon contest after four weeks of intense competition and a record 24,199 entries.

Contest: http://www.futuremark.com/community/competitions/gigabytedragon
Twitter: http://twitter.com/yougamergirl

The GIGABYTE Dragon contest saw overclockers worldwide competing to achieve the highest score with 3DMark06 in two segmented categories.

Overall Winners

Grand Winner 36,022 3DMarks Sarkis (DeDal)
2nd Place 35,570 3DMarks Giorgioprimo
3rd Place 35,501 3DMarks Mean Machine

Top CPU Overclock %

Grand Winner (33,977) 5.651 Ghz Chew
2nd Place (33,331) 6.161 GHz Sarkis (DeDal)
3rd Place (31,668) 6.049 GHz Giorgioprimo

Random Winners

  • Week 1 nalonon
  • Week 2 jugiho
  • Week 3 N_tno_c
  • Week 4 Blaz_joystick

All winners receive a selection of prizes from contest sponsors GIGABYTE, FSP, Maxcube, GlacialTech, Gskill, and Enermax. Prizes include GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P motherboard, FSP Everest 800 Watt power supply, Maxcube Amoris 6010 Architectural Designed Gaming Case, GlacialTech X-Wing Notebook Cooling Pad, Gskill F3 12800CL8D DDR3 1600 MHz 4GB (2GBx2) memory module, and Enermax Apollo series 12cm Fan. Additional prizes awarded to second and third place runner-ups as well as one weekly lucky draw prizes for GIGABYTE motherboards given away just for entering.

"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 GIGABYTE Dragon the world’s largest AMD overclocking competition."

Links

Download 3DMark06 http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/
Futuremark Corporation http://www.futuremark.com/
GIGABYTE (Motherboard and VGA sponsor) http://www.GIGABYTE.com.tw/
FSP (Power Supply sponsor) http://www.fsp-group.com.tw
Maxcube (Case sponsor) http://www.maxcube.com/
GlacialTech (Cooler sponsor) http://www.glacialtech.com/
Enermax (Fan sponsor) http://www.enermax.com/
Gskill (Memory sponsor) http://www.gskill.com/

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.

Company Contacts

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

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Last Chance to Join Shattered Horizon™ Beta

September 28, 2009 - -


Last Chance to Join Shattered Horizon™ Beta

Sign up now to play the zero gravity FPS in the final week of the closed beta.


HELSINKI, FINLAND - SEPTEMBER 28, 2009 - Futuremark® Games Studio today announced that they are giving gamers one last chance to join the closed beta for Shattered Horizon, their multiplayer first-person shooter played in zero gravity. PC gamers who register before Monday 5th October will be invited to play in the final week of beta. Sign up now at the official website. http://www.shatteredhorizon.com

Shattered Horizon sees players fight in the aftermath of a catastrophic Moon mining accident that throws billions of tons of rocky debris into near-Earth space. In zero gravity players have complete freedom of movement and can use new combat tactics that cannot be found in other games.

The beta is open to PC gamers from North America and Europe aged 18 and over. The minimum hardware requirements are Windows Vista or Windows 7, DirectX 10 graphics card, dual core processor, Steam account and a broadband Internet connection.

Last chance to join the Shattered Horizon beta, sign up now: http://www.shatteredhorizon.com

Information for Editors

A press kit which includes further information about the beta such as levels, weapons and game modes is available from the official website.

Links

Shattered Horizon official website www.shatteredhorizon.com
Screenshots www.shatteredhorizon.com

Keywords and suggested tags

Shattered Horizon, Futuremark Games Studio, first person shooter, FPS, zero gravity, multiplayer, PC, video game, beta, test, screenshot, space

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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. Futuremark is based in Helsinki, Finland and maintains a sales office in Saratoga, California. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com

Company Contacts
Futuremark Press Room RSS Feed

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: ollie@futuremark.com



GIGABYTE Dragon Sets Record for Largest AMD Overclocking Contest

September 8, 2009 - -


GIGABYTE Dragon Sets Record for Largest AMD Overclocking Contest

Over fifteen thousand worldwide contestants enter during first two weeks; AMD to offer latest Phenom™ II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor to 1st – 3rd place contestants for top 3DMark scorers and CPU overclocking


Helsinki, Finland – September 8th, 2009 - Futuremark® Corporation today released details from the first two weeks of their GIGABYTE Dragon competition.

Current Top 3DMark Scores

1st Chew 33917 3DMarks
2nd Aaron C. 23280 3DMarks
3rd Peter 22213 3DMarks

Current Top CPU Overclocker

1st Chew 5840 Ghz Phenom II X4 955
2nd Carol P. 4590 Ghz Phenom II X4 955
3rd Aaron C. 4104 Ghz Phenom II X4 955

Two random prize awards for GIGABYTE motherboards have been awarded to nalonon (week 1) and jugiho (week 2). Contestants compete within two categories: top 3DMark overall score and top CPU overclocker which calculates overall 3DMark score by the CPU overclocked percentage. Anyone can win just by entering, and random prizes are awarded weekly. http://www.futuremark.com/community/competitions/gigabytedragon

Twitter updates: http://twitter.com/yougamergirl

The contest continues until September 13. Futuremark expects the total number of entries to exceed 30,000 making it the largest AMD overclocking competition ever staged. There are still two weeks of the contest left, so get overclocking!

Contestants are competing to see who can 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/

For further details of the "Gigabyte Dragon" competition visit http://www.futuremark.com/community/competitions/gigabytedragon

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.

Company Contacts
Futuremark Press Room RSS Feed

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



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