Press releases from November 2009


Futuremark Announces Over Twenty Nine Thousand Contestants Try, But Only 7 Score Perfect 10K 3DMarks

November 23, 2009 - -


Futuremark Announces Over Twenty Nine Thousand Contestants Try, But Only 7 Score Perfect 10K 3DMarks

Saratoga, California – November 23rd, 2009 - Futuremark® Corporation today released results for the first two weeks of their OverclocKing 2009 contest. Thousands have entered but only 7 contestants have managed to score perfect 10,000 3DMarks. Futuremark's 3DMark® 10K Challenge is the newest addition to the wide array of skill base challenges that test the abilities of overclockers worldwide.

Using Intel’s latest i7 and i5 CPUs, current record scores have been recorded on the latest P55 platform out of over thirty-two hundred entries thus far.

Current Top P55 3DMark Scores

1st Backspace 35628 3DMarks P55-UD6
2nd Tonis 31154 3DMarks P55-UD6
3rd DRACO 31076 3DMarks P55-UD6

Current 10K 3DMark Scores

1st Phil Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor
2nd Goddy Intel i7 870 Processor
3rd Stabias Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
4th Wes Jordan Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor
5th Tsujimoto Intel i5 750 Processor
6th Chi-zu33 Intel i7 860 Processor
7th Pavel Intel i7 975 processor

Random prizes (Shattered Horizon Zero-G FPS game) are awarded daily to contestants who enter the 10K 3DMark Challenge as well as all contestants who score a perfect 10K 3DMarks.

http://www.futuremark.com/community/competitions/gigabyteoverclocking/
Twitter updates: http://twitter.com/yougamergirl

The contest continues through November 30th 2009. Futuremark expects the total number of entries to exceed 35,000 worldwide. There is still one week 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/

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



Shattered Horizon™ – "Moonrise" Content Pack Announced

November 16, 2009 - -


Shattered Horizon™ – “Moonrise” Content Pack Announced

Free content pack will double the number of levels in the game


Helsinki, Finland – November 16th, 2009 - Futuremark® Games Studio today revealed plans for the first content pack for Shattered Horizon™, their PC exclusive multiplayer first-person shooter. The “Moonrise” pack, which will be free to all players, includes four new levels effectively doubling the number of levels in the game. http://www.shatteredhorizon.com

In Shattered Horizon, a catastrophic explosion on the Moon has filled near-Earth space with billions of tons of rocky debris. Teams of players fight in zero gravity to control the limited supplies that mean the difference between survival and death in the cold of space. The Moonrise content pack includes four new levels set around the shattered Moon, taking the fight deeper into space and showing a new side to the conflict.

Although a release date for the Moonrise pack has not been announced, players who pre-ordered Shattered Horizon will be invited to start play-testing the new levels this week.

"Selected players will help us test the new Moonrise levels from a very early stage," said Antti Summala, lead designer. "Level design for zero gravity combat is a big challenge and we are looking forward to having real players help us create new experiences that cannot be found in other FPS games."

About Shattered Horizon

Shattered Horizon is the innovative first game from Futuremark Games Studio that immerses you in the cold reality of zero gravity combat in space.

  • Multiplayer first-person shooter set in near-Earth space 40 years from now.
  • Experience intense zero gravity combat and complete freedom of movement. Use your rocket pack to fly freely through space then land on any surface.
  • Join your friends in action-packed 32 player battles fighting to control hollowed-out asteroids, huge fragments of Moon rock and the ruined remains of the International Space Station.
  • Dedicated servers hosted by Futuremark Games Studio with server code for the community coming soon.

Shattered Horizon requires DirectX 10, a DirectX 10 compatible video card, and Windows Vista or Windows 7. There is no support for Windows XP or DirectX 9. Suggested retail price: €19.95 / $19.95 / £14.95 Available now from Steam and the official website: http://www.shatteredhorizon.com/buynow

Information for Editors

Shattered Horizon Press Kit: http://bit.ly/SH_PressKit
Trailers and screenshots: http://www.shatteredhorizon.com/media/
Box art: http://bit.ly/SH_KeyArt

Keywords and Suggested Tags

Shattered Horizon, Futuremark Games Studio, Moonrise, first-person shooter, FPS, zero gravity, multiplayer, PC, video game, DLC, expansion pack, Moon, DirectX10, Windows 7, NVIDIA TWIMTBP

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 self-published game. Shattered Horizon is rated Teen by the ESRB and 16+ by PEGI. The game carries the NVIDIA®: The Way It's Meant To Be Played™ seal. 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™ and Futuremark® Games Studio trademarks and logos, Futuremark character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Company Contacts

Futuremark Press Room RSS Feed

Europe and rest of the world:
Jukka Mäkinen, Head of Futuremark Games Studio
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



Futuremark P55 GIGABYTE OverclocKing Announces First Ever 10K 3DMark® Challenge

November 2, 2009 - -


Futuremark P55 GIGABYTE OverclocKing Announces First Ever 10K 3DMark® Challenge

Prizes to be awarded in multiple categories by GIGABYTE, Antec, “KINGMAX”, GlacialTech, and Enermax


Saratoga, CA – November 2nd, 2009 - Futuremark® Corporation today announced a new challenge for PC overclockers everywhere. Utilizing INTEL and GIGABYTE P55 hardware, contestants worldwide will compete in two segments for the overall "OverclocKing" title within multiple prize award categories.

Top three overall 3DMark 06 scorers worldwide will be crowned OverclocKing. In addition this year will feature a brand new competition called the 3DMark 10K Challenge. This special skill based challenge will award the top three contestants who first comes closest to scoring exactly 10,000 3DMarks, contestants can use ANY version of 3DMark to enter. Contest entry period will run from Nov 1st through Nov 30th.

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

Grand prizes for overall top score and 10K Challange include GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD6 Motherboard and GV-N26SO-896I VGA card, Antec Twelve Hundred gaming case and TruePower Quattro TPQ-1200 Watt power supply, "KINGMAX" DDR3 2200 Dual Channel Overclock Memory Module, GlacialTech X-wing Cooling Pad, and (2) Enermax 12cm Apollish Fans.

Also, random winners chosen will receive GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4 and GA-P55A-UD3R motherboards. Daily luck draw 10K Challenge entries will also receive Futuremark’s newly announced Shattered Horizon™ zero gravity multi-player first person shooter for PC, total of 30 luck winners will be announced, one for each day of the contest period.
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/raid-on-shattered-horizon/57737
http://www.shatteredhorizon.com

"This is the second annual worldwide OverclocKing competition with over 16,000 entries last year". We’re delighted to be partnering with Futuremark to support GIGABYTE overclockers everywhere with this community building competition," said Tony Liao, Associate Vice President of Marketing at GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.

3DMark06 is 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 “OverclocKing” competition visit http://www.futuremark.com/community/competitions/overclocking09

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



China Mobile and Futuremark Sign Benchmark Development Agreement

November 2, 2009 - -



China Mobile and Futuremark Sign Benchmark Development Agreement

Futuremark to develop benchmarking software for China Mobile’s use in smart phone Performance Measurement


HELSINKI, FINLAND – November 3rd, 2009 - Futuremark® Corporation, the world’s leading developer of performance-analysis software and services for smart phones, handheld devices and PCs, announced today that China Mobile and Futuremark have entered into an agreement for the development of a new benchmarking software, which will enable the objective performance measurement of cell phones using China Mobile’s smart phone operating system. This new Benchmark will be based on Futuremark’s existing SPMark® product line of benchmarks and will include additional tests developed specifically for China Mobile by Futuremark.

"We have chosen to use Futuremark's Benchmark as our standard testing suite for handset qualification," said Mr. Yu Chuan, the Director of the Terminal Department, China Mobile Research Institute. "With Futuremark's Benchmark, China Mobile and our handset partners have the ideal tool for accurately and reliably measuring the performance of cell phones running the smart phone operating system."

"With China Mobile being the largest Mobile Operator in the world, even small increases in performance have a big impact," said Tero Sarkkinen, CEO of Futuremark. "By using the modern performance testing methods developed by Futuremark, China Mobile is showing its customers it is serious about delivering a world class cell phone experience."

The Benchmark will be available for licensing during the first quarter of 2010. Interested parties should contact Futuremark directly for quotations concerning pricing and delivery. For more information on Futuremark’s other benchmark products and services for the mobile and embedded industries or Futuremark’s Mobile Benchmark Development Program please visit
http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/mobilebenchmarks/

About China Mobile Corporation

As the leading mobile telecommunication operator in China, China Mobile provides mobile voice and data services as well as other related services in all 31 provinces, autonomous regions and directly-administered municipalities in mainland China, in addition, it is one of the major mobile telecommunication operators in Hong Kong. As of March 31, 2009, the number of users reached approximately 477 million, ranking number one in the world.

About Futuremark Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation serves the mobile industry with professional application performance analysis tools and workloads. Our world renowned product portfolio includes 3DMark®Mobile for OpenGL ES 1.x and OpenGL ES 2.0, VGMark™ for OpenVG 1.x, and SPMark™ for Symbian, Windows Mobile, Linux and mobile Java. In addition, we license Kanzi, a 3D graphics UI engine to mobile, embedded and automotive device makers. Futuremark Oy is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and has offices in Shanghai and Silicon Valley.

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

Contact information

Europe and Asia:
Tero Sarkkinen
CEO, Futuremark Corporation
Phone: +358 40 557 7887 (GMT +2)
Email: tero@futuremark.com

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

Keywords and suggested tags

Futuremark, China Mobile, mobile, benchmark, Smart phone, Performance



Shattered Horizon™ – New Gameplay Trailer Showcases Zero Gravity Combat

November 2, 2009 - -


Shattered Horizon™ – New Gameplay Trailer Showcases Zero Gravity Combat

Last chance to pre-order and save 10 percent


Helsinki, Finland – November 2nd, 2009 - Futuremark® Games Studio today released a new gameplay trailer for Shattered Horizon™, their PC exclusive multiplayer first-person shooter. The trailer showcases the game’s complete freedom of movement and intense zero gravity combat.
http://www.shatteredhorizon.com/media/trailers/

In Shattered Horizon, a catastrophic explosion on the Moon has filled near-Earth space with billions of tons of rocky debris. Survivors on the Moon are forced into conflict with those trapped on the battered International Space Station. Teams of players fight in zero gravity to control the limited supplies that mean the difference between survival and death in the cold of space.

With simple and intuitive controls, players have complete freedom of movement making full use of the distinctive zero gravity environments to control the battle. Shattered Horizon rewards players with gameplay and tactics impossible in games constrained by gravity.

"Escalation" trailer

This new trailer shows real players experiencing Shattered Horizon’s zero gravity combat. The ISS, Flipside and Arc levels are shown in a trailer for the first time and the player’s HUD, the three grenade types, scoped shots and melee attacks are also revealed.

"Shattered Horizon is this year’s most original first-person shooter,” said Jukka Mäkinen, Head of Futuremark Games Studio. “In a sea of sequels, Shattered Horizon offers PC gamers a fresh and innovative shooter with intense zero gravity combat that cannot be found in other games."

New "Escalation" trailer featuring in-game footage (available in HD)
Official website: http://www.shatteredhorizon.com/media/trailers/
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd-2dZMDAGw

New Screenshots

New #1 http://bit.ly/SH_Screenshot13
New #2 http://bit.ly/SH_Screenshot14
New #3 http://bit.ly/SH_Screenshot15
New #4 http://bit.ly/SH_Screenshot16
More http://www.shatteredhorizon.com/media/screenshots/

About Shattered Horizon

Shattered Horizon is the highly anticipated first game from Futuremark Games Studio that immerses you in the cold reality of combat in space.

  • Multiplayer first-person shooter set in near-Earth space 40 years from now.
  • Experience intense zero gravity combat and complete freedom of movement. Use your rocket pack to fly freely through space then land on any surface.
  • Engage enemies in furious firefights, or ambush them from unexpected angles. Use tactical grenades to disable electronics, block line of sight or push enemies out from cover.
  • Join your friends in action-packed 32 player battles fighting to control hollowed-out asteroids, huge fragments of Moon rock and the ruined remains of the International Space Station.
  • Dedicated servers hosted by Futuremark Games Studio at launch with server code being made available for the community shortly afterwards.

Release date: November 4, 2009
Suggested retail price: €19.95 / $19.95 / £14.95
Free downloadable expansion packs featuring new levels after launch.

Shattered Horizon requires DirectX 10 on Windows Vista or Windows 7. There is no support for Windows XP or DirectX 9.

Pre-order now and save 10 percent. Players who pre-order will also be invited to help test new levels before they are made public: http://www.shatteredhorizon.com/buynow


Information for Editors

A Shattered Horizon Press Kit is available from http://bit.ly/SH_PressKit. For original, non-watermarked trailers and high resolution images for print publications please contact fgs [at] futuremark [dot] com

Trailers

http://www.shatteredhorizon.com/media/trailers/

Latest Screenshots

http://www.shatteredhorizon.com/media/screenshots/

Box Art

http://bit.ly/SH_KeyArt

Keywords and suggested tags

Shattered Horizon, Futuremark Games Studio, first-person shooter, FPS, zero gravity, multiplayer, PC, video game, trailer, screenshot, space, DirectX10, Windows 7, NVIDIA TWIMTBP

Community

Facebook: http://bit.ly/FGSonFB
Twitter: http://twitter.com/FuturemarkGames
Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/games/shatteredhorizon
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/futuremarkTV

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 self-published game. Shattered Horizon is rated Teen by the ESRB. The game carries the NVIDIA®: The Way It's Meant To Be Played™ seal. 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™ and Futuremark® Games Studio trademarks and logos, Futuremark character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Company Contacts

Futuremark Press Room RSS Feed

Europe and ROW:
Jukka Mäkinen, Head of Futuremark Games Studio
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



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