Press releases from August 2010


Futuremark® Announce Winners of GIGABYTE Overhauling Overclocking Contest

August 2, 2010 - -


Futuremark® Announce Winners of GIGABYTE Overhauling Overclocking Contest


SARATOGA, CA – September 27, 2010 – Futuremark® Corporation today released official winners’ details from its GIGABYTE Overhauling overclocking contest. After 4 weeks of intense competition chew*, Gabor Baling, Memet Can Tosuner, and =JCR= MS_Germany were the overall highest scorers using 3DMark Vantage in the unlimited VGA card and single VGA card categories. All winners receive a selection of prizes from contest sponsors GIGABYTE, Huntkey, Aercool, Enermax and GEIL. For more information please visit: http://www.futuremark.com/community/competitions/gigabyteoverhauling/

Overall Top Scorers - Unlimited Category
1.chew*P41455 3DMarks
2.Gabor BalintP39746 3DMarks
3.Memet Can TosunerP32370 3DMarks
4.=JCR= MS_GermanyP23684 3DMarks

Overall Top Scorers - Single Graphics Card Category
1.Memet Can TosunerP32370 3DMarks
2.chew*P32105 3DMarks
3.Gabor BalintP31544 3DMarks
4.=JCR= MS_GermanyP23684 3DMarks

Lucky Draw Prize Winners

  • Ibotticchio
  • Sven wurzel
  • Ser-geon
  • Matej88

"Congratulations go out to all the GIGABYTE winners for their outstanding achievements in pushing their AMD systems to the limits," said Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark’s CEO. "We thank everyone who took part making this contest one of the most tightly fought this year."

"The GIGABYTE Overhauling Competition on Futuremark was a good example of how with just the right tools, such as the powerful platform combination of GIGABYTE and AMD hardware, and putting it into the hands of some truly skilled overclockers, some pretty amazing results can be achieved," commented Tim Handley, Deputy Director of Marketing at GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd. "Congratulations to all of the winners and thanks to everyone who participated."

The GIGABYTE Overhauling contest saw overclockers worldwide competing to achieve the highest score with 3DMark Vantage, a benchmark program from Futuremark that measures the 3D gaming performance capabilities of PCs. A free trial of 3DMark Vantage can be downloaded from the Futuremark website. Futuremark benchmarks.


Links

Gigabyte Overhauling contest page
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Futuremark Corporation
Gigabyte (Motherboard and VGA sponsor)
Huntkey (Power Supply sponsor)
Enermax (Cooling sponsor)
Aerocool (Case sponsor)
GEIL (Memory sponsor)

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About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including 3DMark®, PCMark® and Peacekeeper™, and its value-added online services. Futuremark has offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com/

© 2010 Futuremark® Corporation, 3DMark® 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

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

Europe and rest of the world:
Jukka Mäkinen, CEO, Futuremark
Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (GMT +2)
Email: jukka@futuremark.com

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New 3DMark® 11 Trailer Released

August 2, 2010 - -


New 3DMark® 11 Trailer Released

Real-time DirectX 11 Graphics Showcased in High Temple Tech Demo


Helsinki, Finland – October 20, 2010 –Futuremark®, the developer of the world’s most popular benchmarking software, today released a new trailer for 3DMark® 11, the latest version of their industry standard benchmark for real-time 3D graphics. The "High Temple" tech demo trailer shows advanced tessellation and lighting effects rendered in real time by 3DMark 11’s native DirectX 11 engine. 3DMark 11 is due to be released later this year.

High Temple is a demonstration of the DirectX 11 powered 3DMark 11 engine. The high definition 1080p trailer features a mysterious ruined temple hidden deep inside a lush jungle. Volumetric lighting illuminates the scene with bright sunlight filtering through the dense jungle. Tessellation is used to add rich detail to the temple carvings and the jungle foliage. Post processing delivers depth of field and other lens effects. The music is an original composition by renowned composer Pedro Macedo Camacho. The trailer, a selection of new screenshots and further information about 3DMark 11 can be found on the official website: http://www.3dmark.com/"

"The High Temple tech demo showcases the amazing real-time graphics that are possible today using readily available DirectX 11 hardware," said Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO, "With 3DMark 11 releasing later this year and an ever increasing number of games using DirectX 11 there is a lot to look forward to for PC gamers."

The 3DMark 11 High Temple tech demo will be shown at the Antec booth at BlizzCon 2010 in Anaheim, California from October 22-23. The Antec logo placement within the High Temple tech demo is a special sponsorship arrangement between Antec and Futuremark. Advertising placements ensure that Futuremark can offer a free edition of the benchmark alongside the paid editions.

3DMark 11 will be released later this year. There will be a free edition allowing unlimited runs available at launch. 3DMark 11 will join existing Futuremark benchmarks 3DMark Vantage for DirectX 10 and 3DMark06 for DirectX 9. Please visit the official website for more details http://www.3dmark.com/" or follow Futuremark on Facebook for all the latest news: http://www.facebook.com/Futuremark


About 3DMark

3DMark is the world’s most popular benchmark for evaluating next generation PC gaming hardware. First released in 1998, 3DMark has since been downloaded by tens of millions of people around the world. It is supported by an online database containing over 35 million results with new results submitted every few seconds on average. Featuring a combination of real-time visual and numerical computation tests, 3DMark is the standard for measuring PC gaming performance. Widely used by the hardware press and technology manufacturers, 3DMark is trusted by gamers and enthusiasts worldwide to cut through marketing hype and technical jargon to give accurate and unbiased guidance for PC hardware purchasing decisions.

About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including 3DMark®, PCMark® and Peacekeeper™, and its value-added online services. Futuremark® Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark® Corporation, creates original games with new and entertaining gameplay. The studio's first title, Shattered Horizon™, was released in November 2009. Futuremark maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com/

© 2010 Futuremark® Corporation. Futuremark®, 3DMark®, PCMark®, Peacekeeper™, Futuremark® Games Studio, and Shattered Horizon™ trademarks and logos, 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, CEO, Futuremark
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 and Fatshark present Frontiers Free Weekend November 4–7 on Steam

August 2, 2010 - -


Futuremark and Fatshark present Frontiers Free Weekend November 4–7 on Steam

Shattered Horizon and Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West Zero free to play all weekend, or buy both titles for $12.49 saving more than 60%


Helsinki, Finland – November 1, 2010 –Futuremark® Games Studio and Fatshark today announced the Frontiers Pack, a special game bundle that includes multiplayer shooters Shattered Horizon™ and Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. From November 4–7 both games will be free to play on Steam during the Frontiers Free Weekend letting friends enjoy combat from the frontiers of the Wild West to the depths of space. In addition the Frontiers Pack will be on sale during the event for just $12.49, a saving of more than 60% over the regular cost of the two games when bought separately.

Shattered Horizon is an innovative multiplayer first person shooter that immerses you in the cold reality of zero gravity combat in space. The game recently started an open beta that adds AI bots to the game for the first time. These bots will be available on special servers during the free weekend to help new players learn the unique tactics possible when playing an FPS in zero gravity.

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West is a third-person shooter that delivers an intense team-based multiplayer experience. Relive the violent era of the Wild West with adrenaline-fuelled action and fast-paced gunfights. Engage in gritty battles in beautifully rendered classic Western settings. Players test their mettle in genre-specific game modes and levels tailor-made for satisfying team play. Lead and Gold recently had a new map and game mode added and now has dedicated servers available.

Frontiers Free Weekend on Steam:

Starts 23:00 GMT Thursday November 4
Ends 21:00 GMT Sunday November 7
Players can start pre-loading the games from Wednesday evening.

Weekend Sale on Steam:

Shattered Horizon: $9.99 (SRP $19.99)
Lead and Gold: $7.49 (SRP $14.99)
Frontiers Pack, includes both games: $12.49 (SRP $24.99)

Shattered Horizon on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/18110/
Lead and Gold on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/42120/


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 across eight space based levels from hollowed-out asteroids to the ruined remains of the International Space Station.

About Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West is a third-person shooter that delivers an intense team-based multiplayer experience.

  • Four playable characters with different strengths and weaknesses, adding depth and variety
  • A multitude of different game modes and settings, all with a distinct feeling of the Old West, providing increased longevity
  • Unique reward system that rewards players who play as a team through the use of the Synergy system
  • Easy pick-up-and-play controls

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/ http://www.futuremark.com/

About Fatshark

Fatshark is a Swedish game development studio located in Stockholm comprised of experienced and skilled developers with experience from several AAA titles. Fatshark is currently working on Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 for Capcom. Follow Fatshark on Twitter, www.twitter.com/fatsharkgames and www.fatshark.se

About Paradox Interactive

Paradox Interactive is the publisher of Lead and Gold. Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes originally developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Elven Legacy series, Mount&Blade and Majesty 2.

© 2010 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 Games Studio:
Jaakko Haapasalo, Director
Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (GMT +2)
Email: jhaapasa at Futuremark dot com

Fatshark
Martin Wahlund, CEO
Phone: +468205170 (GMT+1)
Email: martin at fatshark dot se



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