Press releases from January 2012


New 3DMark 11 World Record Set By MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) Motherboard in Futuremark's Operation: Overclock Competition

January 20, 2012 - -


New 3DMark 11 World Record Set By MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) Motherboard in Futuremark's Operation: Overclock Competition


HELSINKI, FINLAND – January 19, 2012 – Futuremark® today announced the winners of its latest overclocking contest, sponsored by MSI, Kingston, Enermax and Cougar. Singapore overclocker Spyboy48 emerged with the best score that is now the official world record for 3DMark 11 Physics score.

The new record score, 19 090, set with an Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition processor and MSI X79A-GD65 motherboard is a great achievement in overclocking skill. At stock settings, a similar system would get a score of about 11 000, so Spyboy48 improved the CPU performance of his system by almost 75%.

The level of competition in the contest was extremely high with 8 different overclockers scoring over 18 000. In Futuremark's official 3DMark 11 Physics score Hall of Fame 7 out of the top 10 results are from this contest.

CONTEST WINNERS

Prizes were awarded on a weekly basis with the three best scores receiving prizes each week. Each contestant was limited to one win for each of the three prize packages with two contestants, Spyboy48 and Indonesian overclocker Lucky_n00b, managing to win all three with top 3 scores on three of the four weeks:

Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
1st prizeLucky_n00bSpyboy48Green-CougarHazzan
2nd prizeSpyboy48ColdestLucky_n00bGreen-Cougar
3rd prizeColdestLucky_n00bSpyboy48Perica_barii

ABOUT 3DMARK 11

3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world's most popular benchmark and PC test. Designed to measure your PC's gaming performance 3DMark 11 makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading. 3DMark 11 Basic Edition can be downloaded free from http://www.3dmark.com

ABOUT 3DMARK 11 Physics Score Hall of Fame

The dedicated Physics Test of 3DMark 11 uses intensive rigid-body physics simulation to measure your computer's processing power, too. The Physics Test score is linked to the speed and number of cores in your processor. PCs with fast, multi-core processors score well, while overclocking your CPU can boost your score even higher.

Futuremark's official Hall of Fame features the highest Physics scores validated by the benchmark developer using commercially available PC components. Futuremark's database is the most comprehensive collection of 3DMark 11 benchmark data featuring over 2 million publicly viewable results.
http://www.3dmark.com/hall-of-fame/3dmark-11-physics-score-top-20/


About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation creates the world's most popular benchmarks and PC performance tests. Futuremark's free 3DMark®, PCMark® and Peacekeeper™ tests have helped millions of people measure and improve their PCs' performance for games, media, applications and the web.

Futuremark Games Studio creates original games with new and entertaining gameplay. The studio has just released Unstoppable Gorg for PC, Mac and iPad® with Xbox LIVE® Arcade version released later this year. Futuremark has offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. http://www.futuremark.com/

© 2012 Futuremark® Corporation. Futuremark® and 3DMark® 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.

CONTACTS

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

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



Unstoppable Gorg™ - Release Date, Price and a New Platform Announced For Orbital Tower Defense Game

January 16, 2012 - -


Unstoppable Gorg™ - Release Date, Price and a New Platform Announced For Orbital Tower Defense Game


HELSINKI, FINLAND - JANUARY 16, 2012 – Get ready to experience a revolution in tower defense later this week when Futuremark® Games Studio releases Unstoppable Gorg™, a revolutionary new tower defense game that challenges you to defend the solar system from fearsome aliens by sending satellites into orbit. Unlike other tower defense games, in Unstoppable Gorg you can move your towers by rotating the orbits that surround planets, moons and space stations.

Today, Futuremark Games Studio revealed that in addition to the previously announced versions for PC, XBLA and iPad, Unstoppable Gorg will also be released for Apple Mac computers. Unstoppable Gorg will launch as a Steam Play title on Steam meaning the game can be bought once, and then played on both Mac and PC.

Release dates, platforms and prices

Windows PC and Apple Mac

To be released on Steam Thursday January 19, 2012
$9.99 (Steam Play - buy once, play on either PC or Mac)

Apple iPad

To be released on the App Store Thursday January 19, 2012
$4.99

Xbox LIVE Arcade

To be released in the first half of 2012.
Price TBA

Unstoppable Gorg is a lovingly crafted homage to vintage sci-fi films from the 1950s. Flying saucers, rubbery aliens, dodgy effects, it's got them all. The game's story scenes were shot on film using models, miniatures and live action actors and then edited together with genuine archive footage to create a classic sci-fi experience that is out of this world.

Latest trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT1JFIJdFl0

Follow Unstoppable Gorg on Facebook for behind the scenes footage and photos, dev diaries, giveaways and more. http://www.facebook.com/unstoppablegorg/


Futuremark Games Studio

Futuremark® Games Studio was formed in January 2008 to create original games with new and entertaining gameplay. The independent studio's releases include Hungribles™, a skill shot puzzle game for iPhone® and iPad® and Shattered Horizon™, a zero gravity FPS for PC. The studio is currently developing Unstoppable Gorg™ for PC, Xbox LIVE® Arcade and iPad® and has one further unannounced title in development. Futuremark has offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. http://www.futuremark.com/games/

Contact

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

© 2012 Futuremark® Corporation. Futuremark® Games Studio, Unstoppable Gorg™, Hungribles™ and Shattered Horizon™ trademarks and logos, character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. Xbox 360 and Xbox Live, are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Apple and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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