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

June 3, 2009

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

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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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