Futuremark® Announces Patch for PCMark™04

May 5, 2004

Futuremark® Announces Patch for PCMark™04

Application Based Benchmark Provides Comprehensive PC Performance Measurement; Patch Fixes Bugs, Detects Latest CPUs and Display Cards

Saratoga, California – May 5, 2004 – Futuremark® Corporation announced today the immediate availability of a software patch to its popular PCMark™04 benchmark software. PCMark04 is a state-of-the-art benchmarking tool and has been widely adopted; over 2 million copies have been distributed since launched in November 2003.
Available immediately, this free downloadable software patch fixes all reported and reproduced bugs and adds detection for all the latest CPUs and video display cards. The patch will not affect the benchmark score.
PCMark04 builds on Futuremark’s strong benchmark development experience and provides a sophisticated tool for measuring PC performance for home usage. PCMark04 supports the complete benchmarking cycle – allowing you to benchmark your PC, view the results, compare your results to those of others and analyze how to improve your PC’s performance. The software produces highly reliable and detailed results with a simple, intuitive user interface. Advanced Online Result Browser allows instant results comparison against more than 10 million benchmark results in Futuremark’s ever increasing performance database.

Technical Details associated with the PCMark04 Patch (Build 1.2.0):
  • No change in scores between the old and the current version;
  • Updated System Info: detects new and additional CPUs and Graphic Display Cards;
  • Fixes Grammar Check Test on AMD Athlon64 FX-53 processors;
  • DiVX Encoding Test detects and prevents manual tuning of the encoder settings that could artificially skew test results.
Futuremark’s official mirrors carry both a 2.8MB patch download for current PCMark04 users and a full 36MB download of the PCMark04 Build 1.2.0 for new users. A list of official mirrors can be found at http://www.futuremark.com/download/.

Pricing and Availability
PCMark04 is available in two versions: PCMark04 Pro for private use and PCMark04 Business for commercial and business use. The software is available from http://www.futuremark.com/products/pcmark04/ for $19.95 for private use and $199.95 for business use. A limited functionality version of PCMark04 is freely available at http://www.futuremark.com/download/ for evaluation purposes.

Note to Editors
For your free evaluation copy of PCMark04, please email mailto:marketing@futuremark.com?subject=PCMark04Eval and tell us the publication that you represent.

About Futuremark® Corporation
Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs and smart phones. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark® Series and PCMark™ (with more than 30 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of over 10 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark® has offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com.

© 2004 Futuremark® Corporation. 3DMark® and PCMark™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark® character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.

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