Velocity Micro Joins Futuremark's PCMark and 3DMark Benchmark Development Programs

June 2, 2005

Velocity Micro Joins Futuremark's PCMark and 3DMark Benchmark Development Programs

Saratoga, CA and Espoo, Finland - June 2, 2005 - Futuremark® Corporation, the most trusted name in computer performance analysis software and services, today announced that Velocity Micro, Inc., a leading provider of ultra performance personal computers, is the newest member of its Benchmark Development Program for PCMark and 3DMark product lines.
Benchmark Development Program (BDP) is Futuremark's cooperative relationship with leading hardware and technology manufacturers aimed at the design of unbiased, high-quality benchmark software. Futuremark provides BDP Members with specifications and pre-production versions of benchmarks and, in turn, evaluates the feedback provided by the Members.
The best benchmark software is an outgrowth of inputs from semiconductor and system companies. As such, Velocity Micro's membership in BDP adds balance by complementing the inputs from the chipmaker side. As a member, Velocity Micro will have access to all confidential 3DMark and PCMark roadmaps, specifications, and benchmark development versions. In addition, its feedback will influence benchmark design and implementation.
"We are delighted that Velocity Micro has joined our Benchmark Development Program. Its participation in our program will greatly benefit all users of independent benchmarks," said Tero Sarkkinen, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Futuremark. "We look forward to Velocity Micro taking an active role in the program and lending a unique perspective to our benchmark development process."
"We're excited to partner with Futuremark on this endeavor," said Randy Copeland, Velocity Micro President & CEO. "We recognize its importance in the benchmarking community and applaud Futuremark's effort in creating standardized benchmarks for the industry."
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About Velocity Micro
Velocity Micro is the premier high-performance personal computer provider in North America. Founded in 1992, Richmond, Va.-based Velocity Micro custom builds award winning gaming, mobile, multimedia, office, and smb solutions. For more information on Velocity Micro, please visit or call, toll-free, (800) 303-7866.
About Futuremark® Corporation
Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of computer performance analysis software and services. 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 12 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark® maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit

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