Futuremark announces "Life of a Benchmarker" video contest

December 12, 2008

Futuremark announces "Life of a Benchmarker" video contest

Futuremark celebrates 10 years of 3DMark with video contest sponsored by MSI and Enermax

San Jose, California - Dec 10, 2008 - Futuremark® Corporation is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its 3DMark® benchmark suite with a video contest for gamers and overclockers everywhere. Fans of the popular benchmarking program are invited to show the "Life of a Benchmarker" in an original video with great prizes awarded to the best entries.

"We’re launching this contest as a thank you to all our fans who have helped 3DMark become the number one PC gaming benchmark," said Dr. Jukka Mäkinen, VP and General Manager at Futuremark.

The "Life of a Benchmarker" video contest celebrates the world of benchmarking and overclocking. Contestants are asked to create a video illustrating what benchmarking means to them. For example, they could record 3DMark running on their systems, or show what happens when benchmarking is taken to the extreme.

Top prizes will be awarded to contestants who impress the judges with their originality; prizes include an HDTV, MSI Eclipse motherboards, MSI R4870 graphics cards, Enermax Revolution85+ power supplies and special 3DMark 10 Year Anniversary Collectors’ Edition bundles.

More information on the contest can be found on the Futuremark website: http://www.futuremark.com/community/competitions/10yearanniversary/introduction/

About 3DMark
3DMark is a software application that benchmarks a PC’s graphics capabilities by simulating the load placed on the processor and GPU by common game requirements such as modelling and texturing 3D environments, providing lighting and shadows as well as calculating the physical interactions between game objects.

Each new version of 3DMark introduces the latest techniques in real time 3D, anticipating the trends of what players can expect to see in future games. In this way, the demo scenes in 3DMark have always led the way in showcasing advanced gaming graphics.

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 35 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com

© 2008 Futuremark® Corporation. 3DMark®, PCMark®, SPMark™ and VGMark™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation.

Company Contacts
North America:
Phone: +1-408-517-0910 (PST)
Oliver Baltuch
President, Futuremark Inc.
Email: oliver.baltuch@futuremark.com