Futuremark P55 GIGABYTE OverclocKing Announces First Ever 10K 3DMark® Challenge

November 2, 2009

Futuremark P55 GIGABYTE OverclocKing Announces First Ever 10K 3DMark® Challenge

Prizes to be awarded in multiple categories by GIGABYTE, Antec, “KINGMAX”, GlacialTech, and Enermax

Saratoga, CA – November 2nd, 2009 - Futuremark® Corporation today announced a new challenge for PC overclockers everywhere. Utilizing INTEL and GIGABYTE P55 hardware, contestants worldwide will compete in two segments for the overall "OverclocKing" title within multiple prize award categories.

Top three overall 3DMark 06 scorers worldwide will be crowned OverclocKing. In addition this year will feature a brand new competition called the 3DMark 10K Challenge. This special skill based challenge will award the top three contestants who first comes closest to scoring exactly 10,000 3DMarks, contestants can use ANY version of 3DMark to enter. Contest entry period will run from Nov 1st through Nov 30th.

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Grand prizes for overall top score and 10K Challange include GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD6 Motherboard and GV-N26SO-896I VGA card, Antec Twelve Hundred gaming case and TruePower Quattro TPQ-1200 Watt power supply, "KINGMAX" DDR3 2200 Dual Channel Overclock Memory Module, GlacialTech X-wing Cooling Pad, and (2) Enermax 12cm Apollish Fans.

Also, random winners chosen will receive GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4 and GA-P55A-UD3R motherboards. Daily luck draw 10K Challenge entries will also receive Futuremark’s newly announced Shattered Horizon™ zero gravity multi-player first person shooter for PC, total of 30 luck winners will be announced, one for each day of the contest period.

"This is the second annual worldwide OverclocKing competition with over 16,000 entries last year". We’re delighted to be partnering with Futuremark to support GIGABYTE overclockers everywhere with this community building competition," said Tony Liao, Associate Vice President of Marketing at GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.

3DMark06 is a benchmark program from Futuremark that measures the 3D gaming performance capabilities of PCs. 3DMark software has been downloaded more than 45 million times. 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/

For further details of the “OverclocKing” competition visit http://www.futuremark.com/community/competitions/overclocking09

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.

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Company Contacts

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

Europe and ROW:
Jukka Mäkinen, Vice President, PC Products and Services
Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (GMT +2)
Email: jukka@futuremark.com