Futuremark Launches GIGABYTE System Builder, Online PC Performance Based Tool for DIY and PC Gamers

December 23, 2009

Futuremark Launches GIGABYTE System Builder, Online PC Performance Based Tool for DIY and PC Gamers

Saratoga, California – December 23rd, 2009 - Futuremark® Corporation today announced a free online based tool utilizing its popular 3DMark® PC benchmark scoring system. The GIGABYTE System Builder provides pre-purchase 3DMark® performance-based information on a wide range of GIGABYTE motherboard and VGA products allowing users to decide ahead of time the type of PC or gaming system they would like to build.

Users select from easy-to-use drop down menus for the latest core system components including CPU, motherboard, and video graphics cards. The GIGABYTE System Builder automatically calculates total MSRP costs and 3DMark performance of the user’s selected hardware build, enabling them to see the cost and performance of their ideal system before purchasing any hardware. Furthermore, the GIGABYTE System Builder provides PC gaming software playability information powered by Futuremark’s Game-o-meter technology enabling users to see which games will play best on their proposed hardware build.

System Builder: http://service.futuremark.com/systembuilder/gigabyte/
Game-o-meter: http://www.yougamers.com/games/

"We recognize the challenge most PC buyers have when deciding how much to spend and what type of performance they should expect, said Jukka Mäkinen VP of Futuremark. We are taking the guess work out of PC buying. Anyone at any budget can confidently make PC purchasing decisions for any PC component combination using the latest CPU, motherboard, and graphic card technology."

"As the market leader in motherboard and VGA design, GIGABYTE has a large range of products catering to many different types of users, from top PC gamers wanting to build the ultimate performance rig, to the general PC enthusiast wanting to get the best value for their money," commented Tim Handley, Deputy Director of Motherboard Marketing at GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd. "That is why we are excited to be partnering with Futuremark on the development of the GIGABYTE System Builder utility, making it easier than ever for users to know exactly what sort of performance they can expect from their yet to be built system."

3DMark 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 3DMark Vantage 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.

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 rest of the world:
Jukka Mäkinen, Head of Futuremark Games Studio
Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (GMT +2)
Email: jukka@futuremark.com