NVIDIA Joins Futuremark's Benchmark Development Program

August 12, 2003

NVIDIA Joins Futuremark’s Benchmark Development Program

Saratoga, California USA – August 12, 2003 – Futuremark Corporation, the leading provider of PC performance analysis software and services, today announced that NVIDIA Corporation has re-joined its worldwide benchmark development program. Futuremark’s flagship product, 3DMark®03, sets the standard for easily and objectively measuring and comparing PCs’ 3D graphics performance and is part of Futuremark’s suite of benchmark solutions originally launched in 1998.
Tero Sarkkinen, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Futuremark Corporation, said: "We are very excited about NVIDIA joining the program. Their membership further validates our benchmark development model and adds value to the whole program.
Futuremark’s Benchmark Development Program provides a transparent and convenient platform for companies to collaborate and provide vital input to the continuous development of high quality benchmarks. Futuremark delivers benchmark specifications and milestones to program members, who in turn provide feedback to the development process. Companies that want to actively participate in designing the standards of objective performance measurement are welcomed to apply to the program.
Futuremark’s Benchmark Development Program Members are: AMD, ATI, Beyond3D, CNET, Creative Technologies, Dell, ExtremeTech, Gateway, Imagination Technologies/PowerVR, Intel, InnoVISION Multimedia, Microsoft, NVIDIA, S3Graphics, Transmeta, and XGI Technology. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com/betaprogram/.

About Futuremark® Corporation
Futuremark® Corporation, formerly known as MadOnion.com™, 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™2002 (with more than 30 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of over 7 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark® has offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com.

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Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

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