Futuremark Releases Consumer Version of SPMark™04 Benchmark for Symbian OS™ -based Mobile Phones

November 22, 2004

Futuremark Releases Consumer Version of SPMark™04 Benchmark for Symbian OS™ -based Mobile Phones

Enables Smart Phone Users to Gauge Performance and Detailed System Information of their Mobile Devices

Saratoga, CA – November 22nd, 2004 – Futuremark Corporation, the leading provider of performance analysis software and services, today launched a consumer version of its SPMark™04 Smart Phone benchmark. SPMark™04 has become the industry’s most widely used testing tool for Symbian OS-based smart phones and is rapidly becoming the de-facto performance measurement standard for mobile platforms.
SPMark™04 provides a comprehensive application for measuring and comparing the performance of mobile devices. Its benefit to the industry is to allow consumers, media, retailers, and operators to objectively compare different mobile phones. Mobile phone manufacturers use SPMark™04 to reliably evaluate and compare various semiconductor implementations.
“The consumer version of SPMark™04 provides owners of compatible mobile phones with previously unavailable information, including detailed performance and comparison data. Now anyone can see exactly how their own phone performs and compares to new models reviewed in the independent media”, said Tero Sarkkinen, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Futuremark.
The benchmark has been developed in collaboration with key industry partners, including ATI, Bitboys, Imagination Technologies (PowerVR), Intel, Khronos Group, Neomagic, and NVIDIA under Futuremark’s Benchmark Development Program for Smartphones.
SPMark™04 consumer version measures the performance of Series 60 and UIQ based smartphones and includes visually stunning 3D game play tests using the OpenGL ES graphics API. For mobile phones without hardware OpenGL ES implementation, the benchmark includes Hybrid Graphics' OpenGL ES API Implementation.
Key Features of SPMark™04 consumer version:
  • Free download;
  • Supports Symbian OS phones using either the Series60 or UIQ user interfaces;
  • Comprehensive OpenGL ES 3D test suite to measure graphics performance;
  • Detailed system information module that reveals phone’s technical data
Pricing and Availability
SPMark™04 consumer version is immediately available as a free download from Futuremark’s web site at www.futuremark.com/download/spmark04.shtml. For corporations, there are SPMark™04 Business Edition ($250) and SPMark™04 Developer’s Edition ($6,000 + programming). Both are available at Futuremark’s secure web store at www.futuremark.com.

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®, PCMark® and SPMark™ and value-added services powered by a database of over 10 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark® has offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com.

© 2004 Futuremark® Corporation. 3DMark®, PCMark® and SPMark™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark® character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.

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Mr. Tero Sarkkinen
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Email: tero@futuremark.com
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