Futuremark announces "Life of a Benchmarker" video contest winners

February 17, 2009

Futuremark announces "Life of a Benchmarker" video contest winners

Over 45,000 people worldwide view 3DMark 10 Year anniversary video contest sponsored by MSI and Enermax

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – FEB 23, 2009 – Futuremark® Corporation, celebrating the tenth anniversary of its 3DMark® benchmark suite, today announced the winners of their "Life of a Benchmarker" video contest. Over 45,000 overclockers and PC hardware enthusiasts worldwide visited Futuremark.com between Dec 15th 2008 and Jan 18th 2009 to enter the contest or view the contestant videos.

Top prizes were awarded to the contestants who most impressed the judges with their originality. Prizes included an HDTV, MSI Eclipse motherboards, MSI R4870 graphics cards, Enermax Revolution85+ power supplies and special 3DMark 10 Year Anniversary Collectors' Edition bundles.

  1. Best Video/Grand Prize "The Life of a Benchmarker"
  2. MSI Motherboard category prize "I Love Benchmarking"
  3. MSI VGA category prize "This is overclocking!"
  4. Enermax Category prize "The life of a benchmarker"
  5. Futuremark Category prize "Tribute to MSi and Futuremark!"
To view the all contest videos please visit the Futuremark website: http://www.futuremark.com/community/competitions/10yearanniversary/videos/

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 rendering realistic 3D environments with 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 lead 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, a 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:
Oliver Baltuch, President, Futuremark Inc.
Phone: +1-408-517-0910 (PST)
Email: oliver.baltuch@futuremark.com