Get Ready for the Futuremark Lords of Overclocking 2011 Contest

June 29, 2011

Get Ready for the Futuremark Lords of Overclocking 2011 Contest

Winners to Qualify for MSI MOA Grand Final in Taipei

HELSINKI, FINLAND – JUNE 28, 2011 – Futuremark® today announced the return of its annual Lords of Overclocking competition for PC users everywhere. This year's event, the largest of its type, will see overclocking pros, enthusiasts and hobbyists from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas use 3DMark® 11 and MSI brand video cards to compete for the title of "Lord of Overclocking" for their region.

The top contestants for each region will win a grand prize trip for two with travel and hotel included to compete in the MSI Master Overclocking Arena (MOA) 2011 grand final in Taipei. The complete prize pool includes the latest and most desirable video cards, motherboards, cases, memory, coolers and power supplies from competition sponsors MSI, Huntkey, Kingston and Enermax.

The Lords of Overclocking contest will run for four weeks from July 4 to August 1 with prizes awarded to the top weekly winners in each region. Additional winners will be picked at random from all qualifying entries each week, ensuring everyone has a chance to win.

"We are excited to once again bring the world's most talented overclockers together for our annual Lords of Overclocking competition," said Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO. "With great prizes on offer from some of the most recognized names in PC performance it promises to be a closely fought contest."

"This is the third year MSI has partnered with Futuremark to promote Lords of Overclocking as the premier online qualifying event for MOA," said Jason Lee, Marketing Director at MSI. "Lords of Overclocking gives enthusiasts and overclockers around the world an opportunity to experience the performance, stability and quality of the military grade hardware in MSI mainboards and graphics cards in an exciting competitive setting."

"Futuremark Lords of Overclocking contest is a greatly distinguished meeting for global OC experts and enthusiasts. Greatly appreciate for Futuremark's efforts to provide such an amazing platform. For Huntkey, it's our greatest pleasure to sponsor the contest once again." Mr. Pine Tang, Huntkey Marketing Manager said, " As the unique power supply's sponsor this time, Huntkey brings our latest solution for overclockers - X7 1200W 80PLUS GOLD PSU. Four advanced technologies bring you an amazing experience!"

"It is Kingston's greatest pleasure to sponsor the Lords of Overclocking competition once again in 2011. Kingston HyperX product series has long been known for its high performance, excellent quality, and stylish design among the PC enthusiast community," said Ann Bai, DRAM Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. "With Kingston HyperX, extreme performance of the overclocking system can always be achieved."

Lords of Overclocking is a worldwide online qualifying event for the prestigious MSI MOA 2011 competition in Taipei which will see the world's top overclockers go head to head in a fiercely fought battle of extreme overclocking.

Contestants will be competing to achieve the highest score with 3DMark 11, the latest version of the world's most popular benchmark for testing PC gaming hardware. Featuring a combination of real-time visual and numerical computation tests, 3DMark is the standard for measuring PC video card performance and is supported by an online database containing over 35 million results. 3DMark 11 Basic Edition is available as a free download from Futuremark's website.

Visit the Lords of Overclocking 2011 competition website for further details or follow the contest as it happens on Futuremark's Facebook page.

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About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation creates the world's most popular benchmarks and PC performance tests. Futuremark's free 3DMark®, PCMark® and Peacekeeper™ tests have helped millions of people measure and improve their PCs' performance for games, media, applications and web. Futuremark Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark Corporation, creates original games with new and entertaining gameplay. The studio is currently developing Hungribles™, a skill shot puzzle game for iPhone® and iPad® and has two further unannounced titles in development. Futuremark maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland.

Company Contacts

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Europe and rest of world:
Jukka Mäkinen, CEO, Futuremark Oy
Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (GMT +3)
Email: jukka at Futuremark dot com

North America:
Oliver Baltuch, President, Futuremark Inc.
Phone: +1 408 517 0910 (PST)