3DMark(R) 11 to be Bundled with MSI Graphics Cards at Launch

SARATOGA, Calif., Nov 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Futuremark(R) announced today that 3DMark(R) 11, the upcoming DirectX 11 benchmark, will be bundled with MSI's line of GTX 580 series NVIDIA graphics cards at launch and upcoming enthusiast level graphics cards for select, model, stock and country. The bundle will be available while stocks last in specially-designed collector's edition packaging inspired by the Deep Sea scene in 3DMark 11. MSI is the official launch and bundle partner for 3DMark 11. Use MSI graphic cards and motherboards to get the best visual experience for 3DMark 11. http://www.3dmark.com "We are proud to partner with MSI on this unique promotion," said Oliver Baltuch, President of Futuremark Inc. "Together MSI's high performance graphics cards and 3DMark 11, the industry standard for DirectX 11 performance measurement, make a great package for discerning PC users." "As the world's leading brand of motherboards and VGA cards, MSI is glad to announce this exciting bundle promotion with Futuremark. Customer can use the latest MSI graphics cards to enjoy the stunning visual effects of DirectX 11 using 3DMark 11. We believe new overclocking records around the world will be broken using MSI motherboards and graphics cards!" said Jason Lee, Director of Marketing at MSI.

3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world's most popular benchmark for measuring the 3D graphics performance of gaming PCs. 3DMark 11 uses a native DirectX 11 engine designed to make extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11, including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading.

3DMark 11 will be released in 2010. For trailers, screenshots and further information please visit the official website: http://www.3dmark.com/ About Futuremark(R) Corporation Futuremark(R) Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs. Futuremark(R) is known around the world for its benchmark products, including 3DMark(R), PCMark(R) and Peacekeeper(TM), and its value-added online services. Futuremark(R) Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark(R) Corporation, creates original games with new and entertaining gameplay. The studio's first title, Shattered Horizon(TM), was released in November 2009. Futuremark maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com/ (C) 2010 Futuremark(R) Corporation. Futuremark(R), 3DMark(R), PCMark(R), Peacekeeper(TM), Futuremark(R) Games Studio, and Shattered Horizon(TM) trademarks and logos, character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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CONTACT: Europe and rest of world: Futuremark Oy Jukka Makinen, +358 20 759 8250 (GMT+2) CEO jukka at futuremark dot com or North America: Futuremark Inc. Oliver Baltuch, +1-408-517-0910 (PST) President ollie at futuremark dot com Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United States

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