HELSINKI, FINLAND – November 22, 2010 – With the launch of 3DMark® 11 just a week away Futuremark® today launched a new competition to promote the new DirectX 11 benchmark. The 3DMark 11 Guess the Score contest sees contestants trying to guess how three specific PC gaming systems will score on the upcoming benchmark. For each system the person with the closest guess to the actual score as measured by Futuremark’s test lab team will win the MSI motherboard and graphics card from that system and a copy of 3DMark 11 Advanced Edition.

“Our previous competitions have tended to focused on the extreme end of overclocking,” said Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO, “So it is with pleasure that we launch our new 3DMark 11 Guess the Score competition that gives everyone a chance to win some great prizes.”

In the 3DMark 11 Guess the Score contest sponsored by MSI contestants will be trying to guess how three different gaming systems will score in 3DMark 11.

SYSTEM 1

CPU: Intel G6950

Graphics Card: MSI N450GTS Cyclone Power Edition

Motherboard: MSI H55M-E33

Benchmark: 3DMark 11 Entry Preset

SYSTEM 2

CPU: Intel i5-750

Graphics Card: MSI N460GTX Hawk

Motherboard: MSI P55-GD85

Benchmark: 3DMark 11 Performance Preset

SYSTEM 3

CPU:  Intel i7-980x

Graphics Card: MSI N480GTX Lightning

Motherboard: MSI Bigbang XPower

Benchmark: 3DMark 11 Extreme Preset

Jason Lee, MSI Director of Component Marketing said, “Think you can guess the outstanding performance delivered by MSI motherboards and graphics cards in 3DMark 11? Come join the competition!”

To enter the contest visit http://www.futuremark.com/guess-the-score/ before 23:59 GMT, November 29, 2010.

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 on November 30, 2010. The Advanced Edition can be pre-ordered now from http://www.3dmark.com/ Please visit the official website for more trailers, screenshots and information.

About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including 3DMark®, PCMark® and Peacekeeper™, and its value-added online services. Futuremark® Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark® Corporation, creates original games with new and entertaining gameplay. The studio’s first title, Shattered Horizon™, was released in November 2009. Futuremark maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com/

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