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There's nothing quite so crushing to the self-esteem of a gamer as a new 3DMark build: even a year-old flagship PC can feel like a clunker as it struggles to get a decent frame rate in Futuremark's visually intensive tests. It's time to get masochistic once again, as the Windows version of the 201...

February 5th 2013 at 5:55am 0 Comments
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Futuremark, one of the preeminent benchmark companies out there, is gearing up to let loose a new version of its 3DMark gaming test. The new suite will hammer GPUs with a DirectX 11-based scene designed to push a system to its limits. Now, benchmarks are hardly the sort of thing that people get ex...

June 21st 2012 at 9:37pm 0 Comments
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Rovio, the team responsible for Angry Birds and Angry Birds Space (and parts of this), has acquired Futuremark Games Studio, creator of Unstoppable Gorg and Shattered Horizon, among other titles. Futuremark Games was founded in 2008 and is based in Finland alongside Rovio, which may explain why Rov...

March 27th 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Rovio is on fire right now. Last week, it launched Angry Birds Space and logged an impressive ten million downloads in three three days. Now, the company announced it has used some of its cash to acquire benchmark software maker Futuremark Games Studio, says a report in Venture Beat. Mikael Hed...

March 27th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Futuremark, father of 3DMark and PCMark, has begun work on an Android edition of its benchmarking software. Wittily titled 3DMark for Android, it'll bring the industry-standard testing tools to all the phones in Google's yard. When finished, users will be able to measure performance by pushing the...

November 30th 2011 at 4:42pm 0 Comments
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Independently-developed FPS Shattered Horizon isn't the most high profile action game on the market right now, but it's got two things going for it which we're betting will capture your attention. The first is that until 4 p.m. EST tomorrow, you can download and play the game for free over Steam. I...

February 20th 2010 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Tim Closs, chief tech officer at Ideaworks 3D has boldly proclaimed that the next generation of mobile phones will be able to produce PSP-quality graphics. "The high-end mobile devices, especially those with hardware graphics association, are comparable in performance to maybe a DS, and the next gen...

October 27th 2006 at 2:30pm 0 Comments