Futuremark Announces Patch for PCMark04

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Saratoga, California USA – May 5, 2004 – Futuremark® Corporation announced today the immediate availability of a software patch to its popular PCMark™04 benchmark software. PCMark04 is a state-of-the-art benchmarking tool and has been widely adopted; over 2 million copies have been distributed since launched in November 2003.

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Available immediately, this free downloadable software patch fixes all reported and reproduced bugs and adds detection for all the latest CPUs and video display cards. The patch will not affect the benchmark score.

PCMark04 builds on Futuremark’s strong benchmark development experience and provides a sophisticated tool for measuring PC performance for home usage. PCMark04 supports the complete benchmarking cycle – allowing you to benchmark your PC, view the results, compare your results to those of others and analyze how to improve your PC’s performance. The software produces highly reliable and detailed results with a simple, intuitive user interface. Advanced Online Result Browser allows instant results comparison against more than 10 million benchmark results in Futuremark’s ever increasing performance database.

Technical Details associated with the PCMark04 Patch (Build 1.2.0):

  • No change in scores between the old and the current version;
  • Updated System Info: detects new and additional CPUs and Graphic Display Cards;
  • Fixes Grammar Check Test on AMD Athlon64 FX-53 processors;
  • DiVX Encoding Test detects and prevents manual tuning of the encoder settings that could artificially skew test results.

Download
Futuremark’s official mirrors carry both a 2.8MB patch download for current PCMark04 users and a full 36MB download of the PCMark04 Build 1.2.0 for new users. A list of official mirrors can be found at http://www.futuremark.com/download/.

Pricing and Availability
PCMark04 is available in two versions: PCMark04 Pro for private use and PCMark04 Business for commercial and business use. The software is available from http://www.futuremark.com/products/pcmark04/ for $19.95 for private use and $199.95 for business use. A limited functionality version of PCMark04 is freely available at http://www.futuremark.com/download/ for evaluation purposes.

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