Futuremark Releases Consumer Version of SPMark04 Benchmark for Symbian Based Smart Phones

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Saratoga, CA – November 22nd, 2004 – Futuremark Corporation, the leading provider of performance analysis software and services, today launched a consumer version of its SPMark(TM)04 Smart Phone benchmark. SPMark(TM)04 has become the industry’s most widely used testing tool for Symbian-based smart phones and is rapidly becoming the de-facto performance measurement standard for mobile platforms.


SPMark(TM)04 provides a comprehensive application for measuring and comparing the performance of mobile devices. Its benefit to the industry is to allow consumers, media, retailers, and operators to objectively compare different handsets. Handset manufacturers use SPMark(TM)04 to reliably evaluate and compare various semiconductor implementations.

„The consumer version of SPMark(TM)04 provides owners of compatible handsets with previously unavailable information, including detailed performance and comparison data. Now anyone can see exactly how their own phone performs and compares to new models reviewed in the independent media“, said Tero Sarkkinen, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Futuremark.

The benchmark has been developed in collaboration with key industry partners, including ATI, Bitboys, Imagination Technologies (PowerVR), Intel, Khronos Group, Neomagic, and NVIDIA under Futuremark’s Benchmark Development Program for Smartphones.

SPMark(TM)04 consumer version measures the performance of Series 60 and UIQ based smartphones and includes visually stunning 3D game play tests using the OpenGL ES graphics API. For handsets without hardware OpenGL ES implementation, the benchmark includes Hybrid Graphics‘ OpenGL ES API Implementation.

Key Features of SPMark(TM)04 consumer version:

  • Free download;
  • Supports handsets with Symbian 6 and 7 operating systems and Series60 or UIQ user interface;
  • Comprehensive OpenGL ES 3D test suite to measure graphics performance;
  • Detailed system information module that reveals phone’s technical data

Pricing and Availability
SPMark(TM)04 consumer version is immediately available as a free download from Futuremark’s web site at www.futuremark.com. For corporations, there are SPMark(TM)04 Business Edition ($250) and SPMark(TM)04 Developer’s Edition ($6,000 + programming). Both are available at Futuremark’s secure web store at www.futuremark.com.