Futuremark and LAB501 Giveaway – Enter to win !!!
If you are a PC enthusiast, you most definitely used one of Futuremark’s benchmarks in the last 16 years to test the performance of your rig (if you didn’t, I find it hard to understand how you found our website…). It doesn’t matter if you are a gamer, who wants to see how strong his gaming machine is, or an overclocker, who wants to compete with others and see how much he can push his awesome graphic card, you know what 3DMark and PCMark are – mainly some of the most reliable benchmarks for PC enthusiasts out there.
Well, this year at Computex, Futuremark showed their new benchmark, Sky Diver, and almost 2 weeks ago they launched the new benchmark for the public. Basically, we are talking about a new test from the 3DMark suite, that comes to fill in the gap between the Cloud Gate benchmark and the Fire Strike benchmark. 3DMark Sky Diver should be used to benchmark systems with mainstream graphics cards, mobile GPUs, or integrated graphics. It is especially suitable for DirectX 11 systems that cannot achieve more than single-digit frame rates in the more demanding Fire Strike test.
3DMark users can get Sky Diver as an update for their 3Dmark suite, while the new users can simply download 3DMark and enjoy the new benchmark. For a limited time Futuremark also has a very special offer – if you buy 3DMark from Steam until June 30, you can get a 60% discount and pay 9.99 USD for the 3DMark suite, instead of 24,99 USD.
Since we also launched our english website at Computex, we though that there is a reason to celebrate along with Futuremark, so together with them we thought about organizing a contest. Futuremark gave us 2 x 3DMark Advanced keys and 1 x PCMark 8 Advanced key, especially for LAB501 readers! So we are giving you a chance to win those keys. It does not matter if you are from USA, Russia, Japan, Germany, Indonesia or Romania – if you enter this giveaway you can be one of the lucky winners of a nice Advanced Futuremark license!!!
The request is very simple. Please comment on this article by June 29, 23:59 Romanian time (16:59 New York Time, 21:59 UK time) answering these two very simple questions:
1 – How much can you save (%) if you purchase 3DMark from Steam before June 30?
2 – What were the first names of the guys from Futuremark that visited the HWBot 10 Year Anniversary OC Gathering?
-The contestants must post a reply for this article with their answers (see the “Leave a reply” box bellow)
-The comments will be approved after the contest ends, so no nobody can take a peak at the right answers from the others participants
-You must fill in a valid email address when you leave your comment – this is how we will contact you and send you the prize in case you win
-The contest ends on June 29, 16:59 New York Time – 21:59 UK time – 23:59 Romanian time
-The contest is open to all readers from all over the world, except LAB501 and Futuremark employees and relatives
-The winners will be designated by using Random.org
-The winners will be announced on July 1, 2014
-You can only submit one entry for the competition (we will be checking the emails and IP addresses)
Good luck !!!