MSI and Futuremark showcase 3DMark for Windows 8 at Computex 2012
Offering a world first look at

Latest Update: Tue, 05 Jun 2012

(Taipei - Taiwan) MSI, the leading international motherboard and graphics card maker, and Futuremark, the world leader in performance benchmarking software, will display world's first look at 3DMark for Windows 8 in the MSI Lightning area at Computex 2012 (Nangang Exhibiton Hall, booth L0810). The 3DMark for Windows 8 tech demo featuring DirectX 11.1 effects is powered by MSI's brand new GTX 680 Lightning (P/N:N680GTX Lightning) graphics card. We cordially invite you to the 3DMark for Windows 8 world premiere and experience the powerful performance of MSI GTX 680 Lightning first-hand.

Futuremark announces development of 3DMark for Windows 8

World Premier: 3DMark for Windows 8 tech demo at the MSI booth at Computex
Futuremark, the world leader in performance benchmarking software, once again partners with MSI to showcase the latest version of the 3DMark at Computex after unveiling 3DMark 11 together at Computex 2010. In the MSI Lightning area, a 3Dmark for Windows 8 DirectX 11.1 tech demo will be shown publicly and will be powered by MSI's flagship GTX 680 Lightning graphics card for the first time to show the next-generation gaming effects through the powerful capabilities of GTX 680 Lightning graphics card. 3DMark for Windows 8 is currently in development and is expected to be released later this year.

Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO, said, "Windows 8 will introduce DirectX 11.1 offering players new game enhancing graphical effects. We are excited to join with MSI to showcase these new features in an exclusive 3DMark for Windows 8 tech demo that will premiere at Computex."

Flagship MSI 680 GTX Lightning features Premium Materials and Innovative Technologies
The MSI GTX 680 Lightning graphics card will be unveiled at Computex 2012. It features an Unlocked Digital Power Architecture that incorporates an Unlocked BIOS, Digital PWM Controller, and Enhanced Power Design to unleash the full overclocking potential of the NVIDIA GK104 GPU. Moreover, it implements the innovative GPU Reactor power supply module which, when installed on the back of the GPU, increases current volume, reduces power supply noise, and improves overall overclocking stability. As for thermal solution, it utilizes the Twin Frozr IV Thermal Design with Dust Removal Technology. The dual fan setup with Propeller Blade Technology and SuperPipe technology allows for fast heat dissipation while remaining whisper silent. Finally, it is equipped with Military Class III components certified to MIL-STD-810G military standard ensuring the best stability under any circumstance.

About Futuremark®
Futuremark® creates the world's most popular benchmarks and PC performance tests. Futuremark's free 3DMark®, PCMark® and Peacekeeper™ tests have helped millions of people measure and improve their PCs' performance for games, media, applications and the web. Futuremark has offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland.

About 3DMark®
3DMark is the world's most popular benchmark and PC test. 3DMark uses specifically designed tests featuring high-end real-time graphics to accurately and consistently measure PC gaming performance. Futuremark currently offers 3DMark06 for Windows XP, 3DMark Vantage for Windows Vista, and 3DMark 11 for Windows 7. New versions of 3DMark for Windows 8 and Android are currently in development and are expected to be released in 2012. Find out more and download 3DMark for free from