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3DMark World Record Bested 39 Times in Overclocking Contest

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PRESS RELEASE

Winners on Their Way to MSI MOA Grand Final in Taipei

HELSINKI, FINLAND - AUGUST 16, 2011 - Futuremark® today announced the winners of its annual Lords of Overclocking competition. The MSI sponsored event, which is Futuremark's premier OC contest each year, saw over 10,000 entries from more than 80 countries across the globe. With such worldwide interest, competition was fierce for the top prize: flights, accommodation and qualification to the MSI Master Overclocking Arena (MOA) 2011 grand final in Taipei.

- Incredibly, 39 scores submitted during the four week competition were higher than the previous world record for a single GPU.

- MSI graphics cards now hold 44 out of top 50 single-GPU scores in Futuremark's online results database.

- In a nail-biting finish, the winning score of P12499 from overclocker "SuicidePhoenix" came on the very last day of the competition.

Proving his mastery of extreme overclocking, overall winner SuicidePhoenix pushed his Intel Core i7-2600K and MSI N580GTX Lightning far beyond their factory settings as his scores demonstrate.  

- 3DMark Score: P12499 (Stock setting:P6600)

- Graphics Score: 12349 (Stock setting:6400)

- Physics Score: 13689 (Stock setting:8200)

"This year's Lords of Overclocking event brought together the world's top competitive overclockers in thrilling competition," said Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO. "We congratulate the winners and thank all participants for making the contest a huge success."

"We appreciate all the efforts and amazing achievements made by worldwide participants." said Zona Lin, Marketing Manager at MSI. "We congratulate the winners and expect another success in the coming MSI MOA 2011 grand final competition!"

Lords of Overclocking was a worldwide online qualifying event for the prestigious MSI MOA 2011 competition in Taipei which will see the world's top overclockers go head to head in a fiercely fought battle of extreme overclocking.

Futuremark holds a number of overclocking competitions each year. For details of upcoming contests, please visit http://www.3dmark.com/competitions/ or follow Futuremark on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Futuremark

About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation creates the world's most popular benchmarks and PC performance tests. Futuremark's free 3DMark®, PCMark® and Peacekeeper(tm) tests have helped millions of people measure and improve their PCs' performance for games, media, applications and web.  Futuremark Games Studio creates original games with new and entertaining gameplay such as Hungribles(tm), a skill shot puzzle game for iPhone® and iPad® and Shattered Horizon, a zero gravity FPS for PC. The studio is currently developing Unstoppable Gorg for PC, Xbox LIVE® Arcade and iPad® and has one further unannounced title in development. Futuremark has offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. http://www.futuremark.com/

About MSI

Founded in 1986, MSI is one of the nation's leading technology companies that possess strong R&D capabilities. Composed of more than 2,000 excellent engineers, we continue our more than 20-year history of being one of the most widely respected and recognized name in the IT industry. Our hard work and dedication have led us to become one of the finest brands in the industry with accumulated sales in more than 120 countries, 150 million mainboard users and 100 million graphics card users worldwide. MSI has been listed in the "Top 20 Taiwan Global Brands" for two consecutive years (2008 & 2009), adhering to perfect faith that deserves recognition. The thousands of awards we earned every year encourage us to continue to develop high-level of quality excellence in our products and services, customer satisfaction and global competitiveness. As part of MSI's commitment, we will continue to enhance our product design and quality, as well as implement high-quality service to become one of the world's renowned leading brands. More information can be found at: www.msi.com