Futuremark Corporation announced today that it has delivered enhanced
performance analysis services to Microsoft for the Windows XP Game Advisor. The
additional features launched today include the ability to quickly compare and
evaluate game performance on systems offered by various leading PC
Manufacturers. Since its launch on Microsoft’s Windows XP website in December
last year, the service has been used by over 1 million gamers.

The tool helps Windows users determine which games will run on their PC and
select the perfect games for themselves, family or friends. In addition to
allowing consumers to filter games by genre and age group, the Windows XP Game
Advisor provides unbiased performance comparisons that aid consumers in
determining which games will perform best on their computers before they go to
the store — and even print or e-mail a shopping list of just the right games.
The site also filters games according to Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)
age categories so that only appropriate games are recommended for users within
specific age groups.

In order to use this unique service, please visit:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/games/gameadvisor/default.asp


FuturemarkĀ® Corporation announced today that it has delivered enhanced
performance analysis services to Microsoft for the Windows XP Game Advisor. The
additional features launched today include the ability to quickly compare and
evaluate game performance on systems offered by various leading PC
Manufacturers. Since its launch on Microsoft’s Windows XP website in December
last year, the service has been used by over 1 million gamers.

The tool helps Windows users determine which games will run on their PC and
select the perfect games for themselves, family or friends. In addition to
allowing consumers to filter games by genre and age group, the Windows XP Game
Advisor provides unbiased performance comparisons that aid consumers in
determining which games will perform best on their computers before they go to
the store — and even print or e-mail a shopping list of just the right games.
The site also filters games according to Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)
age categories so that only appropriate games are recommended for users within
specific age groups.

Alienware, Dell and HP are the first PC manufacturers to have their current
systems incorporated into the enhanced Windows XP Game Advisor. The service
compares users’ PC performances with featured PC systems and shows gamers how
200 of the hottest PC game titles will perform on their own PC versus those of
the manufacturer’s offerings.

"Consumers are looking for an easy way to find the right computer game, and to
make sure it will work on their computer. The Windows XP Game Advisor has filled
this need" said Lisa Sikora, Microsoft group product manager, Windows Gaming.
"And now the Game Advisor delivers information on how to improve the game
playing experience with a new computer from one of several major manufacturers."

"Futuremark takes great pride in being the supplier of the Windows XP Game
Advisor service to Microsoft and we are thrilled to see how well it is being
received by consumers" said Tero Sarkkinen, Executive Vice President of Sales
and Marketing at Futuremark. "Numbers speak for themselves; 1 million customers
so far proves that there is great demand for tools like this that help both
gamers and gamers-to-be in their purchasing decisions. Microsoft is doing a
great service for all gamers by providing this tool." Sarkkinen continued.

In order to use this unique service, please visit:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/games/gameadvisor/default.asp