The world's leading brand in motherboard and graphics cards, MSI and the renowned system performance testing software company Futuremark, together release a new generation of 3D performance testing software 3DMark; the overclocking heat wave will again sweep the globe. MSI is the exclusive sponsor of the Fire Strike demo, the showpiece of the new 3DMark and a stunning demonstration of what high performance DirectX 11 gaming PCs can do. MSI will bundle selected MSI graphics cards and motherboards with the 3DMark Advanced Edition during the coming winter season. To celebrate the launch of 3DMark and the bundle, MSI starts the 'MSI 3DMark Challenge', an overclocking competition based on MSI's top-overclocking motherboard MSI Z77 series. Get 3DMark Advanced Edition with MSI Thanks in part to the MSI sponsorship, Futuremark says that the 3DMark Basic Edition will be free to download on all platforms. What's more, the 3DMark Advanced Edition, worth $24.99, will be bundled exclusively with selected MSI graphics cards and motherboards. Purchase selected MSI graphics card and motherboard to get 3DMark Advanced Edition for free. Bundle details may vary per country. 3DMark - one benchmark for all your hardware and devices The new 3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your hardware. With three all new tests you can bench everything from smartphones and tablets, to notebooks and home PCs, to the latest high-end, multi-GPU gaming desktops. And it's not just for Windows. With 3DMark you can compare your scores with Android and iOS devices too. It's our best benchmark ever. "MSI is proud to, once again, cooperate with Futuremark on delivering a new and defining graphical benchmark with 3DMark. The new "Fire Strike" benchmark shows exactly how far today's gaming PC real-time graphics have improved to a point where it not only rivals, but also surpasses the quality of pre-rendered movies and has far more complexity than today's leading DirectX 11 games. The cooperation on the "Fire Strike" benchmark for high performance Windows gaming PC's is a continuation of our efforts in delivering the best Windows gaming performance with our current 3DMark 11 record holding combination of the Z77 MPOWER motherboard and R7970 Lightning graphics card." MSI 3DMark Challenge In order for global overclocking professionals to be able to compete against each other first-hand, MSI will hold an online overclocking competition, "MSI 3DMark Challenge", for a duration of four weeks, from February 4 to March 3, 2013 by using MSI motherboards and graphics cards to compete in the most representative DirectX 11 scene in 3DMark– Fire Strike. The competition will be divided into two parts: the top two challengers using MSI Z77 MPOWER for the competition with the highest scores will each win great items such as the MSI R7970 Lightning Boost Edition graphics card and the Z77A-GD80 motherboard. The Z77A-GD55 Lucky Draw activity is opened to all challengers using MSI Z77 motherboards. To enter the Lucky Draw activity, all you have to do is upload your scores before February 10. For more information, visit this page.