FutureMark driver certification policies examined

— 10:51 AM on January 23, 2004

Adrian's Rojak Pot has a tasty look at the current state of FutureMark's driver certification enforcement for 3DMark03. Adrian reprints a letter he received from FutureMark in response to a review he published recently using results from an "unapproved" NVIDIA video driver. He then steps through FutureMark's logic and learns a few things about how these guys are trying to squelch driver cheats. Among the revelations: no current NVIDIA driver is fully approved for use in comparisons.

Adrian presents the facts without much irony or blame. His benchmarks demonstrate that FutureMark does seem to have a point, though.

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