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@ 2004/04/21
Current 3DMark03 Approved Drivers

The objective of Futuremark benchmarks is to enable objective performance
comparison between various IHVs hardware. In order to achieve this, we have
specified a set of rules that a driver must fulfill in order for us to
recommend it for 3DMark03 usage. Below is a list of the latest drivers that
fulfill the rules.

Futuremark recommends the following WHQL drivers to be used for dependable
benchmarking with 3DMark03 Build 340:

ATI CATALYST DRIVERS

Latest Approved WHQL Drivers:
» ATI Catalyst 4.4 Drivers - WinXP
» ATI Catalyst 4.4 Drivers - Win2000
» ATI Catalyst 4.3 Drivers - WinME

Note: Microsoft no longer accepts certification submissions for the WinME
operating system. The Catalyst 4.3 Driver is the latest WHQL WinME Driver for
the Radeon Series.

MATROX PARHELIA DRIVERS

Latest Approved WHQL Drivers:
» Matrox 1.04.02.007 Drivers - WinXP
» Matrox 1.04.02.007 Drivers - Win2000

NVIDIA FORCEWARE DRIVERS

Latest Approved WHQL Drivers:
» NVIDIA ForceWare 52.16 Drivers - WinXP
» NVIDIA ForceWare 52.16 Drivers - Win2000

Please note: the 52.16 drivers have 3DMark03 specific optimizations for the
Feature Pixel Shader 2.0 test and that specific score is solely comparable
between NVIDIA cards. It does not affect the Game Test 4 result though both
use PixelShader 2.0.

Special Approval: Futuremark has reviewed the ForceWare 60.72 drivers for the
GeForce 6800 Series graphics cards at NVIDIA's specific request. We found that
the 60.72 drivers used with the GeForce 6800 Series fulfill the optimization
guidelines for 3DMark03 Build 340. Please note that the ForceWare 60.72
drivers are approved only for the GeForce 6800 Series graphics cards, and any
future approved WHQL drivers will replace the 60.72 non-WHQL drivers.

SIS XABRE DRIVERS

Latest Approved WHQL Drivers:
» SiS Xabre 3.10 Drivers - WinXP
» SiS Xabre 3.10 Drivers - Win2000
» SiS Xabre 3.10 Drivers - WinME


Tested official WHQL Drivers:

» ATI Catalyst 3.9, 3.10, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 Drivers
» Matrox 1.04.02.007 Drivers
» NVIDIA ForceWare 52.16, 53.03, 56.64, 56.72 Drivers
» SiS Xabre 3.10 Drivers
» XGI Volari-Reactor 1.01, 1.02 Drivers

For further information, list of older driver versions and notes about the
drivers; please look here:

Comment from jmke @ 2004/04/21
Yep, sowwy
Comment from RichBa5tard @ 2004/04/21
You're confusing XGI with Sis.
Comment from jmke @ 2004/04/21
uhm, approved are the 3.1 series apparantly
Comment from RichBa5tard @ 2004/04/21
Hehe, so there are no XGI volari drivers without cheats?

 

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