Nvidia fails WHQL tests but Catalyst certified

@ 2004/09/28
An Nvidia WHQL FUD document against Catalyst claimed that after Catalyst 4.8 driver, ATI will need to remove their optimisations or it will lose its WHQL stamp. The Catalyst 4.9 driver is out and ATI still has WHQL, meaning that its driver is fine from Microsoft WHQL test point of view

Microsoft can confirm this said us before that all of their nine drivers introduced in 2004 are WHQL and all of their drivers will remain WHQL certified. Nvidia facts are not so bright, they had four partially WHQL while their latest publicly available 61.77 is not WHQL at all.

Comment from jmke @ 2004/09/28
no, they have to use 3Dmark certified drivers; nothing to do with m$
Comment from kristos @ 2004/09/28
aren't the 3dmark competors obligated to use fully WHQL approved drivers also if they want their scores to be valid?
Comment from kr15t0f @ 2004/09/28
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Originally posted by jmke
every reseller out there giving windows with their boxes cares, HP, Dell, IBM, Siemens, and all those people who click no when seeing "this driver is not certified" when installing.

so that leaves only the enthusiasts with a new driver set, which makes 1% of all nVidia GPU users
realy? thats too bad, because the drivers will work, WHQlL or not.
Comment from jmke @ 2004/09/28
every reseller out there giving windows with their boxes cares, HP, Dell, IBM, Siemens, and all those people who click no when seeing "this driver is not certified" when installing.

so that leaves only the enthusiasts with a new driver set, which makes 1% of all nVidia GPU users
Comment from kr15t0f @ 2004/09/28
who cares what microsoft thinks :wtf:
the probably think that there windows is also great

 

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