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ExtremeTech: FutureMark Confirms nVidia's Benchmark Cheat
Posted by Philipp Esselbach on: 05/23/2003 09:05 PM [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Futuremark, creators of the 3DMark03 benchmark, has accused 3D graphics vendor nVidia of cheating on its 3DMark2003 benchmark. According to Futuremark, when it implemented a trivial change to the benchmark, nVidia's performance dropped by almost 25%, while other vendors' performance stayed within the margin of error. The company identified eight areas where nVidia's driver seems to detect benchmark behavior, and then falsely optimize performance.