Futuremark® Announces Updates for 3DMark®03, 3DMark®05 and PCMark®04

January 26, 2005

Futuremark® Announces Updates for 3DMark®03, 3DMark®05 and PCMark®04



Addresses Vulnerabilities and Ensures Objective Performance Measurements with Latest Hardware & Drivers



Saratoga, California USA – January 26, 2005 – Futuremark Corporation announced today the immediate availability of updates to its 3DMark03, 3DMark05 and PCMark04 suites of benchmark software. 3DMark is the worldwide standard tool for easily and objectively measuring and comparing DirectX 3D performance of Windows based PCs. PCMark04 is a state-of-the-art home user performance analysis tool and has been widely adopted; over 2 million copies have been distributed since launched in November 2003.
Available immediately, free downloadable software updates provide the only valid versions 3.6.0 of 3DMark03, version 1.2.0 of 3DMark05 and version 1.3.0 of PCMark04. Only scores obtained through the new versions and with approved drivers will be used in official statistics, comparisons and services provided by Futuremark.
Technical Details Associated with 3DMark05 Patch (Build 1.2.0):
  • Benchmark scores do not change between build 1.2.0 and build 1.1.0, except when the system is influenced by the changes listed below;
  • Updated System Info module with support for the latest CPU and graphics hardware;
  • GeForce FX-series now use VS2.a as default;
  • Modified anisotropic texture filtering settings to ensure that all hardware performs the desired amount of filtering when anisotropic filtering is selected from the benchmark settings;
  • Updated version of the Entech library, which is used to detect the clock frequency of the graphics chip core and memory;
  • Improved compatibility for graphics cards with 128MB of video memory when using Anti-Aliasing;
  • Various fixes & corrections to Image Quality Tools;
  • Fixed all reported & reproduced bugs;
  • Possible result vulnerability has been blocked
Technical Details Associated with 3DMark03 Patch (Build 3.6.0):
  • Benchmark scores do not change between the build 3.6.0 and build 3.5.0;
  • Updated System Info module with support for the latest CPU and graphics hardware;
  • Updated version of the Entech library, which is used to detect the clock frequency of the graphics chip core and memory;
  • Requires Microsoft DirectX 9.0c End-User Runtime;
  • Fixed all reported & reproduced bugs;
  • Possible result vulnerability has been blocked
Technical Details Associated with PCMark04 Patch (Build 1.3.0):
  • Benchmark scores do not change between the build 1.3.0 and build 1.2.0;
  • Updated System Info module with support for the latest CPU and graphics hardware;
  • Updated version of the Entech library, which is used to detect the clock frequency of the graphics chip core and memory;
  • Fixed all reported & reproduced bugs;
  • Possible result vulnerability has been blocked
Download
Futuremark’s official mirrors carry free updates for current 3DMark03, 3Dmark05 and PCMark04 users. A list of official mirrors can be found at http://www.futuremark.com/download/.

Note to Editors
For your free evaluation copy of 3DMark03, 3DMark05 or PCMark04, please email mailto:marketing@futuremark.com?subject=SoftwareEval and tell us the publication that you represent.

About Futuremark® Corporation
Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of computer performance analysis software and services. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark® Series and PCMark® (with more than 30 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of over 11 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark® maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com.
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