Futuremark Announces Patch 3.5.0 for 3DMark03

(Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung)

Saratoga, California USA – November 16th, 2004 – Futuremark Corporation

announced today the immediate availability of a patch to the 3DMark03
benchmark suite. 3DMark03 is the worldwide standard tool for easily and
objectively measuring and comparing DirectX 3D performance of Windows based PCs.

Available immediately, this free downloadable software patch provides the only valid version (3.5.0) of 3DMark03. Only scores obtained through the new version 3.5.0 and with approved drivers will be used in official statistics, comparisons and services provided by Futuremark.

3DMark03 sets the standard for easily and objectively measuring and comparing modern PCs‘ 3D graphics performance. It is the right tool for Windows based PCs equipped with DirectX 8 or first generation DirectX 9 hardware. 3DMark03 features four different game scenes to determine the overall 3D performance and individual tests and professional tools, such as a 3D audio performance test, CPU performance test and image quality test. 3DMark03 provides detailed benchmark information and is connected to Futuremark’s PC performance database of more than 10 million benchmark results. This allows users to compare their own system performance with virtually any other PC configuration.

Technical Details Associated with the New Patch:

    * Patch changes the program’s build number to 3.5.0;
    * Benchmark scores do not change between the build 3.5.0 and build 3.4.0;
    * 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;
    * Fixes miscellaneous reported bugs

Futuremark’s official mirrors carry both a 5.2MB patch download for current 3DMark03 users and a full 178MB download of the patched 3DMark03 for new users. A list of official mirrors can be found at

Pricing and Availability
3DMark03 version 3.5.0. is available immediately for consumers from
http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark03/ for $14.95 (download) or $24.95 (CD-ROM) and for business use for $250.00 (CD-ROM). There is also a limited functionality evaluation version available for free at