Originally posted by Hanners
I think there's been more than enough evidence posted around the Internet to prove that nVidia did something to their drivers specifically for 3DMark2003.
nVidia aren't exactly likely to come out with a statement saying 'yes, we cheat in benchmarks' are they?
Cheating is fixing the program to give a value that your equipment cannot produce, ie the guy who gets 20 000 3dmarks because he hacked a file.
Running the program in a normal manner and producing a value is not cheating, it is the wrong word to use.
Optimised for speed at the expense of quality is the right group of words.
Futuremark stopped this though as nvidia spat the dummy earlier with them, so they spat back