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Old 05-23-03, 11:24 AM   #96
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Originally posted by Moose
Then how did they find the cheating???

Obviously they DID have a way...



How Were These Driver Cheats Found?
Members of Futuremarkís BETA program3 first noticed how parts of the tests in 3DMark03 were
rendered differently on different hardware. When testing NVIDIA hardware on 3DMark03 with socalled
developerís versionís free camera enabled, they noticed how some parts of tests were
rendered strangely, and informed Futuremark of their findings. Futuremark investigated further
and our findings show that certain NVIDIA drivers seem to detect when 3DMark03 is running and
then replace the 3DMark03ís rendering requests with manually implemented alternative rendering
operations. These alternative rendering operations reduce the amount of rendering work and
thereby increase the obtained benchmark result.
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