3DMark®03 Now Supports Microsoft® DirectX®9.0a

April 29, 2003

3DMark®03 Now Supports Microsoft® DirectX®9.0a

Patch provides enhanced features to the popular benchmark suite; benchmark scores remain unchanged

Saratoga, California USA – April 29th, 2003 – Futuremark® Corporation announced today the immediate availability of a software patch to the 3DMark03 benchmark suite. The patch provides support for Microsoft® DirectX®9.0a and incorporates enhanced features based on user feedback. Benchmark scores between the patched version and the original version will not change.
3DMark03 has become an instant hit with millions of PC users worldwide. Available immediately, this free downloadable software patch allows Anti-Aliasing (FSAA) and full frame pixel shader post-processing to be used simultaneously, provided DirectX 9.0a runtime has been installed. The professional version now also includes customization tools for different skins.
3DMark03 has set the new standard for easily and objectively measuring and comparing modern PCs’ 3D graphics performance. It runs a wide range of tests to measure overall 3D performance and individual tests, such as 3D audio performance test, CPU performance test, frame based rendering and image quality inspection tool. An integrated online service enables detailed test result comparisons with a community of hundreds of thousands of users and provides users with an unprecedented insight into their PC’s performance and potential bottlenecks.
Futuremark’s official mirrors carry both a 4.9 MB patch download for current 3DMark03 users and a full 177 MB download of the patched 3DMark03 for new users. A list of official mirrors can be found at http://www.futuremark.com/download/.
For detailed 3DMark03 and patch related information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark03/.
A professional version with full functionality and advanced features, such as image quality tests and command line automation is available from http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark03/ for $39.95 for individual or $250.00 for corporate license.

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™2002 (with more than 30 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of over 5 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark® has offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com.

© 2003 Futuremark® Corporation. 3DMark® and PCMark™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark® character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. DirectX® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.

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Futuremark Corporation
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