Hmm, has nVIDIA and FutureMark made up? They apparently released a joint
statement about 3DMark03...
3DMark03 is designed as an un-optimized DirectX test and it provides performance
comparisons accordingly. It does not contain manufacturer specific optimized
code paths. Because all modifications that change the workload in 3DMark03 are
forbidden, we were obliged to update the product to eliminate the effect of
optimizations identified in different drivers so that 3DMark03 continued to
produce comparable results.