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3DMark03 now DX 9.0A Compliant - 3DMark03 now DX 9.0A Compliant
Tue, April 29 2003 | 3:34PM | PermaLink Feedback?
3DMark®03 Now Supports Microsoft® DirectX®9.0a

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

Saratoga, CA - April 29, 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

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

For detailed 3DMark03 and patch related information, please visit

A professional version with full functionality and advanced features,
such as image quality tests and command line automation is available
from for $39.95 for
individual or $250.00 for corporate license.

About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation, formerly known as, 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(TM)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

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