Futuremark Disabling Certain NVIDIA Driver ResultsBy Thomas McGuire
"FYI, we just decided to disable (at least for the time being) all current submitted results using the questionable drivers, Detonator 42.67, 42.68 & 42.69. This means that the current results are not deleted, but disabled from being published. We encourage you to use only officially released, &/or WHQL'ed drivers, as results run with the above-mentioned driver versions will be disabled.
The reason for this is that the drivers have been officially stated as optimized for 3DMark03, & we can not verify the purity & integrity of the drivers. We are investigating the drivers & their effect on 3DMark03 - both performance & the rendering quality (ie. image quality)."
Would you like to know more? I do recall reading that these "press drivers" NVIDIA released did improve 3D Mark 2003 performance, albeit by not rendering certain effects. Hmmmm.