In a benchmark it is questionable that is why ATI are removing it.
In a benchmark, it's a cheat. I'd love it in a game, but 3DMark ain't a game. I applaud ATI for removing it, but I don't get why a lot of people aren't seeing it for what it is--a cheat. It's a cheat surrounded by spin, but it's a cheat nonetheless.
And holy crap, you think that I believe that NVIDIA wasn't cheating? Are you kidding me? NVIDIA is guilty as sin. But so is ATI. And so is Trident. And so is SiS. So I guess the time has come for me to just not really care about 3DMark.... oh wait, that happened a long time ago.