Originally posted by The Baron
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.
Its not a cheat.... Ati never said it was and Futuremark never said it was. Ati said it was an optimization, BUT they understand and respect 3dmark and what its purpose is, and has decided to remove the optimization because in some peoples eyes comparing the non-cheating Nvidia version to the slightly optimized version of Ati would not be fair, so they decided to remove it to give an apples to apples comparison