Originally posted by The Baron
Not for a benchmark it doesn't.
If you replace a part of a benchmark with your own creation in order to improve your scores for the benchmark, no matter how crappily the benchmark is coded for whatever architecture you're using, you're corrupting the benchmark. Plain and simple.
For a game? Sure. I'm ALL FOR IT. But for a benchmark? No. Otherwise, you'd have to be dependent on a driver team to optimize for every game on the planet in order to get similar performance.
Ati didnt replace anything, they just reordered the instructions to take advantage of the architecture, nvidia on the other hand took the code, threw it out, and put thier own code in
And i agree that it is not good for a benchmark, which is why they are removing it