Originally posted by bkswaney
ATI worked hand in hand with FM to make sure there shader was at top performance for "there bench".
I don't see that at all. If ATI had that much influence in how the shaders were coded, they wouldn't have had to supercede them in the Catalyst drivers. The fact that their replacement shaders were 8% faster on that test suggests that the 3DMark shaders were not -specifically- coded for ATI cards.