I am pretty sure Nvidia had some bean counters on this waybefore the release of the nv30. And aparently they found that cheating would be worth it. They didn't just decide to cheat on a whim... I am pretty sure about that.
So the question is.... did they think it was worth the risk of getting caught? Or did they expect to get caught and think that cheating would still be worth it even if they did?
I mean... seriously, I don't believe Nvidia would be stupid enough to think that they would get away with these kinds of optimizations without being caught... come on. Everyone with a NV3x that was a beta member if FM would probably discover this.
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