For the bigger part of it you should not blame FutureMark for this though, but blame the parties that started cheating.
Originally posted by ChrisW
Looks like Volt is on a roll now. It seems the goal is to use quotes from nVidia fanboys around the net to make ATI look bad and make nVidia actually look good for cheating. Using a qoute that praises nVidia for cheating 'the right way'....
[b]Optimization guidelines by Koji Ashida of NVIDIA:[/b][list][*]Use fx12 instructions whenever possible[*]Use lowest pixel shader version[/list][url=http://developer.nvidia.com/docs/IO/10878/ChinaJoy2004_OptimizationAndTools.pdf]source[/url]
[size=1]The politics are invading the technology. We don't really like to mess with politics because that kind of adversarial relationship has nothing to do with pure technical operations and the technical specifications of what we like to play with, the hardware![/size]