Originally posted by Behemoth
nvidia did it not that bad, i havent heard anyone spotted the difference before futuremark
the problem is futuremark is testing the general baseline PS2 performance, not testing how fast PS2 precision sky and water shaders can go with all sorts of scene specific optimizations. who knows if there are 99% of PS2 shaders ati cant even optimize by "shuffle instructions".
You're not looking hard enough then. I've provided that evidence before.
. Look for the screenshot comparing driver 43.00 and driver 43.51. 43.51 is one of the drivers which have been proven to rewrite shader code and lower IQ. Keep in mind this was discovered before
the ET article about the 44.03 drivers.