Originally posted by StealthHawk
Debatable at best. Sorry to go off-topic, but Aquamark3 does not show any signs of application specfic optimization to me. Neither does Shadermark2, neither does Halo, and neither does Gunmetal.
And for those who missed it: Beyond3D's excellent 3dmark03 340 article.
The formula has not changed and has always been public.
Im sorry stealth but all They have dont is made found a way to get their application detection to not be detected.
I gurantee they are still doing Application detection and shader replacement (among other things) in every single example you have listed. Ill go a step further. Even in examples where some people claim there is no IQ difference there usually is. Sure you have to zoom or pay attention to detail to see it but its there. The fact that people that buy Nvidia products dont seem to care or make excuses for it or say iot does not matter does not change the reality of it. look at this example the second post down on this page.
Yet the "reviewer" claimed to see no difference in these pics. Which is imo laughable. While you cant see the detail in motion is that a reason to condone it and claim it does not exsist? Take any of the above games and look at them closely.. What will the results be?