I especially love this quote from Derek Perez, in regards to the performance drop in 3DMark03 on the GFFX's (with the newest patch)
What we expect will happen is that we'll be forced to expend more engineering effort to update our compiler's fingerprinter to be more intelligent, specifically to make it intelligent in its ability to optimize code even when application developers are trying to specifically defeat compilation and optimal code generation.
This just proves that Nvidia cares far more about benchmarks then actual games. How completely, utterly stupid do you have to be to make a comment like this? It was unintentional on Perez's part --- He was trying to make Nvidia the victum once again, ala "Oh, look what FutureMark is going to force
us to do... Now we have to devote more resources to cheating because they keep disabling our cheats!"
Hey, Nvidia, hear's an idea... STOP WORRYING ABOUT 3DMARK AND WORRY MORE ABOUT GAMES.
It is just so infuriating
Nvidia's like an addict, and the 3DMark score is their crack.
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