Originally Posted by Lyme
Both companies over aggressively optimize from time to time, while yes it is bad on ATI, it isn't as though Nvidia doesn't or hasn't done the exact same thing.
Of course both companies do it from time to time, the question is do we hold them both accountable. I don't think there is anything wrong with optimizations as long as it's out in the open and there are options to disable them.
Nvidia pretty much cleaned up their AF filtering shenanigans when the G8x cards were introduced and to see AMD rehash them is a bit unfortunate.