Originally Posted by fivefeet8
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.
I agree. I remember when CS:S came out and the nv cards of the time just sucked at DX9, they were using multitudes of cheats to try and give "playable" framerates. IQ sucked compared to ATi. I kept buying nV cards for a long time, simply because I didn't know any better. I loved my Ti4600, My 6800GT (flashed to ultra w/nv cooler) and my 8800GTX. My 5700Ultra, 5900Ultra, 7800GT's SLi and 7950GX2 Quad SLi cards just weren't that great. I have only had 2 ATi products. 4870 1gb and 5850, both are excellent. I'm still disappointed to see any driver based shenanigans like this from either manufacturer. But I'm sure we'll see this remedied asap.