If nvidia was in development with futuremark until december why then didn't they issue a statement regarding the fact that they didn't support the new benchmark?
Why did they wait until AFTER the outcome of benchmarking the fx and the 9700?
It matters little what you and I, the computer hobbiests and professionals, think of the benchmark. What matters is the two numbers that are printed in the dozens of computer periodicals that your average joe reads to decide on what video card to buy.
Those two numbers are the 3dmark scores of the fx and 9700 or the 9900 and g5, or any other future video card. Therefore nvidia does not want to get dusted in the benchie no matter how relevant or irrelevant the technology is the the future of gaming.