Originally posted by DaveBaumann
B.) Why would Futuremark use Cg in the first place? 3DMark is a DX benchmark and considering DX has its own HLSL it would frankly look very odd if they even thought about using Cg!
As far as I know futuremark didn't use HLSL at all but used assembly instead.
Actually the use of Cg might have helped to include more DX9 effects, the downsize is that nvidia cards would be most benefited.