Originally posted by Chalnoth
I think that Futuremark's "sticking with the standards to remain neutral" is flawed. They should optimize for all video cards, not the standards.
Errr, its a benchmark that will be used by several generations of boards by several manufacturers - they could only optimise to the ones that are available now, so how on earth could it be a fair an impartial benchmark for those that come out six month down the line? How would it be fair on S3, SiS and perhaps the next 3Dlabs part?
Again, the only route to take to make it an impartial benchmark is to optimise to the API, not vendors boards.