Originally posted by Nutty
Using the 42.68 drivers yes, PS2.0 performance _was_ crap.
Regardless of the IQ implications, the PS2.0 performance using the latest 43.45 drivers in 3dmark03 supasses the 9700 now.
They can probably get it faster too.
Its debatable whether Nvidia just lowered its precision or if they actually improved pixel shader 2.0 performance.
I imagine a little of both has happened.