Originally Posted by Steevo
"there are some optimizations performed, that AMD states shouldn't visibly affect image quality but can increase performance."
That's all that matters for this thread guys. I already said that the resulting IQ is irrelevent, mainly because it's highly subjective. The optimizations are there, however, and according to the above quote even AMD stated that optimizations are there and that they increase performance. What else is there to say?
The optimizations are there and increase performacen. People find this completely legit and useful.
Nothing prevents Nvidia from using the same optimizations and gaining 5-10% performance in some drivers in the future, that's all.