Originally Posted by LAN_deRf_HA
Nvidia sacrificed IQ with the 7xxx series, that was it. Still to this day I rag on people who bought 7xxx cards because it was empty framerates. First time I can recall a new card gen having lower IQ than the previous one. The driver issue you talk about is well behind BOTH companies. Both got into the habit of releasing drivers around card release time that had IQ errors that increased performance. Namely I can think of this happening in Crysis 1 around the time the 3870/8800 GT were being compared, but the issue was always corrected in successive driver releases.
You're doing it wrong. You need screenshots. I've seen this a lot in AA quality comparison shots in reviews as recently as Metro 2033's release. AMD cards are more saturated, at least that recently.
I don't think we were talking about the image quality of 3D engines.