Hexus had an interview with AMD technical staff about this controversy and their answers seemed quite reasonable to me. I don't think AMD has done anything underhand. In particular, there's always the High Quality setting for a picture perfect, unoptimised mode. It sounds like this is the mode that should be used when benchmarking cards, especially against their competition nvidia, which should have the equivalent settings activated. Full Hexus article Please observe forum etiquette: this is one of those subjects that can make fanbois on all sides wave their handbags around, causing our moderators to swing into action with warnings and infractions all round and possibly shut down the thread. Let's keep this one pleasant people and enjoy the discussion.