I think we are all looking at this the wrong way.
Doom 3 does so much better with all graphic cards
and made with Open GL (not sold out to MS). Does
this send a different message to us gamers?
Some gamers I notice are wise enough to see the
actual truth - beyond the hardware spec wars:
Valve = ATI / MS (DX 9) sell out.
ID Software = Cares about gamers and will support
any cross-platform, cross-hardware equipment.
"So what does Quake 3 give you? It's quite simple: the utter refinement of deathmatch, and the ultimate multiplayer shooter experience - nothing more, nothing less. " -- Dennis "Thresh" Fong