Interesting article, was a good read. Hoping for a sequel with more reallife applications to see how combinations of these aspects perform.
After reading my share of ati related driver development I can't surpress the feeling this test only shows that the prop. driver is aimed toward 3d accelaration to get the 2d acceleration up-and-running. untill then the 2d performance of catalyst is not wat it must be... just a brainfart from my side