Ha I knew it! Its the oldest trick in the book since the Win 9X era.
pot meet kettle
Actually this is true, there was a little thing back about ATI reducing the quality of crysis and other games to gain performance, but it isnt really noticeable unless you zoom in. For some reason it kind of came and went and no one bothered to really take note of it. It was definatley true though (don't know if that is still true now this was back a couple months ago).
Also I think that as consumers everyone who buys ATI cards should know that ATI is lowering quality by rendering it differently and people should have the option to disable this!