No, look at the water and lighting. You should see some of the other ones. I'm not sure if David has them, but I've seen ones from ATI of the same portion of the taxi outdoors and the lighting and water is INSANE.
When you see amazing screenshots like these remember, at one point they were as amazed with this as they were duck hunt
No they were amazed at someone could do it. Thez didn't go WOW THOSE GRAPHICS ARE WICKED! They went WOW its amazing that zou can do that. Its not so amazing anymore. Now maybe with DX8 or 7 they were saying that BUt I don't remember using those only DX9.