All that matters is the definition ...
What if your wrong ? Your not exactly a computer graphics expert or a graphics programmer, are you ? If DF finds no downgrade will you concede ? I know I will but I'm only here to defend a possible unjust evaluation against Unisoft Massive ...
Yeah, I'm done here, this became nonsense, you want to discuss a word literal meaning by itself and not the actual phrase it's put into, from now on it's not worth anymore, I'm sorry, I'm also pretty sure you know very well what you are doing here.
But to answer your question , yes, if Digital Foundry mentions all effects technical quality are kept just like they were in the E3 2013 presentation and there was no downgrade whatsoever, which they already confirmed to not to be the case on the Beta as it's not matching it, I'll concede, you are right that I'm no expert in the matter, but it's even clearer that way that you don't even need one to point the kind of difference of those two.
Feel free to deliver me DF full tech review link in anyway (quote, wall, private) if you find the need to do it.