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ATI Catalyst 7.1 Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark05

We check out the newest Catalyst drivers in 2007 from ATI and AMD for users with Radeon graphics cards. Worth updating?

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Jan 12, 2007 5:00 am

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3150MHz (350MHz FSB 1:1)

 

Motherboard(s): ASUS P5B Deluxe (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Memory: 2 X 1GB G.Skill HZ PC8000 @ 350MHz 4-4-4-12 (Supplied by Bronet)

 

Hard Disk(s): Hitachi 80GB 7200RPM SATA 2

 

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2

 

Using some new graphics cards this month, we are looking at the high-end Radeon X1950XTX which we have seen for a few weeks now, the more common bang for buck Radeon X1950PRO which is a very common card amount people not wanting to break the bank and Radeon X1650PRO which sits around the same performance of the X1300XT as well.

 

Let's continue on and see if the boys at AMD have managed to change anything in terms of performance this month.

 

3DMark05

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 130

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark05/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

3DMark05 is now the second latest version in the popular 3DMark "Gamers Benchmark" series. It includes a complete set of DX9 benchmarks which tests Shader Model 2.0 and above.

 

For more information on the 3DMark05 benchmark, we recommend you read our preview here.

 

 

Straight away we can see that across the board there is really no difference between the cards.

ATI RADEON X1950 Pro (256 MB) Graphic Card

 

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