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ATI Catalyst 7.2 Performance Analysis (Windows XP) - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark05


By: | AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Mar 1, 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

 

The release notes claim that Vista sees performance improvements up to 25% but we're stuck with Windows XP for now.

 

Let's see what the drivers do for XP, still the OS of choice for us and most of our readers.

 

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.

 

 

3DMark05 doesn't show us anything too exciting. Let's move on.

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