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ATI Catalyst 7.4 Performance Analysis (Windows XP) - Benchmarks - 3DMark06

Catalyst 7.4 release came early, but with only a single noted performance improvement, should we rush to update?

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Apr 25, 2007 4:00 am

3DMark06

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 102

 

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

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

 

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3DMark06 is the very latest version of the "Gamers Benchmark" from FutureMark. The newest version of 3DMark expands on the tests in 3DMark05 by adding graphical effects using Shader Model 3.0 and HDR (High Dynamic Range lighting) which will push even the best DX9 graphics cards to the extremes.

 

3DMark06 also focuses on not just the GPU but the CPU using the Ageia PhysX software physics library to effectively test single and dual-core processors.

 

 

3DMark06 paints the same picture with no gains to be seen again.

 

ATI Radeon X1650 Pro, (512 MB) AGP Graphics Card

 

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