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ATI Catalyst 7.5 Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark05

We test out the performance of the new ATI Catalyst 7.5 drivers under Windows XP to see what has changed since the last.

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Jun 18, 2007 4:00 am

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3GHz (333MHz x 9)

 

Motherboard(s): ASUS P5K3 Deluxe (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Memory: 2 X 1GB Corsair XMS3 DDR-3 1066MHz 7-7-7-21 (Supplied by Corsair)

 

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

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

 

Drivers: ATI Catalyst 7.4, ATI Catalyst 7.5, HD2900XT 47096 and DX9c

 

We have done a temporary reshuffle of our cards this month, we have got rid of the X1650, because honestly, who bought one?

 

In its place the HD 2900 XT has come in but instead of being tested on the Catalyst 7.4 drivers which did not support it, we used the 47096 driver which was the one previously on the AMD/ATI site.

 

Let us begin and see what has changed in the newest driver.

 

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 across the board we cannot see any difference with the latest incarnation of Catalyst drivers.

 

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