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ATI Catalyst 7.6 Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark05

AMD has just released a new set of Catalyst drivers for Radeon graphics cards - we check out performance under Win XP.

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Jun 25, 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 7.6 and DX9c

 

Keeping with our HD 2900 XT and X1950PRO and XTX, we continue to look at the performance of these cards at three resolutions across a range of benchmarks that cover everything from OpenGL to HDR and everything in between.

 

Hopefully we see a boost for the HD 2900 XT this month. Let's continue on and see what happens with the latest Catalyst drivers!

 

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.

 

 

HD 2900 XT sees a small bump across the board along with the X1950XTX while the X1950PRO shows no changes.

 

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