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ATI Catalyst 7.7 Performance Analysis - 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: Jul 21, 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: Windows XP Professional SP2

 

Drivers: Catalyst 7.6, Catalyst 7.7 and DX9c

 

As we mentioned just before, we have done a bit of swapping and changing with the cards we're using from this point on. The particular cards are the HD2600PRO Sonic and HD2600XT Sonic from Palit, whilst the MSI HD2900XT will continue to be used along with the pre-gen PowerColor X1650PRO ACS3.

 

Unfortunately we don't test FarCry anymore due to the HUGE CPU limitation issues it has, though we will see if the performance jump can be seen anywhere else.

 

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.

 

 

We can see across the board that there is really no difference between the cards.

 

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