Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,792 Reviews & Articles | 46,915 News Posts
TRENDING NOW: AMD rumored to launch its dual-GPU next month, the Radeon R9 Fury X2

ATI Catalyst 8.3 Analysis - XP & Vista - Benchmarks - 3DMark06 - XP

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Mar 11, 2008 4:00 am



Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110


Developer Homepage:


Product Homepage:


Buy It Here



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.



For some reason X2 performance under Windows XP has dropped terribly. We tried two X2s and even went back to testing the 8.2s and everything was fine. With the 8.3s however, we get some horrible numbers. The other cards show no change though.


    PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

    United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

    United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

    Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

    We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases