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ATI Catalyst 8.8 Analysis - XP & Vista - Benchmarks - 3DMark06 - XP

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Aug 20, 2008 4:00 am



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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.


ATI Catalyst 8.8 Analysis - XP & Vista


Under XP we see no real gains with the new driver, nor any decrease. Across the board we see the scores are very similar between the two driver sets.


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