Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,682 Reviews & Articles | 45,673 News Posts
We are looking for a US-based news reporter, join our awesome team!

ATI Catalyst 10.3 Windows 7 Driver Analysis - Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage


By: | AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Mar 22, 2010 5:17 am
Manufacturer: AMD

CATALYST 10.3 PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

 

We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, ASRock, Kingston, Western Digital, Noctua and Thermaltake.

 


This month we've added Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. to the benchmark line-up as ATI has promised some nice performance improvements.

 

We've also gone through a testbed upgrade which now contains a beautiful ASRock X58 Extreme3 and Intel i7-980X Extreme processor. For now it's clocked at the same 3.8GHz as our i7 920, but it will be heading further north later in the month.

 

For now, we'll see how the new and old driver sets are performing on our new testbed and hope that we can see the performance jump that ATI say is here.

 

Let's get started!

 


3DMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1
Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmarkvantage/
Buy It Here

 


 

3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware.

 

3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.

 

content/3/1/3194_20.png

 

HD 5770 - In both presets we can see a nice bump in performance.

 

HD 5850 - In both presets we can see a nice bump in performance.

 

HD 5870 - In both presets we can see a nice bump in performance.

 

HD 5970 - In both presets we can see a nice bump in performance.

 

    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.

    Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer'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.

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Or Scroll Down