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ATI's CATALYST A.I. - Honest Application Specific Optimizations - Benchmarks - Doom 3

ATI is today launching a new feature in their upcoming drivers called CATALYST A.I. which "allows the driver to intelligently analyze applications and textures to maximize graphics performance and stability". It's ironic that a year later ATI are making this feature public and active in their driver which both they and nVidia used to try and deceive us.

| Editorials in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 21, 2004 4:00 am

Doom 3


Doom 3 is the latest game to hit our test lab and is one of the most intensive games to dates. With our own custom time demo we are able to give a realistic rating on what kind of FPS you will be achieving.


For more information on benchmarking Doom 3 we recommend you check out our extensive article regarding it here.



In our first test you can really see how ATI's CATALYST A.I. improves performance. At the normal level (High Quality mode - no AA and 8x AF), A.I. provides a 12% increase in performance which is nothing to screw your nose up at.


And when we increase image quality to 6x AA and 16x AF in the driver control panel, we see an increase in performance by almost 26% which is as we expected since there is more demand on the GPU.


In the past we have seen new refresher GPU's from ATI which have only increased performance by this margin over the older version of core logic. Free performance...we love that kind of thing! ATI users are in for a treat, are you worried yet nVidia?




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