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ATI Catalyst 5.2 Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark2001 SE

Recently ATI released a new set of their monthly Catalyst drivers for their Radeon line of graphics cards. The new version is 5.2 and they promise a whole bunch of bug fixes and performance increases. We examine the new drivers in our usual array of benchmarks and come up with an answer if they are worth the upgrade or not. Radeon users read on!

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Feb 13, 2005 5:00 am

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): AMD Athlon 64 3800+

 

Motherboard(s): ASUS A8N-SLI (Supplied by ASUS Australia)

 

Video card(s): ATI Radeon X700PRO 256MB (Supplied by ATI)

 

Memory: 2 X 256MB OCZ PC3200 Platinum @ 2-2-2-5 (Supplied by OCZ)

 

Hard Disk(s): Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA (Supplied by Western Digital)

 

The setup and benchmarks are exactly the same as our last Catalyst Driver Preview so we won't delay any longer and get straight into looking at the performance we get from these new drivers as ATI have promised us some increases on the X700PRO and above.

 

3DMark2001 SE

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 330 SE

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark2001/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

3DMark2001 SE is a part of the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 8.1 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce4), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments.

 

 

 

At the lower resolution we don't see any difference yet at the higher resolution we see a little jump giving us an extra few hundred points.

 

 

 

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