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ATI Catalyst 5.2 Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - 3DMark03 & 3DMark05

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

3DMark03

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 340

 

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

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark03/

 

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3DMark03 is the latest version of the highly favored 3DMark series. By combining full DirectX9.0 support with completely new tests and graphics, 3DMark03 continues the legacy of being industry standard benchmark.

 

Please Note: Due to recent events with the 3DMark03 series, we are adding results purely for those who are still in favor of 3DMark03. These results should not be taken too seriously and are only added for interest sakes.

 

 

 

We can see in both resolutions that we get a nice jump in performance with the X700 well and truly breaking over 4000 Points at 1600 X 1200.

 

3DMark05

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110

 

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

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark05/

 

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3DMark05 is the latest version in the popular 3DMark "Gamers Benchmark" series. It includes a complete set of DX9 benchmarks which tests Shader Model 2.0 and higher.

 

For more information on the 3DMark05 benchmark, we recommend you read our preview here.

 

 

 

Again we can see an extremely healthy jump in performance which would well and truly warrant the upgrade if you are trying to break some records with 3DMark.

 

 

 

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