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ATI Catalyst 5.3 and 5.4 Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark2001 SE

We missed a month in our monthly ATI Catalyst driver preview last month which means time around we have not only included the latest set of ATI drivers but the ones we missed last month. So you know the kind of performance increase you do get we have also thrown in the 5.2 version of the graphics drivers. Is it time to update your drivers for your ATI graphics card? Read on and find out!

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Test System Setup


Processor(s): AMD Athlon 64 3800+


Motherboard(s): BFG nForce 4 Ultra (Supplied by BFG Tech)


Video card(s): GeCube Radeon X850XT (Supplied by GeCube)


Memory: 2 X 512 OCZ PC3200 2-2-2-5 Platinum (Supplied by OCZ)


Hard Disk(s): WD Raptor 74Gig 10000RPM (Supplied by Western Digital)


As we mentioned in the introduction, we have moved the test system from the ASUS A8N-SLI to the BFG nForce 4 Ultra motherboard and we have also moved from the Radeon X700PRO to the faster and more powerful GeCube X850XT.


Since we have made changes in the test setup, we have thrown in the 5.2s so you get a better idea of performance between the old drivers, the set we missed and the new drivers.


3DMark2001 SE


Version and / or Patch Used: Build 330 SE


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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.



We see that there is really no difference between all sets of drivers.




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