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ATI Catalyst 5.5 Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - 3DMark03 and 3DMark05

ATI released their latest set of monthly Catalyst drivers yesterday for users of Radeon graphics cards. In typical fashion we've compared the drivers to the last set to find out what performance differences separate both sets of drivers. Read on and find out if it's worth upgrading to the latest ATI Catalyst drivers.

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: May 18, 2005 4:00 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.

 

 

3DMark03 also shows very little difference with the score being nothing but a fluctuation point.

 

3DMark05

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110

 

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

 

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

 

Buy It Here

 

 

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.

 

 

With the final of the 3DMark series tests we again see nothing at all when it comes to performance, with only 50 points separating the two sets of drivers.

 

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