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ATI Catalyst 5.7 Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark03

ATI's new Catalyst drivers have been out for over a week now and we've tested them in our usual fashion. Except from now on we aren't just catering for the high-end but for every market segment. Along with the Radeon X800 we're also including the Radeon X700 PRO and X300. This way all users will be able to get an idea about performance on each level of Radeon graphics cards. Read on and find out if it's worth upgrading to ATI's July Catalyst driver!

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Jul 27, 2005 4:00 am

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHz EE (800 FSB)

 

Motherboard(s): Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Video card(s): GeCube Radeon X300 / X700 PRO / X800XT (Supplied by GeCube)

 

Memory: 2 X 512MB Corsair PC5400 DDR-2 (Supplied by Corsair)

 

Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 200GB 7,200RPM SATA (Supplied by Western Digital)

 

As we mentioned in our introduction we have started to benchmark the Low/Mid and High set of cards from ATI to give users who are spending $100 on a graphics card or $400 an idea on what the latest drivers do for you.

 

3DMark03

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 340

 

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

 

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

 

Buy It Here

 

 

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 across all resolutions and all groups that there is no performance increase.

 

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