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ATI Catalyst 5.8 Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF

ATI has just released the latest Catalyst drivers for their Radeon series of graphics cards. The newest version includes a massive amount of fixes for games like Battlefield 2, GTA: Vice City, Quake 3 and Warcraft III but what about performance changes? Read on as we provide a performance analysis of Catalyst 5.8 against the previous version on low, mid and high-end Radeon cards.

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Aug 17, 2005 4:00 am

High Quality AA and AF

 

All tests with were ran with 4 times FSAA and 8 times Antistrophic Filtering enabled.

 

1024x768 was chosen as it is still the preferred playable resolution with these settings enabled.

 

 

Bumping up the AA and AF saw the X850XT take a little bit of a hit when compared to the previous driver release, the X700 and X300 both stood still with no difference between the new and old set of drivers.

 

 

Like the previous Doom 3 results at the lower resolution we saw the X850XT and X700 get a little increase in speed even when turning AA and AF on.

 

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