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ATI Catalyst 5.10 (October 2005) Performance Analysis - Final Thoughts

ATI has released a new set of Catalyst drivers. We compare the latest Catalyst 5.10 drivers against Catalyst 5.9.

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Oct 13, 2005 4:00 am

Final Thoughts


It seems that ATI are going to become very aggressive on the driver front over the next few months thanks to the release of their new baby. It is nice to see a driver release which brings with it some more performance. We saw large performance increases with 5.9 over 5.8 and we are pleased to see even more boosts in performance this month.


We understand that ATI do release drivers monthly and it is hard to get an increase every month but we have now seen two months in a row with an increase in speed especially for people who are utilizing cards from the X700PRO and above. Let's just see if ATI can keep it up, after all - it's free performance gains for you all.


If you didn't update to the Catalyst 5.9 drivers and you have a higher end ATI Radeon graphics card, we would definitely recommend that you take the jump this time around, not only do we have another pile of bug fixes but some new performance to boot.


Until next month... Happy Benchmarking!


VisionTek Xtasy X850XT, (256 MB) Graphic Card


- ATI Catalyst drivers can be downloaded here from the ATI website and our ATI Catalyst driver installation guide is here which explains how to properly install and uninstall VGA drivers


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