Test System Setup
Processor(s): AMD Athlon X2 3800+
Motherboard(s): ASUS A8N SLI Premium (Supplied by ASUS)
Memory: 2 X 512MB Mushkin PC4000 DDR (Supplied by Mushkin)
Hard Disk(s): WD Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA (Supplied by Western Digital)
Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP1
Drivers: ATI Catalyst 5.11 and early sample driver and DX9c
The test system is the same as our normal driver analysis article. As we mentioned we will be placing the sample driver we had which is known as the 126.96.36.199-050921a-027133C against the newly released and very official Catalyst 5.11 drivers.
We will be running it through all the same benchmarks so let's get cracking and see what we have here - this may be the kick the X1800XT needs to take the crown from the highly popular 7800GTX.
Version and / or Patch Used: Build 360
Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark03/
By combining full DX8 and partial DX9 support with completely new tests and graphics over the previous version, 3DMark03 continues the legacy of being the industry standard 3D benchmark.
We can see that the X1800XT doesn't gain anything in 3DMark03 with the release of the first official X1800 driver.