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ATI Catalyst 5.12 (December 2005) Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - Quake 4

The final ATI driver for 2005 is Catalyst 5.12 - we examine the performance as usual and find out if you should upgrade.

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Dec 12, 2005 5:00 am

Quake 4

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Unpatched

 

Timedemo or Level Used: Custom Timedemo

 

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

 

Product Homepage: http://www.quake4game.com

 

Buy It Here

 

 

Quake 4 is one of the latest new games to be added to our benchmark suite. It is based off the popular Doom 3 engine and as a result uses many of the features seen in Doom. However, Quake 4 graphics are more intensive than Doom 3 and should put more strain on different parts of the system.

 

 

For some reason the new drivers caused artifacts in Quake 4 for the X700PRO for us. Using the same engine as Doom 3 we expected similar performance increases but only the decrease at the higher resolution on the X850XT carries over.

ATI RADEON X850 XT, (256 MB) Graphic Card

 

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