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ATI Catalyst Drivers of 2005 - The Ultimate Analysis!

We've gone a little crazy... We've compared all 13 sets of ATI Catalyst drivers of '05 including the latest 5.13 version!

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Dec 20, 2005 5:00 am




What has over 700 benchmarks, more then 30 graphs and takes a week to test? Give up already? Well don't be lazy and read the title! It is a years worth of ATI Catalyst drivers, if you couldn't be bothered moving your head a few degrees up.


The problem is it's an ATI type year which doesn't mean 12 sets of drivers because at the last minute they decided to sneak a new set (Catalyst 5.13 - to be released soon) in as a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to ATI based graphics card owners. We have added them in so make sure if you upgraded to the 5.12's earlier this month, take note of what the 5.13 drivers are doing for us.


This is the most ultimate ATI Catalyst article ever to be published and we are going to show you why at the end of a lot of our reviews that revolve around ATI cards we put ATI DRIVER SUPPORT as a pro. We will see where that X850XT of yours was sitting in January and where it sits now as we quickly reach the end of 2005.


What we can tell you is though it's nice to write an intro to the Catalyst article that can be expanded from more then - another month has came and another set of Catalyst arrives in our inbox. This is an exciting article and it gives you an idea of why you buy an ATI product because they are behind you 100% with constant driver updates.


Let the benchmarks begin!

ATI Radeon X1800 XL, (256 MB) Graphic Card


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