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ATI Catalyst 6.1 Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark03

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Jan 19, 2006 5:00 am

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 5.13 and 6.1 and DX9c


As we have mentioned, we have updated our cards to the latest generation of ATI graphics cards - at least for the time being. Apart from the change of cards we have also added the 3DMark06 which was only released today.


Let's not drag on any longer and find out what the latest drivers do for us in the performance sector.




Version and / or Patch Used: Build 360


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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 no performance gains with the new drivers across the whole board.

ATI RADEON X1800 XL, (256 MB) Graphic Card


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