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ATI Catalyst 6.1 Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - 3DMark06

The first Catalyst for 2006 is here and in our usual fashion we've checked out the performance to see what has changed!

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

3DMark06

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 1.02

 

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

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

 

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3DMark06 is the very latest version of the "Gamers Benchmark" from FutureMark. The newest version of 3DMark expands on the tests in 3DMark05 by adding graphical effects using Shader Model 3.0 and HDR (High Dynamic Range lighting) which will push even the best DX9 graphics cards to the extremes.

 

3DMark06 also focuses on not just the GPU but the CPU using the AGEIA PhysX software physics library to effectively test single and Dual Core processors.

 

 

3DMark06 is certified for only the 5.13s at the moment so we thought there might be a little bump in performance with the 6.1s since ATI have probably been playing with it for a while now but we can see there is no difference.

ATI RADEON X1800 XL, (256 MB) Graphic Card

 

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