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ATI Catalyst 6.3 Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark03

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Mar 17, 2006 5:00 am

Test System Setup


Processor(s): AMD Athlon X2 3800+


Motherboard(s): ASUS A8N32-SLI Premium (Supplied by ASUS)


Memory: 2 X 1GB Crucial PC4000 DDR (Supplied by Crucial)


Hard Disk(s): WD Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA (Supplied by Western Digital)


Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2


Drivers: ATI Catalyst 6.2 and 6.3 and DX9c


As we hit the third month for the year, we haven't changed our test system so we will get straight into the results.


While we haven't changed the system we have added the Radeon X800XL due to popular demand. We hope to add small improvements to these articles throughout the year, so please continue to leave your comments as we do read them.




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.



3DMark03 shows no performance difference on any of the cards between the last two sets of drivers.

ATI RADEON X1900 XT, (512 MB) PCI Express Graphic Card


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