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ATI Catalyst 6.4 Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - 3DMark06

We take our regular look at the latest Catalyst drivers from ATI and we examine if it's worth updating to version 6.4!

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Apr 13, 2006 4:00 am

3DMark06

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 102

 

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.

 

 

ATI said that there was a performance increase in 3DMark06 with the X1900; we can see the X1800 gets a small bump but the rest of the line up doesn't see anything at all.

MSI RX1600PRO-TD256E RADEON™ X1600 PRO, (256 MB) PCI Express Graphic Card

 

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