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ATI Catalyst 6.8 Performance Analysis

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Aug 19, 2006 4:00 am

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): AMD Athlon X2 3800+ @ 2.6GHz (260MHz FSB 1:1)

 

Motherboard(s): DFI SLI DR Expert (Supplied by Bronet)

 

Memory: 2 X 1GB G.Skill HV DDR500 (Supplied by Bronet)

 

Hard Disk(s): Hitachi 80GB SATA 2

 

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2 and Catalyst 6.8/6.7

 

Nothing has changed this month but it is the last you will see of this particular test system in our Catalyst articles.

 

Not only will we be upgrading to the latest and greatest Core 2 Duo setup, we will be dropping Doom 3 from next month and making room for our new OpenGL arrival called "Prey".

 

3DMark05

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 120

 

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

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark05/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

3DMark05 is now the second latest version in the popular 3DMark "Gamers Benchmark" series. It includes a complete set of DX9 benchmarks which tests Shader Model 2.0 and above.

 

For more information on the 3DMark05 benchmark, we recommend you read our preview here.

 

 

The first benchmark out of the gate shows no performance difference across all cards and both resolutions.

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