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ATI Catalyst 9.1 Analysis - XP & Vista (Page 2)

Shawn Baker | Jan 29, 2009 at 11:00 pm CST - 1 min, 16 secs time to read this page
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Test System Setup

Processor(s): Intel i7 920 @ 3.8GHz (190MHz x 20)

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)

Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

Memory: 3 X 2GB OCZ Technology PC-12800 DDR-3 8-8-8-24 (OCZ3G1600LV6GK)

Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 300GB Velicorapter (Supplied by Western Digital)

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Vista SP1 64-Bit

Drivers: Catalyst 8.12 and Catalyst 9.1

Using our newest testbed, we're going to be following the new formula we implemented into our Catalyst Performance Analysis last month. Most of our benchmarks now revolve around real world testing and since we're using higher end cards, we're now testing up to 2560 x 1600 in all our benchmarks.

While we haven't been promised of any performance increases, let's have a look to see if there are any surprises, or perhaps even a negative impact with the latest driver set as this isn't all that uncommon.

3DMark Vantage

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1

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

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3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.

CATALYST 9.1 PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

HD 4850: Here we see no real change.

HD 4870: Here we see no real change.

HD 4870 X2: Here we see no real change.

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Shawn takes care of all of our video card reviews. From 2009, Shawn is also taking care of our memory reviews, and from May 2011, Shawn also takes care of our CPU, chipset and motherboard reviews. As of December 2011, Shawn is based out of Taipei, Taiwan.

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