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ATI Catalyst 5.1 Performance Analysis (Page 1)

New Year, New Month and that can only mean one thing - ATI has released yet another set of their monthly Catalyst drivers for your Radeon based graphics cards. This time we are up to version 5.1 and we compare against the two previous versions (4.11 and 4.12) in our usual array of benchmarks. Has ATI continued the trend and increased Half Life 2 performance? Read on and find out if these drivers are worth the upgrade!
By Shawn Baker on Jan 16, 2005 11:00 pm CST
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Introduction

With a new year upon us we now have a new set of Catalyst drivers sitting in our download directory to test. With a new year we now have dived into the Catalyst 5 series and of course being the first month, it's time to take a look at the new Catalyst 5.1 which was released by ATI today.

We will be testing the drivers the same we did last year using some of the more recent games to hit the market as well as our line of synthetic tests, to top it all off we will be placing the latest Catalyst series with some AA and AF tests.

Let's have a quick look at what is to be expected from the latest drivers and get straight into the benchmarking.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Shawn Baker

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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