Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,421 Reviews & Articles | 64,481 News Posts

ATI Catalyst 6.1 Performance Analysis (Page 2)

By Shawn Baker from Jan 18, 2006 @ 23:00 CST
Manufacturer: none

Test System Setup

Processor(s): AMD Athlon X2 3800+

Motherboard(s): ASUS A8N SLI Premium (Supplied by ASUS)

Memory: 2 X 512MB Mushkin PC4000 DDR (Supplied by Mushkin)

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

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP1

Drivers: ATI Catalyst 5.13 and 6.1 and DX9c

As we have mentioned, we have updated our cards to the latest generation of ATI graphics cards - at least for the time being. Apart from the change of cards we have also added the 3DMark06 which was only released today.

Let's not drag on any longer and find out what the latest drivers do for us in the performance sector.


Version and / or Patch Used: Build 360

Developer Homepage:

Product Homepage:

Buy It Here

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.

We can see that no performance gains with the new drivers across the whole board.

ATI RADEON X1800 XL, (256 MB) Graphic Card

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

We openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here. Please contact us if you wish to respond.