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ATI Catalyst 4.12 Performance Analysis

ATI Catalyst 4.12 Performance Analysis

Today we see the release of another ATI Catalyst driver suite (in fact the last release for 2004) and we will be seeing just how they compare against the previous 4.11 drivers. We will be comparing these drivers with our normal array of benchmarks except we have had a few new additions to our benchmark line including Half Life 2 and Doom 3. Is it time to change your Radeon drivers? Read on and find out! | Dec 12, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

3DMark05 Preview - DX9 Performance Benchmark

3DMark05 Preview - DX9 Performance Benchmark

Today FutureMark Corporation is releasing the latest version in the 3DMark series called 3DMark05. It is said to push the technology bar by exclusively using shader models 2 and 3 for all pixel and vertex processing which are complied using DX9c libraries, making 3DMark05 a true DX9 benchmark. We take you on a pictorial look at the tests inside 3DMark05, the performance differences between 3DMark03 and 05 along with an indication of whether or not the CPU and memory subsystems play much of a role in the performance numbers of 3DMark05. | Sep 28, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

CATALYST Control Center - a new way to control your ATI graphics card

CATALYST Control Center - a new way to control your ATI graphics card

Today ATI is launching a new piece of free software called CATALYST Control Center which offers a new and refreshing way of controlling your ATI based Radeon graphics cards past the usual "Advanced Properties" section built into Windows all these years. Inside we have a full preview along with our thoughts on the new software. | Sep 1, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

ATI Catalyst 4.8 and 4.9 BETA Doom 3 Performance Analysis

ATI Catalyst 4.8 and 4.9 BETA Doom 3 Performance Analysis

Last week ATI caused a stir in the enthusiast community by releasing a "Doom 3 Hotfix" driver labeled 4.9 BETA for users of Radeon graphics cards which promised increased OpenGL performance for the new game. They also released their official Catalyst 4.8 drivers which promise even more performance increases. Follow Shane as we benchmark all the new drivers and see all the results for yourself. | Aug 21, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

ATI Catalyst 4.7 Performance Analysis

ATI Catalyst 4.7 Performance Analysis

ATI has just released their latest set of new monthly Catalyst drivers for their range of Radeon graphics cards. The latest version is Catalyst 4.7 and promises some performance increases along with a range of bug fixes. We have compared the performance of the new drivers on a Radeon X800 XT PE for your viewing pleasure. | Jul 6, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

ATI Catalyst 4.5 vs. 4.6 Performance Analysis

ATI Catalyst 4.5 vs. 4.6 Performance Analysis

For something a little different around this part of the woods, we've compared the latest ATI Catalyst graphics card drivers against the previous 4.5 drivers using a Radeon X800 Pro. ATI claims performance increases in Pixel Shader 2.0 applications as well as when AA and AF is enabled. Let's find out if these claims are true or not! | Jun 12, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT