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ATI Catalyst 5.9 Performance Analysis

ATI Catalyst 5.9 Performance Analysis

Yesterday ATI released their latest Catalyst driver for users of Radeon graphics cards. The new driver promises plenty of bug fixes but what about performance? Read on as we take a look at the new Catalyst 5.9 drivers compared against the pervious version to see if it's worth upgrading from a performance prospective. We'll be comparing the drivers on a Radeon X550, X700 and X850XT. | Sep 21, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

ATI Catalyst 5.8 Performance Analysis

ATI Catalyst 5.8 Performance Analysis

ATI has just released the latest Catalyst drivers for their Radeon series of graphics cards. The newest version includes a massive amount of fixes for games like Battlefield 2, GTA: Vice City, Quake 3 and Warcraft III but what about performance changes? Read on as we provide a performance analysis of Catalyst 5.8 against the previous version on low, mid and high-end Radeon cards. | Aug 16, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

ATI Catalyst 5.7 Performance Analysis

ATI Catalyst 5.7 Performance Analysis

ATI's new Catalyst drivers have been out for over a week now and we've tested them in our usual fashion. Except from now on we aren't just catering for the high-end but for every market segment. Along with the Radeon X800 we're also including the Radeon X700 PRO and X300. This way all users will be able to get an idea about performance on each level of Radeon graphics cards. Read on and find out if it's worth upgrading to ATI's July Catalyst driver! | Jul 26, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

ATI Catalyst 5.5 Performance Analysis

ATI Catalyst 5.5 Performance Analysis

ATI released their latest set of monthly Catalyst drivers yesterday for users of Radeon graphics cards. In typical fashion we've compared the drivers to the last set to find out what performance differences separate both sets of drivers. Read on and find out if it's worth upgrading to the latest ATI Catalyst drivers. | May 17, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

ATI Catalyst 5.3 and 5.4 Performance Analysis

ATI Catalyst 5.3 and 5.4 Performance Analysis

We missed a month in our monthly ATI Catalyst driver preview last month which means time around we have not only included the latest set of ATI drivers but the ones we missed last month. So you know the kind of performance increase you do get we have also thrown in the 5.2 version of the graphics drivers. Is it time to update your drivers for your ATI graphics card? Read on and find out! | Apr 6, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

ATI Catalyst 5.2 Performance Analysis

ATI Catalyst 5.2 Performance Analysis

Recently ATI released a new set of their monthly Catalyst drivers for their Radeon line of graphics cards. The new version is 5.2 and they promise a whole bunch of bug fixes and performance increases. We examine the new drivers in our usual array of benchmarks and come up with an answer if they are worth the upgrade or not. Radeon users read on! | Feb 12, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

ATI Catalyst 5.1 Performance Analysis

ATI Catalyst 5.1 Performance Analysis

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! | Jan 16, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

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

AquaMark 3 - Time for nVidia to face the reality?

AquaMark 3 - Time for nVidia to face the reality?

In two days time Massive Development in Germany will release AquaMark 3, a fully compliant DX9 benchmark which offers gamers the ability to measure the performance of their graphics cards for the next 12 months. With all the news of poor DX9 performance from nVidia's NV35 lately, Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot has posted an article examining the performance under AquaMark 3 compared to ATI's R350 while taking a preview look at the upcoming benchmark. Read on! | Sep 12, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

WinTasks 4 Professional Review

WinTasks 4 Professional Review

There are many utilities around that claim to "tweak" your PC for better performance. Hot on the heels of my PC Booster review, Leading Interactive Utilities (LIUtilities) was kind enough to invite me to review their "tweaking" product; WinTasks 4 Professional. Can this competing package stack up to the product from inKline Global? Come join Jon "Albinus" Albiez and let's find out! | May 18, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

JPG Compression - The Bandwidth Saver Article

JPG Compression - The Bandwidth Saver Article

It's time for something a little different. Instead of the usual PC product review, today Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot has written an article for webmasters and site owners showing how they can significantly reduce the amount of bandwidth they use by compressing JPG images, one of the most common formats for web images. If you own a website and don't yet have knowledge in the field of JPG compression, you should find this very interesting indeed - Save money on bandwidth and please viewers at the same time with quicker loading webpages. | Apr 19, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

inKline Global PC Booster System Optimizer Review

inKline Global PC Booster System Optimizer Review

With so many of today's tweaks requiring an edit to the registry, a lot of people are a bit scared. If you fall into this category, then there may just be some help in sight for you and your desire for system settings. Come join Jon "Albinus" Albiez as he takes a look at the PC Booster program from inKline Global. It promises to optimize your system to get the best performance and added stability to boot. Can this wonder utility live up to its claims? Lets find out! | Apr 16, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

Advanced Archive Password Recovery v2.0 Review

Advanced Archive Password Recovery v2.0 Review

How many times have you decided that you just needed to protect some of your work with a password... and then forgot it? If you're like many, then this is something that can happen from time to time. Jon "Albinus" Albiez takes a look at the Advanced Archive Password Recovery program to see if it has what it takes to help us in our moment of need. | Nov 29, 2001 at 11:00 pm CST

Windows XP Preview

Windows XP Preview

You've probably heard about the next operating system from Microsoft called Windows XP. Sit back and relax as Sevan gives us a run down of Windows XP and what it means for us all. Should we take it or leave it? Read on and find out as Sevan tells us all we need to know! | Aug 20, 2001 at 11:00 pm CDT