ATI's Catalyst 5.12 dual-core friendly drivers benchmarked

Posted on Monday, Dec 05 2005 @ 00:09 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AnandTech got their hands on the latest Catalyst 5.12 beta drivers from ATI. These drivers feature a performance boost for dual-core systems:
Building a driver to take advantage of parallel processing is quite a task, and extracting any noticeable performance gain out of it is even more difficult. So we are here today to see just what ATI has gotten out of their efforts thus far.

Admittedly, the highest performance gains come from low resolutions without antialiasing. It stands to reason that the more CPU limited a test is, the more benefit the game will get from freeing up CPU resources. The real benefit to end users if only lower resolutions benefit is questionable, but every step helps.
Read on over at AnandTech.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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