Athlon 64 3200+
Hercules Radeon 9800 XT

Catalyst 3.10

Catalyst 4.1
3DMark2001SE2062820710
3DMark200365836649
UT2003 Demo
(Flyby)
275.7275.7
SplinterCell 1.2b
(1_1_1_Tbilisi)
91.890.7
Quake III Arena
(Demo004)
390.7400.4
Serious Sam SE 1.5b109.3110.1

 

 

 

 

 

Although there aren’t as many cool enhancements
in the new set of Catalyst 4.1 drivers as expected but it does improve scores
in some of the benchmarks like 3DMark2003 and Quake III Arena. I have tried
uninstalling and installing both set of drivers several times to run the
benchmarks and it yields almost the same results. Do try out those drivers
yourselves and you might produce a different set of results. Anyway those into
benching 3DMark2003 will like this set of new drivers.


Release Notes :

ATI OVERDRIVE™ Enhancement

ATI OVERDRIVE™ maximizes the performance of the
graphic accelerator by increasing the speed of the graphics processor. This is
done by constantly monitoring the temperature of the graphics processor, so that
the maximum clock speed can always be maintained.

The latest rendition of ATI OVERDRIVE™ now provides the user with more
information on the temperature and frequency of their graphics processor. This
feature is supported under the Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows 98/98SE and
Millennium operating systems, and is supported on the following ATI RADEON™
products:

ATI RADEON™ 9800 XT
ATI RADEON™ 9600 XT

OpenGL Shading Language Enhancement

This release improves support for the OpenGL
Shading Language (GLSL), a flexible, forward-looking, and hardware-independent
high-level graphics programming language. The OpenGL Shading Language, defined
as an open standard by the OpenGL Architecture Review Board, allows application
developers to take advantage of the powerful programmable vertex and pixel
processing units present in the 3D graphics system. This release includes
changes to increase compliance with the final ratified GLSL specifications, adds
support for projective texture sampling, and improves support for interactions
between GLSL-based rendering and traditional fixed-function vertex and pixel
processing. Developers who are interested in using the OpenGL Shading Language
should visit our website http://www.ati.com/developer
for more details and documentation.


 ATi Catalyst 4.1 Drivers Tested


 ATi Catalyst 4.1 Drivers Tested


 ATi Catalyst 4.1 Drivers Tested

The new OverDrive enhancement shows the temperature
and core clock speed for Radeon 9800XT and Radeon 9600 XT cards.


 ATi Catalyst 4.1 Drivers Tested

Cat 3.10 with OverDrive Off


 ATi Catalyst 4.1 Drivers Tested

Cat 3.10 with OverDrive On


 ATi Catalyst 4.1 Drivers Tested

Cat 4.1 with Overdrive Off


 ATi Catalyst 4.1 Drivers Tested

Cat 4.1 with Overdrive On

Athlon 64 3200+
Hercules Radeon 9800 XT

Catalyst 3.10

Catalyst 4.1
3DMark2001SE2062820710
3DMark200365836649
UT2003 Demo
(Flyby)
275.7275.7
SplinterCell 1.2b
(1_1_1_Tbilisi)
91.890.7
Quake III Arena
(Demo004)
390.7400.4
Serious Sam SE 1.5b109.3110.1


 

 

 

 

 

Although there aren’t as many cool enhancements
in the new set of Catalyst 4.1 drivers as expected but it does improve scores
in some of the benchmarks like 3DMark2003 and Quake III Arena. I have tried
uninstalling and installing both set of drivers several times to run the
benchmarks and it yields almost the same results. Do try out those drivers
yourselves and you might produce a different set of results. Anyway those into
benching 3DMark2003 will like this set of new drivers.

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