ATI Radeon X800XL 512MB & Catalyst 5.6 Driver Update

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Doom 3: Single Player

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Doom 3
id Software's games have long been pushing the limits of 3D graphics.  Quake, Quake 2, and Quake 3 were all instrumental in the success of 3D accelerators on the PC.  Now, years later, with virtually every new desktop computer shipping with a 3D accelerator, id is at it again with the release of the visually stunning Doom 3.  Doom 3 is an OpenGL game using extremely high-detailed textures and a ton of dynamic lighting and shadows.  We ran custom demo benchmarks with Doom 3 set to its "High-Quality" mode, at resolutions of 1,024 x 768 and 1,600 x 1,200 without AA enabled and then with 4X AA and 8X Aniso enabled.


Although Doom 3 is one of the more visually demanding games currently on the market, it didn't benefit greatly from the extra memory available on the 512MB Radeon X800 XL. The Catalyst v5.6 drivers too, offered little performance benefits in our custom single player test.  The 256MB Radeon X800 XL and the 512MB Radeon X800 XL, whether or not the Catalyst v5.6 drivers were used, performed on near identical levels at bother resolutions and test settings here.

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