ATI Drivers Comparison

NAVIGATION

Why am i doing what i'm doing ?

I felt that the hardware review sites never updated their reviews with the
latest drivers and the reviews were done with immature drivers and this affects the consumer's decision. What if HD 3870 is faster than 9600GT with its current drivers? What if 8800GTS G92 is faster than 8800GTX with current drivers ? What is the best driver out there ? No review out there answers this question. So I felt the need to answer this question so users can look at this site and make a decision. With this motivation I will use this thread to keep track of the performance improvements
with each and every driver release .

NOTE : This thread will only show if there are any performance
improvements with the drivers, not a comparison against other cards. Also the hardware will not be overclocked, to show the minimum performance you can get out of this hardware, So with anything overclocked, expect better performance. Also I don't think I will do 3DMark scores here, as I don't think they reflect gaming performance
and they can change so easily even with the same driver. If there is a majority request to that benchmark, then I'll do it. Contact me at karan0516@gmail.com


TEST SYSTEM : 

Intel Quad Core Q9450

GIGABYTE EX-38 DS4

GEIL 4GB (2GBx2) KIT DDR2 800Mhz

Visiontek HD 4850 

Corsair TX650 Power Supply


Call of Duty 4

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 FEAR

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DEVIL MAY CRY 4 DEMO (DX10)

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WORLD IN CONFLICT

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COMPANY OF HEROES

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 CRYSIS

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