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Catalyst 11.4 EP — illusory performance boost

Looking for performance change with RADEON HD 6970 and Catalyst 11.4 EP

3DMark Vantage

A synthetic test giving the performance picture of your graphic card using DirectX 10 API. As physics test are supported here by NVIDIA PhysX and not available for ATI|AMD graphic cards, the benchmark setting had PPU disabled thus putting card in to equal test conditions.

Graphics benchmarks of Performance profile are run with 1280х1024 resolution suitable for majority of computer systems nowadays.

3DMark Vantage — Performance test results

3DMark Vantage Performance percentage ratio

The heaviest test with resolution of 1920×1200, x16 Anisotropic Filtering and x4 Anti Aliasing settings resembles Extreme profile:

3DMark Vantage — Extreme test results

3DMark Vantage — Extreme percentage ratio

3DMark Vantage showed a minor performance increase, in fact, it is 1-2%.

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