CATALYST - 3.4 - Performance (8500DV)

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  1. grog

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    CATALYST - 3.4 Official Release
    Testing results and benchmarks.
    I have included benchmark results back to the 2.3 results as well.
    Enjoy!

    8500DV and (Catalyst 2.3/2.4/2.5/3.0,3.0a/3.2/3.4 - DirectX 9)

    System Information:

    AK74-EC - Athlon @ 1Ghz - Performance Rating : PR1330 (estimated) - 768MB RAM / VIA KT133 / 686B
    AGP - ATI 8500DV - RETAIL
    PCI - Creative Live MP3+ sound card
    PCI - Intel Ethernet PRO100
    IBM Deskstar 75GXP 61.49GB 7200rpm ATA-100 HDD - DLTA-307060 (ULTRA DMA MODE 5)
    IBM Deskstar 75GXP 30.74GB 7200rpm ATA-100 HDD - DLTA-307030 (ULTRA DMA MODE 5)
    CenDyne - DVR-104 (aka. Pioneer A04 DVD-RW) (ULTRA DMA MODE 2)
    WinXP PRO SP1 (FULL VERSION)
    Nokia 445PRO 21' Monitor
    Sony Trinitron PVM-2030 - 21' Studio Monitor (using S-VIDEO and Composite)

    Testing procedure:

    Install Catalyst 3.4 components.

    1.) Remove Catalyst 3.2 Control Panel
    2.) Remove Catalyst 3.2 Driver
    3.) Disable network [Reboot]
    4.) Install 3.4 as per ATI recommendations
    5.) NOK_INF.EXE <= Nokia monitor inf install from viewsonic

    Fixed:
    1.) SPEC Viewperf 7.0 no longer has a problem running ugs-01.
    2.) Comanche 4 Benchmark is now able to run the offical test.

    Problems (All reported via (http://apps.ati.com/driverfeedback/):

    1.) Minor: Display - External TV / Scheme now asks if you want to accept the resolution change on hot-key change. This is new as of Catalyst 3.4 release. Not a big issue. I usually setup the remote control to hot key the external TV on and off, this extra dialogs to accept the change just are annoying.
    2.) Major: Disable of 8500DV 1394 required to run CAT 3.4 with MMC/TV.
    TV application uses 100% of CPU. Reinstalling CAT 3.2 fixes the problem. IRQ information is unchanged, SMARTGART reports the same information in all cases. Reseting SMARTGART has no effect. ATISMART is running and directX passes all testing. 3D-Benchmarks show system is running fine.
    Disabling the 8500DV 1394 via the 8500DV onboard jumpers fixes the problem but I do lose 1394 support.
    3.) Major: IEEE1394 Pixelated display. Attached cam to 1394 of 8500DV and look at cam display from Explorer. This is new as of Catalyst 3.4. This problem is most likley related to the MMC-TV at 100% already reported.


    I am commited to 3.4 release right now but I did lose 1394 in the process. Oh well.

    Overall Results:
    Only 3DMARK03, GLEXCESS and ureal 2003 (UT2003Demo) Flyby was faster in my benchmarks with the 8500DV.

    3DMARK2001SE - BUILD 330 - Passed. A tad slower than 3.2
    3DMARK03 - Passed. A little faster than 3.2
    GLExcess - Passed. A little faster than 3.2
    ureal 2003 (UT2003Demo) Flyby - Passed. A little faster than 3.2
    ureal 2003 (UT2003Demo) Botmatch - Passed. A tad slower than 3.2
    SPEC Viewperf 7.0 - Passed. A tad slower than 3.2
    Quake 3 Arena - Passed. A tad slower than 3.2
    Comanche 4 - Passed. A tad slower than 3.2
    Codecreatures - Passed. A tad slower than 3.2

    ==================================================================================================================
    Testing and benchmarks (The details):

    Note: I have also included benchmark data from Catalyst 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.0, 3.0a and 3.2
    When "DirectX 9.0" is used I have noted such.

    3DMARK2001SE - BUILD 330

    5493 -> (stock drivers - 6.13.10.3286)
    5745 -> (BETA driver - wxp-766-04-020129x-2545e.exe)
    5582 -> (wxp_radeon_6_13_10_6015.exe)
    5504 -> (OMEGA drivers - 1.1.32)
    5613 -> (6043 drivers)
    5623 -> (wxp-radeon-6-13-10-6071-efg.exe)
    5638 -> (Leaked 6107 drivers)
    5618 -> (Leaked 6118 drivers)
    5552 -> (Catalyst 2.3)
    5566 -> (Catalyst 2.4)
    5529 -> (Catalyst 2.5)
    5501 -> )Catalyst 2.5 - DirectX 9.0)
    5497 -> (Catalyst 3.0 - DirectX 9.0)
    5515 -> (Catalyst 3.0a)
    5484 -> (Catalyst 3.0a - DirectX 9.0)
    5434 -> (Catalyst 3.2 - DirectX 9.0)
    5196 -> (Catalyst 3.4 - DirectX 9.0)

    3DMARK03 (NEW)
    802 -> (Catalyst 3.2 - DirectX 9.0)
    867 -> (Catalyst 3.4 - DirectX 9.0)

    GLExcess
    ========

    GLExcess - v1.2full.exe
    XSMARK 4323 (all tests enabled - 1024x768x32) -> Catalyst 2.3
    XSMARK 4220 (all tests enabled - 1024x768x32) -> Catalyst 2.4
    XSMARK 4190 (all tests enabled - 1024x768x32) -> Catalyst 2.5
    XSMARK 4200 (all tests enabled - 1024x768x32) -> Catalyst 2.5 (DirectX 9.0)
    XSMARK 4195 (all tests enabled - 1024x768x32) -> Catalyst 3.0 (DirectX 9.0)
    XSMARK 4221 (all tests enabled - 1024x768x32) -> Catalyst 3.0a
    XSMARK 4212 (all tests enabled - 1024x768x32) -> Catalyst 3.0a (DirectX 9.0)
    XSMARK 3921 (all tests enabled - 1024x768x32) -> Catalyst 3.2 (DirectX 9.0)
    XSMARK 4101 (all tests enabled - 1024x768x32) -> Catalyst 3.4 (DirectX 9.0)

    ureal 2003 (UT2003Demo)

    UT2003 Demo - Resolution: 1600x1200

    Flyby: 43.496807 (Catalyst 2.4)
    Flyby: 42.873291 (Catalyst 2.5)
    Flyby: 55.360725 (Catalyst 2.5 - DirectX 9)
    Flyby: 53.220741 (Catalyst 3.0 - DirectX 9)
    Flyby: 53.149010 (Catalyst 3.0a)
    Flyby: 45.108856 (Catalyst 3.0a - DirectX 9)
    Flyby: 41.073891 (Catalyst 3.2 - DirectX 9)
    Flyby: 41.183182 (Catalyst 3.4 - DirectX 9)

    Botmatch: 24.590664 (Catalyst 2.4)
    Botmatch: 24.240395 (Catalyst 2.5)
    Botmatch: 26.018379 (Catalyst 2.5 - DirectX 9)
    Botmatch: 25.752682 (Catalyst 3.0 - DirectX 9)
    Botmatch: 25.787228 (Catalyst 3.0a)
    Botmatch: 23.701307 (Catalyst 3.0a - DirectX 9)
    Botmatch: 23.589161 (Catalyst 3.2 - DirectX 9)
    Botmatch: 23.108435 (Catalyst 3.4 - DirectX 9)

    SPEC Viewperf 7.0
    =================

    3dsmax-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 4.364 (Catalyst 2.3)
    3dsmax-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 4.324 (Catalyst 2.4)
    3dsmax-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 4.257 (Catalyst 2.5)
    3dsmax-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 4.302 (Catalyst 2.5 - (DirectX 9.0))
    3dsmax-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 4.311 (Catalyst 3.0 - (DirectX 9.0))
    3dsmax-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 4.297 (Catalyst 3.0a)
    3dsmax-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 4.303 (Catalyst 3.0a - (DirectX 9.0))
    3dsmax-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 3.681 (Catalyst 3.2) - (DirectX 9.0))
    3dsmax-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 3.594 (Catalyst 3.4) - (DirectX 9.0))

    drv-08 Weighted Geometric Mean = 12.54 (Catalyst 2.3)
    drv-08 Weighted Geometric Mean = 12.04 (Catalyst 2.4)
    drv-08 Weighted Geometric Mean = 12.22 (Catalyst 2.5)
    drv-08 Weighted Geometric Mean = 12.13 (Catalyst 2.5 - (DirectX 9.0))
    drv-08 Weighted Geometric Mean = 12.39 (Catalyst 3.0 - (DirectX 9.0))
    drv-08 Weighted Geometric Mean = 12.21 (Catalyst 3.0a)
    drv-08 Weighted Geometric Mean = 12.15 (Catalyst 3.0a - (DirectX 9.0))
    drv-08 Weighted Geometric Mean = 11.76 (Catalyst 3.2) - (DirectX 9.0))
    drv-08 Weighted Geometric Mean = 11.08 (Catalyst 3.4) - (DirectX 9.0))

    dx-07 Weighted Geometric Mean = 18.14 (Catalyst 2.3)
    dx-07 Weighted Geometric Mean = 18.24 (Catalyst 2.4)
    dx-07 Weighted Geometric Mean = 18.25 (Catalyst 2.5)
    dx-07 Weighted Geometric Mean = 18.15 (Catalyst 2.5 - (DirectX 9.0))
    dx-07 Weighted Geometric Mean = 18.17 (Catalyst 3.0 - (DirectX 9.0))
    dx-07 Weighted Geometric Mean = 18.08 (Catalyst 3.0a)
    dx-07 Weighted Geometric Mean = 18.08 (Catalyst 3.0a - (DirectX 9.0))
    dx-07 Weighted Geometric Mean = 16.01 (Catalyst 3.2) - (DirectX 9.0))
    dx-07 Weighted Geometric Mean = 15.48 (Catalyst 3.4) - (DirectX 9.0))

    light-05 Weighted Geometric Mean = 5.179 (Catalyst 2.3)
    light-05 Weighted Geometric Mean = 5.210 (Catalyst 2.4)
    light-05 Weighted Geometric Mean = 5.200 (Catalyst 2.5)
    light-05 Weighted Geometric Mean = 5.132 (Catalyst 2.5 - (DirectX 9.0))
    light-05 Weighted Geometric Mean = 5.179 (Catalyst 3.0 - (DirectX 9.0))
    light-05 Weighted Geometric Mean = 5.126 (Catalyst 3.0a)
    light-05 Weighted Geometric Mean = 5.122 (Catalyst 3.0a - (DirectX 9.0))
    light-05 Weighted Geometric Mean = 4.210 (Catalyst 3.2) - (DirectX 9.0))
    light-05 Weighted Geometric Mean = 4.041 (Catalyst 3.4) - (DirectX 9.0))

    proe-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 4.080 (Catalyst 2.3)
    proe-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 4.019 (Catalyst 2.4)
    proe-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 3.972 (Catalyst 2.5)
    proe-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 3.928 (Catalyst 2.5 - (DirectX 9.0))
    proe-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 4.060 (Catalyst 3.0 - (DirectX 9.0))
    proe-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 4.042 (Catalyst 3.0a)
    proe-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 4.035 (Catalyst 3.0a - (DirectX 9.0))
    proe-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 3.653 (Catalyst 3.2) - (DirectX 9.0))
    proe-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 3.516 (Catalyst 3.4) - (DirectX 9.0))

    ugs-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 2.530 (Catalyst 3.4) - (DirectX 9.0))

    Note: ugs: <failed> (All test cases before Catalyst 3.4)


    Quake 3 Arena
    =============
    Quake 3 Arena Demo

    Settings:
    GL Driver : Default
    GL Extensions : ON
    Video Mode : 1024x768
    Color Depth : 32 BIT
    Full Screen : ON
    Lighting : Lightmap
    Geometric Detail : HIGH
    Texture Detail : MAX
    Texture Quality : 32 BIT
    Texture Filter : Trillinear

    1346 Frames - 11.9 Seconds - 113.5 FPS (Catalyst 2.3)
    1346 Frames - 12.0 Seconds - 111.9 FPS (Catalyst 2.4)
    1346 Frames - 12.2 Seconds - 110.7 FPS (Catalyst 2.5)
    1346 Frames - 12.2 Seconds - 110.5 FPS (Catalyst 2.5 - DirectX 9.0)
    1346 Frames - 12.3 Seconds - 109.3 FPS (Catalyst 3.0 - DirectX 9.0)
    1346 Frames - 12.3 Seconds - 109.1 FPS (Catalyst 3.0a)
    1346 Frames - 12.4 Seconds - 108.9 FPS (Catalyst 3.0a - DirectX 9.0)
    1346 Frames - 12.9 Seconds - 104.4 FPS (Catalyst 3.2 - DirectX 9.0)
    1346 Frames - 13.1 Seconds - 102.9 FPS (Catalyst 3.4 - DirectX 9.0)

    Comanche 4 Benchmark Results for 1024x768 FSAA=0 VSync=OFF DXTC=ENABLED AUDIO=ON SHADERS=ENABLED

    Frames per second: 19.09 avg (Catalyst 2.3)
    Frames per second: 18.84 avg (Catalyst 2.4)
    Frames per second: 19.57 avg (Catalyst 2.5)
    Frames per second: 14.26 avg (Catalyst 2.5 - DirectX 9.0)
    Frames per second: 18.82 avg (Catalyst 3.0 - DirectX 9.0)
    Frames per second: 18.94 avg (Catalyst 3.0a)
    Frames per second: 18.99 avg (Catalyst 3.0a - DirectX 9.0)
    Frames per second: 19.00 avg (Catalyst 3.2) - DirectX 9.0)
    Frames per second: 17.30 avg (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)

    Tris per second: 3,803,327 avg (Catalyst 2.3)
    Tris per second: 3,752,506 avg (Catalyst 2.4)
    Tris per second: 3,899,262 avg (Catalyst 2.5)
    Tris per second: 2,840,871 avg (Catalyst 2.5 - DirectX 9.0)
    Tris per second: 3,749,237 avg (Catalyst 3.0 - DirectX 9.0)
    Tris per second: 3,772,424 avg (Catalyst 3.0a)
    Tris per second: 3,783,043 avg (Catalyst 3.0a - DirectX 9.0)
    Tris per second: 3,784,617 avg (Catalyst 3.2) - DirectX 9.0)
    Tris per second: 3,447,061 avg (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)

    Codecreatures Benchmark Pro - version 1.0.0

    Official Score - 772 (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)

    1600x1200 - avg. number of frames/sec 5.7 (Catalyst 2.4)
    1600x1200 - avg. number of frames/sec 5.7 (Catalyst 2.5)
    1600x1200 - avg. number of frames/sec 5.7 (Catalyst 2.5 - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - avg. number of frames/sec 5.8 (Catalyst 3.0 - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - avg. number of frames/sec 5.8 (Catalyst 3.0a)
    1600x1200 - avg. number of frames/sec 5.8 (Catalyst 3.0a - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - avg. number of frames/sec 5.8 (Catalyst 3.2) - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - avg. number of frames/sec 5.7 (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)

    1600x1200 - max. number of frames/sec 9 (Catalyst 2.4)
    1600x1200 - max. number of frames/sec 8 (Catalyst 2.5)
    1600x1200 - max. number of frames/sec 9 (Catalyst 2.5 - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - max. number of frames/sec 8 (Catalyst 3.0 - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - max. number of frames/sec 8 (Catalyst 3.0a)
    1600x1200 - max. number of frames/sec 8 (Catalyst 3.0a - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - max. number of frames/sec 8 (Catalyst 3.2) - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - max. number of frames/sec 8 (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)

    1600x1200 - avg. number of polys/sec. 2.5mio. (Catalyst 2.4)
    1600x1200 - avg. number of polys/sec. 2.5mio. (Catalyst 2.5)
    1600x1200 - avg. number of polys/sec. 2.5mio. (Catalyst 2.5 - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - avg. number of polys/sec. 2.5mio. (Catalyst 3.0 - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - avg. number of polys/sec. 2.5mio. (Catalyst 3.0a)
    1600x1200 - avg. number of polys/sec. 2.5mio. (Catalyst 3.0a - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - avg. number of polys/sec. 2.5mio. (Catalyst 3.2) - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - avg. number of polys/sec. 2.5mio. (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)

    1600x1200 - max. number of polys/sec. 4.7mio. (Catalyst 2.4)
    1600x1200 - max. number of polys/sec. 4.6mio. (Catalyst 2.5)
    1600x1200 - max. number of polys/sec. 5.4mio. (Catalyst 2.5 - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - max. number of polys/sec. 4.6mio. (Catalyst 3.0 - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - max. number of polys/sec. 4.6mio. (Catalyst 3.0a)
    1600x1200 - max. number of polys/sec. 4.6mio. (Catalyst 3.0a - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - max. number of polys/sec. 4.6mio. (Catalyst 3.2) - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - max. number of polys/sec. 4.5mio. (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)

    1600x1200 - total amount of frames 729 (Catalyst 2.4)
    1600x1200 - total amount of frames 737 (Catalyst 2.5)
    1600x1200 - total amount of frames 736 (Catalyst 2.5 - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - total amount of frames 759 (Catalyst 3.0 - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - total amount of frames 749 (Catalyst 3.0a)
    1600x1200 - total amount of frames 756 (Catalyst 3.0a - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - total amount of frames 752 (Catalyst 3.2) - DirectX 9.0)
    1600x1200 - total amount of frames 743 (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)

    1280x1024 - avg. number of frames/sec 7.5 (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)
    1280x1024 - max. number of frames/sec 9 (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)
    1280x1024 - avg. number of polys/sec. 3.0mio. (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)
    1280x1024 - max. number of polys/sec. 5.2mio. (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)
    1280x1024 - total amount of frames 973 (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)
    1024x768 - avg. number of frames/sec 10.8 (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)
    1024x768 - max. number of frames/sec 14 (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)
    1024x768 - avg. number of polys/sec. 4.2mio. (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)
    1024x768 - max. number of polys/sec. 6.5mio. (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)
    1024x768 - total amount of frames 1404 (Catalyst 3.4) - DirectX 9.0)

    Greg.
     
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    sounds good...
     
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    Wow, how long did that take?
     

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