Asus EAH3870X2 1GB Top Reviewccokeman - February 7, 2008
ATI provides a utility to adjust the quality and performance settings that are used to make the most of the video experience. It does not matter what the application, quality and performance can both be set in this utility. The Catalyst Control Center is an easy-to-use interface that includes more than a few tabs to adjust preferences to the individual's tastes. Let's look at the options that are available.
Information Center: The Information Center gives detailed information about the graphics software and hardware.
Display Manager: Display Manager and Monitor Properties are the tabs that allow a detailed configuration of the attached monitors.
3D:This is where you make all of the performance and visual enhancements that make or break the performance of the video cards. Anti-Aliasing, Anisotropic Filtering, MipMap detail, Catalyst AI, V-Sync and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing are all done through this tab. You will also find the OpenGL settings and basic color correction settings.
Avivo Video: This tab allows for basic color adjustments and setting up of the theater mode for the display used with your system.
ATI Overdrive: Once opened, this feature must be unlocked to use. The standard overclocking of the hardware is not guaranteed and may lead to system instability. Warnings must be viewed and agreed to before using this utility. Here is where clockspeeds and temperatures can be viewed. Manually setting the 3D clockspeeds can be accomplished for the more advanced user while the Auto tune utility will test for you and attempt to find the highest overclock combination for the card(s).
Crossfire: This tab is for enabling or disabling the Crossfire configuration of the Asus EAH3870 X2 video card.