PowerColor HD3450 Reviewajmatson - March 30, 2008
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The Catalyst Control Center is where all of the settings for the PowerColor HD3450 takes place. There is a lot that you can change and set, however I am only going to go over the main parts of it.
Information Center: The Information center is where you can view everything about the hardware and software associated with the video card, such as drivers versions and hardware specifications.
Digital Panel: The Digital Panel is where you can set and view monitor information, HDTV settings, ATI's AVIVO color settings, and LCD Overdrive to apply LCD settings that override the hardware of the monitor.
3D: The 3D tab is where you can modify your visual settings for performance or quality including Anti-Aliasing, Anistrophic Filtering, color schemes and more.
VIVO Video, Power Play & ATI Overdrive: AVIVO settings allow you to alter the colors for viewing better. Power Play allows you to create settings to conserve power and heat. ATI overdrive is where you can push the HD3450 to the limits by overclocking it. There are controls for the advanced user or you can Auto-Tune for automatic overclocking.
Crossfire: The HD3450 supports Hybrid Crossfire which allows it to be paired with the integrated graphics of a 780G chipset motherboard to increase overall performance. To enable Crossfire, just click the "Enable Crossfire" check box and the rest will be done by the system. The shot below shows the HD3450 paired with the ATI 3200 Graphics from the motherboard.
Now that we have the settings down, let's move on to the testing phase.