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PowerColor HD4870 Review

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Like with the HD 4850 card, PowerColor used a different approach to driver installation than what I have seen in the past, specifically a web-based GUI that allows access to the drivers. On the menu are options for generic display drivers, drivers for the HD 4800 series, drivers for AGP cards, hot fixes for the HD 3870x2 card, and two programs - CyberLink DVD Suite and iClone, which is a 3D film making program.








Once you click on the link for the HD 4800 series drivers, the installation begins and the Catalyst Install Manager takes over.  This will install the Catalyst Control Center and all of the necessary drivers needed to run and control the HD 4870 video card.




As I mentioned above, there are two programs that are included for you to use. CyberLink DVD Suite gives you access to CyberLink's programs, which include PowerBackup, PowerProducer, PowerDirector, Power2Go and PhotoNow! The serial key was located on the CD itself and not on the sleeve, so check there before giving up. Also included is iClone v2.1 SE, which is a powerful real-time 3D filmmaking program.



Now that everything is installed, let's move over and take a look at the Catalyst Control Center.

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