Sapphire HD 4770 Reviewccokeman , ClayMeow -
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Ask not what you can do for the Catalyst Control Center, ask what the Catalyst Control Center can do for you! ATI's CCC will allow you to do a few nifty things that are actually more necessary than nifty. This includes overclocking, changing resolutions, adding extra monitors, and changing visual effects. Basically, everything that has to do with the video card can be adjusted through the CCC. For this reason, I will not be able to take you through every single thing. Instead, I'll show you all the basics.
Information Center: In the Information Center, you can view extensive hardware information, as well as driver, CCC and DirectX versions.
Digital Panel: In the Digital Panel section, you can set and view display information, such as monitor attributes, adjustments, and color correction.
3D: In the 3D tab, you can adjust general image quality settings, as well as anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, and color schemes. There are also a few settings for DirectX and OpenGL.
Avivo Video & ATI Overdrive: Avivo settings allow you to alter the color settings for better viewing. ATI Overdrive gives the user control of the GPU and memory frequencies. For novice users, there is an automated clock configuration utility that will find the best overclock for your system settings.
Now that we've got everything set up, let's take a look at how the HD 4770 performs.