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Sapphire HD3850 Ultimate Edition Review

Makaveli    -   March 6, 2008


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Configuration:

Be sure that you check either ATI or Sapphire's website for the absolute latest drivers available. Now let's break down some of the key features of Catalyst Control Center (CCC).

Information Center: This is where you can view your software and hardware information as well as your driver version. There is a sub-menu of display options and display management, which allows users to configure their desktop environments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Panel: This is the tab you want to go to if you want to view your monitor's information, set up HDTV settings, and set up AVIVO color settings. This tab has four sub-menus under it that include "Attributes," "AVIVO Color," "HDTV Support," and "LCD Overdrive."

 

 

 

3D: This tab is where you'll be able to modify your performance versus quality settings. You'll also be able to chage your anti-aliasing settings, among other settings.

 

 

AVIVO Video & ATI Overdrive: You're allowed to alter the basic color settings in theater mode in the AVIVO Video section. ATI Overdrive is an easy-to-use overclocking utility that allows the user to overclock his or her card to a certain point. My only complaint is that there are no controls for the fan speed on the video card.

 

 

Now that we've examined CCC, let's test the card!




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Configuration
  4. Configuration (Continued)
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing (Setup, Overclocking)
  7. Testing: Crysis
  8. Testing: Knights of The Sea
  9. Testing: BioShock
  10. Testing: Call of Duty 4
  11. Testing: World In Conflict
  12. Testing: Call of Juarez
  13. Testing: Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts
  14. Testing: 3DMark06
  15. Conclusion
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