Visiontek HD4870 Reviewajmatson - July 17, 2008
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Once you insert the driver CD into your drive you are presented with a menu screen. There are a few options you can choose. You can install the drivers, view the electronic versions of the documentation, and check for updates to the software. The update link brings you to the ATI site for the latest Catalyst versions. The Documentation and Extras opens a folder where you can view and install extras like Microsoft DirectX 9 if needed.
When you click the install drivers option, you are presented with the Catalyst Control Center installation menu. This will install all of the necessary drivers and software needed to properly run the Visiontek HD 4870. We will take a better look at the Catalyst Control Center software in the next section.
In addition to installing the software from the CD, ATI has provided an unsupported hotfix for the HD 4800 series cards which can be found in the ATI support forums. This hotfix claims to improve overall performance and stability for the HD 4850 and HD 4870 graphics cards. This hotfix also has the Catalyst Control Center in the install if you do not already have it installed prior to the update.
Now that everything is installed, let's take a better look at the Catalyst Control Center.