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ATI Catalyst Control Center

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  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    Today ATI announced the availability of the Catalyst Control Center. The CCC is based on Microsoft's .NET Framework and allows the user to modify his driver settings and configuration.

    ATI claims the Control Center is more user-friendly and simple. In my opinion Display Properties - Advanced was a good place to have settings.
    Please note that the Control Center alone is a 19 MB Download - the whole Catalyst Suite with the Control Center is 41 MB, add 24 MB for the .NET Framework - 65 MB for a Video Card Driver?! When will it stop?
    At least the "old" legacy control panel is still available.

    ATI also offers an SDK (just a help file at the moment) which enables users to develop custom skins and plug-ins for their favorite applications. I took a quick look at the SDK and find it pretty limiting. Basically you can write a plugin which adds a page to the Control Center - don't expect to have any low-level access to the driver or to access hidden stuff.

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    I really like the 3D preview feature. It's nice to see what your video settings allow in realtime.
     
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    yop.. very nice feature the 3dwindow.
    the contol center is really looking nice. but what about modem users? the download is going to be bigger and bigger. :/
     
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    One question, does the control panel alone work with catalyst 4.9b? Cause I don't want to roll back to 4.8 :)
     
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    it should work with 4.9b .. download the 19mb package
     
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    Just did that, and it works fine, it's just that... it all seems so bloated, not what I'm used to... dunno if I'll go back to the good old control panel...
    The 3d preview screen is so small I can barely see any changes in IQ, and it even doesn't have any FPS counter, so it is worthless in guessing what impact new settings have on performance... anyway, that's my two cents.

    EDIT: Double clicking on the 3d preview will make it go full screen, but still no FPS counter, and I don't think it even is representative of current games, just my humble opinion, no flaming please :p
     
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    Well worth the extra download time in my opinion.
     
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    W1zzard, have you thought of using the .net framework to incorporate atitool into the new control panel as a mod or plugin?
    Bet that would make the new control panel a lot more attractive to overclockers ;)
     
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