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What's the benefit of Control Center in the Catalyst drivers?

Rodster

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I'm still scratching my head as to why ATi chose this route with their new line of drivers. After Catalyst v5.11 all drivers require .Net and use their proprietery Control Center. The problem I see with the new style of drivers is the overhead being added to the resources of the system. My resources at idle mode jumped 100% percent by going to these new drivers.

I now get lag and chopiness in certain Racing Simulators and Flight Simulators such as Falcon 4.0 and Microsoft's Flight Simulator 2004.

I went back to Catalyst v5.10 and all is good again, because it doesn't require .Net and uses "Control Panel instead of "Control Center".

Is there some benefit to ATi using the "Control Center" in place of the tried and true "Control Panel"? :confused:
 
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No one likes CCC. The only benefits I've found are some extra settings... that could have been put into control panel. Anyway, what I do it get all of the settings how I want them and then remove ATIACE.exe from the startup programs - you still have working settings and drivers, but not an extra 40mb+ RAM being used.
 
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some folka must like it.. he he he..

i think .net framework is microsofts new method of communicating with the lizzard people.. having take over the world they are now after taking over the universe.. he he

i tried to find out what exactly .net framework was the other day.. quite few things are demanding u have it before they install.. its some kind of universal integration system enabling everything to communicate with everything easier..

all sound highly suspicious to me.. the purpose of the control centre is probably to do just what it says.. be warned.. he he he

trog
 

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Jimmy 2004 said:
No one likes CCC. The only benefits I've found are some extra settings... that could have been put into control panel. Anyway, what I do it get all of the settings how I want them and then remove ATIACE.exe from the startup programs - you still have working settings and drivers, but not an extra 40mb+ RAM being used.
It's worse for me. With Catalyst v5.10 and below my resources run at 115mb of ram. With Catalyst v5.13 it jumped to 246mb of ram. I'm going to voice my opinion to ATi about CC drivers.

I guess what's even more puzzling is that prior to v5.11, ATi gave you the choice with or without CC.

Thanks for the reply guys !
 

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.NET is Microsoft's "next generation" programming environment, that makes it easier for programmers using different programming languages (C++, C#, VB, Python, PERL, etc.) to use the same programming libraries.

It's really just a clone of Java, with some built-in support from their programming tools.

CCC sucks because ATI's programmers seem to have forgotten how to program. Most likely they have some young idiots working on it, or out-sourced it for $2/hour.

There's a funny talk about CCC at
http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000487.html
 
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The only thing I like about CCC is the ability to set profiles and switch AA, AF, and all the other little settings. It seems they could create a program like this which wasn't such a resource hog. At the moment I would rather have it than not, but I'm not hurting for system resources :) .