XFX Radeon HD 5670 1GB Review
Intel Core i3 530 Dual Core Processor @ 2.93GHz
Biostar TH55XE H55 Motherboard
4GB Corsair PC3-12800 DDR3 Memory
XFX Radeon HD 5670 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
320GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 7200RPM Hard Disk Drive
Samsung 22x DVD+/-RW
Be Quiet! 750W 80PLUS Silver Power Supply Unit
Arctic Cooling MX3 Paste
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
ATi Catalyst Control Centre
For some time now, the ATi Catalyst Control Centre has proven itself to be a very capable driver control panel. Despite it's bloated nature, when compared to the less graphical and original ATi Catalyst control panel, it is both responsive and reasonably intuitive. From a memory consumption standpoint, it occupies around 18MB on our testbed machine.
The main three areas of the Catalyst Control Center are the 3D, Display and Overdrive sections. In 3D, one is able to set Anti Aliasing and Anisotropic filtering. You're provided with a short preview video indicating the effect of the parameter that you've changed. Wasted space for those who know what they're doing but excellent for the novices.
The desktop and displays section covers just about anything that's Multi Monitor related. Here, you may adjust the mode of your multi-monitor setup, create groups and rearrange your monitors' positions. We'll return to this later.
Finally, we get to the Overdrive section. Here, it is possible to overclock the XFX Radeon HD 5670 from it's nominal frequencies to 850MHz Core and 1050MHz Memory (4200MHz effective).
Due to Catalyst Control Centre's low limit, our overclocking endeavours could not exceed 850MHz Core and 1050MHz memory. This is however one should not necessarily turn their noses up at a 75MHz increase on core and a 50MHz increase on memory.