In the latest edition of our PowerColor Build Direct vs Direct Draw comparison, we asked whether a build-to-order model was the better option.
While both options offer the same functionality, the PowerColor builds have some notable differences.
The PowerColor Direct Draw option gives you more control over the overall build.
It also allows you to select different colors for the front, rear, and interior of your computer.
The built-in color control panel allows you select between three preset colors.
When you open the Power Color app, you can select between these three presets.
If you want more control, you’ll need to open the app and manually change the colors you want to use for your build.
With a built-ins color control, the Build Direct option doesn’t have as many options for customization.
You’ll also want to adjust the power settings to get the best performance.
But when it comes to customization, the Direct Draw mode has a few more options for you.
If your computer’s CPU is slow, it’ll have a lower performance boost.
You can increase the CPU clock speed by setting it to Turbo, which allows your computer to ramp up its processor clock speed.
You may also need to increase the RAM speed to increase storage.
We’ll take a look at how you can optimize your computer based on your system.
The first build Direct Draw we looked at had an integrated GPU.
If it’s the case that your computer has a slower GPU, the build Direct draw option can help speed things up.
The other option, Direct Draw, lets you select an individual GPU.
That way, you have control over which GPU is used in your computer and how it behaves.
Direct Draw is also a great option for graphics card builders who want a more custom look.
If a GPU isn’t your cup of tea, the built-off GPU can be the way to go.
The Direct Draw built-on GPU is not as capable as a discrete GPU, but it has all the benefits of a GPU without the drawbacks.
In fact, a Direct Draw GPU has more power and can power more graphics cards.
You get access to the GPU’s overclocking capabilities.
It can dynamically switch power saving settings.
And the DirectDraw GPU can support Direct Rendering.
These features aren’t limited to just GPU builders.
For example, you could enable Direct Rendered Rendering for games, apps, or other graphics-based applications.
If all of that wasn’t enough, the direct draw mode has the ability to use the GPU-accelerated DirectWrite technology.
If DirectWrite isn’t a big deal for you, you may want to check out the DirectWrite GPU mode.
DirectWrite is a new graphics-related capability introduced by Intel in the Power5 series of processors.
Intel has put together a software update to enable DirectWrite, and it is compatible with both Power5 and Power7 processors.
The update has already been rolled out to most of Intel’s Power7 CPUs.
The direct draw option lets you choose which graphics card is used by your computer instead of the GPU.
The build Direct option allows you access to all of the graphics capabilities of your CPU, but the Direct draw mode doesn’t let you do any of those things.
It’s the Directdraw mode that we’re focusing on.
The next time you need a boost to your graphics card, check out our Power5 GPU upgrade guide to get started.