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:
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.
Unreal Tournament 3
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

23-01-2008, 20:19:44


24-01-2008, 09:11:21

Thanks for the preview Kemp The HD3650 certainly looks like a very capable little card with a killer price, and one that I'd definitely consider for my HTPC (currently running a 7600 GS with passive cooler ). I can't wait for the full reviewQuote

24-01-2008, 09:47:08

i like the power saving tech, thats a good idea, because why would you need your GFX card on max if your just surfing the net, or doing somthing less demanding, and then it can just ramp up for games Quote

24-01-2008, 10:20:39

It`s very much on a par with the 8600, not much in it imo.

The 3850 spits out some nice benchies too.

AMD/Ati certainly back in the race, for a nicer budget perhaps too ? Spose it hits the fan when nVidia bring out their next crop. Definately looks like they`re playing catchup still tho to me.Quote

24-01-2008, 15:39:42

I think ATI have been thinking ahead with the HD3850 and this looks to be another cracker Quote

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