Powercolor HD3650 Extreme PCS Edition
The card - close up
The card itself - Powercolor HD3650 Extreme PCS Edition
The card itself looks pretty decent with the usual ATI red PCB and an great looking black cooler. The card is very compact and certainly won't crowd your case, unlike the higher end cards.
As I said, the card is a good looking little beast.
As I have stated previously in the article, the Powercolor card comes equipped with a generous 512mb GDDR3 comprised of 8 x 64mb Samsung K4J52324QE-BJ1A DDR3 chips capable of 1000MHz (2000MHz).
The card has two Dual-Link DVI outputs and a TV-out. The HD3650 is HDCP compatible and so capable of outputting to an HDCP enabled HDTV. Also of note is the fact that these cards also natively support DisplayPort, so expect to see some examples cropping up soon.
The cooler on the Powercolor HD3650 Extreme PCS is an excellent little heatsink/fan combo. Keeping the GPU at 20°C idle (remember this is clocked down to 300MHz using AMD's power saving technology) and a fantastic 39°C 100% load, you can't really ask for more.
Couple this with the fact that the fan is whisper quiet and never ever gets ramped up, you are onto a winner.
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