Powercolor HD3650 Extreme PCS Edition

Oblivion and Company of Heroes

Oblivion

Oblivion is a game that really taxed all of the cards at the time of it's release. Well over a year on and the current generation of cards simply fly through it. However, with advanced HDR, excellent draw distances, detailed grass and scenery as well as fantastic water/magic effects it's a good game to gauge performance for those who love RPG's.
 
oblivion
 
The little ATI card made the challenging Oblivion a nice experience, although notice no AA was applied to the scene.
 
Company of Heroes

Company of Heroes is a WWII-based RTS game that has an enormous amount of world detail. I played a DirectX patched version of the game that gives modern GPU's a bit of a workout.
 
CoH
 
The HD3650 struggled a little with Company of Heroes, perhaps because it has a few more DX10 features.
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26-01-2008, 09:37:13

FarFarAway
We previewed it the other day, now it's your turn to read the whole review:

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...122158662s.jpg

Clicky

26-01-2008, 11:13:55

PV5150
Not a bad little card at all Kemp, I was very surprised at the performance. It's a pity that it's slightly higher priced because by the time e-tailers add their various profit margins to it the 8600 GT becomes a winner in both performance and price. Regardless, what an insanely cool running card.

26-01-2008, 14:09:43

markkleb
I think the market will price it a bit lower after a while. I read in another article that current draw was about 75 watts (quite a bit more than the 8600GT)

I notice the 2 connections for the bridge, I thought how cool to run 3 or 4 of them.

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...crossfirex.jpg

I realize the drivers arent the best now but I just think its so cool to see the 4 cards, not to mention no power pigtails needed either.
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