Powercolor HD3650 Extreme PCS Edition

Overclocking

Overclocking
 
Unfortunately Rivatuner does not yet support the HD3650, so I was forced to use the in-built ATI overclocking facility in the Catalyst drivers. I feel this and the beta nature of the drivers has held back the overclock a bit.
 
overclock
 
The card doesn't overclock nearly as much as the "Golden Sample" Gainward, but gets a decent overclock. With more mature drivers and perhaps a new Rivatuner we would see better results.
 
3DMark06 Overclocked
 
I ran a 3DMark06 benchmark to see how this would affect performance.
 
3dmark06 overclocked
 
A decent improvement of around 250 3DMarks isn't too bad for the modest overclock.
 
I feel there might be more in this card to come.
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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

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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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