Powercolor HD3650 Extreme PCS Edition


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.
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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Most Recent Comments

26-01-2008, 16:13:55

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.Quote

26-01-2008, 19:09:43

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.


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.Quote

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