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ATI Radeon HD 3450 and Radeon HD 3650 Video Cards

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:17 am

ATI Radeon HD 3450 and Radeon HD 3650 Video Cards

It's hard to believe that two months have passed since the launch of the ATI Radeon HD 3870 and the Radeon HD 3850 video cards, but it has been that long. ATI has been busy the past couple months getting the Radeon HD 3400 and 3600 series out the door and today is the day! Read on to see how these $49-$99 Radeon HD graphics cards do when we put them to the test!

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The ATI Radeon HD 3650 is the direct replacement for the ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro as you can tell from the chart above. The ATI Radeon HD 3650 is active cooled with a core clock of 725MHz and a memory clock of 800MHz and will be available with two kinds of memory ICs - GDDR3 and GDDR2. The slower and older GDDR2 memory chips will be used on the $79 price point cards, while the $99 cards will feature faster GDDR3 memory ICs. The reference Radeon HD 3650 that Legit Reviews has today uses GDDR3 memory IC's, so it is the $99 card. The faster clock speed and memory frequencies improve the memory bandwidth and math processing rate on the Radeon HD 3650 when compared to the older Radeon HD 2600 Pro...



Article Title: ATI Radeon HD 3450 and Radeon HD 3650 Video Cards
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 3450 and Radeon HD 3650 Video Cards

Postby DMB2000uk » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:06 pm

You can tell you need to upgrade when entry/midrange cards are scarily close to your 3DMark Score.

I get around 5.5k currently. >_<

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Re: ATI Radeon HD 3450 and Radeon HD 3650 Video Cards

Postby maj0r_pawnage » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:22 pm

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Re: ATI Radeon HD 3450 and Radeon HD 3650 Video Cards

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:54 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:You can tell you need to upgrade when entry/midrange cards are scarily close to your 3DMark Score.

I get around 5.5k currently. >_<

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what you don't like a $79-$99 card coming close to your score ;)
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 3450 and Radeon HD 3650 Video Cards

Postby DMB2000uk » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:03 pm

what you don't like a $79-$99 card coming close to your score ;)

Considering my card was £142 when I got it just over a year ago...

not so much :mrgreen:

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Re: ATI Radeon HD 3450 and Radeon HD 3650 Video Cards

Postby bubba » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:05 pm

If your 7950 sucks, be glad you don't have a 6600 like me :lol:
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 3450 and Radeon HD 3650 Video Cards

Postby Zertz » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:44 pm

Don't forget he's running a Yorksfield though :mrgreen:
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 3450 and Radeon HD 3650 Video Cards

Postby skier » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:00 pm

yeah, the Core 2 Quad QX9650 'Yorkfield' is a monster, so you cant even imagine how bad the 34xx card would really perform in real world(non supercomputer) gaming

the 36xx looks like a decent card for its price tho :P
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Re: ATI Radeon HD 3450 and Radeon HD 3650 Video Cards

Postby Russtavo » Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:29 am

Where can I find me a Radeon 3450? Are they out soon? So far I can only find preorders here:

http://www.scan.co.uk/search/search.asp ... &Submit=Go

http://uk.insight.com/apps/nbs/index.ph ... 0&x=27&y=9
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