Diamond Radeon HD3650 1GB Review :: Gaming on the Diamond HD3650 1GB card

05-07-2008 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun

The 3650 is meant for light gaming and not for running games like Crysis with full settings and anti-aliasing enabled. To that end, I ran Crysis in Low mode to get playable framerates. Crysis is one of those games that require a lot of horsepower to run with High settings. As you’ll see in the Performance section of the review this game brought the HD3650 to its knees with 1280x1024 4x AA 16x AF, as the game was in single digit territory all through the game.

Rainbow Six Vegas is the latest in a long series of games based on Tom Clancy’s books. Tom Clancy is a master story writer that wrote many techno-thrillers in the 1980s to early 1990s. Today there are a slew of video games based upon characters in his books. Rainbow Six Vegas runs ok on the HD3650 1GB card. It is a DirectX 9.0 game and as such doesn’t require the super high performance to run at a decent framerate with good settings.

Command and Conquer 3 Kane’s Wrath is the latest expansion pack for a long running series of Real Time Strategy (RTS) games running back over 13 years to the DOS days. The third game in the series brought new enemies including the Scrin and was one of the top selling games of 2007. The expansion pack expands the story of Kane, Nod’s leader. The Diamond HD3650 1GB card was able to play this game without problems as it is a RTS game and not as graphically intense as Crysis, this is the type of game the HD3650 is built for.


Diamond Radeon HD3650 1GB Review
Diamond Radeon HD3650 1GB Review
Diamond Radeon HD3650 1GB Review
Diamond Radeon HD3650 1GB Review


Diamond Radeon HD3650 1GB Review
Diamond Radeon HD3650 1GB Review
Diamond Radeon HD3650 1GB Review
Diamond Radeon HD3650 1GB Review


Diamond Radeon HD3650 1GB Review
Diamond Radeon HD3650 1GB Review
Diamond Radeon HD3650 1GB Review
Diamond Radeon HD3650 1GB Review