HIS Radeon HD3650 Review :: HIS 3650 Card

07-19-2008 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun

The HIS HD3650 Turbo card has a 7 fin fan on the rear of the cooler on the front of the PCB. The cooler is their patented IceQ 3 cooler that lowers the temperature of the video card by up to 20 degrees when in operation. The cooler reacts with UV rays giving a cool blue effect when in operation and low-light. The card is a short card by modern respects allowing fit into any case with a PCI Express x16 slot.


HIS Radeon HD3650 Review
HIS Radeon HD3650 Review
HIS Radeon HD3650 Review
HIS Radeon HD3650 Review

There is 512MB of GDDR3 memory on the HIS card arranged in 8 512 Megabit sticks of memory. Four memory chips are on the front of the PCB and four on the rear of the PCB. Each of the memory modules is rated for 900MHz, and HIS has set the memory clock on the card to 1.78GHz, which is faster than the 1.6GHz default ATI clock but slower than ASUS's 3650 card's memory clock.


HIS Radeon HD3650 Review
HIS Radeon HD3650 Review
HIS Radeon HD3650 Review
HIS Radeon HD3650 Review

ATI cards like the HD3650 have two Crossfire bridges, allowing for the use of up to 4 HD3650s to be used together improving performance in games and applications. The HIS HD3650 is an overclocked version, so when paired with a different card the HIS card will default to the lower speed in Crossfire mode. The HD3650 is a PCI Express 2.0 card meaning that up to 8GB/second of bandwidth is provided between it and the motherboard chipset.


HIS Radeon HD3650 Review
HIS Radeon HD3650 Review
HIS Radeon HD3650 Review

The HD3650 HIS card has two Dual-Link DVI Outputs for connecting monitors to the card. High end monitors like the Dell 30 LCD monitors have resolutions up to 2560x1600 resolutions. HIS includes a HDMI to DVI adapter that allows the video card to use a HDMI port on a HDTV or monitor that sports a HDMI port. You can run two monitors with VGA, DVI or HDMI ports with adapters.


HIS Radeon HD3650 Review
HIS Radeon HD3650 Review