As the title implies, plenty of you out there are still using a computer with an AGP. Applications, graphics, OS and games nowadays thirsts for more processing power and memory size. You wanted to upgrade the card but your wallet just isn’t up for it. Upgrading to PCIE card means you need to change a lot of stuff and you wanted to stick with your AGP card instead or if you’re not using an AGP videocard maybe your onboard video decided to die on you and everything went black screen. Or you just bought yourself a new Windows Vista OS and your video drivers not compatible with it.
Whatever the reason, AMD / ATI Radeon HD 3650 AGP has your back and it’s your best bet yet. You certainly shouldn’t pass up a card like this, because you may find the extra power useful in the long run.
Key features of the card at a glance:
- AMD / ATI Radeon HD 3650 Series
- GPU – RV635
- DirectX® 10.1 / Shader Model 4.1 support
- AGP 8x/4x
- 55nm process technology
- ATI PowerPlay energy conserving technology
- 120 stream processing units
- High-speed 128-bit HDR (High Dynamic Range) rendering
- Up to 24x Custom Filter Anti-Aliasing
- ATI Avivo HD video and display technology
- UVD hardware acceleration
The features are pretty standard for even a normal PCIE 3650. Take note whatever the tech specs come with the card like core clock speed, memory clock speed, interface, size and type, video connections type and even the product bundles may vary depending on different manufactures.
Lists of retail cards based on this board:
Amaze– Site Discontinued A3650-DT-512D2/128bit
Let’s take a look-see at some gameplay videos from people who have the HD 3650 AGP in their machine and tested it on some graphic intensive games. The video examples goes to show that the card can play and without showing any signs of loss in performance.
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It doesn’t mean the card have to be pushed at higher graphic settings and resolutions, as long the card can play at the decent frame rates at medium graphic settings and resolutions then it will just fine for those who don’t even care about how good the graphics was.
Whether your running an old Socket 478 P4, or a Socket 775 on a AGP board, you can be sure this card is up to the job. Many people still using AGP because they just don’t want to get rid of that old computer that still runs good enough to browse the internet.
This card going to give that extra boost in speed and performance to what you have before. In your previous setup, if you’re using an old AGP card or an onboard video, you will notice the difference once you have the HD 3650.
If you are looking for a decent upgrade and don’t want to change your old AGP motherboard then this card is specially made for you.
+ Great Performance.
+ 512 MB or 1 GB Of Memory.
– Issue with Catalyst Drivers on all HD series AGP card. Hotfix is required.
– 400Watt or below power supply just won’t cut it. 30Amps on 12 volt with 2×4 power connector recommended.