The Radeon HD 3450, HD 3470 and HD 3650 cards are equipped with the PCI-Express 2.0 interface. This standard is downward compatible, allowing the cards to run on 99.9 percent of PCIe-1.x motherboards as well. ATI’s new 3000 series supports both DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1.
With regard to implementing video functionality, it is up to the card makers to decide which features to use on their products. The graphics chips are capable of Full HD with 1080p, transmitting both the video and the 5.1 audio signals via HDMI. Most companies include a DVI-HDMI adapter for this purpose, as cards with an integrated HDMI port are still rare.
All of these cards feature ATI’s UVD (Universal Video Decoder). When playback software is used that can take advantage of UVD, the graphics can decode VC-1 (wmv9), H.264 and MPEG2 formats, unburdening the CPU.
- RV620 and RV635 replace RV610 and RV630
- Specifications – Radeon HD 3450 and HD 3470
- Specifications – Radeon HD 3650
- Technical Data and HD Video Decoding
- Sapphire Radeon HD 3450
- Sapphire Radeon HD 3650 OC-Edition
- MSI NX8600GT – Geforce 8600 GT Shader OC-Edition
- Graphics Chip Comparison and Test Setup
- Benchmarks BlackSite Area 51 v1.2
- Call of Duty 4 v1.4
- Crysis v1.1
- Half Life 2 Episode 2
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X SP2
- Prey v1.4
- World in Conflict v1.05
- 3DMark06 1280x1024p v1.0.2
- 3DMark06 1680x1050p v1.0.2
- 3DMark06 1920x1200p v1.0.2
- Overall Performance, Pricing and Performance for Money
- Power Consumption, Noise and Heat
- Conclusion - Radeon HD 3450 can replace the HD 2400 Pro