Fresh from Canada - ATI's Radeon HD 3450 and HD 3650

Technical Data and HD Video Decoding

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.

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  • wild9
    Ever since the 2x00 series, ATI’s graphics chips have supported HD video encoding

    Shouldn't that be decoding? :)
  • mactronix
    Its all well and good comparing like for like but we never seem to get any info that would be relevant to the people who may consider upgrading to these models ie people with 1950 pro's or 7950's .
  • Solitaire
    ^ Yeah. Not to mention people running DX9 and with no intention of being Vista-nated.
  • mactronix
    @ Solitaire
    "Vista-nated" I like that im gonna start using that :)
  • socarrasandres
    Newbie on computer hardware and was trying to get information on best combination of Processor/Videocard/Ram for FSX, will try to configure a new system and dont want to walk waht has been walked already. Trying to get the best FMS on aprox $1,500 - $2,000 budget.
    Any recommendations?
  • finder
    hard to believe that PCI port can provide 150W