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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

The game doesn’t support FSAA when you enable the dynamic lighting model, but loses much of its visual appeal with the static model. This is the reason why we benchmarked the cards in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. using anisotropic filtering only.

ATI’s solutions have traditionally been slow in this test, the Radeon HD 3870 X2 being the only exception. The Radeon HD 3650 is architecturally alike to the Radeon HD 2600, so its low performance should have been expected. The Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT is the single card worthy of a gamer’s attention here.

Unreal Tournament 3

 

Unreal Tournament 3 is one of the few modern games with very modest system requirements. The MSI R3650-T2D512-OC delivers high performance here. You can play at resolutions up to 1600x1200. MSI’s overclocking is beneficial here as it provides a 10% performance boost relative to the ATI’s reference card.

On the other hand, both versions of the ATI Radeon HD 3650 are inferior to the Radeon HD 2600 XT GDDR4 as well as to the outdated GeForce 8600 GTS.

 
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