IMG 0256  PowerColor Radeon HD3850 Xtreme PCS Edition

Powercolor’s rendition of the Radeon HD3850.

IMG 0255  PowerColor Radeon HD3850 Xtreme PCS Edition

Samsung 1ns GDDR3 memory is used on the card.

IMG 0266  PowerColor Radeon HD3850 Xtreme PCS Edition

The Powercolor H3850 comes with a HDMI port right onboard!  No more messing around with adapters.

IMG 0268  PowerColor Radeon HD3850 Xtreme PCS Edition

We have both the reference (top) and the Powercolor cards stripped bare.  Both cards are similar save for the power regulation section.

IMG 0271  PowerColor Radeon HD3850 Xtreme PCS Edition

Powercolor’s card (left) comes with beefier inductors and more Solid Polymer capacitors.

Lets move on to the setup.