they already answered your question, hd3650 is the better one performance wise plus its newer technology. There are some 8800gs around for a little more money. As boonality said, the 8800gs is a much better budget card, if you can find one for a similar price with rebates. I like the HD3XXX series because they have dynamic clock speed capability. That is they clock down and run a bit cooler when graphics demand is low.