Paul merry Xmass and all. Just to talk not argue. Mostly because I have started wondering in the last week.
I took a look at your NBR link. What caught my eye other than does look like I was correct that your card is the 3650. Is this card has GDDR3 so is 600/700. One reason I care is I have the DDR2 version and wonder how crippled it is? Well the link has the GDDR3 3DMark at about 3900 and I get 3800 at 600/400?
This is not to extend the DDR2 vs DDR3 from before but I can only assume the reason why my 400Mhz DDR2 hangs so close to the GDDR3 is CL? If you see my sig I boost my core and memory and get 4800. I can test but I know if I leave core alone and boost memory to 500Mhz it will beat the GDDR3 700Mhz.
This is just the musings of someone who got stuck with the DDR2 version. Yes the GDDR3 is better but you can't compare as apples to apples? DDR2 500Mhz seems to beat GDDR3 700Mhz? My point of mentioning is it suprises me. I got stuck w/DDR2.
I got mine for $1199 so you got the lower TDP CPU and DDR3 for the same with better GPU. And the more solid build.
The V5700 firmware and drivers are designed to increase rendering accuracy, meaning that the gaming card will have better relative gaming performance.