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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Kasp1js;13355951 
OC'd they are pretty much equal. Not sure how the sapphire oveclocks or even if it supports voltage adjustments.

It doesn't support over-volting. It over-clocks the core by a better amount than the 6870.

All the reviews are saying it's a quiet card, too. I really see no reason not to go with this.
    
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post #12 of 20
6870 Would beat it when both overclocked/stock
5870 and 6870 come close, so 6870 should beat the 5850
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The HD5850 XTreme is really a "bang for the buck".

I would prefer the HD6870 over the HD5850 XTreme only if I was considering a Crossfire solution and an Eyefinity gaming scenario.

So, if you don't think about CF and if you play @ 1080p as higher resolution, the HD5850 is the way to go. Let's face it: with a price of $140, there's not much to think about.
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Originally Posted by thealex132;13356407 
6870 Would beat it when both overclocked/stock
5870 and 6870 come close, so 6870 should beat the 5850

The Radeon HD 5850 is only 5% slower than the 6870.
    
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It doesn't support over-volting. It over-clocks the core by a better amount than the 6870.

All the reviews are saying it's a quiet card, too. I really see no reason not to go with this.

Actually Sapphire Trixx will support over-volting with a update soon. It really is quiet also. At 100% the fan is barely audible against the rest of my computers noises
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post #16 of 20
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Actually Sapphire Trixx will support over-volting with a update soon. It really is quiet also. At 100% the fan is barely audible against the rest of my computers noises

Yeah, I know. I mean as of right now it doesn't support over-volting. It will in the future, yes.
    
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No, I had a Sapphire 6870. It supports overvolting with both MSI AB and Trixx. It has supported overvolting on Trixx right when I bought it like 3 months ago. I had a 1Ghz core overclock on it. My brother uses it today and it is still stable.
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No, I had a Sapphire 6870. It supports overvolting with both MSI AB and Trixx. It has supported overvolting on Trixx right when I bought it like 3 months ago. I had a 1Ghz core overclock on it. My brother uses it today and it is still stable.
This is 68xx! Sapphire said that there is over_volt sipport for them but not the lower models like the 5850.
Anyway just 2weeks ago i got one of these for a friend of mine`s build.
They are nice but make a bit noise. The fan 100% is not close to quiet.
But for this money it`s perfect!
Go for it.
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http://www.sapphiretech.com/ssc/TriXX/
5850 Extreme is supported too. biggrin.gif
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post #20 of 20
Not yet in trixx and i be these things will be beasts once the voltage is unlocked.

Since it uses 6xxx series parts.
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