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1} The Sapphire Toxic Has the same amount of Core processor but a Higher core clock than the XFX(820mhz for Toxic, 775 for XFX)
2} Effective memory clock is Higher on the Toxic (1100MHZ on the Toxic, 1000mhz on the XFX
3} The Toxic requires 2x 75watt 6-pin power connectors. the XFX requires only 1
4} XFX has a LIFETIME LIMITED Warranty, Toxic has a 2 year Limited.
5} Toxic is SOLD OUT.
6} XFX comes with a free copy of Shogun

Overall I would say that the XFX would be the better choice. the Limited Lifetime Warranty, the free Copy of Shogun, the Power Plug requirements. While the stats are a little lower on a few thing they are not a big enough difference to warrant a second power plug. Also. Only 1 fan for cooling on the Toxic, 2 on the XFX.
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1} The Sapphire Toxic Has the same amount of Core processor but a Higher core clock than the XFX(820mhz for Toxic, 775 for XFX)
2} Effective memory clock is Higher on the Toxic (1100MHZ on the Toxic, 1000mhz on the XFX
3} The Toxic requires 2x 75watt 6-pin power connectors. the XFX requires only 1
4} XFX has a LIFETIME LIMITED Warranty, Toxic has a 2 year Limited.
5} Toxic is SOLD OUT.
6} XFX comes with a free copy of Shogun

Overall I would say that the XFX would be the better choice. the Limited Lifetime Warranty, the free Copy of Shogun, the Power Plug requirements. While the stats are a little lower on a few thing they are not a big enough difference to warrant a second power plug. Also. Only 1 fan for cooling on the Toxic, 2 on the XFX.
Maybe its sold out cause it sooo bomb but those are some great points. its seems with the XFX MIR this card comes out on top?
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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post
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1} The Sapphire Toxic Has the same amount of Core processor but a Higher core clock than the XFX(820mhz for Toxic, 775 for XFX)
2} Effective memory clock is Higher on the Toxic (1100MHZ on the Toxic, 1000mhz on the XFX
3} The Toxic requires 2x 75watt 6-pin power connectors. the XFX requires only 1
4} XFX has a LIFETIME LIMITED Warranty, Toxic has a 2 year Limited.
5} Toxic is SOLD OUT.
6} XFX comes with a free copy of Shogun

Overall I would say that the XFX would be the better choice. the Limited Lifetime Warranty, the free Copy of Shogun, the Power Plug requirements. While the stats are a little lower on a few thing they are not a big enough difference to warrant a second power plug. Also. Only 1 fan for cooling on the Toxic, 2 on the XFX.
Won't the additional 6 pin on the Toxic allow for higher overlocks because it won't run out of juice?

Kind of like the MSi GTX 480 Lightning which had 2 8-pins and 1 6-pin just to run it properly.
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post #14 of 22
I would go for the XFX, hands down any day.
post #15 of 22
Heres a question I pose to you OP:

Would you consider a NVidia equivelent?

What the equivelent NVidia Product to a 6850? Perhaps that would serve you better?
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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post
Heres a question I pose to you OP:

Would you consider a NVidia equivelent?

What the equivelent NVidia Product to a 6850? Perhaps that would serve you better?
Yes im open to anything, what is the NVidia equivalent? And why?
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Heres a question I pose to you OP:

Would you consider a NVidia equivelent?
Oh no, you didn't..........

But I would personally go with XFX because of the awesome warranty they have the the cooling over the Sapphire. I owned a Gigabyte 6850 with the dual fans. Was a great card. Wish I had dual top fans with the 6870's I recently got.
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Oh no, you didn't..........
Oh yes I did. I thought I would offer up another selection just in case he/she had not considered it.
"A good consumer is a knowledgeable consumer."

Well I was kinda looking at a GTX560 Ti.

Why: Well it depends on what your preferences are. Some people prefer AMD/ATI, others, NVIDIA. I will say that if there was any chance in the near future that you would consider getting into the Folding Aspect here in the OCN Forums the GTX 560 would be a better choice than a 6950.

Here's some tech Stats:

Core Clock 835MHz
Shader Clock 1670MHz
Effective Memory Clock 4000MHz


Now AMD/ATI and NVIDIA use 2 different processor styles. I am not knowledgeable enough to explain it to you but perhaps someone here is.
Edited by Erick Silver - 5/10/11 at 7:19pm
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I know, I was just messin with you.

I know that some games work better on Nvidia over AMD/ATI and visa versa. If you know what you want to play, take that into consideration as well to get the most out of your investment. Example could be a game that recently came out, Crysis 2. Great game, but is known to run better on Nvidia cards over AMD/ATI. Still runs well on the 6850, but not at a higher percent of how much usage of the card compared to Nvidia cards. There are driver updates that later fix these issues as well.
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Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post
Oh yes I did. I thought I would offer up another selection just in case he/she had not considered it.
"A good consumer is a knowledgeable consumer."

Well I was kinda looking at a GTX560 Ti.

Why: Well it depends on what your preferences are. Some people prefer AMD/ATI, others, NVIDIA. I will say that if there was any chance in the near future that you would consider getting into the Folding Aspect here in the OCN Forums the GTX 560 would be a better choice than a 6950.

Here's some tech Stats:

Core Clock 835MHz
Shader Clock 1670MHz
Effective Memory Clock 4000MHz


Now AMD/ATI and NVIDIA use 2 different processor styles. I am not knowledgeable enough to explain it to you but perhaps someone here is.
Except that the 560 is also ~$50 more. The price equivalent would be a non-reference 460. They trade blows, mostly depending on how much the game favors nVidia. http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/..._card_review/1
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