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The MSI cards are well above my budget except for the MSI HAWK which is $180 ($140 After Rebate).

I am guessing it runs much cooler than the ZOTAC version since it has dual fans.

You guys all seem to be nVidia users so I appreciate you help, but I need to hear some opinions from the ATI/AMD crew too.
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post #12 of 60
they both perform about the same so just flip a coin
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If you can scrounge for a couple more dollars the 6870 is about $180. But, I would get a 460 since it is still the best for the price range, and maybe get the Twin Frozr II for maximum overclocking.
Edited by PolakInsignia - 6/21/11 at 4:04pm
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post #14 of 60
Had both and they were about the same. The 6850 was loads better in BC2(fermi GPU usage issues). If they are about the same price get the 6850. Otherwise get what's cheaper.

They are priced similarly now for the most part, so the 460 has lost it's best bang for buck title.
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post #15 of 60
6850 is faster then a 460 but its really up to what you want they are close people have driver issues on both sides i got a 5970 and 5870 in crossfire with 0 driver issues.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...ing-study.html
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Since you know the way around ATi cards stick to HD 6850.
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I prefer sticking to ATI since like I said I know my around them well. My XFX did not support voltage tweaking so that's why I want something that supports that.

I am leaning more towards the MSI R6850 Cyclone Power Edition which is $150 after rebate and since it will overclock well espcially since TRIXX supports it.

It's going to take me more time to get used to the nVidia driver and BIOS editor so that's why I am trying to stay away.

Anyone running a 6850 with the latest 11.6 drivers? How is it?
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I did more reading and it seems the R6850 is an overclocking beast. Can anyone confirm this?

Also, what's with the 6000-series card not being able to alter their clocks using RBE? Is MSI Afterburner the only way around this?
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Dude, buy a 6850 or a 6870 and never look back.. just forward right to the CrossFire.
    
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Thanks a lot guys for your input. I definitely do not want an SE version or a 768MB version since that wouldn't be a performance jump over my overclocked 5770.

As for the ZOTAC and EVGA cards you guys recommended, do they support voltage tweaking? How well do they overclock?
It's quite false. GTX 460 768MB spanks the HD 5770 by around 25%. You have a very nice OC, but it is still way behind the GTX 460...

http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigaby...0-soc-review/1

This is the GB SOC model... It gets only 1 frame more compared to the stock clocked in almost any game (!). Let's take your OC in account, it'll be still around 20% difference... Don't forget the GTX 460s are also beast OCers and have great tesselation production.
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