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Hello I've been thinking on switching over to Ati I recently bought a GTX 460 1gb from my local compusa and can still return it and wanted a opinion on pros and cons on switching to a 6850 I'm not experienced at all in Ati and this GTX 460 has only brought problems >.<
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post #2 of 6
well AMD has better bang for buck,
but nvidia has physX which you could consider gimmick or anything but yeah.
you can't fold as well but the 6850 is sometimes a lil better
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are the problems driver related?
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post #4 of 6
if it is overheating, it is widely known that this is to be expected with the first generation of fermi. I would suggest going for a 560ti.

However, if you can only upgrade to the 6850, then you should see the relative benchmarks.Depending on your resolution, you will see how differently it performs.

The drivers can be okay with your build or a total disaster. The same goes for Nvidia ofcourse.

What sort of probs did you have?
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If my system Iddles or I CTRL+ALT+DEL the core clock sticks to 400mhz and sometimes games crash for no reason and also have gotten bluescreens that relate to drivers but I have reinstalled OS and everything to make sure it's not driver related and this is my 2nd GTX 460 card. I used to have a 768mb but sold it and got this 1gb card I had similar problems aswell and this is a new motherboard too so it can't be that, and was wondering if Ati has anything special like nvidia has Ati do?
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post #6 of 6
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Sorry for my bad grammar English is a second language
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Seagate 320gb 7200rpm H80 Windows 7 64 bit Thermaltake 600W 
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