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Well simple question guys, which company makes the best OC'ed 6850 or which 6850 has the most overclocking headroom?
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IMHO, i think sapphire.
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sapphire are the only ATI cards i would buy !
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As we're on the subject...are the new AMD drivers good or do people still run into problems with their cards?
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I'd say my setup works and I am still using 11.7 driver I can play crysis 2 all settings set to ultra plus DX11 no flickers or anything.
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Before making my purchase I looked at 460's but decided on a 6850 for power consumption reasons and I didn't want to replace an already new PSU.

I liked the MSI's 6850 because out of the box it already had a high core clock of 860 mhz respectivley above any other brand. Very high memory sitting at 1100mhz at stock clocks as well. I like the heat sink too theres no shell over the card.

talk about being lucky because 6850's can be paired with other brands as well.
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The msi power edition is easily the best 6850. 6 power phases for the gpu, 1 for the memory. Triple voltage control, custom cooling, looks great, extremely quiet, dual bios. Not to mention insanely easy to oc, so far i'm at 950mhz @ 1.2v on my msi 6850, with plenty more headroom.
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I would say the 6850 Toxic, its on a 6870 pcb and uses 2 6-pin power connections. Most of them I seen on here and reviews hit 1ghz pretty easy.
 
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I would say the 6850 Toxic, its on a 6870 pcb and uses 2 6-pin power connections. Most of them I seen on here and reviews hit 1ghz pretty easy.
That card is pretty amazing too, but the cooler on the 6870 just plain sucked. Temps aren't as good as msi's cyclone from what i've seen.
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