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Its a back and forth battle. Check this site out.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/313?vs=291
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Is the 460 better than the 6850?

they're about the same.
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Is the 460 better than the 6850?
They are about as close to competitive equals as cards come. Since they are so close a better question is probably what games you play so then you can compare both cards based on that.

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6850 uses a lot less power then the gtx460. For the same performance I would go for the 6850.
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They are about as close to competitive equals as cards come. Since they are so close a better question is probably what games you play so then you can compare both cards based on that.

world of warcraft is all i need it for
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Quote:
They are about as close to competitive equals as cards come. Since they are so close a better question is probably what games you play so then you can compare both cards based on that.
world of warcraft is all i need it for

the 460 1gb outperforms the 6850 1gb across all resolutions.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_6850/21.html

HOWEVER, if you don't mind a used card, a 6870 can be had for 130 or so. just keep your eye on the video section of the for sale forum.
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this will be going in my 2500k build. doesthe fact the 460 is 192 bit make any difference with the 6850 being 256 bit?
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this will be going in my 2500k build. doesthe fact the 460 is 192 bit make any difference with the 6850 being 256 bit?

768mb 460 is 192bit. the 1gb card is 256bit. But the 6850 uses LESS POWER for the same/better performance making it a better card. Performance, Power usage, Price, and Heat are the 4 big things to look at while picking a video card.

Games like WOW are more cpu dependent, so a better cpu is always best for the game.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_6850/16.html
but look at a game like metro 2033 thats vary gpu heavy and the 6850 is the faster card, same thing with crysis.
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I just built a computer with a i5-2500k and 6850 (just waiting for it to get here). Is it worth going for two 6850's in crossfire? I just wondered what the performance difference is and if there are any heat complications or anything. ph34r-smiley.gif Sorry don't mean to jack the thread, but since your talking about the card, I was just wondering.
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I just built a computer with a i5-2500k and 6850 (just waiting for it to get here). Is it worth going for two 6850's in crossfire? I just wondered what the performance difference is and if there are any heat complications or anything. ph34r-smiley.gif Sorry don't mean to jack the thread, but since your talking about the card, I was just wondering.

if you want near double the performance then go for CF.
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