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Poll Results: Do you found the HD 6850 a good bang for the buck?

 
  • 88% (8)
    Yes
  • 11% (1)
    No(answer why in the comment section below)
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post #31 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by hotwheels1997 View Post

I was wondering,how much do I have to overclock to achieve stock HD 6870 performance?

your card is already performing like a 6870.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

It's really not risky at all, it does have a BIOS switch for a reason.. tongue.gif

my 6870 does not have a switch.redface.gif
Edited by rdr09 - 12/13/12 at 3:44am
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post #32 of 42
I'd rather just buy a 7850, it's cheap enough anyway. I wouldn't advice anyone to buy a 1GB card right now.

Nice benchies though biggrin.gif
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It's really not risky at all, it does have a BIOS switch for a reason.. tongue.gif
Flashing BIOS is always risky.
Edited by Stefy - 12/13/12 at 3:47am
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post #33 of 42
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My HD 6850 doesn't have the bios swith and it's still in warranty so i don't want to flash.
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post #34 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by hotwheels1997 View Post

My HD 6850 doesn't have the bios swith and it's still in warranty so i don't want to flash.

Ah yes, that is understandable. How long does it have left?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefy View Post

I'd rather just buy a 7850, it's cheap enough anyway. I wouldn't advice anyone to buy a 1GB card right now.
Nice benchies though biggrin.gif
Flashing BIOS is always risky.

Yes 1GB cards are a bit less for 1080P nowadays,
Flashing a BIOS isn't really that risky anymore, I mean yes the odd chance in something along the lines of 1 in 1000 people might possibly kill their card but it's not risky at all. You can "Blind flash" your GPU using the IGP on newer processors or another graphics card. A lot of cards have BIOS switches too which removes a lot of risk. I've used mine 2-3 times personally to save myself.
 
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post #35 of 42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

Ah yes, that is understandable. How long does it have left?
Yes 1GB cards are a bit less for 1080P nowadays,
Flashing a BIOS isn't really that risky anymore, I mean yes the odd chance in something along the lines of 1 in 1000 people might possibly kill their card but it's not risky at all. You can "Blind flash" your GPU using the IGP on newer processors or another graphics card. A lot of cards have BIOS switches too which removes a lot of risk. I've used mine 2-3 times personally to save myself.
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post #36 of 42
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Year and a half left
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I'd say that at that res 1GB is fine.
 
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post #37 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by hotwheels1997 View Post

Year and a half left
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I'd say that at that res 1GB is fine.
 
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post #38 of 42
Even if you brick your card you can un-brick it. Flashing bios isn't hard.
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post #39 of 42
SO which is the best driver for 6850; 12.8;
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SO which is the best driver for 6850; 12.8;

I found that 12.8's worked best for my 6850's.
 
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