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Hi guys, im planning to get either 6850 or 6870.. Ive checked my retailer here in my country and here's their price.

171$ for 6850
196$ for 6870

Now, which one do you think has better price/performance? Also, will a 6850 able to handle bf3 high settings on 1600 x 900? Im on a tight budget so im cant fully jump on a 6870 if a 6850 would cut it.

Thanks in advance.
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Price vs performance the 6850 wins... you can overclock the 6850 to just about the stock 6870's specs.
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Originally Posted by T3beatz View Post
Price vs performance the 6850 wins... you can overclock the 6850 to just about the stock 6870's specs.
Specially if you get the MSI Cyclone version, which is IMO the best 6850 - and not because I have one!

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Hmmm interesting... Unfortunately.. the only available ones here in my retailer is the sapphire non reference model.. uhm.. regarding oc, any voltage increase necessary?
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Hmmm interesting... Unfortunately.. the only available ones here in my retailer is the sapphire non reference model.. uhm.. regarding oc, any voltage increase necessary?
Not unless your trying some insane OC's.
I got mine stable without adding voltage at 920/1120 iirc
Now running 90/1100 just cause i prefer easy numbers
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Nice! Thanks guys. 6850 for me then.
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i just crossfired 6870 both sapphire and the msi twin frozr

how does overclocking work with crossfired cards? this is my first time having more than just one card :S
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if you use MSI afterburner just go into settings and check the box that says something about syncing the overclocks.
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Hello everyone. I plan to post my verification later today to join, but I have a quick question for now. I'm thinking about buying a second 6870 to go crossfire (I also need to buy a new power supply with 4x pci-e, so suggestions there would be nice). My motherboard only has x16/x4 bandwidth on the pci-e slots though. Does anyone here have experience with this kind of setup? I'm especially worried about potential microstuttering problems. In particular, I'd like to run games like Crysis 2 and Battlefield 3 maxed at 1920x1080 and right now my fps dips into the mid 20s on both games (well the beta for BF3 at least). If I could stay at least above 30 I'd be happy.
    
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