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post #6801 of 6939
The time has come.
The end of their days, one of my 6850's is going to be sold, the other one that clocks 1Ghz I'm gonna keep. Maybe it will find a near future with my girlfriend, but for now its slot is gonna be occupied by a reference R9 290 while it'll be sitting in all its glory next to where she worked the past 3 years without missing a heartbeat.
For all its worth they were awesome cards! The strenght to carry on with the most demanding tasks even with today standards but capped because of VRAM.
post #6802 of 6939
You're really gonna enjoy the R9 290.

An R9 270X benches more than double a 6850 when overclocked, and a 290 benches about double a 270X.

That means the R9 290 should be about 200% more powerful than a 6850.

Even a single 270X is better than Crossfire 6850s.

They might have been price/performance kings of their time but they're pretty old now. I'd estimate in about 2 years they will be practically unusable for modern gaming (not enough VRAM). By the next generation, probably.
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You're really gonna enjoy the R9 290.

An R9 270X benches more than double a 6850 when overclocked, and a 290 benches about double a 270X.

That means the R9 290 should be about 200% more powerful than a 6850.

Even a single 270X is better than Crossfire 6850s.

They might have been price/performance kings of their time but they're pretty old now. I'd estimate in about 2 years they will be practically unusable for modern gaming (not enough VRAM). By the next generation, probably.

Yea... The r9 290 should be a massive leap in performance for me. I'm rebuilding my rig to allow for more airflow for the graphics card currrently, overclocked the memory to 2000mhz. Gonna try to suck the last drops of life out of this 1090t, hopefully it'll behave well with the 290, being a reference card n such.

Edit: And by memory I mean the RAM.
Edited by Tokkan - 4/18/14 at 2:20am
post #6804 of 6939
What timings and voltage for 2000mhz?

2000mhz is high for Thuban/Phenom II. Isn't the highest divider 1600mhz? I remember to run my G.skill Snipers at 1866 I had to raise the FSB to 233mhz.

I had a 1090T for most of 2012, and a 555BE (unlocked to quad) since 2010. For 2013 I had an FX-8350 which actually had a native divider all the way up to 2400mhz.
post #6805 of 6939
CL11 at 1.65v, OC'ed through FSB.
post #6806 of 6939
Not bad.
post #6807 of 6939
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Man that sucks. Yeah ever since I had the Sapphire 6790's I shied away from their products. The cooler was not good. Loud. Before that I have a Gigabyte "Batmobile" 5770 and a Saphhire 5770 together and they didn't like each other either. I got these MSI 6850's secondhand. One is also a newer PCB revision from the other. But they both clock well and they play well together. I love MSI cards. And I will be sticking to them from now onwards. thumb.gif

My experience with this is that you either buy reference when they come out or you wait for aftermarket versions of MSI/Asus. If buying Nvidia then Evga.
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CL11 at 1.65v, OC'ed through FSB.
Make sure it is running in dual channel. Everytime my memory went beyond 1700MHz on my Phenom 2 it would revert to single channel mode.
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Make sure it is running in dual channel. Everytime my memory went beyond 1700MHz on my Phenom 2 it would revert to single channel mode.
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Running @ 2100Mhz actually.
post #6809 of 6939
I think something is going on with my cards voltage. The voltage never changes even when downclocked on desktop it stays at constant voltage at 1.150v

Because of this my temps are always 48-50C never change because the voltage doesnt change from desktop to gaming, it may go to 52 when gaming thats about it.

I have the Gigabyte 6850HD, I am pretty sure it is voltage locked but I swear it use to downclock both voltage and speed on desktop for colder temps. any thoughts?
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I think something is going on with my cards voltage. The voltage never changes even when downclocked on desktop it stays at constant voltage at 1.150v

Because of this my temps are always 48-50C never change because the voltage doesnt change from desktop to gaming, it may go to 52 when gaming thats about it.

I have the Gigabyte 6850HD, I am pretty sure it is voltage locked but I swear it use to downclock both voltage and speed on desktop for colder temps. any thoughts?

Do you have "force constant voltage" enabled in MSI Afterburner or Sapphire Trixx (or any other overclocking utility)?
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