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Hi, my friend wants to upgrade his graphics card. How much of an improvement is the 6850 compared to the 4870x2 ?

His card is super hot and consumes a lot so i know that 6850 will run quieter, cooler and less power.

It also has DX11 but in terms of raw power the 4870x2 is probly "better" right ?

He's only playing in 1920x1080 at 60hz so i think a 6850 is enough to max every game thats coming in the near future ...

or do u guys think a 6870/6950 would be more suited ? or overkill ?
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Originally Posted by Jomboh;11711233 
Hi, my friend wants to upgrade his graphics card. How much of an improvement is the 6850 compared to the 4870x2 ?

His card is super hot and consumes a lot so i know that 6850 will run quieter, cooler and less power.

It also has DX11 but in terms of raw power the 4870x2 is probly "better" right ?

He's only playing in 1920x1080 at 60hz so i think a 6850 is enough to max every game thats coming in the near future ...

or do u guys think a 6870/6950 would be more suited ? or overkill ?

Its not 4870x2> 6850.......
4870x2 is a very strong card equivalent to a 5870 which is better than a 6870 going to a 6850 is a big downgrade :\
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you mean the 6950? the 6850 is a strong card, but its not gonna max out games at 1080p and play smooth
    
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Lets say BFBC2 ... will a 6850 max that and have an FPS higher than 60 ?
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Sorry, but the 6850 only gets about 38 fps with BF:BC2 at 1200p, which shouldn't be that much more for 1080p. See here. The 6950 will net you about 50 fps on BF:BC2, and the 6970 a bit more than that (link). You're going to want something like a GTX 580 or 5970 for that kind of FPS....or you can crossfire two 6850s...(link)
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Okay the thing is ... He always wanna get things that are overkill ... and i told him a 6850 should be enough for his needs. I thought the 6850 wasnt so bad tbh ... I know it scales very well in Xfire so I told him to get a 6850 and xfire it down the line ... now if you think a 6870/6950 is a better bang for the buck im gonna go tell him
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seeing as how a 6850 is about 180 bucks on newegg (link), two of those bad boys are going to net you > GTX 580 performance at less cost, assuming you don't mind dealing with a crossfire setup.
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He should stop whinign a 4870x2 is more than enough T.T
But 6850 are cheap and crossfiring them = win
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post #9 of 22
On the Nvidia camp, however, 260 bucks can net him ~GTX 580 performance by going with two of these in SLI. 140 bucks each with a 20 dollar MIR (assuming you're only eligible for the MIR on one of the purchases). It's a bit weaker than the 6850 setup though, it seems.
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post #10 of 22
Your taking a downgrade for that. The 4870x2 is on par with a 5870, and in some cases a little stronger. Grab some 6870s or a 6970, you won't be disappointed. Although I think 2 6870s beats a 6970.
 
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