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Hey,

I was looking for input on whether this upgrade would be worth it? I currently get decent frame rates in all games but have the opportunity to sell the GTX 260 for $100. That would make the 6850 around $90 out of pocket for me.

Thanks for the info.
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Hey,

I was looking for input on whether this upgrade would be worth it? I currently get decent frame rates in all games but have the opportunity to sell the GTX 260 for $100. That would make the 6850 around $90 out of pocket for me.

Thanks for the info.
I'd say so yes, having moved from 1 PNY260 192sp to 1 6850. I can put out the same framerates at almost the same settings @ 4080x1024 that I was at 1680x1050.

Or pick up a second 260 cheap from the classifieds and SLI
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I'd say so yes, having moved from 1 PNY260 192sp to 1 6850. I can put out the same framerates at almost the same settings @ 4080x1024 that I was at 1680x1050.

Or pick up a second 260 cheap from the classifieds and SLI
I was going to SLI but my mobo doesn't allow it :-(
I fail.
I have the same card you used to have
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I just went from 285 SLI to 6850 CF and definitely think it's worth it. The CF scaling is much better with these cards then 2xx SLI. Upgrade also cost me only ~$20
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What about this - more of an upgrade?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-386-_-Product

Its the Radeon 5850 1 GB
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Originally Posted by seabiscuit68 View Post
What about this - more of an upgrade?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-386-_-Product

Its the Radeon 5850 1 GB
The 5850 is a bit more powerful single card than the 6850...but it does not scale as well in crossfire. It also depends on how long you intend to keep your board/CPU.

The 6850 also is a tiny card that doesn't pull that much current. It only needs one 6-pin input.
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The 5850 is a bit more powerful single card than the 6850...but it does not scale as well in crossfire. It also depends on how long you intend to keep your board/CPU.

The 6850 also is a tiny card that doesn't pull that much current. It only needs one 6-pin input.
Bah - maybe I'll just tell the buyer I'm no longer interested in selling...wait another year to upgrade. I can play everything on high right now anyways...
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Bah - maybe I'll just tell the buyer I'm no longer interested in selling...wait another year to upgrade. I can play everything on high right now anyways...
Here's a great review that covers everything:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...0-6870-review/

Note it is about a 20-page review.
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Bah - maybe I'll just tell the buyer I'm no longer interested in selling...wait another year to upgrade. I can play everything on high right now anyways...
It will continue to drop in value. Id sell it now .
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It will continue to drop in value. Id sell it now .
yeah agree I had hard time selling my gtx 260 216 core on ebay luckly some one bought it for $97 that was month ago.
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