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can sum 1 list a few pros and cons about this video card, wanna noe sum benfits for this card thanks.
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Pros: It outputs video
Cons: It uses electricity

Compared to what, man? Should be a noticeable upgrade from your 5670.
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Pros: It outputs video
Cons: It uses electricity

Compared to what, man? Should be a noticeable upgrade from your 5670.
the good thing about the 6850 and the bad thing about the 6850... (pros and cons... lol)
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Pros: It outputs video
Cons: It uses electricity
This lol.
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Pros: it renders stuff in 3d

Cons: no toaster function like Fermi has
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post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by amd+ati View Post
the good thing about the 6850 and the bad thing about the 6850... (pros and cons... lol)
I understand the concept of pros and cons, but thanks for the intellectual faith.

The question is, what specifically are you looking for?
It's a faster card. It uses a bit more power to do so.

There's nothing explicitly outlandish that's a 'con' about newer cards.
It's not like "GPU is 5000x faster, but only at specifically 1600x900 resolution".
"Only able to utilize half of shaders with Intel CPU"
etc.

What exactly are you expecting?
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pros: is that you can usually flash it to a 6970

cons: dual slot would maybe be a problem, it is long too.
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post #8 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by J.Harris View Post
pros: is that you can usually flash it to a 6970

cons: dual slot would maybe be a problem, it is long too.
6850 will not flash to a 6970.
6950 has a chance but not 6850.
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post #9 of 19
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Pros: It outputs video
Cons: It uses electricity

Compared to what, man? Should be a noticeable upgrade from your 5670.
LOL he ask for 1 and he got it lol
post #10 of 19
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6850 will not flash to a 6970.
6950 has a chance but not 6850.

oh dang it, sorry, thought we were talking about the 6950 , woops!
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