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With the R6850 Cyclone, MSI has delivered a technical masterwork with an amazing price tag. At $189.99 before rebate, and $174.99 after rebate, it is right in the middle of the pack in terms of cost, but with an 860MHz GPU clock out of the box, it absolutely leads the pack in terms of speed. The MSI R6850 Cyclone is nothing less than the fastest Radeon HD 6850 based video card. When you consider overclocking potential, the value of this little beast just goes through the roof.
And no, I'm not biased.
    
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Pretty Sweet.

anyone got benchmarks?
    
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I wonder what the odds are of actually receiving the rebate check?
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I wonder what the odds are of actually receiving the rebate check?
Right now? Pretty damn good, assuming one does the rebate submission correctly.
    
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Obviously anecdotal experience is useless considering the sample size, but the only company that I ever got burned with when it came to MIRs was MSI :/
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I want a 560 TF III
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post #7 of 29
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Obviously anecdotal experience is useless considering the sample size, but the only company that I ever got burned with when it came to MIRs was MSI :/
How long ago was that?
    
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I love both the Cyclone and Twin Frozr designs. You guys over at MSI put out great graphics cooling solutions! Too bad I have to RMA my GTX470 because one of the fan bearings went bad... but it's still an awesome card
    
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How long ago was that?
Too long ago to worry about (related to the 8800GT in my system), I just don't forget things
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Well, if there's something I can help with let me know.
    
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