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so i've been browsing though the net and i saw a 6850 black edtion gpu @ 4.4Ghz/820MHz, and the 6870 is 4.2ghz/900mhz which kind of evens out because the core clock on the 6850 is faster but the memory clock on the 6870 is faster..... and i noe a single 6870 beats a single 6850 but im not sure about this one... so which one is still faster? a 6850 B.E or a 6870? (XFX Cards) also a 6850 can crosfire with a 6870 right?.... since it's the same series.. (68xx) some help will be appreciated thanks.


edit: also is Powercolor a good brand?
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so i've been browsing though the net and i saw a 6850 black edtion gpu @ 4.4Ghz/820MHz, and the 6870 is 4.2ghz/900mhz which kind of evens out because the core clock on the 6850 is faster but the memory clock on the 6870 is faster..... and i noe a single 6870 beats a single 6850 but im not sure about this one... so which one is still faster? a 6850 B.E or a 6870? (XFX Cards) also a 6850 can crosfire with a 6870 right?.... since it's the same series.. (68xx) some help will be appreciated thanks.


edit: also is Powercolor a good brand?
The 6870 is really more fast than the 6850 even if the 6850 is OC'ed but its still depending on what games. But if you want a good 6870 card I would go with the HIS 6870 Turbo. I went from 2 HD4850's to 1 6870 from sapphire , and its running all the games im throwing at it without any problems.

For the Powercolor question , I would stay away from those cards , I heard that warranty and support is very horrible but as you probably know XFX has the best warranty.

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k, thanks
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