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Poll Results: what is a better card?

Poll expired: Mar 3, 2011  
  • 22% (20)
    radeon hd 6850
  • 68% (60)
    radeon hd 6870
  • 8% (7)
    I dont like radeon
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post #21 of 62
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post #22 of 62
I say if you like CFing then go 6870 then u will have, what one of the top setups to get for gpus.....just like i said earlier drivers are a betoch when they get bad i just downloaded 11.1 and i saw increases with BFBC2 but now crashes in SC2....dammit at least i play BFBC2 the most...
 
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post #24 of 62
I made the one vote for 6850 at this point.

If you want to cf cards down the road like your 4770s (which the 68xx cards are great for) you will save considerable $ with the 6850s and use slightly less power while having excellent performance. The $ difference between a 6850 and a 6870 can be put towards the second 6850.

6870 better performance.
6850 better price to performance.
Edited by RichardS - 2/18/11 at 10:30pm
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post #25 of 62
Single card: 6870. Crossfire: 6850. But both will be an upgrade, no worrying about scaling.
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post #26 of 62
Get the standard clock card and OC yourself. Don't buy the pre-overclocked cards. You could reach those clocks easily.

With your budget of $170-$220 tax included (12%). I say go for the sapphire 6850, it's $179.99 at newegg.ca, you can PM it at ncix. You should be able to OC it to 930-960/1150 stock volts
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post #27 of 62
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well if i do get it, I will get it at memory express to beat ncix price by 5% so it will be at $177.12 then i going to get their 2 or 3 year instore product replacement warranty (love memoryexpress for this) i Think i am going to gear towards the sapphire 6850. but at newegg they also got a $15 rebate but i like it local buying no hassle

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Get the standard clock card and OC yourself. Don't buy the pre-overclocked cards. You could reach those clocks easily.

With your budget of $170-$220 tax included (12%). I say go for the sapphire 6850, it's $179.99 at newegg.ca, you can PM it at ncix. You should be able to OC it to 930-960/1150 stock volts
 
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post #28 of 62
If you have the money for the 6870, then get it. If not, then get the 6850.
post #29 of 62
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well the 6850 oc can perform the same as a 6870 in some cases.
I was thinking if i was going to get the 6870 i might as well go up to the 6900 series. Actually I am thinking of getting the 6950 maybe. but it would be something to budget for again.. so many choices.

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If you have the money for the 6870, then get it. If not, then get the 6850.
 
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Quote:
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Single card: 6870. Crossfire: 6850.

X2

I went with ASUS 6850 Crossfire paying only $320 (after 2x $20 MIBs) and I'm pretty satisfied. These power sipping cards pack some serious punch in Bad Company 2 and Metro 2033 (check out the vid). With my OC under load I keep the fans @ 45% and temps are in the mid-60s. I also like the fact that these cards use only 1x 6-Pin, helping reduce the number of cables inside my case.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQAEwflrEHQ[/ame]
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