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Poll Results: what is a better card?

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  • 22% (20)
    radeon hd 6850
  • 68% (60)
    radeon hd 6870
  • 8% (7)
    I dont like radeon
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post #31 of 62
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wow thats some great frame rates

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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQAEwflrEHQ
 
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post #32 of 62
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all the votes seem to be going to the 6870 but everyone on here is saying 6850 is a better choice.
idk should i just save up and get a 6950? but i hard that the first editions are the only ones that can be flashes to a 6970 anything after feb release cant unlock??
maybe i should just get the 6850 I need to find a new home for my 4770s now hmm?? what to do
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post #33 of 62
I bought a 6850 because at the time $50 wasn't worth for just a couple of frame rates differences. So 6850 got my vote.

As for brands, I went Sapphire because of a lot of recommendations and good reviews.
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post #34 of 62
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http://www.sapphiretech.com/ssc/hd6k/ right now they have a contest i going to enter and see if i win then i dont have to buy a card lol.
if i dont win well i guess i will get either the 6850 or the 6950 2gb version i going to skip right pass the 6870. but we will have to see. maybe even the 1gb version of 6950 but we will just have to wait and see.

so nows its between the 6850, 6950 1gb, 2gb that will be my options and its going to be sapphire all the way. hehe we will just see how my budget goes in the next few weeks and if i win the the contest even better but i dont count on it.

so 6850 6950 1gb or 2gb what is the card going to be?
Edited by alick - 2/21/11 at 12:40pm
 
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post #35 of 62
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hmm I am going to see what my budget is like by next weekend. plus contest result
either 6850 or 6950 1gb or 2gb.
what do you guys this for the 6950 1gb or 2gb is there ahuge difference ?
 
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post #36 of 62
I have a windforce Gigabyte 6870, the 3 fans keep it nice and cool and not as loud as the other coolers (60c max under load), also I got it OCed to 950mhz 1150mhz. Though there is no voltage control, you can flash another cards bios on them I think, but I havent bothered with that yet.

I am very happy with the card itself, its quite nicely made, goes well with my gigabyte mb as its blue as well. Can do pretty much anything maxed out on 1080p with high fps. 6950 is ofc better, but then so is the price by quite a lot.

P.S(If your really going to be running it at such low resolution on the 19inches, id get a 6850 instead, the gigabyte one offers a windforce solution for that too, though only 2 fans )
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post #37 of 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by alick View Post
I am in the process of upgrading my videocard.
right now i am running 4770x2 cf and this its time for an upgrade.
the ones that got my attention are 6850 $169 to $200 http://ncix.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=6850 and 6870 $199 to $240. http://ncix.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=6870 the price is anywhere from $169 to $240 there is about 10 to 20% performance difference
I am looking to spend about $200 at most if possible. also I don t want to get a new power supply either the one i have now is a 600watt themotake tr2 which runs my 4770 crossfire fine.

also I am wondering which brand would be better to go with?
I read up that powercolor uses cheaper compounds and xfx are factory oc. the cards i have now are sapphire. my older card was a xfx card. I am currently looking at powercolor,xfx,sapphire only.

does anyone have any insight to this and can recommend something or has an opinion?
thanks
ps: sorry if this is the wrong forum to ask in but i didn't know where else to go
6850 or 6870 is depending on how much money you want to spend. Performance differences are not much.

Among the 6850/6870 makers, I personally prefer Sapphire or Asus. If I am not mistaken, Sapphire is more competitive in pricing. Apart from NCIX, suggest you to compare with Vuugo. They are generally more competitive.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=56384&...cture=SAPPHIRE

http://www.vuugo.com/en/Brand/Sapphi...ideo-Card.aspx

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=56383&...cture=SAPPHIRE

http://www.vuugo.com/en/Brand/Sapphi...nt-Rebate.aspx
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post #38 of 62
As it's probably already been said, get a 6950.
post #39 of 62
Get the 6870. I bought one and used it for a month and a half before upgrading to the GTX 570.

It was a great card for the price. One thing I did not like was the fan noise. It gets very irritating at around 50% fan speed.

But you don't have that problem with aftermarket non-reference cards. So in that case get the 6870, it doesn't seem like much but those extra Stream processors really do help the 6870's cause.
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post #40 of 62
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hmm. well now its between the 6850 or 6950. depends on what i have to spend by next weekend. also if i was to get the 6950 should i go 2gb instead of 1gb? the price difference is not a whole lot but getting extra gb of ram would be nice!
 
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