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I am getting a 6850, but I have notice they vary quite a lot, I looked the HIS one initially, but it has the same cooling design as my old HD2900xt which collected so much dust and I had to remove the heatsink of it just to clean the horrible thing. The gigabyte one looks quote nice and easy to clean.

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NVM. Wrong post.
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Originally Posted by Wickmyster;12724268 
I am getting a 6850, but I have notice they vary quite a lot, I looked the HIS one initially, but it has the same cooling design as my old HD2900xt which collected so much dust and I had to remove the heatsink of it just to clean the horrible thing. The gigabyte one looks quote nice and easy to clean.thumbsupsmiley.png

Any opinions?
The "normal" Sapphire - not Toxic - and Gigabyte are god tier, and i've also heard a lot of good about Asus' DirectCU.
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I have the Gigabyte 6850 (GV-R685D5-1GD) and i like it, runs cool and OCing it with CCC Overdrive was very simple.
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my asus will OC to 950mhz core on stock voltage
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MSI, end of thread. These cards are the best cards i've ever had in terms of quality and overclocking. Also, these cards have a fan profile switch on the physical card so if you like silence, there is a profile for that. If you want performance, there is a setting for that.
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post #8 of 12
I have the Gigabyte 6850. I looked at the MSI as well. I think in the end the Gigabyte one was on sale, so that pretty much made my decision. Seems to overclock well.
    
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post #9 of 12
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I have a thread for this question...but

2010 Asus Radeon EAH6850 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5/1GB

and the

2011 Asus Radeon EAH6850 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5/V2 1GB

What is the difference between the V1 and V2...I know that the V2 runs 20% cooler, but there are more differences than just the heat sink set up, the cards have capacitors in different places etc...
    
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post #10 of 12
I have the Asus V2 version. One change that I noticed was that the V2 you need 2 6-pin connectors while the V1 you only need 1. I like the card a lot.
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