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Will I be able to hook up my desktop to a tv, and play it smoothly like a ps3?

Is this graphics card better than the one in the ps3?
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Yes.
    
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i even have my xbox controller hooked up to my pc. thats how i play dirt 2
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way better. u can probably run higher res off the 6850
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The 6850 has more processing power via GPU than the PS3.
Could you please fill in your system specs so that we could look for a possible bottleneck?
    
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Yes. PS3's 6 yrs old.
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You're looking at a good solid 700GFLOPs better
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Way better it's not even competition
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Originally Posted by jaylim0512;13002594 
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Will I be able to hook up my desktop to a tv, and play it smoothly like a ps3?

Is this graphics card better than the one in the ps3?


The HD6850 is WAY better than the GPU in the PS3.

- The GPU in the PS3 is DX9 only, based on the Nvidia 7xxx series of desktop GPU's - 7800 series in this case to be precise. You can get a notion of what the PS3's GPU is like by looking here.

- ATI/AMD's comparable line back then consisted of the X1xxx series - X1800 series in this case to be precise. After that they had the HD2xxx, HD3xxx, HD4xxx and HD5xxx series. And now the HD6xxx.


A Geforce 8600GTS would probably behave much like that GPU inside the PS3. The next in the series would be a 9500GT, and the next would be a GT220 (a bit better than the 9500GT, there is nothing exactly equal), and the next would be a GT420 (OEM card only - same cuda cores as the GT220), and the closest 5xx series equivalent would be a GT530, which is yet unreleased, but will probably be faster than the former models.

Starting with the 9500GT you are looking at entry level cards. A card that could be considered equivalent in AMD's lineup would be the HD3650 with 120 unified cores. The HD3650 was AMD's mid-range card in th HD3xxx era.

Nowadays you'd be looking at the HD6450 (OEM only), but that card already features 160 unified cores and a higher clockspeed, so it's faster. As it becomes obvious by the numbering, this card is entry-level.

I think this little resume gives a good indication of where the PS3's GPU is performance-wise.



Now, as to whether you can max out resolutions and quality, it all depends on what games you play. Some games on the PC are just (and unfortunately) console ports, and you should be able to max them out with this card.

Other games, which take advantage of newer features, may not let you max out either the quality or the resolution. Games such as Crysis, Crysis Warhead, GTA IV, Metro 2033 come to mind.

Oh, as Jaguarbamf said, post you system specs, so we can see if you have any bottleneck - the CPU and RAM are also important. Oh, and a decent power supply too.
Edited by tpi2007 - 4/4/11 at 7:15pm
 
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