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December 13, 2013 7:32:36 AM

I checked that it is better than GTX 650 Ti. Is HD6850 good for my pc? Thank you!

My PC Configuration is:
Motherboard: XFX X-G31
Processor: Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz
RAM: 3GB (4GB Max)
Graphics: XFX HD4650 1GB (Approx. Total Memory 2300 MB)
PSU: Corsair VS450
Monitor Resolution: 1366x768

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December 13, 2013 7:44:17 AM

maxraj yes its good. HD 6850 is very power hungry and draws about 192W(load). your corsair will give real world 360W and if you consider the HD6850 in your system it will draw 323W at load. so it should work fine. 6850 is a great card
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December 13, 2013 7:47:48 AM

ghost878 said:
maxraj yes its good. HD 6850 is very power hungry and draws about 192W(load). your corsair will give real world 360W and if you consider the HD6850 in your system it will draw 323W at load. so it should work fine. 6850 is a great card


Where did you get that number I have 125watts here http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/Radeon_HD_6850_...
I have as well 2 x HD6850 both have single 6pin PCIe power connector giving a theoretical max of 150watts.
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December 13, 2013 8:03:02 AM

maxraj either way the 6850 is good for your PC
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December 13, 2013 8:07:18 AM

Agreed Rollie59 , it says at the bottom of the graph , Blue (274w) is full load and green (142w) is idle for the Asus board. Naturally different manufacturers will have different power ratings and the highest board tested is 301w under full load and 144w at idle.
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December 16, 2013 12:07:20 AM

I am seeing that HD 6870 is better than 650 Ti Boost. Wow! I think I might go for that! Little bit confused because it requires 500W yet it needs only 28A. Is that okay with my psu? Thanks to all for the contribution!
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December 16, 2013 6:48:35 AM

The power supply requirement can be misleading sometimes as manufacturers will cover their butt by requiring a larger PSU then needed , naturally I wouldn't try to run that card on a 300w PSU but a quality 450w PSU should run it just fine.
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December 16, 2013 9:55:47 AM

maxraj said:
I am seeing that HD 6870 is better than 650 Ti Boost. Wow! I think I might go for that! Little bit confused because it requires 500W yet it needs only 28A. Is that okay with my psu? Thanks to all for the contribution!

I do not know where you are looking but GTX650Ti Boost even beats HD7850 in gaming and is way better than HD6870! http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_6...
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December 18, 2013 1:31:14 AM

rolli59 said:
maxraj said:
I am seeing that HD 6870 is better than 650 Ti Boost. Wow! I think I might go for that! Little bit confused because it requires 500W yet it needs only 28A. Is that okay with my psu? Thanks to all for the contribution!

I do not know where you are looking but GTX650Ti Boost even beats HD7850 in gaming and is way better than HD6870! http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_6...


Oh, apologies. I must have mixed it up with GTX 650 Ti Direct Cu II card in which the HD 6870 is better in compared with. GTX 650 Ti Boost is almost equal to GTX 660, which is the maximum card my psu can handle as it only requires 450W. Although it's expensive, I might save for that or settle with HD 6850 if I cannot wait. I can play all games with my current card except DirectX 11 games which are seemingly going to increase in the upcoming year so that is why I need to take a decent one. Thank you.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_650...
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February 25, 2014 8:29:22 PM

Radeon HD 6850 was designed in 2010 and last manufactured in 2012. I don't think you can get it unless you buy second-hand, which is what I did for US$71.
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February 26, 2014 8:37:30 AM

sedona said:
Radeon HD 6850 was designed in 2010 and last manufactured in 2012. I don't think you can get it unless you buy second-hand, which is what I did for US$71.


Hmm! Thanks! I think I'll go for GTX 660. Since my psu can only handle upto that, I have no choice to go after anything else. What do you think?
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February 26, 2014 10:48:15 AM

maxraj said:
sedona said:
Radeon HD 6850 was designed in 2010 and last manufactured in 2012. I don't think you can get it unless you buy second-hand, which is what I did for US$71.

Hmm! Thanks! I think I'll go for GTX 660. Since my psu can only handle upto that, I have no choice to go after anything else. What do you think?

Firstly, why are you asking about HD 6850 vs GTX 650 Ti? Are you able to buy HD 6850 in your country?

As someone posted above, you should check the hierarchy chart provided by this forum since you are on it, and see that GTX 650 Ti is one tier above HD 6850.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Before you go out to buy the GTX 660, go check the hierarchy chart for your CPU, which is a 6-year old Core 2 Duo E7400 and you only have 3GB of memory. I suspect you are still on Windows XP.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

What I'm trying to say is, you have a older setup which is too weak to support the GTX 660. It's like packing a jet engine on a small car. It should work, but the system is unbalanced. GTX 660 is a powerful card and expensive in comparison to your E7400/3GB/450W setup. You can probably save some money and just buy something like Nvidia GT 630 or 640, or AMD 7730 to replace your old HD 4650 and bring your graphics performance to the minimum acceptable level for 2014. Note that for people with newer Core i3 or i5 processors, these GT 630/640 or AMD 7730 are considered the baseline ...... right at the bottom by today's standard.

If you really want to buy GTX 660 and have the money for it, then why not spend more to upgrade your entire PC? I suspect your Corsair VS450 is also from 2008 and it's about time to die soon. GTX 660 is able to play DirectX 11 games while your current card HD 4650 can't. But then if you're still using Windows XP, then you still can't play DirectX 11 games until you migrate to Windows 7 or 8/8.1. Your PC setup is from 2008 era ..... find some money to change the whole thing to Core i5/8GB/500W/Windows 7 and then go for GTX 660.
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February 28, 2014 6:59:58 AM

sedona said:
maxraj said:
sedona said:
Radeon HD 6850 was designed in 2010 and last manufactured in 2012. I don't think you can get it unless you buy second-hand, which is what I did for US$71.

Hmm! Thanks! I think I'll go for GTX 660. Since my psu can only handle upto that, I have no choice to go after anything else. What do you think?

Firstly, why are you asking about HD 6850 vs GTX 650 Ti? Are you able to buy HD 6850 in your country?

As someone posted above, you should check the hierarchy chart provided by this forum since you are on it, and see that GTX 650 Ti is one tier above HD 6850.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Before you go out to buy the GTX 660, go check the hierarchy chart for your CPU, which is a 6-year old Core 2 Duo E7400 and you only have 3GB of memory. I suspect you are still on Windows XP.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

What I'm trying to say is, you have a older setup which is too weak to support the GTX 660. It's like packing a jet engine on a small car. It should work, but the system is unbalanced. GTX 660 is a powerful card and expensive in comparison to your E7400/3GB/450W setup. You can probably save some money and just buy something like Nvidia GT 630 or 640, or AMD 7730 to replace your old HD 4650 and bring your graphics performance to the minimum acceptable level for 2014. Note that for people with newer Core i3 or i5 processors, these GT 630/640 or AMD 7730 are considered the baseline ...... right at the bottom by today's standard.

If you really want to buy GTX 660 and have the money for it, then why not spend more to upgrade your entire PC? I suspect your Corsair VS450 is also from 2008 and it's about time to die soon. GTX 660 is able to play DirectX 11 games while your current card HD 4650 can't. But then if you're still using Windows XP, then you still can't play DirectX 11 games until you migrate to Windows 7 or 8/8.1. Your PC setup is from 2008 era ..... find some money to change the whole thing to Core i5/8GB/500W/Windows 7 and then go for GTX 660.


If I could change my whole pc, I would not ask this question. I guess HD6850 is not in the market near me now so I picked GTX 660. By the way, you assumed a lot! Maybe I forgot to mention that I am using windows 8.1 and my corsair VS450 has not even been for a year since it's purchase! Anyways, thanks for your information!
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