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Is the hd 6850 still relevant for 1080p and lower resolutions?

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a b U Graphics card
April 8, 2014 10:02:33 PM

Hi! I built a 500$ budget pc but my 550ti died (don't ask, already went over it too many times) and here are my specs in summary. Cx430 v2 (32amps on 12v rail, single rail btw and 80+ bronze), fx4300 @ stock speeds but can overclock 300ish mhz if nessecary, 4gb ddr3 pny otpima, roseiwll ranger micro atx, and 7200rpm sata hdd seagate green. I've been torturing myself and using the amd 760g onboard mobo graphics, and i'm sick. I will buy this gpu near end of this month or at latest mid May. The hd 6850 can be picked up for as little as 85$.. I play skyrim, bf3, bioshock inf, half life 2, counter strike games, and the batman series and my list is growing and want to play at 1680x1050 on medium-high settings at 40+ fps. I can save up for 7770, but I am 13 and getting this as early b-day present (real b-day is in late june), and wondering if this is good? I have done very well in school this year, 3.71+ gpa the whole year, and do alot of extra curricular, so should I ask for something like a gtx 750, r7 260ish? After gpu, my next upgrade will be ram, and maybe the cpu cooler, and then probably for Christmas 2014 finally get rid of these 22 inch 1680x1050 crappy dell monitors and get a nice 130ish 1080p 24' monitor. Sorry for lengthy post, got bit off topic.
a b U Graphics card
April 8, 2014 10:34:16 PM

my friends dad has that card paired with an fx 6300 and i must say it was very solid at 1080p your not going ultra but it was very decent
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a b U Graphics card
April 9, 2014 12:39:09 AM

I had a 6850 you won't believe it but I sold it for $50 to my friend it is way better than on board and your old 550ti but a 750/ti is faster. Here is a 7790 oc that is faster that a 6850 for $125:

http://www.frys.com/product/7648917?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

or this lovely 7850 oc for $155:

http://www.frys.com/product/7382504?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

750/ti needs to come down in price to compete with these killer cards.

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a b U Graphics card
April 9, 2014 8:29:20 AM

coolcole01 said:
my friends dad has that card paired with an fx 6300 and i must say it was very solid at 1080p your not going ultra but it was very decent

Will my cx430 handle it well? Think you so much!
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a b U Graphics card
April 9, 2014 8:33:37 AM

The HD 6850 just takes a few more watts than the 550 TI you had, so if that ran on this PSU the 6850 should as well.
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