Is the 6850 worth it?

I have the 6790 ($130 with $15 rebate) but can get the 6850 ($140)?
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More about 6850 worth
  1. What resolution?
    What games?
    What other hardware are you running behind it?
  2. • Case: Azza Orion 202EVO Black ATX Mid Tower
    Purchased At:
    Price: $50/ $30 MIR

    • Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Green 650W Power Supply
    Purchased At:
    Price: $53

    • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
    Purchased At: TigerDirect
    Price: $100/ $80

    • Motherboard: MSI 760GM-E51
    Purchased At: Fry’s Electronics
    Price: $60/ $50

    • CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE
    Purchased At: Fry’s Electronics
    Price: $112

    • GPU: Radeon 6850 1GB
    Purchased At: Newegg
    Price: $140

    • RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB (2x2gb)
    Purchased At:
    Price: $25

    • HDD: Seagate 500GB
    Purchased At: Fry’s Electronics
    Price: $100

    Total: $640 Total w/ 6790: $630
    Total w/ MIR: $590 - $600 MIR Total w/ 6790: $580 - $590

    The monitor is 1440x900
    Web usage and gaming. I need a new one anyway. Current one is 11years old!! o.o
    But I'm running Starwars The Old Republic (aiming for maxed out settings)
  3. take the 6850
  4. i have it. I play BF3 high settings 1920x1080 @ around 30-70fps. Never got under 30, and it actually runs pretty smoothly at 30 compared to other games i ran at 30 before (with my old GPU).

    Planning to crossfire it :)
  5. What is crossfire?
  6. Best answer
    henydiah said:
    take the 6850

    +1, its needed for 1080p. even with the 6850 at 1080p you will be dropping some detail settings/turning down AA in some games.
  7. Coputernewbie said:
    What is crossfire?

    This technology allows up to four GPUs to be used in a single computer to improve graphics performance.
    If your videocard and motherboard supports it of course. :D
  8. Coputernewbie said:
    What is crossfire?

    Don't worry about Xfire your board doesn't support it.
    Yeah go for the 6850.
  9. Haha I know davcon. Thanks guys! 4-0 :D
  10. Best answer selected by Coputernewbie.
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