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Is the 6850 worth it?

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December 10, 2011 11:09:55 PM

I have the 6790 ($130 with $15 rebate) but can get the 6850 ($140)?
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December 10, 2011 11:41:08 PM

What resolution?
What games?
What other hardware are you running behind it?
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December 11, 2011 12:11:29 PM

• Case: Azza Orion 202EVO Black ATX Mid Tower
Purchased At: NCIX.com
Price: $50/ $30 MIR

• Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Green 650W Power Supply
Purchased At: NCIX.com
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: Newegg.com
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)
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December 11, 2011 1:20:59 PM

take the 6850
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December 11, 2011 9:38:15 PM

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 :) 
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a b K Overclocking
December 12, 2011 8:54:30 AM

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.
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December 12, 2011 1:55:43 PM

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 
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December 12, 2011 4:04:27 PM

Coputernewbie said:
What is crossfire?

Don't worry about Xfire your board doesn't support it.
Yeah go for the 6850.
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December 12, 2011 8:38:00 PM

Haha I know davcon. Thanks guys! 4-0 :D 
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December 12, 2011 8:41:26 PM

Best answer selected by Coputernewbie.
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