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Which brand for 6850?

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November 6, 2010 7:15:27 PM

I think I'm going to buy a 6850;however, which brand would you recommend?

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November 8, 2010 2:25:56 PM

XFX, Powercolor, Sapphire sirius brands with nice cooling if u ask me :bounce: 
November 8, 2010 7:23:27 PM

The Asus model has a nice balance between performance and noise:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4002/amd-radeon-hd-6850-o...

"And that leaves us with the Asus EAH6850. Asus’s design philosophy is normally what we’d call “aggressive”, as we have seen a number of their cards that trade temperature for noise, similar to the XFX. But this isn’t the case for the EAH6850 – it’s as balanced a card as we could ask for. It does well enough at cooling while approaching whisper-quiet noise levels, and even overclocked it manages to keep the 6850 in check without getting too loud or drawing more power than is necessary."
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November 9, 2010 1:02:09 AM

Wtf so is the Asus 6850 now 200 dollars. Seems like the price just jumped up 20 bucks for all 6850's. Can anyone help me find a good deal?
November 9, 2010 2:23:30 AM

xcesswee said:
Wtf so is the Asus 6850 now 200 dollars. Seems like the price just jumped up 20 bucks for all 6850's. Can anyone help me find a good deal?

I wonder if the laws of supply and demand are kicking in? The majority of 6850's on Newegg are sold out.
November 9, 2010 2:26:04 AM

I believe so. I don't see a single deal on Asus 6850 below 209. Other brands jumped up ten bucks too.
November 9, 2010 2:29:29 AM

Newegg had the sold out Asus for about $180. They do have the MSI version, which was reviewed in the article I linked.
November 9, 2010 3:10:54 AM

Isn't the gigabyte 6850 good, it has a nice cooler and their products are reliable
November 9, 2010 3:18:16 AM

Yes gigabyte is good from what I read, but it's sold out on the majority of sites.
November 9, 2010 9:23:22 PM

I'm in the exact same boat : / .... from what I've read
#1. Asus
#2. Gigabyte
#3. Powercolor/Sapphire
#4. MSI (Didn't read great things about it)

I'm a little irked I didn't buy one from newegg when I had the chance but I wouldn't imagine the prices to keep rising much more..... Other sites I looked out were in the $200.00 plus range for any of those.... I think I"ll wait for newegg (but it's killing me)
November 9, 2010 9:32:17 PM

I bought XFX from tigerdirect. 196 with shipping plus tax
November 15, 2010 11:50:05 AM

How long has the Gigabyte card been available? Have any compatibility issues been reported with it... or the other 6850 cards? Or have they been out just so little time we don't see the whole picture yet?
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