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Hd6850 vs. GTX 460?

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November 24, 2010 2:31:06 AM

I have heard that each of these cards are better than the other at some point in time. :heink:  I was leaning towards the MSI cyclone gtx 460 1gb, but is the radeon hd6850 better? The hd6850 is cheaper and is ATI which has some perks. EYEFINTY BABY! What should I get? I plan to OC both. Also will the hd6850 fit in the following case: Rosewill R101-P-BK MicroATX Mid Tower PC Case. If not which radeon hd6850 will?

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November 24, 2010 2:52:48 AM

They are both sort of on the same playing field. The ATI 6850 bests the GTX460 1GB card in most cases by a small amount. There are a few games where the 460 slightly outperforms the 6850. At the end of the day either of these two cards will are a good choice and will overclock very well.
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November 24, 2010 2:57:46 AM

MSI's 460 has issues with freezing. If you plan on overclocking, I'd recommend the Gigabyte's 460, its super cool idle temps below 30
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November 24, 2010 3:02:45 AM

Will a HIS radeon 6850 fit in my case. The case was mentioned above. If not which hd6850 will?
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November 24, 2010 3:55:35 AM

Please answer someone. :( 
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November 24, 2010 5:50:21 AM

I have a Rosewill R101-P-BK MicroATX Mid Tower PC Case and would like to know if a HIS Radeon hd6850 would fit. If it will not, which one would?
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November 24, 2010 6:07:03 AM

Wasn't HIS as a company shutting down?

I would suggest you get one from a different brand.

Your case seems to be quite big and would hold a HD6850 just fine. A mid tower case is pretty ok to hold these cards. Only issue is with the HD5970 which is as big as a truck!!!
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November 24, 2010 6:24:03 AM

I have 9 in. of clearance, when I plug in the 6-pin connector will it still fit?
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November 24, 2010 6:25:47 AM

Well I only have 9 and a half inches. The HIS got a 5 star raiting. :D  Will I be able to hold the card and the 6-pin together? The card is 9 in.
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November 24, 2010 7:08:26 AM

Not sure. The power connector is on the front, unfortunately, so it might be a tight squeeze.
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November 24, 2010 7:32:22 AM

HD6850 is 9 inches. So i would say yes. The HIS specs say its 23cm! But please do confirm the HIS warranty may cause a problem. Where did you see the 5 star rating?
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November 24, 2010 11:04:12 AM

jay2tall said:
They are both sort of on the same playing field. The ATI 6850 bests the GTX460 1GB card in most cases by a small amount. There are a few games where the 460 slightly outperforms the 6850. At the end of the day either of these two cards will are a good choice and will overclock very well.

But is that due to the driver IQ "cheat" that AMD are being accused of?
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November 24, 2010 3:58:50 PM

It was the highest rated on newegg. :) 
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November 24, 2010 4:01:38 PM

I am sorry I meant 9 1/2 in. Would it fit the 6-pin with that?
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November 24, 2010 4:13:11 PM

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  • Will a HIS radeon hd6850 fit?
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    November 24, 2010 4:44:03 PM

    So the hd6850 is 9in long and I have 9 1/2 in of clearance. When I plug in the 6-pin will it have enough space?
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    November 24, 2010 5:26:39 PM

    How many more times are you going to ask that..?

    I'm going to go with yes. If it doesn't, perform surgery on the case.
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    November 24, 2010 5:29:35 PM

    I asked it a few times but I never got a good answer. So it is okay to cut things in my case if it does not fit?
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    November 24, 2010 5:34:43 PM

    I think are a better question is are you ever going to buy ? lol
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    November 24, 2010 5:36:07 PM

    notty22 said:
    I think are a better question is are you ever going to buy ? lol

    When I have the money yes. Right now I do not have enough because I also need a new PSU.
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    December 16, 2010 5:18:32 AM

    @OP
    if you think it is going to be a tight fit, or arent sure give it an extra inch of space. also, i have seen some 90degree PCI-E 6pin power connecter adapters. might have to get one for myself, once i buy a new card.

    only using this as a reference photo
    http://cgi.ebay.ph/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=13039...
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    December 16, 2010 7:04:01 PM

    I bought it and it works pretty well.
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    December 19, 2010 2:01:16 AM

    wait you bought what? the videocard? did you have to buy an adap[ter? did said adapter work? *crosses fingers*
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    December 19, 2010 3:16:53 AM

    Yes, i did by the video card and it works great.
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    December 19, 2010 4:24:45 PM

    did you have to use an adapter though? i am more interested in knowing if the adapter worked lol. whats your thoughts on adapter if used. cool new card eh?! :D 
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    December 19, 2010 8:20:17 PM

    Yeah, I had to use an adapter. The top DVI-port on both the cards I received did not work, but I think that you need to use one for the other to become active or something. The performance of the card is fantastic though. :D 
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