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Which 6850 model should I get?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 10, 2010 8:10:45 PM

Recently I have decided that I would get the 6850 card. However, I don't know which card I should choose from the 6850 list.

However, I have narrowed it down to two sapphire cards -


I would also like to ask - which one would run cooler and quieter. Also, which one is smaller

Thanks very much!

EDIT: Sorry links didn't work. My mistake

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December 10, 2010 8:41:21 PM

Your links actually provide a [URL IS NOT VALID] box.

However the best HD6850 in my opinion is the ASUS DirectCU variant. Offering direct-contact copper heatpipes (DirectCU?) for more efficient cooling, coupled with ASUS SmartDoctor for overclocking, you can't go wrong.

If, however, you want a Sapphire card, the TOXIC or Vapor-X variant is what you should look for. Sapphires' program called TrixX is great for overclocking and Sapphire's cooling system is also nicely done.
December 11, 2010 2:24:00 AM

Either DirectCU or Sapphire TOXIC. However, the TOXIC is not a Vapor-X variant. I own one and sometimes it can hit 80C, not sure if it's healthy but it sure looks hot to me.