6870 vs 6850 Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: January 2, 2011 11:46 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Pat22 January 2, 2011 8:05:46 PM i'm upgrading my PC from a 3400 radeo to a 6850 or 6870. just wondering wich one of these cards is the best money erformace ratio http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit... i also need to upgrade from my 300watt PSU to a 500-550 watt. also need help chosing one of those. More about : 6870 6850 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove jryan388 Graphics card Authority January 2, 2011 8:13:07 PM I would say 6850 cause you can overclock it more. | Report abuse jaguarmatt January 2, 2011 9:10:26 PM The 6850 is the better bang for the buck. For a powersupply, I would go for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... | Report abuse macer1 January 2, 2011 9:26:18 PM for a power supply that's cheaper in price. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... for a video card i personally have a 6950 but i do believe that the 6970 will in the end be a better value due to the following: 6970 has a fully enabled processor vs the 6950. I know you can flash the 6950 to a 6970 bios but their is a reason they placed the 8 pin power attachment on the 6970. the drivers will get very good in the next 6 weeks, going from 10.10 to 10.12 gave a 4% increase in fps. | Report abuse Related ressources 6850 vs 6870 - Forum Radeon hd 6850 vs hd 6870 - Forum 6850 V.S 6870 Video Card - Forum Hd 7770 vs 6850 or 6870 - Forum 6850 vs 6870 - Forum Ask the community Publish Lian January 2, 2011 9:32:48 PM macer1 said:6970 has a fully enabled processor vs the 6950. I know you can flash the 6950 to a 6970 bios but their is a reason they placed the 8 pin power attachment on the 6970. His talking about 68xx, not 69xx series. Me, personally - 6870, not just coz i have one, but also for the extra shaders And its just sooo cheap right now. | Report abuse yesitsmario January 2, 2011 9:35:03 PM The 6850 can easily overclock to 6870 performance. If you don't overclock, the 6870 is still a good card. The 6850 would be the better bang for the buck. | Report abuse sharpbrick January 2, 2011 11:46:39 PM Lian said:His talking about 68xx, not 69xx series. Me, personally - 6870, not just coz i have one, but also for the extra shaders And its just sooo cheap right now. i agree with that and if you can find one for $200 that seems to be the best price right now | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>6870 vs 6850> Related ressources: ForumRadeon HD 6850/6870 vs Radeon HD 4830 512mb ForumHD 6850 vs HD 6870 Forum6850 vs 6870 vs GTX 460 Forum6850 vs 6870 vs gtx560 vs gtx460 vs 5850 vs 5870 ForumHd 6850 vs Gtx 460 1gb vs Hd 6870 (@1280x1024 res) ForumCost Effectiveness for me between the 6850 vs 6870 ForumPowercolor 6850 vs . Asus 6850 vs . 6870 ForumGPU question? 6850 vs . 6950 (or even 6870 vs . 6950) ForumNeed a card By lt_dan_zsu, 2 hours ago: It looks like the 7850 is a little higher, but it's nothing... Forum[Solved] Hd 6850 vs Gtx 460 1gb vs Hd 6870 (@1280x1024 res) Forum6850 or 6870 if the price difference is $30 after rebate? Forum[Solved] Crossfiring 6870+6850 Forum[Solved] 6850<5850<6870... WHICH TO BUY? Forum[Solved] Cost Effectiveness for me between the 6850 vs 6870 Forum[Solved] Gtx460 or 6850 or 6870 No OC More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !