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6850 vs 650 which is better

Which one is better have no idea but any other ideas will be considered for same price. Has to be able to be slied or crossfired.

ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121399 189.99 (159.99 after rebates)

or EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1367-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130597 179.99 (159.99 after rebates)
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  1. What is your current power supply?And full system specs.Want to make sure you can even run all this with good fps.

    Between the 2 the 6850 will be faster.And it will do much better in Crossfire than a 460 would in SLI.

    This is better than both but will use a lot more power so make sure you have adaqute power.And it has free shipping!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121375&cm_re=5850-_-14-121-375-_-Product
  2. The 460 is SE which means it is even worse than the 768MB version.
  3. The 6850 overmatches the 768 MB version but is pretty evenly matched with the 1 GB version. In SLI, I'd go with nVidia.

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6850-6870-crossfirex-review/15

    Quote:
    So over the years Multi-GPU support has improved quite a bit, AMD still isn't up-to snuff at the level of NVIDIA though, multi-GPU supports still literally and directly remains the Achilles heel of ATI's Catalyst drivers. ......


    But I would choose neither. With just 9 days till the release of the GTX 560 Ti on January 25th, it's an entirely new question that needs to be asked :)
  4. Got a 965 be amd overclocked to 4.1 with a 850 certified psu. currently running dual 8800gts that was out of my last rig but i need some better graphics units and have the money now but only 200 enough for 1 right now but in about another month will have another 200 to spend on one. They will running at 8x 8x.
  5. The hd6850 will serve you better. Get them in XF.
  6. Best answer
    It's just the old Nvidia vs ATI question I think. Depends a lot on what you consider "better" - which games/types of games do you run, and do you have any additional preferences like low noise or low power consumption?
  7. Mostly is going to be used for WOW other mmos some FPSers maybe even Crysis
  8. The hd6850s are better than the gtx460s. Even in CF.
  9. Blizzard games favor NVIDIA cards, but still the HD 6850 is a very good card. If you're getting it for that price, then definitely go for it.
  10. I bet you the 6870's prices will drop once the gtx560 comes out,and many other prices like the 5850/70....
  11. Best answer selected by atypicallemon.
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