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6850 vs 650 which is better

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January 16, 2011 8:36:30 PM

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 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 179.99 (159.99 after rebates)

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a c 214 U Graphics card
January 16, 2011 8:54:57 PM

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!
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a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2011 9:56:28 PM

The 460 is SE which means it is even worse than the 768MB version.
a c 212 U Graphics card
January 16, 2011 10:09:26 PM

The 6850 overmatches the 768 MB version but is pretty evenly matched with the 1 GB version. In SLI, I'd go with nVidia.

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 :) 
January 17, 2011 12:00:12 AM

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.
a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2011 1:35:17 AM

The hd6850 will serve you better. Get them in XF.

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January 17, 2011 2:20:36 AM

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?
January 17, 2011 2:26:41 AM

Mostly is going to be used for WOW other mmos some FPSers maybe even Crysis
a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2011 2:30:36 AM

The hd6850s are better than the gtx460s. Even in CF.
a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2011 2:42:51 AM

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.
a c 214 U Graphics card
January 17, 2011 1:25:09 PM

I bet you the 6870's prices will drop once the gtx560 comes out,and many other prices like the 5850/70....
January 18, 2011 11:13:47 AM

Best answer selected by atypicallemon.
a c 271 U Graphics card
January 18, 2011 5:40:48 PM

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