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Will the radeon HD 6850 last?

Ok so i'm trying to upgrade my pc alittle more to make it more of a gaming pc. As it is looking right now i plan on buying a radeon HD 6850 in a couple months and im wondering if it will handle most games on at least medium setting for maybe the next year in a half.

Here are my system specs and i will also upgrade to windows os 64-bit


Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: MSI
System Model: MS-7578
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3456MB RAM
Page File: 1937MB used, 4971MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11


if you need more information please let me know and thanks for the help ahead of time.
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  1. Generally yes.

    If you are fine with medium settings, then I think you can squeeze 24 months (or more) out of the HD 6850. Just just depends on how much performance you are expecting from medium quality down the road.
  2. im still waiting on Skyrim before i upgrade my system. The elder scrolls series has a habbit of only running well on high end hardware. Most games will run on a 6850 with high detail no probs though.
  3. Ok thanks everyone i should be fine with my PSU according to cyberpowerpc.

    If you guys think different please let me know
    heres the link to the PSU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171036


    plus medium settings down the road should be fine because they still almost look better than my console graphics.

    I just want to know if this card will run games that are coming out in early 2011 will still run on high settings at a decent FPS.

    Please let me know.

    Thanks Again everyone
  4. ct1615 said:
    you will be fine with that PSU



    do you think i will be able to max out most games coming out in early 2011

    at 1440 by 900 resolution.
  5. Best answer
  6. ct1615 said:
    easily



    ok thank you so much for your help and for the quick reply
  7. Best answer selected by irCRiz.
  8. I just bought the 6850 and I am playing Rift on ultra settings with about 60fps. NO problems at all.
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