Hello all. I just bought a Asus Essentio CM6850-08 desktop and I am looking to upgrade to a SAPPHIRE FleX 100314FLEX Radeon HD 6870 video card. First, is it easy to install this? Also, is there an advantage of going with a dual Mini displayport vid card over a single full displayport? I'm very new at this. Thanks!
Screen is also a Asus, 21.5" 1080P. Comp use will be HD movies&editing. I dont mind spending a little more on a graphics card that will be still performing well 3 years from now with the newer software programs coming out. Is it fairly easy to install a graphics card in this comp?
8 GB RAM
Processor Model # i7-2600
Clock Speed 3.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 3.80GHz
will have a corsair 750W PS installed
Upgrading from HD 6850 to HD 6870 is a minor upgrade and not worthy at all, for video editing you only need a decent GPU with enough VRAM and the HD 6850 is superior for this, if you're more than a professional and all your work rely on Software GPU acceleration get a nVidia Quadro FX but it will be a bit expensive.
But at this moment i don't see you need an upgrade, the HD 6850 is able to view and edit ultra blu-ray movies.
Hi. I installed the video card no problem but noticed when I try to hook up the asus monitor HDMI cable to the new video card, it doesn't work. I have to plug the monitor into the integrated HDMI port. I installed the latest drivers and the CD that came with the HD 6850. Is this normal? How do I know if the new video card took hold?