I ordered a ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard and wanted to know if a
ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity will work with it. Thanks for any and all responses. Or should i just buy this MSI N560GTX-M2D1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
The 560 Ti is a better card than the 6850......the 6950 and 560 Ti are probably better matched than any two cards I can remember from the competing camps in a single card configuration. Both are available in factory OC'd models which are at or very close in price to the reference cards.
When paired up however, the factory OC'd 560 Ti's in SLI have about a 100 fps advantage over 6950's in CF.
There is no real cost savings below 650 watts when buying decent PSU's. Tier 1 PSU's (Antec SG, Antec CP, Corsair HX and AX, Seasonic X series, etc) can carry a perty price tag, but there's a lot of very good tier 2 PSU's (read that as 9.5 jonnyguru performance rating) available right now.... the Corsair TX650 V2, Antec HCP, XFX Core Edition, etc.
The XFX Core Editions though have maintained a significant cost advantage over the competition for several months. If ya thinking ya gonna stick forever w/ a single GFX card, I'd get the XFX Core Edition 650 ....think ya might add a 2nd GFX card someday, then get the 850 .... ya could get the 750 but when ya see the $5 price difference, the 850 makes more sense