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HD 6850 vs HD 6870

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December 21, 2011 12:36:58 AM

Hello Experts.

I just want to us is there a huge difference between the 2 cards.
HD 6850 is cheaper than HD 6870
I know that HD 6870 is the winner but is there a huge difference in performance?
my monitor is 24" 1920 x 1080.

Is there a Nvidia card that same price as HD6850?
what is that card?
is that faster than HD 6850?

Which Produce less heat?

I wont OC the card.

Advice me please ...
thanks in Advance.

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December 21, 2011 1:02:23 AM

I game at 1080p and have a 6870 (although mine is oc'd to 1000 core/1200 memory).

If you are loking to max games at 1080p, I wouldn't go any lower than a 6870. From my experiences, I find I can max 90% of games with the 6870, and close to high settings on games such as Metro 2033, Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2.

I think if you are not going to oc your card, you should prob get the fastest card you can afford.

Hope this helps you to decide.
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December 21, 2011 1:07:00 AM

I'm not playing Games like that i just play DOTA xD.
My rig is for animation, photo editing and video editing.

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December 21, 2011 1:07:44 AM

jHezzElL said:
I'm not playing Games like that i just play DOTA xD.
My rig is for animation, photo editing and video editing.

Get the 6870, it has a higher memory bandwith.
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December 21, 2011 1:09:11 AM

jHezzElL said:
I'm not playing Games like that i just play DOTA xD.
My rig is for animation, photo editing and video editing.


In that case, no or very little difference. Those apps will benefit from a powerful CPU.
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December 21, 2011 1:11:09 AM

Yes there is quite a difference, worth the extra $25.

Nvidia's closest competitor is the GTX460, but they are a bit hard to find these days. Also, it's a bit slower than the HD6850.

The amount of heat a card produces depends on the cooler. From the various cards I've used over the years, the 2 Radeon cards were running noticeably cooler. It could be something, or just random.
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December 21, 2011 1:12:35 AM

My CPU is i7 2600 w/o the K.
Is there a Nvidia Counter part of HD 6870?
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December 21, 2011 1:16:00 AM

thank you for all the advice.
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December 21, 2011 1:25:33 AM

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