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HD 6850 vs HD 6870

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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  1. That's a lot of questions. Check out this link.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/291?vs=290
  2. 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.
  3. I'm not playing Games like that i just play DOTA xD.
    My rig is for animation, photo editing and video editing.
  4. Best answer
    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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. My CPU is i7 2600 w/o the K.
    Is there a Nvidia Counter part of HD 6870?
  8. thank you for all the advice.
    Another question
    which Brand Name should i buy?
  9. jHezzElL said:
    thank you for all the advice.
    Another question
    which Brand Name should i buy?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521
  10. Best answer selected by jHezzElL.
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