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December 24, 2011 11:24:46 PM

Hello guys I was wondering if I can get away on most recent games on around high-ish settings @ 1680 x 1050 with a single 6850 more specifically one of these:

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX35331
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX30935

System Spec:
MOBO: MSI 870s-G46
CPU: AMD Phenom II 955 x4
RAM: 4gb DDR3
PSU : OCZ ModxStream 500W

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December 25, 2011 2:18:27 AM

I have the Sapphire 6850 with stock clocks running on my OC'd 965 x4 and it handles BF3 on ultra with no problems at 1680x1050.
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December 25, 2011 2:41:21 AM

jeff g said:
I have the Sapphire 6850 with stock clocks running on my OC'd 965 x4 and it handles BF3 on ultra with no problems at 1680x1050.



ultra as in everything as high as it can go? including aa and af and post processing? cause for my card(6950) the fps difference betweent 1650 and 1920 is like 10-15 fps and i cant play with everything maxed out.

OP the answer is yeah you should.
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December 25, 2011 3:07:26 AM

Yes it's enough I think, also overclocking might help boosting the performance.
December 25, 2011 3:18:37 AM

@ that resolution it'll be a pretty good card.
December 25, 2011 3:21:35 AM

go with a 6870 its faster kinda the same as a 560ti
December 25, 2011 3:26:46 AM

Got a 6870 before and it wasn't being very nice, any game I played the screen and drivers would just decide to kill themselves
December 25, 2011 3:38:51 AM

I opted for the Gigabyte dual fan 6850 over a 6870. Mainly because of card length, I wanted better airflow in the case.

I overclocked mine to 900 and 1140 stable, which is about a stock 6870. Nice temps under Furmark load.

I don't do the BF3 or Skyrim, so if that's what you're shooting for, you should save up for a 6950.
December 25, 2011 3:44:08 AM

cbrunnem said:
ultra as in everything as high as it can go? including aa and af and post processing? cause for my card(6950) the fps difference betweent 1650 and 1920 is like 10-15 fps and i cant play with everything maxed out.

OP the answer is yeah you should.


It's the default settings in BF3 when I selected the Ultra preset.
I don't record my FPS, but I've never noticed any glitching or artifacts or slowing of any kind while playing. My monitor will only do 1680x1050, so this is my only source of reference.
December 25, 2011 4:42:13 AM

I own this card. The Asus version. It runs Skyrim on Ultra with no problems. I have 79 games on my Steam account and have not had any problems with any. The only game I can't run MAXED out without low FPS is Metro lol
December 25, 2011 7:36:41 PM

Think I'm gonna go with the gigabyte factory OC 6850 thank you all and hopefully they have it in stock for boxing day
a b U Graphics card
December 25, 2011 7:54:58 PM

Hope that works out good for you. Even if you have had past problems with the 6870 there are thousands of people with those cards what work fine. Just because your had a problem doesn't mean they all do.
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December 25, 2011 8:03:57 PM

Go for gigabyte is the best card tested and it is silent and runs cool to :) 
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