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February 28, 2012 3:56:59 AM

Which gpu is better? The Radeon HD 6850 or the GeForce GTX 460?

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a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2012 4:16:23 AM

HD 6850. Gtx 460 is little bit slower than 6850.
a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2012 4:20:13 AM

First, i thought OP was talking to himself.

PS: The HD6850 is better.
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a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2012 4:45:20 AM

Zero_ said:
First, i thought OP was talking to himself.

PS: The HD6850 is better.


:D  :D  :D  .....and i thought when did i post that.
a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2012 5:00:29 AM

mubin said:
HD 6850. Gtx 460 is little bit slower than 6850.


Sorry, no. If anything the GTX 460 is a little bit faster. When both are overclocked to the maximum the GTX 460 will pull ahead. Here's a review from last fall of an overclocked HD 6850 (820 Mhz vs. 775 Mhz stock) with 2GB of VRAM. A stock GTX 460 beats it in the majority of games tested. Being its just last September driver maturation shouldn't be a factor anymore - they're recent enough on both cards to be applicable to today.

http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1356&page=1

Here's an older review showing an overclocking study of the two cards (plus an HD 6870). The GTX 460 again beats the HD 6850 when both are overclocked a fair bit.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

The HD 6850 is a good card, but its not necessarily the better card.
February 28, 2012 6:50:14 AM

Lazar_99 said:
Which gpu is better? The Radeon HD 6850 or the GeForce GTX 460?

GTX 460, although it does come at a cost of higher power consumption.
a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2012 1:02:19 PM

jeffredo said:
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

The HD 6850 is a good card, but its not necessarily the better card.


From the link, i see 6850 give more frame than gtx460 in most game. So why not 6850 is a better card while require low power consumption than gtx460?
February 28, 2012 1:07:53 PM

jeffredo said:
Sorry, no. If anything the GTX 460 is a little bit faster. When both are overclocked to the maximum the GTX 460 will pull ahead. Here's a review from last fall of an overclocked HD 6850 (820 Mhz vs. 775 Mhz stock) with 2GB of VRAM. A stock GTX 460 beats it in the majority of games tested. Being its just last September driver maturation shouldn't be a factor anymore - they're recent enough on both cards to be applicable to today.

http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1356&page=1

Here's an older review showing an overclocking study of the two cards (plus an HD 6870). The GTX 460 again beats the HD 6850 when both are overclocked a fair bit.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

The HD 6850 is a good card, but its not necessarily the better card.


i wanted to know which one of them is faster at stock clocks. But thanks for stating that the GTX 460 is better when overclocked.
a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2012 4:37:39 PM

Lazar_99 said:
i wanted to know which one of them is faster at stock clocks.


The first review I link is of a stock GTX 460 vs. an factory overclocked HD 6850. It does seem to beat it in most of the games they tested. In the real world its probably a tie overall. Some games are known to be more AMD or Nvidia friendly. Even if its not a tie the difference is probably imperceptible. I'd still wager the GTX 460 1GB is a little bit quicker. Again, I doubt it would be by much and probably wouldn't matter. Whichever is the best deal is the best way to go.
a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2012 4:46:52 PM

Which GPU is better? It all depends concerning your priorities.

I do some physics calculations, so, in my system the way to go is Nvidia.

I play games in 3D monitors, and for now this is a point for Nvidia, their 3D tech is much mode maturated.

Talking purely about games performance and power consumption, this is AMD point.
a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2012 5:42:36 PM

Its a $165. Rebate "cards" are a joke. Takes' two to three months to get them and then you can't deposit them in your bank account to pay off the credit card you bought the thing with in the first place. Those single fan XFX HD 6850 and HD 6870 cards are notorious for running hot as well.

There's nothing wrong with the HD 6870 - its a great performer for the money, but I would spend a bit more and get a better custom cooler like the HIS IceQ models.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Going to keep something for a couple years why quibble over $15?

With the HD 6850 this is a great deal. Promo code expires today though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$135 before any "rebate cards" is a great deal. This HIS IceQ is just $136 after a 15% promo code that ends tomorrow.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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