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Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 PC capability

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March 11, 2012 5:48:59 AM

Im in Serious need of a updated GPU my integrated one wont even cover todays Rpg, and Rts on medium settings, so time to get a upgrade based of my price range and Ratings i believe the Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 is the best choice, but im not sure what im required to have to run it, im going to buy a 600w PSU to power it, but i dont know if what else i need in my specs to run it here are some of them.

OS: Windows 7 Home Prem 64-bit
System Manufacturer: Emachines
System Model: Et1330/Et1331
Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 235e ~2.7Ghz
OS Memory: 6GB
i think my motherboards called HT 2000

Any help would be much appreciated.

Edit: its Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 not AMD
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March 11, 2012 12:31:47 PM

6850 is a good improvement.
Sapphire Radeon is AMD. Any Radeon video cards are made by AMD , Sapphire,Gigabyte,MSI,XFX and others improve the reference video card with higher frequency ( overclock) and better cooling solutions.
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March 11, 2012 12:37:32 PM

the hd 6850 is a good card and sapphire is one of the best card maker of amd it makes card with good built launch at cheaper price with high performance and good allover ability.:) 

for clearification check this.:) 

http://www.fudzilla.com/reviews/item/21971-sapphire-hd-...

its a good card for its price.:) 
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March 12, 2012 2:30:33 AM

The 6850 is a good card and all cards are good. I look for the warranty and customer service when looking into buying a card. Now if you are going to buy a PSU make sure it is a good brand name.

There are a lot of generic PSU's out there that are not any good. The brands you want are Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, and XFX and you don't need a 600w PSU to run that card. I will link you to the PSU's.

I am not sure if your CPU will be able to keep up with the 6850. I think you are right on the line of what people are calling it bottlenecting. I know that a 6770, and the 7770 don't have to much problems with 2 core CPU's.

It is just food for thought and I wish you good luck on this.

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

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