Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

What should I replace 6850 with?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
March 13, 2012 4:43:33 PM

Looking for a card with similar if not better performance for within the same price range. $125-$200

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2weeks

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, pixel art, video streaming

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Radeon HD 6850 w/ Antec HCG 750w

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: ASRock Extrem3 Gen3 z68 mobo, i3-2120 @ 3.3ghz, 16gb ddr3 ram

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: Thinking of switching to NVIDIA

OVERCLOCKING:Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE:Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

More about : replace 6850

a c 91 U Graphics card
March 13, 2012 4:51:48 PM

the AMD 7850 and 7870 cards are supposed to come out on the 19th, which might change the pricing on some of the midrange gpus. while the 7850 looks like it's going to be a rock solid card, supposedly it'll cost $250, but maybe it'll cause something like the radeon 6950 to drop below $200 and you can snag one and unlock it to a 6970... or, as many people will tell you, wait for NVIDIA to release kepler cards for a price drop/new cards there, but it may be a longer wait than 1-2 weeks (tho rumors seem to indicate it'll be around the 22nd or 23rd of this month)
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
March 13, 2012 4:53:32 PM

your best bet would be a second AMD 6850 in CF

other options would be the NVidia GTX560 or AMD 6870 at around $170-200. neither card is worth the upgrade from the AMD 6850. you can also wait for a sale on the Nvidia GTX 560ti so you can get one at or under $200 (they usually sell for $220+).
m
0
l
Related resources
March 13, 2012 4:54:27 PM

Thanks for the tip, I am sooo going to wait for the new NVIDIA then. What NVIDIA models should I consider?
m
0
l
March 13, 2012 4:56:35 PM

GTX 560ti eh? Seems reasonable. I don't want to CF with another one of these, it has been giving me lots of problems.
m
0
l
!