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How good would be 2 6850's crossfired?

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July 23, 2012 7:02:33 AM

I decided between a 6870 and a 6850 that I'd go with a 6850. When thanksgiving/cyber Monday rolls around I'm going to pick up a Samsung 830, and probably a video card aswell.

What I'm wondering is what would 2 6850's crossfired be equivalent to? I know 6870's are much better, but for a 50$ difference the performance increase in my opinion is negated.

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July 23, 2012 7:20:13 AM

one of my mates has got 2 6850's in Crossfire and he says the performance is great just remember what El Tigre said, not all games support crossfire and SLI. If you just going to play games rather get a single powerful card.
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July 23, 2012 7:34:18 AM

Pretty good I would think. Prolly approaching 580 speeds.
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July 23, 2012 7:37:56 AM

I've read around and the feeling I'm getting is that nvidia's cards sli better. Do you guys have a suggestion for a card around 130$?
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July 23, 2012 7:56:41 AM

IMO, I would get the same exact card as the one you currently have to avoid issues as not all HD 6850's from different manufactures/models of the same manufacture would work in CF.
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July 23, 2012 8:00:57 AM

I don't have one yet. I'm going to build a computer. I'll pick one up now, one
during cyber Monday. So what are your thoughts on the card? Its only 119$, is it because it's nerfed or somthing?
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July 23, 2012 8:23:38 AM

Im buying a new HD 6850 From Gigabyte :)  Hope it will be good !

But reviews for HD 6850 says that its a pretty decent card for its price range.

BUT as cromatt88 said better buy a Single 670/580 and ur set for some time :) 
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July 23, 2012 8:26:36 AM

foshizz said:
I don't have one yet. I'm going to build a computer. I'll pick one up now, one
during cyber Monday. So what are your thoughts on the card? Its only 119$, is it because it's nerfed or somthing?

It has good reviews overall. That's a good deal, just know that they are phasing them out so they may not be around Cyber Monday. If you can, I would save up for a more powerful single card and be happy with it for a while.
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July 23, 2012 8:27:37 AM

No I wanna save some money right now and get another 6850 for hopefully 1/2 the price. The card I chose isn't nerfed at all right! No feature killed?
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July 23, 2012 8:31:35 AM

It's the same, but as I said, it won't most likely be around Cyber Monday because the AMD 6XXX series is being phased out now. Hence the cheaper prices now. ;) 
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July 23, 2012 8:41:40 AM

=o are you serious! I wonder of it'l last that long,
I'll have to check.
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a b U Graphics card
July 23, 2012 8:59:15 AM

Choosing to go with a 7XXX series would be a safer bet for the same card to be around when Cyber Monday hits.
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July 23, 2012 9:35:39 AM

instead of cfx hd 6850s get a hd 7850 for 250$ for around the same performance and better compatibility and stability
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July 23, 2012 11:05:49 AM

Bro I just said I don't want to put up 250$ right now. That's why I want to cf. I want to go with the 7770, but the 6850 is superior in every way.
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a b U Graphics card
July 23, 2012 3:42:42 PM

Than pick 6850 and CF it! Or if u could sell the first one and buy another powerful GPU.
But 6850 is good so CF it if no other options.
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a b U Graphics card
July 23, 2012 3:44:55 PM

hey but one hd 6850 is ok for 1050p
for 1080p its fine
y dont you save some more money?
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July 23, 2012 3:51:56 PM

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/362581-15-risk-taki...

Another topic about HD 6850 CF .

Where rage33 said :

I have a very similar system, the only difference is I have HD 6870's in CF and I have 16GB of RAM (not relevant). I hardly notice micro suttering at all and it performs very well. The only issue I've ran into just recently is being limited by 1GB VRAM, but the only game that I play that eats up Vram is BF3 and I can still run on very high/ultra custom settings.


So go for it !
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July 23, 2012 4:58:22 PM

i have two, no microstuttering. mine are the asus version, one card runs hotter about 55 c the other in the 45 range. i get 60-110 fps in swtor. if i was buying now i would go with 7850 but i think you would be happy. i built a system recently with a i5-2400 asrock z68 gen 3 and a 6850 he gets 70 fps in swtor.
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July 23, 2012 5:09:40 PM

The 6850 is a good card and it will probably still be around on cyber monday unless the price really drops between now and then.

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July 23, 2012 8:09:30 PM

The 7850 is out of my price range. If I find nothing else, I think I'll go with the 6850. If I find more money I'll go with the 6870.
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December 28, 2012 3:31:08 AM

7770 was my final choice :) 
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December 28, 2012 3:32:03 AM

Best answer selected by foshizz.
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December 28, 2012 9:58:55 AM

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