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July 29, 2012 8:12:09 PM

Hi all,
I have an overclocked Radeon 6850 with an Arctic twin cooler...
Best Buy has a stock 560 Ti for $155
Should I get the 560 Ti??

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July 29, 2012 8:28:08 PM

A gtx 560 TI for 155$ is a great deal, and you will get a good performance boost.

The question basicly is if it is worth spending 155$ for that boost.

Are you happy with the performance of your current card?? because if you are, I don't see any reason buying a new card. Save the money and wait untill you can get something much more powerfull than a 560TI.

Or spend those 150$ on an extra 6850 and go crossfire
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July 29, 2012 8:39:07 PM

rambostyrer said:
A gtx 560 TI for 155$ is a great deal, and you will get a good performance boost.

The question basicly is if it is worth spending 155$ for that boost.

Are you happy with the performance of your current card?? because if you are, I don't see any reason buying a new card. Save the money and wait untill you can get something much more powerfull than a 560TI.

Or spend those 150$ on an extra 6850 and go crossfire



Or spend those 150$ on an extra 6850 and go crossfire[/quotemsg]-can't stand microstuttering
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July 29, 2012 8:46:14 PM

buy the GTX 560Ti and sell your HD 6850..
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July 29, 2012 8:53:53 PM

verbalizer said:
buy the GTX 560Ti and sell your HD 6850..


I bought my 6850 for $100 and put a $65 Arctic Cooler on it...enjoying the quiet and low temps

u sure??
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July 29, 2012 8:59:54 PM

yes, the Ti outperforms by far..
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July 29, 2012 9:16:47 PM

I don't think that is that much of an upgrade, you'd be much better off saving for a GTX 570 or a 7850.
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July 29, 2012 9:21:37 PM

+1

but an upgrade is yet still an upgrade...
I upgraded from a GTX 460 to a GTX 560-Ti before and it made hell-a difference.
this is almost the same and if you can get it for cheap, why not..
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July 29, 2012 9:58:51 PM

whatismyproblem said:
Hi all,
I have an overclocked Radeon 6850 with an Arctic twin cooler...
Best Buy has a stock 560 Ti for $155
Should I get the 560 Ti??

What's your gaming resolution and your total system specs?
When you upgrade you upgrade for at least 50% performance increase not less than 20%, You won't feel much a difference with today games.
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July 29, 2012 10:15:20 PM

ilysaml said:
What's your gaming resolution and your total system specs?
When you upgrade you upgrade for at least 50% performance increase not less than 20%, You won't feel much a difference with today games.


AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.6 Ghz
Cooler Master 212 plus
4x2 GB Patriot 1333 RAM
Cooler Master 500w PSU
60 GB Vertex 3
320 GB WD Blue
500 GB WD Green
2 TB Samsung Spinpoint
DVD-R/W ODD
Win 7 HP 64-bit
1920x1080 w/ 60hz monitor (not in 3D)
Biostar mATX motherboard 785G3
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July 29, 2012 10:32:32 PM

Now the main question is what's the max you can go for on budget?
1080P, this resolution is so demanding and brings the top end cards down to their knees at high quality settings, so you may consider a high end card, at minimal I would look at HD 7850 or wait for the newer GTX 660ti which will equip 2 GB of VRAM.
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July 29, 2012 10:51:48 PM

ilysaml said:
Now the main question is what's the max you can go for on budget?
1080P, this resolution is so demanding and brings the top end cards down to their knees at high quality settings, so you may consider a high end card, at minimal I would look at HD 7850 or wait for the newer GTX 660ti which will equip 2 GB of VRAM.


$200
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July 29, 2012 11:06:20 PM

verbalizer said:
I mentioned that earlier..
I agree.


my 6850 is OC and so is the 560 Ti

still should i buy the nvidia??
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July 29, 2012 11:08:46 PM

its the PNY 560 Ti OC w/stock cooler
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July 29, 2012 11:41:21 PM

I wouldn't say its worth it unless you are unhappy with your current card.
the 560ti is a good boost from a 6850 but paying $155 for it is too much, even if you sell for your 6850 for $100, which I doubt you'd be able to, its not really worth the trouble unless you have need of more performance.

The 560 ti is about 30% faster than the 6850.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GTX_560_Ti_Twi...
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July 29, 2012 11:50:57 PM

$155 for the 560 Ti is not too much and that's a retail store price....
and yes he can sell his 6850 for $100.
US currency..
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July 29, 2012 11:51:28 PM

verbalizer said:
$155 for the 560 Ti is not too much and that's a retail store price....
and yes he can sell his 6850 for $100.
US currency..

on eBay??
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July 29, 2012 11:54:53 PM

yes, all day long.
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July 29, 2012 11:56:20 PM

verbalizer said:
yes, all day long.


hehe... ;-)
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July 29, 2012 11:56:24 PM

New 6850s are going for $130 on newegg with MIR, I don't know if you can get $100 for a used one. On ebay, 6850 is going for $100 with 10 mins left with 0 bids.
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July 30, 2012 12:14:29 AM

Ironslice said:
The 560 ti will offer a huge performance boost over the 6850

Like really?
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July 30, 2012 12:19:50 AM

esrever said:
The 560 ti is about 30% faster than the 6850.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GTX_560_Ti_Twi...

When you compare, you compare stock vs stock and since the OP is gaming at 1080P, you look only at the near resolution.

The original GTX 560ti, 18% difference compared to the HD 6850. Those 18% could be translated to 7, 10, 13 FPS more depending on the game.

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July 30, 2012 12:23:59 AM

well if your taget is 60 fps, you might be able to increase a few setting from mid to high. I think the 6850 still runs great for gaming at 1080p. But my standards aren't exactly the highest. I enjoy playing my games without running them on minimal with smooth game play.
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July 30, 2012 12:24:44 AM

For me, not even the HD 7850 is an upgrade but the OP has a restricted budget.
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July 30, 2012 12:26:42 AM

when I upgrade my 6850, I'd probably be looking at something faster than a 7870. Probably in 2 years or so.
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July 30, 2012 12:27:13 AM

esrever said:
well if your taget is 60 fps, you might be able to increase a few setting from mid to high. I think the 6850 still runs great for gaming at 1080p. But my standards aren't exactly the highest. I enjoy playing my games without running them on minimal with smooth game play.

Depends on the IQ anyone willing to see, I turn everything on ultra at any game, my HD 6950 sometimes suffers but I never give up on settings like MSAA or AF which have a great impact on performance, and quality too.
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July 30, 2012 12:27:54 AM

esrever said:
when I upgrade my 6850, I'd probably be looking at something faster than a 7870. Probably in 2 years or so.

I'm waiting for the high end HD 8xxx card, that would be an upgrade over my current card. Twice the Performance.
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July 30, 2012 12:32:34 AM

ilysaml said:
I'm waiting for the high end HD 8xxx card, that would be an upgrade over my current card. Twice the Performance.

I like mid ranged cards. I don't think I'd need a graphics card above ~$200 given how the game industry is evolving. $200 ever 3 years seems to be a good budged and performance.
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February 25, 2013 8:26:41 PM

Look at me i still have my 6850 with me and i am happy with it. :D 
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