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EVGA GTX 550 ti SC 2gb vs Saphire Radeon HD 6850 1gb

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August 24, 2012 5:01:25 PM

monu_08 said:
i would say not much above option at all 6870 is the winner it can beat gtx560 also
http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gc_make=A...



That's great but I am talking about the Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 not the 6870. I've got about $150 USD to spend. The EVGA GTX 550ti SC 2GB and the Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 are about the same price.

My rig:
MSI 990FXA-GD80
AMD FX 4100 3.6ghz
4GB Corsair 1333mhz DDR3
500GB Seagate SATA II HD
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August 24, 2012 5:10:40 PM

the n6850 is all choice u want it but if u spend 20 to 30 bucks more u get gtx 560 ti which is a great card that ever made
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August 24, 2012 5:56:15 PM

I know the 560 ti is an awesome card but to be honest I think that if I spent an extra $30 I would find a deal on the HD 6870 as it will run BF3 in FULL HD on Ultra. The main reason I want a new card is to replace my aging (and free) HD 4350.
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August 24, 2012 6:23:53 PM

I found the 6870 on Newegg for $169 and the GTX 560 ti is still over $200 at the cheapest. I think you sold me on the 6870 :) 
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August 24, 2012 7:06:42 PM

I have a 6850 and she overclocks like a champ and can almost reach the 6870. She plays BF3 multiplayer on ultra at 40+ fps
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August 24, 2012 7:08:19 PM

then go for it 6870 sapphire version my choice
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August 24, 2012 7:52:08 PM

dudewitbow said:
the 6870 is generally slightly above the 560(non ti) in most games except nvidia based ones(which is why its contended that the 560 and 6870 are equal). the competitor tot he gtx 560ti is the 6950, but after the recent price drops of the 7850, both cards are basically obsolete.


I think this is the cheapest new 560, but not sure if tax applies everywhere


I'm not worried about having the newest and fastest, I just want to game at a nice resolution with the eye candy turned up. I do like Nvidia's PhysX but it is not a big factor. I do want to get Max settings on my simple 15" 1280x1024 monitor and my 32" 1080p HDTV. I don't have to buy an adapter for AMD option and there is supposed to be some kind of bonus to have a 6850 or above run in conjuction with the AMD FX-4100 cpu I have.
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August 24, 2012 7:56:57 PM



Thanks for the link and the searching to find it. I never thought of Amazon as I still think of them as just books even though I know better. That is a great price. Now I have to wonder about that card and the HD6870.
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August 27, 2012 5:17:23 AM

dudewitbow said:
the 6870 is generally slightly above the 560(non ti) in most games except nvidia based ones(which is why its contended that the 560 and 6870 are equal). the competitor tot he gtx 560ti is the 6950, but after the recent price drops of the 7850, both cards are basically obsolete.


I think this is the cheapest new 560, but not sure if tax applies everywhere



Ok, I have done more searching and researching I think the Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1gb is the card I am getting. I plan on buying it tomorrow after work.
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August 31, 2012 1:02:54 AM

I got my Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 today, it works like a champ. I'm glad I got it as my games look a lot better than they did on my old Diamond HD 4350. BF3 runs on HIGH and Skyrim on Ultra.
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September 6, 2012 11:54:06 PM

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September 7, 2012 7:05:43 AM

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