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Which Radeon HD 6850 graphics card consumes more power? XFX vs. Sapphi

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October 22, 2012 11:52:09 PM

Which of these cards consumes more psu power? I know they are the same type, but the XFX NEEDS 2x6PIN CONNECTORS WHILE THE SAPPHIRE ONLY NEEDS ONE. The XFX also has 2 fans.

If one consumes more power, will the difference be significant?

The XFX variety: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814150515

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The Sapphire: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] hics-Cards
a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2012 12:13:00 AM

Neither should really draw more power than the other, barring any serious overclocks one has over the other. Your links are broken, by the way. But if you're that concerned about power draw, go for a 7770 instead: it's close to the 6850 in performance, can overclock past it, and draws less power.
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a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2012 12:14:32 AM

+1 try and get a hd 7770
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a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2012 12:15:40 AM

^ Indeed 7770's are great cards, I'm very very happy with mine, and I would have gotten for only $105 too if I remembered to fill out the rebate.
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October 23, 2012 1:07:04 AM

Thanks guys.

I'm hungry for more opinions though. nomnomnom
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October 23, 2012 8:37:57 PM

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=539
Remember that both these cards are at the stock clocks though, and also that they are both reference models, and should both run much cooler. My 7770 will usually top out at about 53C when I'm playing games with the fan topping out at around 55% only.
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October 27, 2012 6:22:53 PM

Wanted to let you guys know I bought the XFX Radeon 6850.

It's running flawlessly on my 460w power supply that came with my Dell.
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