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Windows 7: Sapphire HD 6850 good deal?


10 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Sapphire HD 6850 good deal?

Well my thread is here but i think i should update here because im asking about Videocard.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...top-build.html


Processor

Intel Core i5 2500k

Motherboard
ASUS P8Z68-V LE if using CM 690 ii Advance USB 3.0
-or-
Asus P8P67-M if using CM 690 ii Plus white

Memory
KHX1600C9D3K2 / 8G

Videocard
Sapphire HD 6850 1 gig ddr5 256bit

Hard Disk
Western or Seagate

Casing
Cm 690 ii Advance Usb 3.0 or Cm 690 ii Plus White.

PSU
Zumax 800W

Monitor
Samsung 18.5 LED




Anyone has tested a Sapphire HD 6850?

Ive google and found out that plenty users having problem with this card.

Is it true?

Ive read also that when the HD 7 series release the price of HD 6850 will drop?

Newegg price is $150
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

So on your calculation how much $ price drops? a estimate amount only.



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10 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

the 6850 was a mediocre card on release and wasnt anything special, but recent driver updates have made the card blisteringly fast in comparison.
Its not going to play games like bf3 on ultra (as a 6950 is recommended) but youll be able to play it on high settings.

they are very good cards for the money.
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10 Jan 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Zero problems with mine for the 3 months that I have had it. Plays BF just fine on high settings. Ultra is more for bragging rights than anything as there is very little (most can't even tell the difference) between high and ultra.

As for BF3 and ultra, it is more the 1 GB of vram on the card than the card isn't fast enough. Ideally it takes a card with more than 1 GB of vram.
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10 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I don't see the price dropping much if any since the first round of 7 series cards are going to be in the $550 and $350 range.
The HD6870 can be had for the same or less than the HD6850 every now and then.
I personally would save up and get an HD6950 over the 6850.
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10 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Looks pretty similar to my build, but I got the 6870 instead. I would just go for that if you're on a budget, or if you have more money to spend on it, go for the 6950 as stated above.
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10 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Aside from the card model, Sapphire itself is a good brand. One of ATI (or AMDs) main makers.
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10 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

ye price might drop a little i would wait ,im waiting also and i want to buy a 6870 not sure if i should get a 1 or 2 gb though like $30-40 differnce
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10 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
ye price might drop a little i would wait ,im waiting also and i want to buy a 6870 not sure if i should get a 1 or 2 gb though like $30-40 differnce
1GB if you are gaming on 1 screen @ 1920x1080
2GB if you run higher than 1080P or Eyefinity (you'd want to crossfire 2 cards though).
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10 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
ye price might drop a little i would wait ,im waiting also and i want to buy a 6870 not sure if i should get a 1 or 2 gb though like $30-40 differnce
1GB if you are gaming on 1 screen @ 1920x1080
2GB if you run higher than 1080P or Eyefinity (you'd want to crossfire 2 cards though).
so im better off with 1gb even if i put say like max settings with high AA and filter at 1080p and wont run out of memory? planing on buying a tv that can play at 1080p atm i have a monitor that plays at 1280X1024 but i want to future proof so when i get a tv i can play 1080p
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10 Jan 2012   #10

 
 

There are a few titles that will go over the 1GB vram mark with all bells and whistles enabled (x8AA+ etc) at 1920x1080, but the majority will not.
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