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Need help with GPU decision!

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by joeyck, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. joeyck New Member

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    Hello every one I just RMA'd my HIS 6870 for a Asus DC 6870, but... I have been reading a lot of reviews that the 6850 is a much better buy. I am getting only a single PCIe slot Motherboard and I just want ONLY one card solutions.

    Basically what I am trying to ask is will the 6850 reach 1000 Core, like my old 6870? what are the over clocks looking on it? Reason why I am thinking about the 6850 is because the money I save I can get a hyper212+ and have a overclocked CPU, and a overclocked 6850,

    if I go 6870 then i will continue to stay stock clock as i do not want to OC heavily without a good CPU HSF,

    what do u guys suggest? and yes i know my monitor is small but I want the biggest and strongest card within a reasonable amount for my set up.

    Any tips would be lovely!
     
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    AMD 6000 series overclock results

    There's some 68xx overclocks I collected awhile back. My Sapphire 6850 is bench stable up to 1025 core /w 1.3v but crashed in BC2 a few times in extended playing at that speed. So, I just run it 925 with 1.25v.

    Of the two it's hard to tell which one is a better value since there are rebates available...down to $160 for the 50 and $200 for the 70.
     
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    ima just stick with the 6870 and just save up for a HSF
     

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