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!