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PowerColor HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer.com - £97.99
PowerColor HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer.com - £97.99

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Cheapest price I could find for this awesome card. Going to buy two for crossfire, just got to find a way to hide them from her-in-doors!

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nice

At last these are available for sub £100. I was getting despondent about how predictably long it was taking AMD to bring out their new 7*** series cards and for there to be a price reduction knock-on down the range of nvidia 560 TI and old amd 6850 / 6870 cards. Could use a bundled game to sweeten the deal a little and perhaps Dabs will do that. Meantime, either way, fairly hot, for me. Not all games are happy with two 6850s but my friend running them says drivers have improved things a lot.
Edited by: "Noclouds" 5th Jan 2012

'Not all games are happy with two 6850s but my friend running them says drivers have improved things a lot.' - drivers will never get rid of the input lag.

It's a hardware problem, which even the new 7000 series won't fix. Oh well, maybe in another decade...

Noclouds

At last these are available for sub £100. I was getting despondent about … At last these are available for sub £100. I was getting despondent about how predictably long it was taking AMD to bring out their new 7*** series cards and for their to be a price reduction knock-on down the range of nvidia 560 TI and old amd 6850 / 6870 cards. Could use a bundled game to sweeten the deal a little and perhaps Dabs will do that. Meantime, either way, fairly hot, for me. Not all games are happy with two 6850s but my friend running them says drivers have improved things a lot.


great card to upgrade older systems

Just one of these can play Rage at 1920x1080 with everything ramped up to the max at decent frame rates, it's a real bargain.

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renderman

Just one of these can play Rage at 1920x1080 with everything ramped up to … Just one of these can play Rage at 1920x1080 with everything ramped up to the max at decent frame rates, it's a real bargain.



Depends on your CPU of course. Great card for the money, well spent over something like a 5770 but not worth the upgrade if you have one.

I agree with all the above OP, stay away from Crossfire/SLI, not worth the hassle, spend your money on one single fast card.

Fuming about the 7950 delay and there's no way i'm forking out for the 7970.
Still quite pleased with my 5850 though.

Agree, I have a 5770 and this isn't worth upgrading to, the 5770 used to be the best entry card to play modern games at near full spec, but that card has had it's day so now this probably has the crown and represents good value @ £100, so hot from me.

xela333

Depends on your CPU of course. Great card for the money, well spent over … Depends on your CPU of course. Great card for the money, well spent over something like a 5770 but not worth the upgrade if you have one.I agree with all the above OP, stay away from Crossfire/SLI, not worth the hassle, spend your money on one single fast card.



Edited by: "baseley09" 5th Jan 2012

9600 GT SLI all the way!

-Just started playing my first PC game since WoW, Star Wars - The Old Republic and am considering getting a new card to get better performance, although it's running fine on the low settings. Would this be a good choice for the money? I don't want to build a whole new machine.

My current spec is a Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz, 4GB RAM, Geforce 9400GT. This seems to be running the game fine on low settings but was looking to upgrade a bit.

Yes this would be quite a big upgrade over the 9400 GT, providing you have at a 400w psu or higher you should be fine.

leebyron

-Just started playing my first PC game since WoW, Star Wars - The Old … -Just started playing my first PC game since WoW, Star Wars - The Old Republic and am considering getting a new card to get better performance, although it's running fine on the low settings. Would this be a good choice for the money? I don't want to build a whole new machine.My current spec is a Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz, 4GB RAM, Geforce 9400GT. This seems to be running the game fine on low settings but was looking to upgrade a bit.



Edited by: "baseley09" 5th Jan 2012

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@xela333
“I agree with all the above OP, stay away from Crossfire/SLI, not worth the hassle, spend your money on one single fast card.”

Any suggestions on a single card that I could purchase at under £200 that would be better/more reliable than two of these in crossfire?

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amjidrahman

@xela333“I agree with all the above OP, stay away from Crossfire/SLI, not … @xela333“I agree with all the above OP, stay away from Crossfire/SLI, not worth the hassle, spend your money on one single fast card.”Any suggestions on a single card that I could purchase at under £200 that would be better/more reliable than two of these in crossfire?



A 6950 or if you can spare another £30, the 6970 : mocustoms.co.uk/sto…673

How much better is this card than a ATi Radeon HD 5670 1GB?

Response much appreciated! Ta!

baseley09

Yes this would be quite a big upgrade over the 9400 GT, providing you … Yes this would be quite a big upgrade over the 9400 GT, providing you have at a 400w psu or higher you should be fine.



Yes this would be a good upgrade but i think your cpu may bottleneck the games unless you overclock it

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Nice, ordered 6 to upgrade office PC's, thanks

as with as pc component upgrades make sure your power supply is up to it. Otherwise you run the run of destroying your pc
Edited by: "QuatrroDDD" 5th Jan 2012

just got to find a way to hide them from her-in-doors!


How about inside your PC?

hmmmnice111

Nice, ordered 6 to upgrade office PC's, thanks



What's the point of putting these in office PCs, except to bump up the company electricity bill?

Great performance for the price.

Great price, heat added

As there appears to be some techy people on here, can you help with a PC problem I have please?
My system sound stops after one second when either playing the Windows intro tune, any MP3 or video yet programs like Photosuite and my printer software which have noises when you click buttons etc, works fine
My PC is an Acer T145, about 5 years old, 1gb RAM. Nothing exciting but it does what i need a PC for. Just one day this sound issue rose it's head. I've updated all the drivers but nothing has changed.
Any ideas anyone?
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

I used this gpu in my build a few months ago. So far it has performed very well!

I'm looking to buy my first graphics card and I would like some advice from you guys, if possible, as you all seem quite knowledgeable! My current system is this but I have changed the processor to an AMD X2 5000+ and it has 3GB RAM as well, I think the PSU is 300w. What sort of games is this card able to handle and would it be suitable for my setup or would I be better off getting something different?

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haznffc

How much better is this card than a ATi Radeon HD 5670 1GB? Response much … How much better is this card than a ATi Radeon HD 5670 1GB? Response much appreciated! Ta!



Anyone?

Longman240

I'm looking to buy my first graphics card and I would like some advice … I'm looking to buy my first graphics card and I would like some advice from you guys, if possible, as you all seem quite knowledgeable! My current system is this but I have changed the processor to an AMD X2 5000+ and it has 3GB RAM as well, I think the PSU is 300w. What sort of games is this card able to handle and would it be suitable for my setup or would I be better off getting something different?



your going to need a better PSU thats for starters 300w isnt enough to run this.

grumblesheeve

As there appears to be some techy people on here, can you help with a PC … As there appears to be some techy people on here, can you help with a PC problem I have please?My system sound stops after one second when either playing the Windows intro tune, any MP3 or video yet programs like Photosuite and my printer software which have noises when you click buttons etc, works fineMy PC is an Acer T145, about 5 years old, 1gb RAM. Nothing exciting but it does what i need a PC for. Just one day this sound issue rose it's head. I've updated all the drivers but nothing has changed.Any ideas anyone?Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.


Get an external sound card off ebay for like £1.50 that should solve your problem. It sound like a hardware problem could be your speakers also though so check them.

haznffc

Anyone?



Massive improvement.

Passmark scores:
5670: 1233
6850: 2734

grumblesheeve

As there appears to be some techy people on here, can you help with a PC … As there appears to be some techy people on here, can you help with a PC problem I have please?My system sound stops after one second when either playing the Windows intro tune, any MP3 or video yet programs like Photosuite and my printer software which have noises when you click buttons etc, works fineMy PC is an Acer T145, about 5 years old, 1gb RAM. Nothing exciting but it does what i need a PC for. Just one day this sound issue rose it's head. I've updated all the drivers but nothing has changed.Any ideas anyone?Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.



Try uninstalling all the Realtek drivers/software.
Probably be fine with default Windows audio drivers instead.

Do you have a lot of programs loading on boot? Could use MSconfig and disable things like flash/acrobat/java/apple etc.

Edited by: "MBeeching" 5th Jan 2012

haznffc

How much better is this card than a ATi Radeon HD 5670 1GB? Response … How much better is this card than a ATi Radeon HD 5670 1GB? Response much appreciated! Ta!

Longman240

I'm looking to buy my first graphics card and I would like some advice … I'm looking to buy my first graphics card and I would like some advice from you guys, if possible, as you all seem quite knowledgeable! My current system is this but I have changed the processor to an AMD X2 5000+ and it has 3GB RAM as well, I think the PSU is 300w. What sort of games is this card able to handle and would it be suitable for my setup or would I be better off getting something different?


This is much faster, works quite well with the a


CPU is a bottleneck and 3gb of ram is an odd number, with windows taking up bare minimum of 1gb its probably good to have at least 4gb of ram. 300w psu might struggle but the 6850 is lowish power card as it only uses 1 pci ex 6 pin for power, depends i mean i would say 400w would handle it depending on the power supplies amperage.

This card compared to a 5670, the 6850 is much faster. The 6850 is pretty similar to a 5850.

MBeeching

Massive improvement.Passmark scores:5670: 12336850: 2734



Nice one mate cheers!

haznffc

Anyone?


tomshardware.co.uk/cha…tml?prod[4825]=on∏[5372]=on
appears to be about 2-3x faster

Edited by: "deshepherd" 5th Jan 2012

xenny

What's the point of putting these in office PCs, except to bump up the … What's the point of putting these in office PCs, except to bump up the company electricity bill?



Everyone needs to procrastinate :P

How does this compare with my current 5870?

listerdude

How does this compare with my current 5870?



according to this link yours is better. tomshardware.com/rev…tml

Have purchased one but apparently if you select the free postage option the ship date isn't until 11/01/2011!!!

listerdude

How does this compare with my current 5870?



Stick with the 5870.

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Edited by: "Keeneye" 5th Jan 2012
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