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Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 - £119.60 Delivered @ Pixmania
Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 - £119.60 Delivered @ Pixmania

Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 - £119.60 Delivered @ Pixmania

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Seriously tempted to order this. I challenge anyone voting cold to find this cheaper!

You may or may not want to spend a tenner more and go for the Sapphire Version of this card. Or order 2 of these and crossfire them! Will make one beast of a gaming PC with 2 of these in crossfire.

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I can't even find the one you posted, never mind find it cheaper. The link isn't direct and a search doesn't bring it up.

Andy247

I can't even find the one you posted, never mind find it cheaper. The … I can't even find the one you posted, never mind find it cheaper. The link isn't direct and a search doesn't bring it up.




This help?
pixmania.co.uk/uk/…tml

Dilbert

This … This help?[url=http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/9074812/art/pixmania/radeon-hd-6850-1-gb-gddr5.html]http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/9074812/art/pixmania/radeon-hd-6850-1-gb-gddr5.html[/url]



It does indeed!

Don't forget the Value Added Risk that comes with any purchase from Pixmania.
The only company that gives Paypal a serious run for it's money in terms of abysmal Customer Service.
I have been on the end of both companies Customer "Care". In all honesty euthanasia would have been a worthy option over trying to get my money back.
How do they get away with it?

Voted cold cold cold, on the basis that there is no "bargain" on the planet that would convince me buying from them would be a good idea!

Steven
Edited by: "steveex" 15th Mar 2011

Hmm...do I get this...or the GTX460....or do I wait for the 560s to drop in price? Decisions, decisions....

I've never ordered anything from Pixmania before but they've been around for a long time and are a huge concern (turnover of €1Bn) I would guess that they're like a lot of the 'box shifters' i.e. 99% of the time you'll get what you order at a good price and with no fuss - but it's how they deal with the other 1% that gets the forums buzzing.

Nver had a problem with Pixmania or indeed have I had a problem with a payment via PayPal I always found them easy to contact by telephone and as long as I had the correct documentation my disputes were always resolved quickly.

Anyone know if I will see any real benifit in upgrading to this from a 4870 1GB (still a beast of a card for my requirements Crysis 2, COD, Total War), or would it be a step backwards?
Edited by: "Donkii" 15th Mar 2011

Dilbert

I would guess that they're like a lot of the 'box shifters' i.e. 99% of … I would guess that they're like a lot of the 'box shifters' i.e. 99% of the time you'll get what you order at a good price and with no fuss - but it's how they deal with the other 1% that gets the forums buzzing.



I am sure you are Probably correct, however that 1% represents hundreds if not thousands of people (evidence of which is hardly difficult to find via your favourite search engine) I did fall into that 1% bracket and after being supplied with inferior version of a product, it took me quite literally months and months to obtain a refund. Dispite the fact they admitted responsibility on first complaint. They are liars and will tell you anything they think you want to hear.

Donkii

Anyone know if I will see any real benifit in upgrading to this from a … Anyone know if I will see any real benifit in upgrading to this from a 4870 1GB (still a beast of a card for my requirements Crysis 2, COD, Total War), or would it be a step backwards?



Certainly not a step backwards, but I wouldn't change out the 4870 just yet either, it still has the raw power to run just about anything you throw at it.

I changed from the 4870 to a gtx 460 a couple of months ago and to be honest I wish I still had the 4870.

This is a good deal though, never had problems with Pixmania myself!

Original Poster

Ordered 1... to replace a 4870 X2
...One wont be good enough on its own, but a second one will be heading my way shortly after the first one arrives.

Tried to update link but wont let me... mods??

Was going to vote hot, as this is a bargain price for an HD 6850, but the card is Pixmania's 'own brand' and it just doesn't bode well with a company of their reputation (or lack of!) to my mind....

anyone know if ati's work with pshx? or is it nvidia's exclusive

I have an Nvidia GTS 450, does anyone know what would be a good option for an upgrade? I know you can get another GTS 450 and they will work alongside eachother (or something along those lines), not sure if that is a good option over buying a different, more expensive card, if i even need another card! Any help would be much appreciated. My computer also has a AMD Black Edition - Phenom II X4 3.2 GHz Processor and 8GB of RAM. It runs any modern game on high settings and several on the highest but i would like to be able to play all games on the highest settings, a bit of futureproof-ness would be good also. Apologies for the essay!

118luke

Ordered 1... to replace a 4870 X2...One wont be good enough on its own, … Ordered 1... to replace a 4870 X2...One wont be good enough on its own, but a second one will be heading my way shortly after the first one arrives.



Surely a bios unlocked 6950 is a more sensible option? That would be my card of choice, though I don't need an upgrade from my factory overclocked 5850 just yet...

pimpMe

Certainly not a step backwards, but I wouldn't change out the 4870 just … Certainly not a step backwards, but I wouldn't change out the 4870 just yet either, it still has the raw power to run just about anything you throw at it.I changed from the 4870 to a gtx 460 a couple of months ago and to be honest I wish I still had the 4870.This is a good deal though, never had problems with Pixmania myself!



That's good to hear.

Still rocking the 4870 1GB

I'm looking for something to upgrade my 4890, unsure of whether to go for this or put the extra £60 to get a 6950 and unlock the bios hmmmmmm. not going to vote on this one as its a bargain but i constantly hear about how pixmania are awful, which has stopped me from ordering from them a few times!

Original Poster

MBeeching

Surely a bios unlocked 6950 is a more sensible option? That would be my … Surely a bios unlocked 6950 is a more sensible option? That would be my card of choice, though I don't need an upgrade from my factory overclocked 5850 just yet...




6950 are around £211 and i dont think even unlocked ones will match the power of a 4870 x2.
A crossfired 6850 setup will be quicker than my 4870 x2 and can do it for £240. And has hdmi 1.4 support (3D) which should work nicely with my Samsung TV.

gamestraderjames

I have an Nvidia GTS 450, does anyone know what would be a good option … I have an Nvidia GTS 450, does anyone know what would be a good option for an upgrade? I know you can get another GTS 450 and they will work alongside eachother (or something along those lines), not sure if that is a good option over buying a different, more expensive card, if i even need another card! Any help would be much appreciated. My computer also has a AMD Black Edition - Phenom II X4 3.2 GHz Processor and 8GB of RAM. It runs any modern game on high settings and several on the highest but i would like to be able to play all games on the highest settings, a bit of futureproof-ness would be good also. Apologies for the essay!



Whilst the HD6850 will be better (obviously), is it going to be worth the money in upgrading - probably not. I say that since the 450GTS is still in the top 40 cards performance wise, this is only just in the top 20. Personally, i'd stick with what you've got for another 6 months, then look around this price point again since there'll be something that takes your fancy and will futureproof you more. Your processor and RAM were a great choice in my opinion.

MMMMM 2 X 6850 crossfire OR 6950 from yesterday OR 560 msi twin frozr with voltage boost overclocked mmmmmmmmm decisions 560 draws 330watts doing this but nearly matches 570

steveex

Don't forget the Value Added Risk that comes with any purchase from … Don't forget the Value Added Risk that comes with any purchase from Pixmania.Voted cold cold cold, on the basis that there is no "bargain" on the planet that would convince me buying from them would be a good idea!


This x 1000.

KitKatFox

Whilst the HD6850 will be better (obviously), is it going to be worth the … Whilst the HD6850 will be better (obviously), is it going to be worth the money in upgrading - probably not. I say that since the 450GTS is still in the top 40 cards performance wise, this is only just in the top 20. Personally, i'd stick with what you've got for another 6 months, then look around this price point again since there'll be something that takes your fancy and will futureproof you more. Your processor and RAM were a great choice in my opinion.



Cheers pal, that's some great advice - i'm perfectly happy with the set up just getting a bit greedy! Do you have any idea what buying another GTS 540 would do? (just out of interest) As in... would it greatly increase my graphics capability or would that be a total waste of money compared with getting a new, expensive high end card.

Banned

Pixmania have always been fine with me - i've no idea what some people are complaining about...maybe they could enlighten us.

If i had the money i'd buy this - superb price.

gamestraderjames

Cheers pal, that's some great advice - i'm perfectly happy with the set … Cheers pal, that's some great advice - i'm perfectly happy with the set up just getting a bit greedy! Do you have any idea what buying another GTS 540 would do? (just out of interest) As in... would it greatly increase my graphics capability or would that be a total waste of money compared with getting a new, expensive high end card.



Comparing some reviews here and here, you can see that SLI'd 450 GTS will outperform the HD6850 by 5 to 10 FPS. That's across a number of games too, so any bias towards Nvidia or AMD is negligible on the whole.

IF you have a PSU and Motherboard that can support the running of two 450's, then it's worth considering, however, the 450 GTS is still in the region of 90 to 110 pounds (for a decent brand) - making it a tough decision. I think it's still worth waiting for a little while, you're certainly not missing out on any detail if you're running most games on high with your current setup!

Was going to vote hot, as this is a bargain price for an HD 6850, but the … Was going to vote hot, as this is a bargain price for an HD 6850, but the card is Pixmania's 'own brand' and it just doesn't bode well with a company of their reputation (or lack of!) to my mind....



What it normally means at other suppliers is they sell a generic brand, but call it their own OEM. This might mean they have a selection of brands and you get a lucky dip, or they are selling a poor recognised name.

E.g. Point Of View or Inno3D being sold if Nvidia, and brands like Powercolor if ATI.

Edited by: "Arstar" 15th Mar 2011

Thanks guys will stick with the 4870 for now, sometimes its hard to resist the shiney new toy and fresh cardboar box smell lol. Still a HOT deal!

118luke

6950 are around £211 and i dont think even unlocked ones will match the … 6950 are around £211 and i dont think even unlocked ones will match the power of a 4870 x2.A crossfired 6850 setup will be quicker than my 4870 x2 and can do it for £240. And has hdmi 1.4 support (3D) which should work nicely with my Samsung TV.




Fair enough

You must be looking forward to lower electricity bills and a much quieter computer too!

great company i brought monitor from them but hdmi cable was missing gave me £20
never had any problems with them votes hot

Pixmania suck monkey ass.

Can anyone tell me...
If I use a Graphics Card with a HDMI Out on my 47" TV in the front room would I still get a high resolution with a card like this (would running 2 in xfire benefit too?)
Ive been looking for a solid answer on the internet all day for this.

I want to get shot of my PS3 and run a decent HTPC in the front room but need it to run games in high res too.

Good luck dealing with Pixmania if you need aftersales support. Worst company ever!

gooddeals9

Pixmania have always been fine with me - i've no idea what some people … Pixmania have always been fine with me - i've no idea what some people are complaining about...maybe they could enlighten us.If i had the money i'd buy this - superb price.



Google Pixmania+complaints and you will see.

bearpaw

Can anyone tell me...If I use a Graphics Card with a HDMI Out on my 47" … Can anyone tell me...If I use a Graphics Card with a HDMI Out on my 47" TV in the front room would I still get a high resolution with a card like this (would running 2 in xfire benefit too?)Ive been looking for a solid answer on the internet all day for this.I want to get shot of my PS3 and run a decent HTPC in the front room but need it to run games in high res too.



Assuming your TV will be 1080p, this will run games at 1920x1080 pretty well. Your limitation will be how much anti-aliasing you can apply to modern games, though I tend to find anything higher than 4x excessive anyway.

It's only marginally slower than my card (5850) and I think you will be very pleased for the price.



Edited by: "MBeeching" 15th Mar 2011

Thanks for reply, its the answer I was hoping for. Id much rather go beck to using a pc for gaming.

I was embarassed yesterday that I can't run Angry Birds with my graphics card (even though I can run Back To the Future and that's 3D) so may have to upgrade soon.

Similar on Ebuyer for 129.99

ebuyer.com/pro…746

10£ for quicker delivery (last purchase took us 2 week to receive it) and peace of mind....

Not voting as the price is indeed cheaper but there are more things to consider...



You could probably use quidco with that as well

I have two Geforce 9800 GTX+ in my PC...bought it like that and dont know much about PC's....is this worth upgrading to? how hard is it set up? any help would be greatly appreciated, also whats crossfire? SLi?

notoriouschucky

I have two Geforce 9800 GTX+ in my PC...bought it like that and dont know … I have two Geforce 9800 GTX+ in my PC...bought it like that and dont know much about PC's....is this worth upgrading to? how hard is it set up? any help would be greatly appreciated, also whats crossfire? SLi?



SLi is what you currently have, if you have two 9800's in your PC as you've said. The decision to upgrade is really dependant on your other components to be honest. It's still a difficult decision even if your processor/RAM/PSU are capable of getting the most out of this card. You actually find yourself in a situation where your current setup ought to be fairly powerful, running most games at a good level of detail.

The only reason I see for you to upgrade is that fact that the 9800GTX+ doesn't support DirectX 10.1 or 11, so you'll start missing out on the real eyecandy in a small number of games that are up and coming. I believe that the list of DX11 games is quite literally 10-20 long at the moment, so you wouldn't be missing out on a lot really. Your cards support DX10, so you won't find yourself unable to play any titles that are released in the next 12 months either.
Edited by: "KitKatFox" 15th Mar 2011

notoriouschucky

I have two Geforce 9800 GTX+ in my PC...bought it like that and dont know … I have two Geforce 9800 GTX+ in my PC...bought it like that and dont know much about PC's....is this worth upgrading to? how hard is it set up? any help would be greatly appreciated, also whats crossfire? SLi?



Yes, you should see a great difference. Putting in a graphics card is very easy, it's just really a case of opening the side of the pc, unscrewing the previous two cards and putting the new one in. Crossfire is the brand name for using two or more ATI cards, SLI for Nvidia.

Depending on your psu, if it's 700W or above, I'd spend a bit more and get a GTX 480 off Scan, now that they're sub-£200. It's the third-fastest card money can buy, but there's reasons why you should and shouldn't.

cold from me, price is great, but that isn't all the key elements to a good deal,

if the card fails, or u get another issue, this deal will turn sour very quickly

If anyone orders this I'd like to know the brand they receive. So could fall back on manufacturer warranty if Pixmania are as bad as reputation suggestions.
Edited by: "Arstar" 16th Mar 2011
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