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Old October 21, 2010, 05:26 PM
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Yeah, the 6850 not only beats the 460, but does it with one pin. I feel like an idiot having bought the 5830. This card will be around the same price, but 15-20% better.
Isnt technology grand?

If we constantly waited because of incremental performance, we'd never buy anything. Realistically any new generation card only has a 18-24 month life cycle (manufacturers and engineers revolve around Moores Law more or less). So technically speaking, being on the bleeding edge has its advantages, as you maintain a current generation of hardware 'longer' (being a relative term lol) then buying late in a generations life cycle, only to watch the next generation come out in 6 months.

Rereading this, it seems clear, hopefully my intent comes across well...
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Old October 21, 2010, 05:29 PM
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I would not wait longer than a couple of weeks to make a tech purchase (unless some near-term tech release has a feature I wanted to have that current tech does not have).
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Rereading this, it seems clear, hopefully my intent comes across well...
Oh, I definitely understand, but I've only had this card for 3 months.......Oh, well.
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one suggestion. sell it asap. give it a shot at least. till its still fresh. in a few months it wont be worth much
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Prices up at newegg.ca approx $185 for 6850 and $245 for 6870
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Prices up at newegg.ca approx $185 for 6850 and $245 for 6870
Lol they still managed to undercut nvidias new reduced pricing...awesome. Looks like 68xx is going to be a huge winner .
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good god. if those hold? 6850 tis a wiener!



Newegg.ca - PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity


Now: $181.99
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After reading the review, the 5830 doesn't look so bad....I might just keep it.
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Isnt technology grand?

If we constantly waited because of incremental performance, we'd never buy anything. Realistically any new generation card only has a 18-24 month life cycle (manufacturers and engineers revolve around Moores Law more or less). So technically speaking, being on the bleeding edge has its advantages, as you maintain a current generation of hardware 'longer' (being a relative term lol) then buying late in a generations life cycle, only to watch the next generation come out in 6 months.

Rereading this, it seems clear, hopefully my intent comes across well...
My tactic, buy the second best single slot card for the series (ie. 5850 for the 5 series) overclock it to reach the highest single slot cards performance. Wait patiently for the next series, pick up an identical second hand card cheap of the net, crossfire. Wait till next series.

Works like a charm in most cases, there'd have to be an insane jump in processing power to ever undermine that philosophy (Y)
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I think they should have called it the 5860.
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