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Old October 29, 2010, 05:47 AM
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The article makes me feel good to with my 460 1GB haha.

I currently have it @ 850 with stock voltage. I didn't try to push it more.

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I just bought another one to SLI because I'm not planning to upgrade for at least 10 months


Very useful article, thanks again Sky
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Old October 29, 2010, 05:50 AM
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I showed people the review, and someone reached the conclusion that the 460 1gb is a better deal than the 6870. What's your take on that Sky?

IMHO, the 6850 appears to be the better deal.
IMO, the GTX 460 FTW at least is the better deal for people gaming at or below 1920 x 1200.


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The OC 6850 actually beat the FTW in a few instances.
Yes but in the vast majority of the cases, it doesn't. FTW = HD 6870 competition. GTX 460 reference = HD 6850 OC competition.
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Old October 29, 2010, 06:48 AM
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Thanks for the review SKY. Really helps me feel better about my GB GTX460. The FTW edition is very impressive as well though. If people are looking into the 6850/6870 it definitely seems like a good idea to wait for some pre-oc'd cards with better cooling as there is a lot of potential. I think I'll stick to the 460s this round. Would love to see more overclocking analysis like this in the future.
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interesting.



*looks tru the numbers...hmmmm
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nice review.

Interesting take after all the comments on Anandtech about including the FTW.

The other point is gtx470 is getting close to the 250$ for certain models. With this kind of pricing Nvidia is still in the game, but the margins must be bad.
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yup, looks good. good jobbe.

now all we need is a 20-30 dollar price cut on the 6 series! :) they can do it, and more ;)
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Yes If your not concerned about heat and power, the 470 is also a good buy at ~$250.
They OC very well and hit 480 speeds in games etc as a result.
The 470 should also hold their own a little better in future titles.
Anyway ATI has got some very impressive mid- range cards now.
Can't wait to see their new higher end cards!

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nice review.

Interesting take after all the comments on Anandtech about including the FTW.

The other point is gtx470 is getting close to the 250$ for certain models. With this kind of pricing Nvidia is still in the game, but the margins must be bad.
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Nice one SKY.
My friend Ramiro goes one step further with some voltmods.
Anyway nice response to OC from HD 6850.
Why would a reviewer bother with voltmods? That is a completely unpractical method of overclocking, unless you are one of the >1% individuals engaging in competitive overclocking?

Not much use presenting a method such as that to regular users, or even most enthusiast users. That's a lot of liability the website is taking.
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****** http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">****** name="ProgId" content="Word.Document">****** name="Generator" content="Microsoft Word 11">****** name="Originator" content="Microsoft Word 11"> First time posting on this Forums. Great work on your reviews of AMD 6xxx cards SKY, in my opinion this is the best way to present the FTW card, without including it on the 6850 and 6870 release day but on an OC special article. What I’m curious of is about the Morphological AA, have you try it out? Can it be used with any game with the latest Catalyst drivers? is it any good in most resolutions? Or is it better on higher resolutions? How exactly does it compare to MSAA in your opinion?, Can you post a graph of the frame rate hit you get using it compared to MSAA?, I have read about 10 HD6xxx articles and not a single one mention something like this.

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Old October 29, 2010, 09:21 AM
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I typically prefer nvidia cards, I think the 6850 offers a good mix of price, performance, oc options, power consumption and cf performance. Its scalability in terms of resolution and overall performance is excellent.

A single 6850 for a low price now gives you good performance with a lot of flexibility in the future.
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