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SKYMTL October 28, 2010 09:53 PM

HD 6870 & HD 6850 vs. GTX 460 1GB: An Overclocking Study Comment Thread
Overclocking has long been used to get the most possible performance out of computer components. With the release of AMD's HD 6800-series and NVIDIA's answering price drops on GTX 460 1GB cards, many people wondered how these competing products lined up against one another when overclocking was taken into account. In this article we drop light the overclocking fires under these GPUs and push them to their performance limits

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heflys20 October 28, 2010 10:21 PM

IMHO, the 6870 is a winner.

burebista October 28, 2010 10:22 PM

Nice one SKY. :thumb:
My friend Ramiro goes one step further with some voltmods. :bleh:
Anyway nice response to OC from HD 6850.

heflys20 October 28, 2010 10:55 PM

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.

lowfat October 28, 2010 11:24 PM

Nice read. :thumb:

CTA October 28, 2010 11:44 PM

please change the pink graphes to something... its not readable (it took a while to focus)...

i assume... that hd6850 OC (180cdn) didn't beat (almost close to) hd6870 (240cdn)... and beat gtx 460 (150cdn) ...


heflys20 October 28, 2010 11:53 PM

The OC 6850 actually beat the FTW in a few instances.

BootlegUsher October 29, 2010 12:22 AM


Originally Posted by heflys20 (Post 443754)
The OC 6850 actually beat the FTW in a few instances.

Nvidia must be really feeling the sqeeze with all these price cuts.

sswilson October 29, 2010 04:23 AM

In all honesty, the great majority of the results between the 6870 OC'd and the FTW OC'd are so close that IMO it would come down to availablility. The price looks to be around $10 - $15 premium for the FTW, but as a folder that'd be a premium I'd be willing to pay. At this price point, something like the FTW might be on my christmas list to replace the 275 in my main rig.

It'll be interesting to see what kind of clocks folks start getting out of reference clocked 460s vrs the premium OC versions. That'll let us know if there is much special binning going into the cards.

Any idea how far out Sapphire is from releasing their OC software SKYMTL?

Sagath October 29, 2010 05:03 AM

Yay! I'm really happy to see the results of this OC fest. Well done article SKY, even if it is a little late :haha:
Glad my 460's hit 880+ on stock voltages. Makes me feel good about them :thumb:

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