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Old April 1, 2011, 07:20 PM
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Default which amd radeon hd 6850 is better?

i would like to know what difference would you get from sappphire 6850 compare to a sapphire 6850 toxic to a xfx 6850 black edition. please and thanks
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Old April 1, 2011, 07:25 PM
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For one XFX have a double lifetime warrenty. That alone to me is worth it.
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if i crossfire the xfx black edition with the sapphire toxic will they be running at their factory clock(820mhz) and ram clock or the amd's 6850 normal clock(775mhz)?
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Old April 1, 2011, 07:40 PM
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They should both go down to the slowest of the two unless you OC them (if I'm not mistaken).
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HIS IceQ X Turbo for sure.
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Old April 2, 2011, 05:29 AM
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I read many reviews before I bought my 6850. After reading all the reviews I went with the Asus DirectCU 6850. It can overclock just as good, or better, than other 6850's but with lower noise levels.

Sure XFX has a lifetime warranty vs Asus 3 year, but how long are you going to keep the card? I usually will upgrade well before 3 years. I'd rather buy based on performance/overclocking, noise, and power consumption than based on warranty ;)

edit: the Asus 6850 overclocks so easily (you can even overclock it from within ati catalyst control center, although not to its max) that I wouldn't pay extra money for a factory overclocked card like a toxic or black. I have mine overclocked to 850/1140 at stock voltage with the fan speed at only %20 - very quiet, faster than the black edition, and about $40 cheaper after a rebate right now.

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Old April 5, 2011, 01:13 PM
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wow 850/1140 pretty low =/ but ya the fan is low. one problem that i don't like about those reference coolers is the fan is in the center so air might get pushed into the case if im wrong some correct me
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