HD 6850

July 4th, 2011

PowerColor HD 6850 1GB SCS3 Passive Review

Passive cards are hard to come by these days and finding one that can provide decent in-game framerates is next to impossible.  PowerColor is looking to change this with the newest addition to their Silent Cooling System 3 family:  a HD 6850.  Sporting the Barts GPU core, an impressive looking heatsink and 1GB of GDDR5 [...]

November 4th, 2010

XFX Issues Fix for HD 6850 High Idle Fan Speed

XFX issues a BIOS fix after some users reported their HD 6850 cards running at 70% idle fan speed. As HD 6850 cards are flying off the store shelves, more and more users have started reporting that XFX’s version that sports a custom heatsink exhibits extremely high idle fan speeds.  This makes what should be [...]

October 28th, 2010

HD 6870 & HD 6850 vs. GTX 460 1GB: An Overclocking Study

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 [...]

October 21st, 2010

AMD Radeon HD 6870 & HD 6850 Review

The HD 5800 series cards have been very popular but their time in the market is coming to an end.  Today marks the release of AMD’s new HD 6870 1GB and HD 6850 1GB GPUs.  These are products which will be the first step towards “refreshing” the entire Radeon graphics lineup from top to bottom. [...]