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AMD HD 6850 Review/Benchmark [You were wrong if you thought I couldn't add more]

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biostud

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I've just ordered the asus 6850 directCU, should be quite an upgrade from my 8800GT.
 

thedosbox

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Actually I believe his 260 is the slower 192SP version.
You obviously missed the table further down the page which shows the 192SP version at the $250-300 price point. :cool:

Regardless, it seems the point still stands - we're comparing a two-year old $184 card vs a six month old $135 card.
 

RavenSEAL

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You obviously missed the table further down the page which shows the 192SP version at the $250-300 price point. :cool:

Regardless, it seems the point still stands - we're comparing a two-year old $184 card vs a six month old $135 card.

Six month? :confused:

You mean 3 month?
 

iGas

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Expect the card to compete with the GTX460, if not pass it on several benchmarks. The GTX460s out in the market now are beyond nVidia's 675MHz memory clock in their reference design, going as high as 800MHz.
Funny that my GTX460 1GB card passed Kombustor test at 1045MHz.

MSI manufacture speed for my GTX460 is 811MHz, and my default graphics profile are 900Mhz and 950Mhz (950MHz fan speed have to be at 80% therefore it is pretty loud.)

IMHO, I would change that 800MHz to at least 850MHZ because of the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 FTW.
 

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Funny that my GTX460 1GB card passed Kombustor test at 1045MHz.

MSI manufacture speed for my GTX460 is 811MHz, and my default graphics profile are 900Mhz and 950Mhz (950MHz fan speed have to be at 80% therefore it is pretty loud.)

IMHO, I would change that 800MHz to at least 850MHZ because of the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 FTW.
It is probably worth noting the 850 clock of the FTW, but also that it is a core clock, not a memory clock as currently referred to.
 

RavenSEAL

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Funny that my GTX460 1GB card passed Kombustor test at 1045MHz.

MSI manufacture speed for my GTX460 is 811MHz, and my default graphics profile are 900Mhz and 950Mhz (950MHz fan speed have to be at 80% therefore it is pretty loud.)

IMHO, I would change that 800MHz to at least 850MHZ because of the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 FTW.
Advise noted.
 

biostud

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Just o/c my Asus directCU 6850 to 900/1100, seems to run @73C in furmark @ 43% fan speed, so in normal gaming it will be much lower :)
 

RavenSEAL

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Just o/c my Asus directCU 6850 to 900/1100, seems to run @73C in furmark @ 43% fan speed, so in normal gaming it will be much lower :)
Very nice, congrats on the new card :D

I bumped mine up to 920/1130 and it does 70C on Kumbustor w/ 50% fan speed
 

RavenSEAL

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Screens updated, some errors in benchmarking fixed.

Also, since i bought a few games on steam, would anyone be interested in seeing bench results for borderlands and red faction guerrilla?

I would also expand mirror's edge and DMC4 in the 3rd post.
 

JM Popaleetus

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Could one expect to get a better overclock out of Trixx or Afterburner compared to the built-in CCC overclock utility?

I can only get 850/1140 on stock voltage using CCC, and for the brief period I tried Afterburner, I still couldn't get past 1140 on memory.
 

RavenSEAL

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Could one expect to get a better overclock out of Trixx or Afterburner compared to the built-in CCC overclock utility?

I can only get 850/1140 on stock voltage using CCC, and for the brief period I tried Afterburner, I still couldn't get past 1140 on memory.
Yes, TriXX and MSI AF(after config change) allow you to go as high as 1165/1300 as well as manually change voltage.
 

Qbah

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Nice results! Though:

1. ME1 has clearly no AA on your screenshot
2. Borderlands has no AA, even clearer
3. It's AnandTech, not AnAndTech, from Anand Lal Shimpi - the creator ;)

For Borderlands, use MLAA. The IQ results are AMAZING! Especially visible on the black borders. For ME1, try MLAA too. Or SSAAx4. Make sure you force it through CCC. And use either MLAA or MS-/SSAA, not both (it's possible if you force both).

EDIT: For Crysis, if you're running High, force DX9 for the game. You'll get a few extra FPS and suffer no IQ loss (DX10 is only for Very High).
 
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toyota

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thats AF not AA. dont make me pull out that face palm picture you like to use on others. :biggrin:
 

RavenSEAL

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thats AF not AA. dont make me pull out that face palm picture you like to use on others. :biggrin:
Crap...

Alright, anyways, I forced 8 MSAA on CCC, updated the screenshot.

Edit: don't notice a difference, besides the fact that it lost 4 frames.
 
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JM Popaleetus

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Yes, TriXX and MSI AF(after config change) allow you to go as high as 1165/1300 as well as manually change voltage.
I understand that they allow you to set higher clocks and manipulate voltage.

But are they actually able to OC better? Does one get a more stable OC out of Trixx than they do out of CCC at identical speeds? Could one program allow you to reach a maximum OC that the other could not (assuming stock voltage and within CCC's limits).
 

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