Updating Graphics Card

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by xKrNMBoYx, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. xKrNMBoYx

    xKrNMBoYx Member Guru

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    Well almost all I've seen is good reviews on the new 6870 and 6850's. I'm currently still using a Radeon 4850. Will it be a good upgrade from a 4850 to a 6850? My current motherboard only has one pciex16 slot, and I do not intend on updating the motherboard for a LONG time (6 years).

    I dont think I'll buy a card just quite yet..I'm using a lot of money on the 360 slim and kinect bundle for my brother's birthday.and i only work at school..so yea

    I just wanted opinions on what you think of going from a 4850 512mb to a 6850. I like how the video card only needs 1 six pin..Im using a 550w PS..but I dont think that will be a problem as I'll buy a 750w antec PS (the one with the blue led lights) so I have more options. By the time I do upgrade a 6970 or a 7850 might come out haha..well not the 7xxx series.

    I'm off to class..hope to see your opinoins
     
  2. Ji1986

    Ji1986 Master Guru

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    the 6970 i believe will be out around christmas if you want to wait.
     
  3. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    The 6850 would be a good upgrade ... planning to get it during the summer when I get more cash since the 4850 still handles well with my games on my acceptable settings.

    deltatux
     
  4. Sever

    Sever Ancient Guru

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    actually, the 6970 will be out around november 22-ish, as thats when the nda is supposed to lift.

    amd wont release much later than that or they'll be too far behind in the market since the gtx580 paper launch is november 9.

    the 6990 dual gpu card is the card that will be coming around christmas.
     

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