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GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

  • 960 Stream Processors
  • 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16
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A great combination of performance and value, the GIGABYTE GV-R685OC-1GD graphics card offers a great solution for serious gamers requiring smooth gameplay and high quality HD video playback without a hit to the wallet. It's built around 960 Stream Processors with 1GB/256-bit GDDR5 memory. A host of AMD technology such as AMD Eyefinity, AMD EyeSpeed, AMD HD3D, Crossfire and UVD (Unified Video Decoder) offers more than one way to boost your experience.

Performance is only a part of the story. Ultra Durable design employs the first class components to deliver better cooling capability, enhanced overclocking capability and reduced power switching loss. WINDFORCE 2x cooling solution adopts 2x large fans, parallel-inclined fin and copper heatpipe for efficient and quiet cooling.

  • newegg Ultra Durable VGA Ultra Durable VGA card provides dramatic cooling effect on lowering both GPU and memory temperature by doubling the copper inner layer of PCB, resulting in 5% to 10% lower GPU temperature. Ultra Durable VGA card reduces voltage ripples in normal and transient state, thus effectively lowers noises and achieves 10% to 30% increase in overclocking capability. Ultra Durable VGA board allows more bandwidth for electron passage and reduces circuit impedance. The less circuit impedance, the more stable flow of current which can effectively improve power efficiency, lowering power switching loss by 10% to 30%.
  • newegg WindForce 2X Anti-turbulence-Parallel inclined WINDFORCE 2X parallel-inclined fin design is equipped with 2 ultra quiet PWM fans and two copper heat pipes to enlarge air channel on the graphics card vents and creates a more effective airflow system in chassis.
  • newegg Gold plated HDMI Gold plated, durable large contact area connectors have been used for optimum signal transfer between connections.
  • newegg AMD Eyefinity Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD Eyefinity technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience.
  • newegg AMD EyeSpeed Technology With AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology and third-generation UVD (Unified Video Decoder) dedicated video playback accelerator, enjoy beautifully rich and clear video playback when streaming from the web. Take in your favorite movies in stunning, stutter-free HD quality. Run multiple applications smoothly at maximum speed. Enjoy lightning fast game play and realistic physics effects with enhanced Video Quality features such as advanced post-processing and scaling, dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction, and independent video gamma control.
  • newegg AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology AMD CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform, enabling two or more discrete graphics processors to work together for boosted system performance and a breakthrough gaming experience.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • peter b.
  • 3/12/2014 5:57:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood card for part time players

Pros: Amazing card for someone who's not serious about gaming but still wants to play some demanding games

Cons: None in my own experience

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  • Richard D.
  • 2/4/2014 6:25:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Runs Bf4,BF3, WOW, COD4,COD2, any game really. Gets 40-75 fps on low for BF4 multi and 30 on ultra ( not OC). Runs well

Cons: NOTHING

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  • Mike B.
  • 7/24/2013 5:54:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs3rd times a charm

Pros: Card runs cool and quiet it can play even modern games on Medium to high with 30 - 60 FPS. Most games that aren't graphically intense will play on ultra settings.

Cons: If your are unlucky enough to get a bad gigabyte product the RMA process is quite frustrating. But with enough patience you can finally get a good product. It took 3 times to fix the black screening during 3D game play but they did fix it.

Other Thoughts: After 3 RMA's Gigabyte finally came through and fixed this card. Works as good as new. Gigabyte did pay for shipping both ways the third time which made me very happy, to be honest after the 2nd RMA I wouldn't have sent it back a 3rd time, the frustration for me wasn't worth it. Thanks Gigabyte

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  • Mike B.
  • 7/8/2013 4:54:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsnot recommended

Pros: Nice looking card, was great when it worked

Cons: Started black screening on 3D games. sent back to Gigabyte for RMA twice they just sent it back with the same problem. Out shipping, didn't fix, don't buy gigabyte products.

Other Thoughts: Gigabyte are freindly and the rma process is easy the techs just can't fix the problem.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 98490 in the subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • john s.
  • 7/1/2013 7:32:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGigabyte video card

Pros: Low price. The 3 display setup was cool(with display port to hdmi adapter). I could watch Netflix on my tv while I worked on the computer.

Cons: Failed after 6 months. One of the power supply plugs burned. Support asked too many irrelevant questions so I threw it out rather than RMA.

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  • JOSHUA D.
  • 4/22/2013 9:26:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCard worked great no lifespan

Pros: *Played games on very high settings
*Little to no lag
*High processing and memory as an affordable price

Cons: Card did not last very long. Starting to fail with a little over a years use very disappointing because i can no longer replace it for free yet these things happen i guess. I would say it would be worth the asking price but i expected a lot longer than 1 year.

Other Thoughts: Card was used for my first custom PC build. The cause of it inevitable demise is unknown to me I've followed all procedures that i knew of when installing and handling the equipment.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 96088 in the subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Romulus G.
  • 4/8/2013 2:23:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor RMA service

Pros: Card works great, price/performance was great, near silent when running properly... It was a great card when it was working properly.

Cons: I bought two of these cards and used them in crossfire for a little over a year before one card's fan started to fail. I RMA'd it and when I got it back found the fan was still not working properly. I had to RMA it again. I just got around to installing the twice RMA'd video card to hear the fan buzzing loudly at a visibly lower rpm than it's partner fan onboard the same card.

Other Thoughts: I'll never go with Gigabyte products again due to their inability to fix a problem through the RMA process, which is a shame for them since my next upgrade will see me spending $500+ on a non Gigabyte motherboard and video card(s).

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 95566 in the subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Peter B.
  • 3/25/2013 6:36:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOoooppps!!

Pros: Excellent card for most 3d games!

Cons: My lack of spare parts to properly trouble-shoot before pointing the finger at the video card.

Other Thoughts: I wrote a review recently blaming GIGABYTE for a bad card causing my system to crash during 3d gaming. They offered to replace the card, but it turns out that the hard drive was going bad and would initially only cause blue screens during gaming. After a format and new install it crash more and more frequently. Now with a new drive there are no more problems! Sorry Gigabyte for the dissing!

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  • Tyler B.
  • 3/19/2013 10:15:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHas run perfect for being OC'd

Pros: Quiet, Runs Cooler than most, run all the games i play on high/very high

Cons: None so far :)

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  • Glenn C.
  • 3/4/2013 1:43:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card for the price

Pros: I got this on a November sale to replace an old 8600GT. Well worth it.

I can play at 1920x1080 with little or no changes to settings and just using a 'lowly' Intel Core i3 530. Games run well enough for me that I have no need to mess with overclocking settings.

Pick your port: 2x DVI, DP, & HDMI

It's very quiet from what I'm used to. The 6850 maxed out is still quieter than my 8600GT at idle.

When needed I can run three monitors at once. I find myself running a video on the left monitor, playing a game in the center, and a browser window on the right.

Cons: Three monitor setup must use the displayport (i.e., DVI-DVI-HDMI setup will not work). None of my monitors have a DP port and I had to get an active DP-DVI adapter.

Sometimes after playing a game for awhile the cursor will look glitchy. It seems to be a common issue on AMD/ATI cards.

Other Thoughts: Mailed the rebate in December, got e-mail confirmation in January, got the rebate card in March.

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