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

  • 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 820MHz (Std. 775MHz)
  • 2 x DVI 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort
  • 960 Stream Processors
  • 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.

Learn more about the GIGABYTE GV-R685OC-1GD

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Customer Reviews of the GIGABYTE GV-R685OC-1GD

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  • John P.
  • 8/13/2015 10:27:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggseggcellent

Pros: played all the great games, included a free game

Cons: nothing

Other Thoughts: working great after 3 years

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  • Brian P.
  • 4/16/2015 11:06:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStill Strong

Pros: Solid Cards. Little loud by some standards, I don't notice inside the case, and I'm running 2 in CF. They have served me well up till now and still running. Crushing every game I throw at them.

Cons: Fan failure on 1 card after about 2 years of use. Called gigabyte and let them know I didn't want an RMA , just new fans..They said no problem and sent me replacements. 5 minute changeover and back up and running. good design, good service

Other Thoughts: Hope the next Gigabyte Card I buy from newegg holds up to the same standard

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  • Andy W.
  • 9/12/2014 3:25:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAfter 2 years...

Pros: Worked great on my 18-inch. Played most games on max settings, driver was easy to understand, and easy to install. Great while it lasted.

Cons: Around a year into use, the driver began to regularly fail whenever I ran any demanding programs, such as FPS games and such. However, starting 2 months ago, even light programs such as League of Legends would cause drivers to crash, creating split screens, intense artifacting, and blue/black/white crash screens.

Other Thoughts: After a full year of intense use, and another year of light use, I have no right to complain... However, it is disappointing to have a Gigabyte product be the first to fail in my build.

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  • Cody M.
  • 8/6/2014 7:45:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsshort life expectancy

Pros: Good card, decent price

Cons: Died after 2 years of casual use and gaming

Other Thoughts: I've built 4 different rigs now. Gigabyte is a part of every build, would have to see the product last longer. Hopefully it is an isolated incident.

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  • Craig D.
  • 5/10/2014 1:16:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDied after 1.8 years

Pros: Was a good card while it worked. Handled 1080p well. Quiet enough for me. Played nearly everything at 1080p on high settings with the exception of Prototype 2. Skyrim, DMC, and Dishonored worked great. Worked great for Dolphin emulator and PS2 emulator as well.

Cons: Just recently died after 1.8 years. Was playing skyrim and over 2 nights it randomly gave me black screens. After the second time when I rebooted lots of pixelation everywhere and control panel did not recognize display device. Pretty disappointed as I purchased this model that has multiple fans in the hopes that it would last many years, but it didn't even make the warranty period.
Been having an interesting time getting the warranty process going, their website didn't recognize the SN from the box and they haven't responded to my emails in 3 days. Now I'm just sitting here with sandy bridge graphics and it's quite puke worthy.

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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


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  • Sandra 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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  • Sandra 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 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.


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  • Andrew B.
  • 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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