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PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH 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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The second generation DirectX 11-capable GPU from AMD has arrived. AMD Redeon HD 6800 Series enables a truly immersive experience with superb performance and flawless image quality for the most demanding gamer. Get immersed in gaming, productivity and entertainment on multiple displays simultaneously with AMD Eyefinity Technology. Speed up applications and enjoy brilliant video with AMD App Acceleration visual acceleration. And get into the 3rd dimension - the cutting-edge HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 solutions for Stereoscopic 3-D in games, movies and photos with AMD HD3D Technology.

AMD Redeon HD 6800 Series GPU harnesses AMD’s second-generation Microsoft DirectX 11-capable architecture with improved tessellation and geometry performance, enhanced image quality, best-in-class energy efficiency, and an unmatched feature set. With AMD Redeon HD 6800 Series GPUs, you aren’t just playing the game – you’re in it.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Adam G.
  • 12/5/2013 1:48:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMedium Range Card

Pros: I purchased the card as my first dedicated GPU on a custom PC, its performance on my athlon II x4 630 CPU was ok, nothing to bark at but at the time of purchase (2012) it was a really good price to performance ratio, as you can see the value per $ of gpu has changed and this card is no longer of value of 140-150$ retail, more like 75-80 considering the benchmarks are 2,237 on passmark software, its not worth that value anymore but it could render bf3 as I that was main reason I purchased it, the FPS on all low settings was around 30-40 on 64player oman servers, dropping below 30 on areas where your entering dark to light or light to dark, ect.

It completed its tasks as a first dedicated card, never had any BSOD or issues specific to the card, only to my incorrectly timed ram so this card was stable, non OC'd on my end.

Overall worth the price during its inception, not so much now but stable performance on my end no eggs off for that, just not top of the line 5 egg worthy.

Cons: Not up to date now with price range of newer Radeon HD models, will probably buy a card that benches in the 4.5 to 5k range now in 2013, but at the time in 2012 it was good enough for me, Don't know if it can handle bf4 never tried.

3 out of 5 eggs just because I don't want someone thinking they should be buying this card today in late 2013 almost 2014, but as for the 2012 rating - 5 eggs.

Other Thoughts: Powercolor is ok brand, Don't have any problems with them; first dedicated card so I might try a few different ones this time but it was good experience.

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  • Morgan W.
  • 9/12/2013 1:54:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood value for money, odd compatibility issue required svc

Pros: *Good performance for the money (purchased Sep. 2011); performed well in 2x Crossfire configuration.

*Despite the service issues noted below, the cards both performed without any problems under the latest version of ATI drivers they would accept (12.8).

*I invoked warranty service simply because there was no sign that the driver compatibility issue would be resolved without service, and I didn't want to be stuck with dead-end product when eventually the lack of a current driver became a serious issue.

Cons: Purchased it with a PC in Sep '11, then another to pair with the 1st in a Crossfire configuration, which worked well. Both cards strangely refused to work under ATI Drivers later than 12.8.

Software troubleshooting down to Windows reinstall was of no use; PowerColor said the cards needed to be flashed to a new BIOS.

However, they would not guarantee to replace the cards if they failed during the flash process.

I found this problematic because in order to do this in utterly appropriate fashion, it seems, you need to have a floppy drive connected to your motherboard via a legacy floppy drive cable (i.e. not USB). Thanks to Steve Jobs and the fact that gas costs money, nobody has these anymore. So that increases the chance of failure.

A small increase perhaps, but with $300 of product plus no small amount of inconvenience and frustration on the line, the lack of reassurance was worrying. If the process was likely to be error-free, why not simply make the guarantee?

I pressed this issue with PowerColor support through a long series of emails and they ultimately agreed to accept both cards in an RMA.

The replacement products appeared to be brand-new or refurbished/factory cleaned product, and appear to be equivalent and work properly.

Other Thoughts: I'm fairly confident I was legally in the right, since these cards were still under warranty and I think they had an obligation to provide a working product that would accept current ATI drivers.

However, it's quite unclear whether this position could be vindicated in a legal proceeding, and at a reasonable cost. Hence I appreciate that PowerColor did the right thing, albeit not without some prodding.

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  • Andrew Y.
  • 9/6/2013 1:26:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it!

Pros: Solid card for casual gamer. Runs modern games on medium to high without a problem. Crossfires great! 256-bit is great!

Cons: None so far.

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  • Juan R.
  • 3/18/2013 12:49:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNot *that* future proof

Pros: - Inexpensive
- Crossfire capable
- relatively low power consumption

Cons: - Not that *future* proof (when the future is only year after)
- Drivers were meh at the beginning

Other Thoughts: It was a cheap way to do crossfire but sadly it didn't matter. Tons of lag while playing certain games at normal settings, still lag while in low settings. Some games drop from 60fps to 1fps... not good.

Manufacturer Response:

The lag you are experiencing may be an issue with Micro-Stutter. Recently AMD has acknowledged this even though the issue has been around for some time already.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at 626-330-4700 or by email at usa@powercolor.com.

Thank you,

PowerColor Support

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  • Trebor L.
  • 1/22/2013 3:30:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Has run everything I throw at it just fine, really food FPS considering the low price. However I'm a casual gamer and not trying to push limits or overclock anything. So far I've been running the same card for over a year and it's been great. No problems to speak of if you let it run as it's supposed to.

Cons: The case is a little flimsy, but as long as you don't try hitting it with a hammer to get it in place I think you'll be alright...

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  • James K.
  • 1/4/2013 9:30:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo complaints.

Pros: Price was right. Works fine.

Cons: None really. For the price the power is acceptable.

Other Thoughts: I was slightly disappointed that I couldn't automatically push all of my games up to their max video settings but like I said, I am satisfied considering the price.

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  • Aaron S.
  • 12/27/2012 8:15:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Card

Pros: Solid Card. Handles just about anything I throw at it. Overclocks well.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I made the switch to ATI years ago when nVidea's 9xxx series kept frying on me.

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  • Andrew E.
  • 12/25/2012 2:32:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTouchy

Pros: Performance and looks are great.

Cons: Doesn't stay hooked in place very well. I have to push on it every 2 months or it stops working because it is loose.

Manufacturer Response:

The card shouldn't move from its place if it is properly installed. You may also be experiencing an issue with the chassis you are using where vibrations from all the fans in the system cause this to occur. If you would like, please feel free to contact me directly at jgaray@powercolor.com so that we may discuss this further.

Thank you,

Jonathan

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  • Stacey B.
  • 11/28/2012 10:25:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: For the price? This gpu has quite a bang for it's buck

Cons: That I don't have 2?

Other Thoughts: It's not crazy top of the line, like I can't run Skyrim on ultra graphics, but I'm pretty pleased with this puppy.

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  • Andre P.
  • 11/19/2012 5:49:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest bang for the buck

Pros: Work very graeat.
Dont need to much power (only pcix 6pin)
Lot of connection

Cons: Will be fun to have 2 displayport

Other Thoughts: Recomand this for anywone want a good gaming budget card

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