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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6850 775MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card

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Experience: 3 Weeks


fast clean and powerwise.
i bought this as an upgrade from the 5770 i was running and it was the best move i ever made. the 30 dollar differnce is definitely worth it for those who want performance with out having to worry about having to buy a big powersupply.
my system with phenom 1090t 6 gb ram and this card scored 20000 on 3d futurebenchmark6.

Experience: 7 Weeks


Pretty good sound and temps.
It is quite long, so you probably want to put it in your case last. It is in the way of my CMOS reset jumper pins, which can be annoying.
Price was pretty good. I haven't tried overclocking yet, but I hear good things. One thing to note is it has 1 DVI-D and 1 DVI-I connector. Most people probably have newer monitors so it isn't a problem anyways, but it is for me.

Experience: 60 Days


Great midrange GPU. So far have run all my games on max setting without having any FPS under 60. My res is 1920-1080. The GPU overclock very easily with the programs that come with the card.
The two fans dont seem to add much cooling, howerver, the look rlly nice. The overclocking program that comes with the card allows for basic overclocking only. Howerver, u can easily match (and surpass) the performance of other GPU's that come factory overclocked.
Great mid range GPU. Instead of going for higher end cards, might as well get two of these and get the same performance for much less.

Experience: 14 Days


-Great cooling
-Nice Overclock
-Plays everything well
-None to mention
A great card for running games on highest and 1920x1080. Metro2033, Battlefield BC2 both run on highest setting although slowdowns in Metro during certain sequences (this might be due to my processor).

A great buy

Experience: 1 Days


Requires Sapphire TRIXX to unlock it's voltage, or a modification of MSI Afterburner.
I wrote a better review on the NCIX forums - http://forums.ncix.com/forums/?mode=showthread&forum=101&threadid=2301041&pagenumber=0&msgcount=0&subpage=1&product_id=56232

OC Results, 1GHz Core, 1200MHz Memory, Voltage increase of 0.50 (1.2v from stock 1.5v) (1200 in TRIXX) - 60C i Load.

Experience: 3 Days


- quiet, low power consumption
- great performance for the price
- excellecent overclocking capabilities
- cheap
- None so far
I actually got the Diamond version of this card, but basically the same thing, besides this having a better dual-fan for cooling. I got it during the sale that was going on for 159.99 + tax (web deal only) but the sales guy gave me the deal anyways, so I was happy. Basically any version of the 6850 card you can't go wrong with the $200~ range. My old 8800GT died so i got this card for a quick replacement. I am using an older system with C2Duo 3.0 Ghz E6750, 4gig DDR2 ocz ram, Win Vista. I was able to overclock this card to 920/1120 from 775/1000 with minor voltage increase and and it runs game great even with my older system. I am currently playing WoW, COD: Black Ops, BF:BC2, SC2, L4D2, CS:S and it runs all my games well over 80fps (19x12 res, max settings, some AA and AF) so i am extremely please with this card considering my older system. Highly recommended for the average budget gamer that's not going for hardcore SLI/multi-display/benchmark-freak setups.

Experience: 2 Days


Great performance
Dual Fan
none so far
Great card for a great price!

Can Overclock this from 775Mhz to 850Mhz GPU and 1Ghz to 1.2Ghz RAM with out of box software no problems ... curious if can go higher with other apps!?!

Fans run decently quiet - can reduce speeds if wanted for quieter applications. - the auto seems to do a great job.

Not much of a gamer (bought this for three monitor setup) ... but had to try Modern Warfare 2 on here .... WOW - full high res on 1080p all options on high - WOW - runs great!!

Experience: 5 Days


- great overclock
- great cooling
- stock fan speed at 70% (noisy at stock speed)
Great over all videocard
It's a bit noisy in stock setting, but once you use a program to overclock it, you can easely reduce fan speed to 30% and keep it cool. After it, you got a great and easely overclock video card that don't do to much noise and do not use to much power (it only needs 1 connector 6 pin to work!)

Experience: 2 Weeks


Quiet, powerful
Compared to my ATI 4870, this card is a lot more powerful and definitely more quiet. For just about every game I can now play on max settings on 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Experience: 1 Months


First custom PCB to come out of the 6850 lineup from all companies
Loud fan
The loud fan issue was just an initial bios thing. A quick update  on the video card's bios, downloaded directly from Gigabyte's website turned down the fan's speeds to about 25%. stock settings before update  was around 50%.

At 100%, this thing is not even loud, and it provides VERY sufficient cooling. It does not run hot AT ALL. temps at 60 MAX.

When it plays crysis, there's coil whine. that's about it.

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Features [ Edit | History ]

40nm Technology
Faster clocks, double the transistor density of earlier 40 nm technology. 40nm technology helped make HD6850 series products the most advanced GPUs ever highest clocks speeds, incredible feature integration, full performance and precision all the time, and ability to take advantage of future, higher-speed memories.
Avivo™HD could provide vibrant high fidelity, flawlessly smooth next-generation video playback. Avivo™HD technology easily allows your PCs to become digital home media center by its compelling video pipeline design that comprises the latest high definition video hardware acceleration, including H.264 and WMV9.
Catalyst™ Control Center
ATI’s all-new Catalyst Control Center goes far beyond traditional driver configuration software—it’s a feature-rich and stable 3D acceleration control application that puts you in complete command of your ATI visual processing unit (VPU). Catalyst Control Center offers exceptional graphics performance and visual quality for the ultimate in performance, stability, and innovation. Safe GPU overclocking, custom profiles, and assignable hotkeys are just a few of the many new features. You’ll also enjoy frequent updates, reliable customer service, and an interactive user feedback program, all backed by ATI’s technical confidence, industry-leading capability, and uncompromising commitment to creating your ultimate visual experience.
Shader Model 5.0
Shader Model 5.0 adds support for indexed temporaries which can be quite useful for certain tasks.Regular direct temporary access is preferable is most cases. One reason is that indexed temporaries are hard to optimize. The shader optimizer may not be able to identify optimizations across indexed accesses that could otherwise have been detected. Furthermore, indexed temporaries tend to increase register pressure a lot. An ordinary shader that contains for instance a few dozen variables will seldom consume a few dozen temporaries in the end but is likely to be optimized down to a handful depending on what the shader does. This is because the shader optimizer can easily track all variables and reuse registers. This is typically not possible for indexed temporaries, thus the register pressure of the shader may increase dramatically. This could be detrimental to performance as it reduces the hardware’s ability to hide latencies.
Microsoft® DirectX® 11
The power of DirectX® 11 with awesome performance, stunning visual effects, and more dynamic interactivity than ever before.Ensures the best performance and application compatibility for all DirectX® 11 applications. Microsoft® DirectX® 11 games, with stunning 3D graphics and shading effects.
OpenGL 4.1® Optimizations
Ensure top-notch compatibility and performance for all OpenGL 4.1 application.
Upgrade to even greater 3D performance quickly and easily thanks to plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology
PCI-E 2.1
PCI Express® 2.1 –Now you are ready for the most demanding graphics applications thanks to PCI Express® 2.1 support, which allows up to twice the throughput of current PCI Express® cards. Doubles the bus standard's bandwidth from 2.5 Gbit/s (PCIe 1.1) to 5 Gbit/sec.
RoHS Compliant
As a citizen of the global village, GIGABYTE exert ourselves to be a pioneer in environment care. Give the whole of Earth a promise that our products do not contain any of the restricted substances in concentrations and applications banned by the RoHS Directive, and are capable of being worked on at the higher temperatures required for lead free solder. One Earth and GIGABYTE Cares!
HDCP Support
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a form of copy protection technology designed to prevent transmission of non-encrypted high-definition content as it travels across DVI or HDMI digital connections.
HDMI Ready
High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a new interface standard for consumer electronics devices that combines HDCP-protected digital video and audio into a single, consumer-friendly connector.
Windows Vista®
Enjoy powerful graphics performance, improved stability, and an immersive HD gaming experience for Windows Vista. Catalyst™ software is designed for quick setup of graphics, video, and multiple displays, and automatically configures optimal system settings for lifelike DirectX 10 gaming and the visually stunning Windows Aero™ user interface.
Microsoft Window7
Microsoft Windows 7 is the next generation operating system that will mark a dramatic improvement in the way the OS takes advantage of the graphics processing unit (GPU) to provide a more compelling user experience. By taking advangate of the GPU for both graphics and computing, Windows 7 will not only make todays's PCs more visual and more interactive but also ensure that they have the speed and responsiveness customers want.

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

SeriesRadeon HD 6000 series
ChipsetRadeon HD 6850
Core Clock775MHz
Memory Clock4000 MHz
Memory TypeGDDR5
Memory Size1 GB

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Standard Edition or Windforce Edition (Noodah Man- Mar 29, 11, 0 Replies)
problem with system (static- Feb 16, 11, 10 Replies)
BIOS update  to reduce fan noise (David Hasselhoff Jr.- Feb 05, 11, 6 Replies)
Just OC'd this card. (Cody?- Jan 26, 11, 10 Replies)
If you had to pick, Gigabyte or Sapphire. (Cody?- Jan 13, 11, 17 Replies)
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URL: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3646/gigabyte_radeon_hd_6850_1gb_vide
Comment: Overclocking review. "Eventually we ended up with some very nice clocks; 1050MHz on the core and 4700MHz on the 1GB of GDDR5"
Posted by: Roj @02/10/11
URL: http://www.overclock.net/ati/917048-gigabyte-hd-6850-overclocking-revi
Comment: Overclocking Review for Gigabyte HD 6850
Posted by: Ashley_R @02/06/11
URL: http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1053/pg6/amd-radeon-6870-and-685
Comment: Hardware Heaven review of HD 6850
Posted by: Ashley_R @02/06/11
URL: http://tbreak.com/tech/2010/11/gigabyte-hd-6850-review/
Comment: TBreak Review of HD 6850
Posted by: Ashley_R @02/06/11
URL: http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1109&page=1
Comment: Contains short brief on new 6800 series architecture as well as close up shots of the custom Gigabyte Windforce 2x cooler. Short graph with Temps under idle and load compared to stock 6850 at the end of review.
Posted by: vash @10/31/10
URL: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-6850-renewing-comp
Comment: AnandTech Review
Posted by: KanataKermit @10/22/10
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