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PowerColor ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card AX6850 1 GBD5-DH


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  • Chipset: Radeon HD6850 Engine Clock: 775 MHz Video Memory: 1GB DDR5
  • Memory Clock: 1000 MHz (4.0 Gbps) Memory Interface: 256-bit Bus: PCI-Express 2.1 x16
  • RAMDAC: 400 MHz Stream Processors: 960 Max. Resolution: 2560 x 1600
  • Connectors: Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort Thermal: Fansink
  • Support Microsoft Windows 7/ Vista/ XP Support ATI CrossFireX Technology
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 7.6 x 2.8 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0048D7AD0
  • Item model number: AX6850 1GBD5-DH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 29, 2010

Product Description

PowerColor ATI Radeon HD6850 1GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card AX6850 1GBD5-DH

Customer Reviews

EDIT: 2013 Still a GREAT card.
F. Martinez
I would recommend this GPU to anyone who would like to build a good gaming pc without breaking the bank.
gmodman6230
The card stays cool and runs without problems.
Tad Sargent

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Pierson on September 3, 2011
This card was an upgrade from a Nvidia Geforce GT220 that I had in a stock rig. I was concerned a bit about the potential size issues as well as power consumption because my machine is a mini-tower and only has a 500W power supply but the card fit fine (had to move a bit around but it worked) and haven't had any issues with power so far.

I also purchased mine from a 3rd party retailer because the price was much lower than it is here and came with Deus Ex: Human Revolutions. I am absolutely blown away by the card performance for the price and find it to run relatively cool and with very little noise. The frame rate and detail in games has been amazing and I think this is a worthy upgrade to any machine. For the price, there isn't a better card right now.

I have heard a few people on other sites complain about the fact that it isn't a "pretty" and looks cheaply made. I don't find this to be the case at all but I am also not extremely concerned about what the insides of my computer looks like as long as I get the performance that I want from it. And so far I have been nothing but happy. I've only owned the card for a few weeks but will update if I experience any problems.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tad Sargent on February 16, 2012
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I received a copy of Battlefield 3 for Christmas. The older Nvidia cards in my system were not able to run the Battlefield 3 game.:( This card, the ATI Radeon HD6850, was very easy to install. In addition, I've had a chance to over-clock the card using MSI Afterburner. The card stays cool and runs without problems. The price is very good for this card and yes it supports Battlefield 3. Game on!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 20, 2011
Price in Amazon pretty steep so bought this from an independent reseller.

DX11 is absolutely gorgeous, I tested it using Black Ops and blood gore never looked so good.

Full-load the fan noise sounds like a turbine engine, totally noisy, thinking of either bypassing the fans connection to the card and splice a fan controller or surround the case tower with honeycomb cardboard to minimize noise.
(edit: turns out, the noise came from the stock CPU fan, replaced it with a sunbeam-labeled cooler, noise is now gone)

Plan on buying another one to really complete my first crossfire setup.
(edit: did it, played crysis 2 on HD, no slowdown whatsoever)

My rig:
AMD Phenom X6 1055
MSI 890FX (5 PCI-e x16 slots, shame can't use all of it)
8Gb DDR3 RAM
1Tb WD Blue (yeah i know, should have bought the black but budget woes prevented me)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cameron on January 14, 2012
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This GPU is 9" long and will take up two expansion slots on the back of your case, so make sure your computer tower is large enough to accommodate it.

I bought it for Star Wars: The Old Republic and get an average of 70 FPS at 1600x900 resolution, bloom and shadow turned on, and all graphics settings at high. Haven't yet seen the card heat to over 40 degrees Celsius.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gmodman6230 on June 26, 2012
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I bought this card expecting pretty good performance. I was shocked when I actually tried running it. With overclocking, the card will run games like GTA IV, Planet Side 2, Far Cry 3, and Just Cause 2 at High-Ultra settings. The card remains fairly cool during overclocking and gaming. I've never seen the temps go beyond 70 degrees celcius (I do have a case fan located right next to it though.) While playing lower gpu-intensive games, temps run anywhere from 40-50 degrees celcius. I am planning on purchasing another for a crossfire layout, but the price on Amazon has gone up so I will be purchasing from an independant seller. The one thing bad thing I would say about it is it cannot handle AMD Overdrive overclocking maxed out. It has crashed whenever I set the cor clock to 850 and the memory clock to 1200. Howevre, I overclock at 825 and 1130 all the time with no issues. I would recommend this GPU to anyone who would like to build a good gaming pc without breaking the bank.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian Henselman on December 9, 2011
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I purchased this to replaced a dying HIS Radeon HD5770 (fan was starting to screech).

I was originally concerned that the additional power consumption of the HD6850 would generate more heat. However, I am totally impressed by this card. The fan is nearly silent and my old favorite (Battlefield 1942 HD) plays in perfect 1920x1600 with all settings max'ed out including highest quality AA Catalyst settings.

Nearly silent operation and seems to run really cool compared to the HD5770 due to external vent in 2nd slot.

Picked this up on Black Friday for only $119 from Amazon with free Amazon Prime shipping.

What's not to like?
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Field VINE VOICE on December 24, 2011
I bought this directly as part of a computer from CyberPowerPC, but they sell a similar configuration on Amazon: CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme GXi220 Desktop Computer.

Both share the Powercolor 6850.

I was nearly feeling like this was a waste of money, when I realized that someone (not me!) had plugged my monitor into the Intel on-board graphics. No wonder my Windows Experience number was so bad.

A quick reconnect, and I was finally seeing the benefit of the video card.

The first benefit was the much better appearance of my desktop background, which is a download of a Skyrim game screen.

Then I went to play Skyrim, and the computer told me it had upgraded the graphics rating to High. This meant that in the opening screens I could get into the Keep door, where before I collapsed against the walls.

Generally the graphics are slightly better in non-taxing areas, but much faster and more detailed where it counts - in the games.

I used to have an older computer with an nVidia 8800GT from several years ago. It was as advanced for its time as the 6850 is now, but after some years it was a bit long in the tooth.

Now not only do I have a much faster graphics card, I also have a spare slot on my motherboard for a second 6850 in Crossfire mode. When the price drops in a year or two, I will get another 6850 and almost double my graphics power.

So, if you're thinking of getting a modern video card, the Powercolor is fine. Because these cards are based on the AMD reference design (and supposedly built by AMD) I would go with whatever brand of the 6850 is cheapest.

But the Powercolor certainly works for me.
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