Reply 45240 of 48622, by Tetrium
BitWrangler wrote on 2022-06-17, 13:16:Tetrium wrote on 2022-06-17, 09:53:
I was for instance surprised the HD5850 was supposedly a bit faster than the HD6850 even though the HD6850 was (when assuming from the name) supposed to be the HD5850's successor.
Yah the HD6950 was the more directly equivalent successor. There's a few things though where the HD6850 wins slightly over the 5850, but other things where 5850 makes it look quite bad. Due to better/longer support and I guess minor seeming tweaks, the 6850 stayed useful a lot longer. One or two "modern" games could be played on it even at 1024x768 or 720p. Approx equivalence is a GT650 non Ti. It's more like a 120W card than a 170W approx too, and depending on implementation you might run it with a single 6 pin PCIe power, though versions intended to appeal to overclockers had 2 like the 6870. Anyhoo, just saying a HD6850 is worth consideration on it's own merits, wide span of gaming years covered, lower stressed than the topper top end cards and a bit less heaty.
The die shrink is definitely nice. I always liked my HD6850 🙂. I got mine second hand to replace a HD5670 at some point and it lasted me years till that rig died.
Gmlb256 wrote on 2022-06-17, 17:28:Radical Vision wrote on 2022-06-17, 16:33:BitWrangler wrote on 2022-06-17, 14:10:
A moment of silence plzkthx, this weeks "one that got away"....
Intel branded Memory wtF is this...
Well, Intel was originally a memory manufacturer prior becoming involved in the CPU business. 😀
Intel branded SIMMs, that's neat! Learned something new today, unless I did already know and later forgot 🤣