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My new GPU (not really an unboxing :/ ) Powercolor Radeon HD 6850 Single Slot GPU

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Published on May 15, 2012

Powercolor AMD Radeon HD 6850 Graphics Card

* $209 (but well worth it)
*Plays everything extremely well at 720p (1280x720,1280x1024, 1366x768)
*Plays some games at 1080p at 60 frames per second (Savage 2 and Noxious) with some settings tweaks.
*Single-slot solution for your graphics needs (which I needed because my gateway only had 1 slot available because of BTX motherboard configuration)
*Pretty simple install (downloaded drivers from Powercolor website (Catalyst 11.11)

It has DVI, HDMI and 2 Display Ports. Pretty good graphics card and most likely the best I can get for my money and for my computer (Gateway GT5220 Media Center Edition Desktop PC).

Some cons are that the GPU clocked down because my PCI-E slot is 1.1 (but that's a mobo issue). But it also clocked down my WEI on my RAM score. it was 5.3 and now it is 4.9 :/

I suggest to anyone looking for the best single slot solution, look no further. I bought from Newegg ebay page. Delivered quickly!

*UPDATE*
This card has apparently been discontinued. This card does make a bit of noise if you're within 2 feet of your desktop, especially if the fan is above 80% speed on SpeedFan. It also makes a lot of heat so manage your cables well and keep your room well ventilated. Powerful single slot cards tend to emit a lot of heat because of Moore's Law.

My configuration:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Dual Core 2.00Ghz Processor

Powercolor AMD Radeon HD 6850 GDDR5 1GB Video Card

3072 MB RAM

232GB 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda IDE HDD

74.5GB 5400RPM Toshiba SATA HDD

(Antec Green EarthWatts 430W ATX 12V PSU)

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