Reviews and Problems with Asus EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2
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Great budget card that will run all newer games at a mid range.
13 July 2013
Summary: I have owned this card for about a year and a half and it has very infrequently let me down. If you're looking for a budget PCIe 2.0 card which can run every new game out there with relatively good graphics quality then this is a great card. The negatives of this card are that it is not up to speed with newer PCIe 3.0 cards and it is a cheap mid range card that by no means will be running GPU intensive games on high settings while getting a high frame rate.
Summary: This graphics card worked great when I installed on Windows 7. The upgrade advisor (Microsoft) stated it is completely compatible with Window 8, no upgrade needed. Problem is, that as soon as I installed Windows 8, the drivers won't work. It was excessively difficult to contact Asus, but when I finally did get a response, it was to inform me that no Windows 8 driver was available and that I should just be patient. I was not happy with that answer.
Summary: When I saw the size, I was a little worried because my case is very small and condensed. All 3 slots were free though, and this card takes up space for 2 slots. After moving all wires out of the way of the PCI slot, I inserted the card. (At this point, I can see that there are 2 power connectors on the card, but the instruction manual gives little hint to what to do with them.
Summary: Pretty fast. Does everything I want it to, the only drawback is overclocking, won't overclock (using ATI Overdrive) unless in 3d gaming. Running 2 monitors, HDMI and DVI interfaces. ASUS Smart Doctor and GamerOSD don't play well with video editing software. Had to uninstall them to keep hw decoding enabled in video software. Mine stays very cool, 50-60C even at 100% load.
Summary: I bought this graphics to replace my Radeon HD4850. This one has Dx11 support and the difference it makes to Crysis 2 is a "so good I could weep" kind of visual experience. This one though is specifically from Asus as I have an Asus MB and between the performance tweak capability of the MB and the profiling from the CCC I can get much improved performance on a lot of other games that aren't Dx11 supported but I can get graphic quality comparable to Dx11 without drag or...
Good value for money GPU ..but really modarate work on drivers
N. Voudouris "Gadgetfreak", Amazon
27 April 2012
Summary: I bought this card to replace my 2 year old GPU card as it's a very good value for money but it proved that the ASUS drivers have a lot of problems. It took me 2 days to have a stable system due to ATI catalyst latest drivers not working smoothly with this card. I reverted to the ASUS drivers and system works 90% OK. A small Google search revealed various similar problems from other users of this card.
Summary: I like my PCs quiet and go to great effort on this. You're potentially hearing the thing at your feet for years so a few hours toning it down are well worth it. Although this graphics card was great value for money I wouldn't call it quiet. From desktop to gaming the fans would ramp up a level. As they make a higher pitch than the typical case or CPU fan this is noticeable. If there was lots of onscreen action the fans would ramp up again and become a distraction.
Summary: Replacement for my 9800GT that died last week. I don't play any games but I do play 6-12 tables of poker across 2x24"s with lots of related programs running also. Honestly can't say I see any difference other than my case is now almost silent. This is partly due to the fan/heatsink I just installed but I put the GPU in a few days earlier and it did make a big difference. VGA USERS I tried to hook up 2 VGA monitors via VGA/DVI adapters to DVI slot, and DVI-D slot.