Summary: This is the best AMD card under Rs.10,000 although we would like to see the price drop further. Frame rates are great for the cost. An open frame design ensures that the load temperature is under 60 degrees C.
Pros: Factory overclocked, Brilliant open fan design
Summary: If you are in the market for a good mid-range graphics card that is faster and runs cooler than a reference design, the MSI R6850 is worth a look. As far as 6850 cards go, MSI's Cyclone Power Edition / Overclocked Edition is currently the fastest offering available at Newegg. The factory overclock on this card is 40 MHz higher than any other offering and 85 MHz higher than AMD's stock clock. Furthermore there is plenty of headroom to push this card even further.
Summary: With the R6850 Cyclone, MSI has delivered a technical masterwork with an amazing price tag. At $189.99 before rebate, and $174.99 after rebate, it is right in the middle of the pack in terms of cost, but with an 860MHz GPU clock out of the box, it absolutely leads the pack in terms of speed. The MSI R6850 Cyclone is nothing less than the fastest Radeon HD 6850 based video card.
Summary: If you are looking for a robust Radeon HD 6850 video card that has the potential for a high level of overclocking, then this is the video card for you. We evaluate the MSI R6850 Cyclone Power Edition video card and perform in-depth overclocking using MSI Afterburner. This video card has great potential, and competes well with the competition.
Excerpt: MSI Grafikkarten unter der Twin-Frozr- oder Cyclone-Flagge sind im Markt inzwischen wohl bekannt. Die Sondereditionen bzw. -kreationen des Herstellers zielen dabei häufig den Markt der Spieler, Übertakter und Enthusiasten an. Nun hat MSI seine Grafikserie um eine weitere Modellpalette erweitert: Power Edition. Den ersten Vertreter dieser Serie in unserem Haus stellt die MSI R6850 Cyclone Power Edition dar.