Summary: I purchased this card in a brick-and-mortar store about 4 years ago and it's been a great card. It won't play many new games on ultra but with modest settings my FPS is always around 60. On Half-Life 2 it's 275-300! It runs cool and is very quiet.
Summary: A couple things to remember about this card: 1. You need at least a 500W power supply 2. It's big, MUCH bigger than some other video cards. Make sure your case can handle it. I'm not counting those things against it, almost all the "good" cards need 500+ Watts and are big.
"Display driver has stopped responding..." followed by BSOD
Andariel Halo "Disillusioned Smark", Amazon
14 August 2012
Summary: I know all electronic devices are bound to have some faulty ones that cause issues like this. I restrained myself since February from lashing out at this product. But since that time, I have had Amazon send me a replacement, I have uninstalled and freshly reinstalled, removed all traces of my old...
Summary: Just wanted to throw another good review out for this Sapphire card. I replaced a Sapphire Radeon 5670 that has run well over the last couple years but just wasn't designed for the higher graphics settings of many of today's games. My experience was very similar to many previous reviews..
Summary: Needed to free up a PCIe slot for something else. Took out x-fired 5770s and replaced with this. Picture about the same (was as close to perfect as I've seen before) but FPS went up slightly. Had this siting next to a unit with a PCIe REV.
Summary: I thought I had a pretty decent onboard video: Description: Radeon HD 3300 Rated: 182 Videocard First Benchmarked: 2008-12-02 G3Dmark/$Price: NA Overall Rank: 673 And my son's was supposedly even better as a Radeon HD 4400 and we allotted 1GB for memory, right?
Great Card, but very specific triple monitor setup
30 March 2012
Summary: This is a great card, and has improved our church youth service tremendously without having to wait for video lag times and such with our media presentation software, this card took all of that out.
Summary: Just recently ordered (and received from Amazon sooner than expected) the AMD sapphire radeon 6850 video card. The biggest single factor in making this purchase was the reviews that Amazon posted. I've got to say it, "The card is fantastic, just as you've all said".
Summary: I have had the Radeon HD 6850 for a couple months now and it is great. I have been able to play the latest games without lag (Batman Arkham City, Assassins Creed Revelations, Battlefront 3). It is quiet, stays cool, and I have no power issues with my 500W power supply.
Summary: Pros: No-hassle installation and great performance Reasonable power consumption. These days, many graphics card or CPU upgrades require a power supply upgrade. I didn't have to upgrade my PSU for this. Cons: Takes two slots in your PC. Not a real issue but you need to make sure you have room.