Summary: A huge step up from my old ati 4650. Can easily run shogun 2 at ultra settings which is the main reason I purchased this card. Couldn't have asked for a better card at this price. I got the rebate easily and the card was super easy to install and setup. This card will provide life to my aging system for at least another couple years. Solid Card!
Summary: Installation was a breeze. It runs -10C cooler than my GeForce 9800GT at 55C in my i7-2600 system. Graphic is nice on Skyrim and Sniper Elite 2. Right now I am keeping my fingers crossed on the rebate as a lot of complains here no rebates received.
Summary: I had ordered a 6770 from another manufacturer with 2.1 pci express card. I have 1.0 express card. It did not work and boot cycled. Ordered this card, popped it in. Not only did the boot cycle stop, but my windows experience index went from 7.2 to 7.7. Great card and stable, cool and fast. Highly recommended.
Summary: I have had this card in my rig for close to 2.5 months now with no problems so far. It runs cool and quiet. Running Star Wars: The Old Republic at maxed settings with no lag or artifacts. The card works as advertised and intended. The only negative is the ATI catalyst drivers can be a pill to configure. In this case I scrapped installing catalyst, after 2 unsuccessful attempts, and loaded the video card driver only. Works like a champ.
Summary: After researching GPUs extensively, I decided upon the Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 as the hardware upgrade I would purchase. I have read wonderful things about it, and while it is not "future-proof", the price-performance ratio seems to be fantastic. I even received it a day early. However, when I took the panel off of my computer to install it, it would not sit on the motherboard.
Summary: This card might be a year or so old but it's a great value and in terms of bang for your buck, spot on for the sub $150 market. Once this card drops below $100 new or used I then plan on buying another for "Crossfire" mode which should significantly improve performance in many games. One extremely important word of caution: When I installed this card I replaced an existing Radeon HD 6670. The drivers were uninstalled and the card was recognized as a new device.
Summary: I have a strong preference for NVidia cards, but I was turned off when my eVGA GTX 460 started failing (and I suspect that it took out my power supply as collateral damage). I also didn't like that the GTX 460, while a great performer for graphics, was pathetically slow while booting the system (specifically, when scrolling the the POST (Power On Self Test) diagnostic messages). So I decided to switch to an ATI HD 6850.
Summary: Popped out my Sapphire 4850 512 mb, slapped in my Sapphire 6850 1 gb, and I can now play most games in high detail at 1680 x 1050 with at least 2X antialiasing. I'm only using a core i3 530 with it, I'm sure a decent quad core with an aftermarket cooler would yield some really impressive results. Make sure you use Sapphire's Trixx overclocking program or something similar, because this card doesn't really begin to shine until you've added a little more voltage to it.