Reviews and Problems with Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1024 MB DDR5 DisplayPort (HD-685X-ZNFC)
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Value for money 7
Sapphire 100315L Radeon HD 6850 Video Card
7 November 2010
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Pros: Modest mainstream DX11 graphics performance, Barts GPU Introduces stereoscopic 3D functionality, Reduced heat output enables very quiet cooling fan, UVD3 Adds multi-view CODEC for 3D Blu-ray playback, Improves DisplayPort to 1.2 with display chaining, Supports CrossFire functionality
Cons: Fan exhausts all heated air back inside case, Limited initial AMD HD3D product support, Fails to fix anisotropic texture filtering, Barts GPU yields minimal overclock