dealssapphire radeon hd 6850+ free dirt3 video game…

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I'd probably go with the Gigabyte 6850 for the same price just because it has two fans. Two fans should mean the card will run cooler, and quieter because the fans won't have to work as hard. Plus it's warranty is a year longer.

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@bmason3604: Really good find...I've been wanting a slightly better card, mine is a 128 bit DDR3 deal. A great one from Sapphire, never had any problems, but hmm! Very interesting! Might just pick up this Gigabyte one. Never bought anything from them before. Thanks for lookin' out!

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Am I the only one who finds it hard keeping up on which card is better than other cards? The names and numbers are absolutely arbitrary if you aren't keeping a blow by blow account of them as they release.

Has anyone made a top 100 card list or something so I can cross reference where my card is?

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I agree with drexel96, tom's hardware is good for stuff like that.

Here's sort of a ranking of graphics cards, which helps you see where certain cards stand.

If you're interested in buying a gpu, here's a "best graphics cards for the money" article which is nice (they update and release one every month).

If you want to do head-to-head comparisons of gpu's and see how they perform in real-world applications, AnandTech benchmarks are awesome, although they're selection is limited to higher-end cards made in 2011-12 (their cpu benchmarks are extremely useful too).

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to add to these other replies, tom's hardware also picks the best cards by price range each month. so even if you only pay any attention to cards when you're in the market for a new one, they'll give you an idea of what the market looks like.

Here's the March edition: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-review,review-32442.html

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There's also a nice website ran by some people who make a widely used benchmarking software that has lists of performance for a large variety of cards.

http://videocardbenchmark.net/