MSI Has Radeon HD 6850 Cyclone OC Edition Ready

"MSI is ready to go to market with its Radeon HD 6850 Cyclone OC graphics card and these are definitely interesting."

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Following the release of the AMD Radeon HD 6000 series cards couple of weeks back, manufacturers are eager to come out with their own overclocked models. Yesterday it was Vertex3D and today it is the turn of Micro-Star International (MSI). Techpowerup has reported that the OEM partner is ready to go to market with its Radeon HD 6850 Cyclone OC graphics card and these are definitely interesting.

For starters, the card derives its name from the specially designed cooling apparatus that MSI has loaded on to the reference card. The Cyclone GPU cooler boasts of a heatsink that has aluminum fins projecting outward from it in a spiral. 8mm heatpipes link two additional arrays of aluminum fins to either side of the GPU and also to the base palate. The overall effect is quite futuristic and keeps the GPU running at a steady 65 degrees Celsius.

While MSI has not officially released any details of the new card, Techpowerup seems to have taken it through a few tests, which show that the core clock has been hiked up to 1,000MHz while the memory has been overclocked to 1,200MHz. This means the card has been factory overclocked and is ready for enthusiasts to take on a ride.

Power for the graphics card comes through a single PCI Express power connector. For output, the Radeon HD 6850 Cyclone OC has been supplied with one HDMI 1.4a port, a Displayport 1.2, and two DVI ports.

While the specs have been reported on in details by the tech portal, the MSI HD 6850 Cyclone OC Edition is still some days away from hitting the market. So pricing and availability can only be known once the official announcement comes along.

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05-11-2010, 08:42:25

Alfa_Male


Yeah, but you dont want to get yourself an extremely cheap CPU, and be upgrading next year or so... Most of the new games do support more than 2 cores, and there is a 30 difference between cheap i3 and high-end quad AMD. For an extra 30 you prepare yourself for next 3 years coming, and you probably save 20 -30 on a MoBo with the same specs anyway.

The money is yours, get any of those.
You can't beat quad AMD pricewise or performancewise with any intel. They overclock well too, being BE's with unlocked multipliers.
As I said, I'm not an expert ;)




Id go for the AMD system with such a budget, you will not regret it. 4 physical cores will be much better than 2 cores, its a future proof thing. This guys says no lie.

PS: I have both amd 965 BE and an Intel i7 930, so i experienced both.

06-11-2010, 06:35:10

Jujumonkey


I was planning on getting a AMD x4 black edition or x6 1090T, but ive worked out my budget, and i can aford an intel i7 930 :D

I would think AMD are going to bring a new CPU out, Intel have had the market for too long now, they need to come up with someone as powerful as an i7 but cheaper, which I dont think they can do, no offence to them.




From my research i found that AMD have a new cpu architecture (named bulldozer for desktops and bobcat for mobile). intels next cpu's will both take new socket sets, socket 1155 is replacing 1156 and i cant remember the socket number thats replacing the 1366 but itll be x68 and quad channel memory). the new amd bulldozer will be tri or quad channel memory to but there's rumours and hints that it might be partially compatible with am3 boards but you'll loose the extra memory channels. Will bulldozer be the new power platform? i dont know, but at the moment i'm leaning towards AMD for my new build. the 3.5 ghz black edition quad core looks good for gamers, and the 3ghz x6 1075T or the black edition 3.2 ghz x6 looks great for low cost multi threaded performance. In independant reviews the 1090t outperforms intels 930 and 870 cpu's, and as for motherboards i really dont think you can beat the am3 890fx's for modern features at an affordable price

06-11-2010, 07:02:28

AlienALX

In independant reviews the 1090t outperforms intels 930 and 870 cpu's, and as for motherboards i really dont think you can beat the am3 890fx's for modern features at an affordable price




And this is very true. For any one to build an AMD system (high end) from scratch and pump out a large chunk of money then the hex core are the only ones I would even consider. Building a high priced and specced system around a 965 is insane.

I also love AMD's chipsets. And that's why I can't bring myself to change out my system any time soon. But if I did it would be Intel all the way at my pricepoint. At least with the hex cores you have what could be considered a choice.

09-11-2010, 08:35:02

Kevin
1090T in scan is now priced at £187. awsome

09-11-2010, 12:16:35

AlienALX
Yeah that's a nice price. If I'm lucky and they drop it any more before releasing the next line I might be tempted :)

I don't think I've ever spent more than £150 on a CPU. And tbh I don't really want to either.

16-11-2010, 10:39:41

cameron93
the intel i series has a lot more to offer but your budget may have to be streched...

27-11-2010, 18:05:20

Captain Caveman
Wow. A lot of opinions, some that I feel are largely based on their preference (Intel over AMD). I don't see where you get that the 1090T X6 for less $$ can't perform as well as or out perform an overpriced i7 (not talking about the i7 extremes), hell I can build a whole computer for that price (1000.000 US which is totally ridiculous) and few games even use hyper-threading anyway so there's another useless point IMO.

I'm planning a new rig too and am standing in the crossroads of this same delima on AMD-Intel. Hope Tom does a review and clears this up.

Until then, I feel it's purely subjectional. Unless your one of those two types of people that think the more you pay for it the better it is or ones that want it just to say they spent 300.00-1000.00 US on an overprice piece of silicon. :argue:

I admit I dont have enough knowledge for an informed opinion so I have to go on what I do know

27-11-2010, 22:35:23

Captain Caveman



Hmm, that would be every single aspect of the PC build gaming world dominated by Intel. It's not because Custom PC talk rubbish and it's not because they don't get AMD chips to review. It's because it's PLAIN. COLD. HARD. FACT. Intel's CPUs are now better in pretty much every single department of gaming. If you don't want to listen? fine. If you want to ignore what the whole world is saying? fine. Why don't you set up quad SLI whilst you're at it and have done.




Hmmm...that's funny, the 1090 is equivelent to the i7 930. So just because it's not in your little catalog doesn't mean it doesn't exist or isn't true. I'm pretty skeptical by nature also...so the fact that they don't show and AMD CPU suggests to me that they're getting a kickback...conspiracy theorists unite now Lol. It' really all relative :intelwar: hehe

As far as you not trusting Tom off the get go...at least he shows you with video stats to back it up. I would trust him way more than what some only puts to print

not trying to be an arse

28-11-2010, 07:00:30

AMDFTW
intel has all the bases coverd in regards to low end,mid range and high end and the AMD chips fall someware inbetween

the i5 is getting replaced tho soon enough but even then intel will probly have the midrange market.

a i7 950 at 4ghz would smash a 1090t at 4ghz and the 950 is another 930

28-11-2010, 14:47:02

AlienALX

As far as you not trusting Tom off the get go...at least he shows you with video stats to back it up. I would trust him way more than what some only puts to print

not trying to be an arse




So lying to a video camera is harder than lying in print? I don't think so. If you ever needed proof of that go and look at that pleb Rodney Reynolds who seems to think that everything he has ever reviewed ever kicks ass.

Yes as time has gone on I have learned to totally trust in Tom. Would have been a bit naive to walk in here believing everything he said.
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