TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,093 Reviews & Articles | 39,117 News Posts

HIS Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card in Crossfire

Having checked out both the new HD 6850 and HD 6870 cards separately, it's now time to turn our attention to other areas of interest with the new models. First up? Some HD 6850 Crossfire goodness thanks to HIS coming aboard. Has scaling improved?

| AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 22, 2010 9:07 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: HIS

Introduction

 

TweakTown image content/3/6/3602_02.jpg

 

Multi card setups continue not to be the biggest area in video cards. It probably never will be; you've got the people that don't understand how it works and simply people who have no interest in running multi card setups. In saying that, though, there's still a large group of us that love multi card setups and to be honest, NVIDIA has really spiced the category up lately thanks to the release of the GTX 460.

 

While today it's going to be hard to compare how these new mid-range cards compare against the higher end single GPU setups because the new HD 6900 series hasn't been launched yet, it doesn't mean we can't find out exactly how scaling is looking these days and just how overall performance is.

 

We're getting Crossfire up and running today with the help of the HIS HD 6850 which we haven't looked at yet, so what we'll do before we get into the performance side of things is have a look at the package HIS has put together before looking at the card itself and the specifications it carries.

 

The Package

 

TweakTown image content/3/6/3602_03.jpg

 

TweakTown image content/3/6/3602_04.jpg

 

TweakTown image content/3/6/3602_05.jpg

 

Overall box design is fairly standard. Inside we've got a manual and driver CD. We've also got a sticker, Crossfire connector, DVI to VGA connector and dual Molex to 6-Pin PCI-E connector.

 

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Video Cards content at our Video Cards reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases