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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card Overclocked (Page 1)

GIGABYTE slaps the Windforce cooler on the HD 6850 and we put it through its paces by overclocking the heck out of it. Find out if we cracked that 1GHz mark.
By Shawn Baker from Nov 11, 2010 @ 6:13 CST
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Introduction

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With another 960 SP HD 6850 arrived, it was time to check out the model again when it came to overclocking. The particular one we're looking at today comes from GIGABYTE and carries with it the Windforce cooler which is the dual fan one we've been seeing from the company for a while now.

Today we want to find out how it goes on the HD 6850, one of our favorite new midrange cards and see what it does for us when it comes to overclocking. We've seen people reach the 1GHz mark on the core clock and today that was our aim with the help of some extra voltage on that core.

Since we haven't looked at the GIGABYTE version of the HD 6850, we'll be first checking out the package before we get into the card. Once we've done that we'll have a quick look at the specifications before we go into more detail on the overclock we managed to achieve. With that done it's time to get into the fun stuff and see what the overclock does for performance. For now, though, let's check out the package.

The Package

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Checking out the package GIGABYTE has put together, you're not going to really see anything you haven't seen before. We've got a fairly standard box design going on and inside we've got the normal paperwork, driver CD and convertors.

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