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#1 Nemo

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 04:42 AM

OCC has posted a review of a factory-overclocked HD 6850 video card with a beefier cooling system. To see how well this card performs, check out the review on the PowerColor 6850 PCS+ - http://www.overclock...color_6850_pcs/

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 05:32 AM

Ok, so how could the extra 346-334=12W of power needed for the overclock result in 93-66=27C difference? That must be because the heatsink lost pressure on the gpu or the fan died, otherwise I can't see any reason. I've read a lot of reviews and have never seen anything like it...

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:01 AM

Ok, so how could the extra 346-334=12W of power needed for the overclock result in 93-66=27C difference? That must be because the heatsink lost pressure on the gpu or the fan died, otherwise I can't see any reason. I've read a lot of reviews and have never seen anything like it...


It might be a typo I am not sure I am having him check.

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:07 AM

Lol, yeah, it better be 63 instead of 93, otherwise no one's going to buy that card. :P

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:19 AM

Yes, it is correct. I was pretty surprised but I couldnt figure out what it was as nothing crashed and nothing was lose. The best I can figure is that the card had that 1 faulty temperature sensor out of a batch that once it hit a certain point reported max temps. Otherwise I have no clue, it didn't seem that ridiculously hot, but if so, the higher temps didnt seem to bother the card. Personally I wouldn't worry about it to much, performance was good across the test regimen.

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:22 AM

It has to be a faulty temp sensor. A 12W difference in power consumption shouldn't account for a 27C delta in temp.

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:24 AM

It has to be a faulty temp sensor. A 12W difference shouldn't account for a 27C delta in temp.


Unless it failed during testing.

Chris can you double check it again please?

If it does it again I might have PC send us another one to try.

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:24 AM

It has to be a faulty temp sensor. A 12W difference shouldn't account for a 27C delta in temp.


Nope, you're correct.

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:50 AM

I just checked this card out,it get P16000k in vantage while oced,thats even fster than 4780X2 may be i should upgrade. :evilgrin: ,Nice review i like how the colors are assigned to each card, very easy to read now. :biggrin:
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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:20 PM

Temperature probe?? (If you can ;) )

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 03:11 PM

I just checked this card out,it get P16000k in vantage while oced,thats even fster than 4780X2 may be i should upgrade. :evilgrin: ,Nice review i like how the colors are assigned to each card, very easy to read now. :biggrin:



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