Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling
UVD 3 dedicated video playback accelerator
MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
Multi-View Codec (MVC)
MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, Xvid)
Enhanced Video Quality features
Advanced post-processing and scaling
Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
Independent video gamma control
Dynamic video range control
Dual-stream HD (1080p) playback support
DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
AMD HD3D technology5
Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
Blu-ray 3D support
Stereoscopic 3D gaming
3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
AMD CrossFireXTM multi-GPU technology6
Dual GPU scaling
Cutting-edge integrated display support
Max resolution: 2560x1600 per display
21.6 Gbps bandwidth
High bit-rate audio
HDMI 1.4a with Stereoscopic 3D Frame Packing Format, Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
Max resolution: 1920x1200
Dual-link DVI with HDCP
Max resolution: 2560x1600
Max resolution: 2048x1536
Integrated HD audio controller
Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
AMD PowerPlayTM power management technology4
Dynamic power management with low power idle state
Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations
AMD CatalystTM graphics and HD video configuration software
Unified graphics display drivers
Certified for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
AMD Catalyst Control CenterTM
Software application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing special features of AMD Radeon products.
AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPortTM connectors, and/or DisplayPortTM compliant active adapters to convert your monitor’s native input to your cards DisplayPortTM or Mini-DisplayPort? connector(s), are required. SLS ("Single Large Surface") functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured displays.
AMD EyeSpeed is a set of technologies designed to improve video quality and enhance application performance. Full enablement of some features requires support for AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology and/or AMD’s Universal Video Decoder (UVD).
AMD PowerPlayTM and AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) are technology platforms that include a broad set of capabilities offered by certain AMD Radeon? HD GPUs. Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products.
Requires application support for AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology. AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing technology works with applications designed to take advantage of its GPU acceleration capabilities.
AMD HD3D is a technology designed to enable stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. Requires 3D stereo drivers, glasses, and display.
AMD CrossFireX? technology requires an AMD CrossFireX Ready motherboard, an AMD CrossFireXTM Bridge Interconnect (for each additional graphics card) and may require a specialized power supply.
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WOW! I can't believe i got this powerful of a card for $99.00 WITH free shipping too! Thank you NCIX as I was about to get a refurb 6790 for the same money at another EGGstra special competitor's site but I'm glad they sold out! I love this card seeing as it only requires 1 6 pin power supply plug and still runs everything I do at full settings. Was nervous about getting anything other than Sapphire but way to go Powercolor and AMD. It's hard for me to tell any difference between this and my 6870 and it blows my sons' GTX 460 out of the water! Will def. but it again if the 7000 series doesn't come down in price.
This card is the best bang for the buck imho. It is very fast and quiet. My games running smooth like butter. Requires only a single power adapter plug compared to my old Radeon 4870 which required two.
Snagged this a while back while it was on a great sale. It is definitely a cheap buy if you can find it for 30 or so dollars off. Recommended to anyone! Can run almost any game on high+ graphics
I can literally play anything I wants on Ultra settings! I have spent more than $1000 in Steam Games it blows through everything i through at it. It can sometimes get hot, CCC gives you a good idea of what the temps are and you can adjust the fan speeds which can be helpful. I'v had it for almost a year now at least.. Overall great price as well and great product! Thanks NCIX.
Luckily my case has a modular design, pulled the hard drive module out so the card could fit. Stuck hard drives in a static area. Card length & shroud thickness covered 2 sata connections on the motherboard. Limited now to 2 sata connectors. This is just bad luck or poor motherboard design. Ncix sells affordable 3.5" drive enclosures, so my sata storage drive can be used, via usb 2.0.
A very good value card, but many other versions of the 6850 are slightly better made and run cooler and/or quieter (mostly due to better cooling). The HIS ICEQ X Turbo is currently on sale for the same price, and at the same price is definitely superior to this one. Some Nvidia cards are about as good a value (which is better depends on which features you prefer, like better power consumption).
It has been a long time since I owned a Radeon based graphics card. I had gotten tired of the endless problems with nVidia drivers, blue screens, overheating in card after nVidia card so I decided to try Radeon again. I am not disappointed seems like this one can run at high settings with only minor hiccups. I have only had 2 blue screens since installing this card, one occurred upon first installation reboot and one shortly after. Since updating drivers no more blue screens in Windows 7 64 bit. So I am hoping this trend continues.
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