Topic Title: AMD Radoen HD 6850 - still viable?
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 08/04/2014 08:22 AM
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samu
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Hi. I have this HD 6850 as the title says, and I play this awesome game called WoW. I asked my friend, that would the 6850 be able to run the game with ultra settings, and he sayd 'yes, absolutely'. Still, I only have around 15-50 fps all the time, depending on the environment. I have cleaned my computer from inside, checked temperatures, scanned for viruses etc.. All good. I recently downloaded the latest Catalyst driver, 14.4 I believe, and I think thats when the fps dropping started. Would it be so, that I need download older driver for my 6850? Because I remember it running games on high just fine. Is it so that newer drivers wont always work with the older cards, or is my 6850 just to old to run? Anyway, I would love some info and tips how I could raise my fps. +I know nothing about computers.

 08/04/2014 08:46 AM
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A 6850 -was- fine 4 years ago (DirectX 11, Ultra):



Source: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_6850/21.html

But as time went on and Blizzard kept milking their cash cow while piling more crap onto an antique game, it became not good:



Source: http://technewspedia.com/we-analyze-the-performance-of-the-game-world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria/

And now 2 years later than that it's even worse, so no, a HD 6850 is not sufficient. If you want a recommendation for a card, read the STICKY and fill it in, along with your budget.

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 08/04/2014 09:09 AM
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Originally posted by: black_zion A 6850 -was- fine 4 years ago (DirectX 11, Ultra): Source: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/Radeon_HD_6850/21.html But as time went on and Blizzard kept milking their cash cow while piling more crap onto an antique game, it became not good: Source: http://technewspedia.com/we-analyze-the-performance-of-the-game-world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria/ And now 2 years later than that it's even worse, so no, a HD 6850 is not sufficient. If you want a recommendation for a card, read the STICKY and fill it in, along with your budget.

Wow. Mind blown. But thanks man, very grateful for such a fast and helpful answer!

 08/04/2014 11:33 AM
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Or you could just keep your settings to a more reasonable 4xAA & turn SSAO off & it'll run fine with your card...

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