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MSI Radeon HD 6850 Cyclone Power Edition OC revealed

Posted on Thursday, December 23 2010 @ 12:58:47 CET by

MSI introduced the Radeon HD 6850 Cyclone 1GD5 Power Edition OC. This new custom-design card features the company's Cyclone cooler and has a 860MHz core (stock: 775MHz) and 1GB GDDR5 clocked at 4200MHz (stock: 4000MHz).
MSI is proud to announce the new R6850 Cyclone 1GD5 Power Edition OC. The new R6850 Cyclone 1GD5 Power Edition OC is cooled by MSI’s Award winning Cyclone cooler and supports the industry’s first triple-overvoltage on an AMD card. The Cyclone cooler gets supported by an Performance/Silence switch which lets the user select the mode MSI’s Cyclone fan should run in. Performance achieves the coolest temperatures while Silence aims for the coolest sound levels. The card is equipped with a strengthened 6+1 phase power design consisting of MSI’s leading Military Class II components and anyone looking for more performance than the pre-overclock can turn to MSI’s exclusive afterburner to apply triple-overvoltage, overclocks and fan profiles.

MSI Power Edition, Custom power design
MSI believes that everyone can benefit from overclocking and from that believe comes the Power Edition series, which offers an extreme overclocking design at a new price point. MSI’s R6850 Cyclone 1GD5 Power Edition OC comes with a custom 6+1 Phase power design, guaranteeing great overclocking stability, even over 1 GHz! This design comes straight from MSI’s great overclocking cards like the N460GTX Hawk and N480GTX Lightning. The R6850 Cyclone 1GD5 Power Edition OC is truly a fine addition to MSI’s family of overclocking focused cards.

Advanced Thermal Design, MSI Cyclone with Fan mode Selecter
The R6850 Cyclone 1GD5 Power Edition OC is the first MSI card with a user selectable fan operation mode, Performance or Silence. The Cyclone cooler is already known for its excellent Thermal performance while keeping fan sound low, but now it is even easier to customize your requirements. Need the best temperatures? Set the switch to Performance and the Cyclone cooler will keep your card cool under heavy 3D load and benchmarking. The Silence mode makes sure the R6850 Cyclone 1GD5 Power Edition OC offers class leading silence while making sure your graphics card keeps the temperatures cool.

MSI Exclusive Triple Overvoltage
The MSI R6850 Cyclone 1GD5 Power Edition OC is the first AMD based graphics card with Triple Overvoltage support. When used with MSI’s exclusive overclocking utility Afterburner, users can adjust the voltage of the GPU, the memory and the PLL (AMD VDDCI). When compared to products of the same level from other manufacturers, the R6850 Cyclone 1GD5 Power Edition OC offers superior overclocking potential. MSI Kombustor helps users test the stability of overclocks and monitor overclocking conditions.

Military Class II: Highest Stability
MSI’s Military Class II is the embodiment of Stability, whether you’re a die-hard overclocker or gamer, stability under the most extreme circumstances matters. That is why MSI offers Military Class II, to provide the stability and efficiency when it is needed most.



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