HIS HD 6850 confusion

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H685FN1GD doesn't come with a crossfire bridge( from the picture) , has a transparent-ish fan instead of a red one, and the colors of the sticker seem darker( could be just the picture) , and also has a different heatsink.

H685FN1GD seems to be a newer revision since it has less and more recent reviews, being a little cheaper ( prob. the CF bridge) I'd go for it.

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H685FN1GD doesn't come with a crossfire bridge( from the picture) , has a transparent-ish fan instead of a red one, and the colors of the sticker seem darker( could be just the picture) , and also has a different heatsink.

H685FN1GD seems to be a newer revision since it has less and more recent reviews, being a little cheaper ( prob. the CF bridge) I'd go for it.
 
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clutchc

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I saw the Crossfire bridge was lacking in the picture too, but I didn't think HIS would charge an extra $15 just for the bridge. They're only $10 at retail.
But if that's the only difference, I'll definetly go for it.
 

clutchc

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The reason I am slightly concerned, is because I already have the more expensive version (H685F1GD) and want to buy a 2nd HD 6850 for x16 x16 Crossfire. I was just wondering if there would be any benefit to spending the extra $15 to keep them perfectly matched?
 
I'm not an expert on microstuttering, but judging from how mocrostuttering is caused by variances in the timing of frames being rendered between two cards, it would be logical that the more identical 2 cards are, the less likelihood of microstuttering. If it were me, i'd go for an identical card, and because it would look nicer if they both looked the same also.
 

clutchc

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The HD 6850 only has provision for 1 bridge. But, point well taken.