Originally Posted by azanon
Given the reported noise, and poor AoC performance of the 4870, I think the original prices for the 4870 vs. the GTX 260 were about right. Even at $100 more, I would personally opt for the 260. I prefer my hair dryer and its associated noise in my bathroom only.
The card's quiet as a mouse, so I don't know where you get this "noise" from. In fact, a major complaint about it has been that ATI kept the fan speed too low in order to keep it quiet and thus it runs at rather high temps.