Well, the good news is that it is indeed faster than the 5870!
The bad news is that it uses way too much power, gets too hot, and is pretty expensive for the 10-20% performance increase. On top of that, according to every review site, this card is LOUD! Probably the most depressing part about this card, though, is that somehow Crysis seems to be a tick faster on the 5870...
I seriously wanted Nvidia to be better in all areas, or at worst be able to justify the power and heat output by producing some seriously impressive numbers. However, I'm just not seeing it.
I'll be keeping my 5870 this time. Sorry guys.