Originally Posted by JasonPC
I must admit I already bought a 5870 about a week ago. Haven't mentioned it here yet but it looks like I made the right decision. I haven't had any driver issues and have been pretty happy with it. I got it for around the same price as a GTX 470.
I hate to admit it but Charlie was mostly right in regards to power usage, heat, and noise. He was a little off target with performance and other aspects and appears to be totally wrong abought about quantity/availability.
He's a FUD merchant and even a broken clock is right twice a day.
The fact is that the 480 is unimpressive. There were so many rumours floating around and I chose to wait until today before making my decision as opposed to listening to people on either side of the fence who have their own agendas.
The proof is in the pudding as they say