Originally Posted by Maverick123w
Possibly, The GTX 470 is intriguing. When overclocked it gets close and sometimes surpasses the 5870 in performance, and while I'm used to the ATI drivers now, I will say I do prefer Nvidia's.
On the other hand, the 5850 over clocks like crazy and would easily out pace the stock 470 for $50 less.
So we shall see. I probably won't buy either until I get a bonus in June (unless I get some extra dough in between) so it may be a different picture then.
And FWIW with an overclocked 5830 nipping at the 5850's heels for $50 or more less, THAT makes the playing field look quite interesting at this time as well.