Originally Posted by Ancient76
This conclusion is a short one and it dictated itself. The HD 5870 overclocks solidly in many cases and once overclocked to about 975/1300 MHz it will in many cases catch the stock GTX 480 when performance is already reasonably close. However, the GTX 480 when it is overclocked also turns into a performance monster and in many cases now runs away from even the overclocked HD 5870. This bodes very well for GF100 Fermi architecture and indicates that NVIDIA has very solid scalable new architecture to build on although it is still on an improving process.
Man, this card is about to overheat and set on fire at default. It's hard to imagine that someone would even consider overclocking an already overheating card with a fan that's despirately trying to cool it.
What I'm interested in is any link where someone tried to DOWNCLOCK the card to the speed it probably should be running at.