Re: Official "I just got a Geforce GTX 470/480" thread
Originally Posted by mailman2
I don't see what the appeal of the 470 is? Most people are already running 5850s or 5870s. The 5850 is about on par for less money and the 5870 is faster for only $50. I think anyone wanting to upgrade right now would want a faster GPU than the 5870. Leaving the GTX 470 kind of without much demand. Even Hardocp's review ended with, "We see no reason to purchase a GeForce GTX 470." (http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...0_sli_review/8
Not accurate at all.
Gtx 470's easily beat 5850's for one thing and for two in sli 470's routinely come in neck and neck with 5870cf or slightly above or below and easily beat a 5970 and 5850 cf. Check your benchmarks again.
The truth is the 400 series run hot and consume boatloads of power but actually perform really really well and represent a decent bang for the buck. That's the truth no bs. Now if you wanna be a fanboy of team red sure go ahead and spew nonsense about how loud the fans are and how they are underperformers and are late blah blah ad nausem. Numbers don't lie. Your call.
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