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Old 05-06-10, 08:38 PM   #5
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Default Re: GTX 470 or HD 5870?

depends on how you use it.

With a DX11 game, the gtx 470 will probably be a bit faster.
In a dx10/dx9 game, the 5870 will be faster.

The 5870 uses significantly less power as well.

Sticking with a gtx 470 can be a fruitful investment though. Typically, they are cheaper than a 5870, so the choice isn't this difficult to make.

Personally, I would take the gtx 470, despite it's relatively poor energy efficiency, for the dx11 performance.

Oh, and if you play at over 1900x1200, ATI cards handle that better for some reason. In this case, the 5870 would be better.
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