Originally Posted by Ancient76
470 like i said. Better drivers, better DX11 performance, better AA support, better min. fps...
uh....er.....wrong. Both the 470 and the 5870 are fine cards, but let's not stretch the truth here ok? Not starting a flame war here 'cus this is an NVidia based site, but most here will disagree with your post.
Now the 480 IS about 10% faster than the 5870, but not the 470. As for drivers, I'm hearing some here are having issues w/ the fermi cards.....typical for just released cards. As for ATI no major driver issues w/ the 5800 series as thye've been out awhile now. ATI's DX11 performance is awesome, so is the AA and AF performance. I'm speaking from experience as my 5870 flies through every game maxed out @ 1920x1200. AND much, much cooler to boot.
Either card you choose will serve you well. PC gaming is awesome right now w/ the current hardware.