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Old 05-08-10, 07:50 AM   #17
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Default Re: GTX 470 or HD 5870?

Originally Posted by Ancient76 View Post
470 like i said. Better drivers, better DX11 performance, better AA support, better min. fps... 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.

Just saying....

Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 motherboard
AMD Phenom ll X4 965 BE OC'd @ 3.6GHz
Vendetta cooler 120mm fan
16GB G. Skill Ripsaw DDR3 1600MHz memory
Powercolor 5870 OC'd to 949/1255
(OC'd only when gaming of course)
11.8 Cat drivers
650W power supply
Seagate 1TB 7200RPM SATA HD
Sony dual layer 16X DVD/CD Writer
LG 8X Blu-ray Writer
HP w2408h 24" monitor running @ 1920x1200 native rez
Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
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