Originally Posted by Xion X2
Both are good cards. I'd suggest the 5870 for the more casual user and the 470 for the enthusiast crowd due to its higher mins, better drivers, better feature set and Nvidia's customer support.
Agreed.... As much of an nvidia fanboy that I am I can't recommend anything but a 5870 to an average gamer who doesn't use CUDA / physx.
I do love nvidia cards though....