Re: GTX 470 or HD 5870?
No offence, but I'd read up on CF 5970's not supporting Eyefinity since the release. It's never a good idea to buy an ATI product for what it might do in the future. That would have been like buying a 4870x2 expecting a performance increase once they enabled sideport, or a DX10.1 ATI card and expecting future games with tesselation to support it and perform at acceptable levels with it on.
I agree overall though, ATI is the better choice for the majority right now. I can see why many enthusiasts would want to go with nvidia though. Personally a single 5870 suits my needs just fine and I've had zero problems or complaints so far, but admittedly I'm not as much of an enthusiast as some here.
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