Re: Replaced my 5870 with a 480. WTF LOAD TIMES?
I can comment as I've owned both (in CF and SLI).
They both play the game well. The loading times as of 257.xx are almost instantaneous and there is no stuttering whatsoever.
BC2 isn't a game that taxes a modern PC tbh (unless you play at some ridiculous res/AA level). If it isn't running well on a 480, there is likely a problem with your setup, PB or whatever.
Mailman, if you're not happy with the 480, why not just go back to the 5870 or buy a 2 GB version. It's never a good idea to keep something you aren't happy with.