Originally Posted by Bah!
Potential or not, it's already a faster card than the 5870 and that includes in BFBC2.
Maybe you just think the 5870 ran BFBC2 smoother?
After all, you said that you didn't have stuttering problems in MW2 with the 5870 and then later (when you found out it wasn't a problem with the 480) turned around and said that everyone who has the game has stuttering. You obviously didn't remember the stutter in MW2 on your 5870, even though it was there, maybe you just don't remember how BFBC2 ran on that card either?
Bottom line, if BFBC2 isn't running as smooth as it possibly can with your 480, it's something with your system, because it doesn't run any smoother on anything else.
BF BC2 was smoother on the HD5870, check the thread, there are others that came from a HD5870 that agree. I played a ton of COD MW2 on my HD5870 and it was alot smoother than the GTX 480. The GTX 480 has always been faster (fraps confirmed that), that wasn't the problem, its the perceived smoothness of how the game was actually playing.
However, with the 120Hz LCD now COD MW2 is smooth on the GTX 480. I'm not longer getting 90 FPS (cap) and stuck at 60hz. I think the HD5870 has something in the drivers that removed a lot of the tearing that the GTX 480 without vsync which was a big reason it was bothering me. With the 120Hz LCD now thats no longer an issue, I've had terrible headaches the last few years while using 60Hz LCDs and there was more tearing with the GTX 480. I think that was the major problem I was having with it.