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Old 07-02-10, 11:01 PM   #19
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Default Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 vs. ATI Radeon HD 5870

Really if you overclock the GTX 470 it is just as fast as a HD5870 ,and when you overclock a HD5870 you get very little gain,and with a GTX 470 you get a big gain.Right now you can find a GTX 470 for $286, which IMO would make it a better deal then a HD5870 for $389.And if you get two GTX 470's and run it in SLI you get even better gains.The GTX480 is really just a big step up from a HD5870.I have looked at ever benchmark I can find.IF you run the cards at default then the HD5870 is going to be faster in most games ,but who really runs a card a default if it come with overclocking software not me,I try to get everthing out of the card I can.I know it draws more power and my run a little hotter ,but my three GTX 280 where not quiet by no means.It just comes down to what brand you like the best because all of them are good cards.But IMO a GTX 470 at $286 is a better deal then a HD5870 at $389
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