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GTX 470 with the new drivers outpaces the 5850 making it the better value.

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Just looking at the 465 reviews we see the 470 now with the 257 drivers significantly outpacing the 5850. Most users claim the heat and noise is overdone in reviews and not a huge issue. Thus it would appear that a gtx 470 at $330 (price found online) is a significantly better deal. You now get faster performance, Cuda, Physx, transparent AA all for just $40 more. I am wondering if you will all now recommend the 470 over the 5850 for the gamer at 1920x1080?
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you also have to take into consideration the Power requirements, but they def are competative.
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The GTX 470 has kept up almost with the 5870 even before the new drivers
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i went 470 over 5850 (mainly for the Vram increase), and at a 70% fan it's barely audible and stays plenty cool.
    
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Due date on whql 257?
     
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