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post #11 of 19
You have a very common question that many people have right now. I was in the same boat recently, then I turned a 180 and didn't buy either! LOL

I guess I have become an XFX fan, that is one reason I did not buy the 470.

I bet you would be happy with either, but if you are planning to run dual cards later, you may want to look at the 5850 for better power consumption.
     
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If money is no problem then id get an nvidia as they have slightly more power than the 5850/5870,thats my opinion but if it was me i would also be covering the card with a full cover water block to be on the safe side.
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post #13 of 19
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I really dont think you could be more wrong,i have yet to see a gtx 470/480 running at 1ghz core,i may be wrong but i have not heard of a single instance.

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And dont get me wrong,im not one sided at all,if nvidia get together a dual gpu version card then damn right im having one.
I meant the % wise
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post #14 of 19
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You have a very common question that many people have right now. I was in the same boat recently, then I turned a 180 and didn't buy either! LOL

I guess I have become an XFX fan, that is one reason I did not buy the 470.

I bet you would be happy with either, but if you are planning to run dual cards later, you may want to look at the 5850 for better power consumption.
lol 5850 CF for better power consumption or 470 sli for better scaling then crossfire
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I am completely satisfied with my 470. Runs great and overclocks really high. I used ATi for 3 generations of cards and switched to nVidia. Second best choice I made, first being switching to Intel.
    
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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by superj1977 View Post
I really dont think you could be more wrong,i have yet to see a gtx 470/480 running at 1ghz core,i may be wrong but i have not heard of a single instance.

Edit:

And dont get me wrong,im not one sided at all,if nvidia get together a dual gpu version card then damn right im having one.
It doesn't work that way. Overclock scaling is better for Nvidia. Let me put it this way. Can a 5850 run at GTX 480 speeds overclcoked? because we know a 470 can. Heck a GTX 465 also can. That's just raw power too. There is more than just raw power that you get with Nvidia.
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It doesn't work that way. Overclock scaling is better for Nvidia. Let me put it this way. Can a 5850 run at GTX 480 speeds overclcoked? because we know a 470 can. Heck a GTX 465 also can.
These comments make the 480 look bad.
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post #18 of 19
im in the same boat you are ATM but im leaning towards a Sapphire TOXIC 5850 2 GB.

sorry to nvidia but i don't see the heat from these cars worth it as i wont be water cooling for a while.
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im in the same boat you are ATM but im leaning towards a Sapphire TOXIC 5850 2 GB.

sorry to nvidia but i don't see the heat from these cars worth it as i wont be water cooling for a while.
Heat is not really a problem with the GTX470, Its been carried over from the 480 complaints. Before I went 470 sli i did a kombustor for over 20 minutes my temps at load were low 70's at stock settings.

I have 5870s xfire(1000/1300) in one setup and 470 sli(800/1600/1800) in another. Got to tell you the 470 i get 1000+ in vantage compared to the 5870 with the same oc of 4.2 on the i7 and the visuals are better. My temps on the 470 sli are 75-80C at load.
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