Catalist 10.7 and forceware 257.21.
that review you showed is of benchmarks using 197.xx drivers which were pretty garbage for fermi. now gtx470s are beating hd5870s as you can see with the 257.21 and 258.96 drivers.
you will regret that. i can gaurentee it. i dont know why i ever got a hd5870 before i got my 470. 470 is buy far from what ive seen the better card. much much smoother gameplay, physx, cuda, and overall gpu horse power is much higher
Pls take a look at the test set up from www.benchmarkreviews.com at http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=4
They are using ATI 10.7 and Nvidia 258.96 and Uniheaven benchmark shows the 5870 on a virtual tie with the GTX 470.
And not to forget the GTX 470 draws more power, btw.
It all depends on which camp we prefer. For those who support Nvidia for their proprietary Physx crap, I say go for the GTX 460/470.
For those who support open standards like HAVOK physics, I say go for the ATI 5870. Or wait till ATI launches their Southern Island refresh in Oct/Nov. GTX 460 and GTX 470 will get owned, again.
It's a cycle that repeats itself.