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Im planing to get 2x 470 or 2x 6870 but since i live in spain , everything related to pc pieces is like 30% more expensive than in US thats why im planing 2 buy the pieces there . The only Brands that they can ship here are this:

hd 6870


Gtx 470

As u can see the 6870 its a lil cheaper , wich do you think I should get?
post #2 of 12
+1 6870CF but if you fold definitely get the 470 twins.

btw not xfx pls
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GTX470's.
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+1 6870CF but if you fold definitely get the 470 twins.

btw not xfx pls

as i said , other brands wont ship to spain , those are the only 2 options xD
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6870's are faster then 470's.
They have just as good tess performance and use less power.
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6870's are faster then 470's.
They have just as good tess performance and use less power.
uhh.... nope.

gonna have less heat and power with a 6870, but OC for OC a 470 is going to win hands down... plus u get a space heater for the colder months.

Even bad clocking 470s get on average like a 15% overclock... decent ones are more like 20%... really depending if were talking stock or OC here.. And the 6870s dont really have much if any price advantage anymore.
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uhh.... nope..
Nope what?

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gonna have less heat and power with a 6870,
Thats what I said.

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but OC for OC a 470 is going to win hands down... plus u get a space heater for the colder months.
Who cares with SLi/CrossfireX.
Hefty overclocks aren't needed.

Plus, you would need to overclock 470's just to keep up with 6870's in many games.
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Nope what?

Thats what I said.



Who cares with SLi/CrossfireX.
Hefty overclocks aren't needed.

Plus, you would need to overclock 470's just to keep up with 6870's in many games.
who said anything about SLI/CF?

I said overclocked card vs overclocked card, the gtx470 has more headroom and edges out the 6870 in benchmarks.

why so defensive... im just pointing out benching results... and acknowledging that the 6870 is superior in power consumption and heat..

Everyone has their reasons for making the purchase they made.... I sold off my 5850 because at the time ATI drivers would not run the games I were playing (ie: daoc crashing in instances that had more than 50+ player models being drawn within clip plane..) and with how cold my room gets all winters... i cant say the added heat as had a negative affect in anyway.

The two cards are in the same category... do you wanna OC and gain a few fps at the expense of heat and power draw? or do you wanna run a few fps less and use less power and heat... game for game were talking single digit FPS differences...
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SLI route. Physx, folding, good brand, aren't insanely hot as their hyped up to be. That's what I would do. Too bad XFX was the only option on AMD's side I would have recommended two 6850's.
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