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Ive made my mind between 2 cards. ATI 5850 then oc to 5870 clocks, or GTX 470. I hear they're both great cards. Ive never owned an Nvidia card, and i hear physx is dieing out on games, which seems pointless to have Nvidia. But like i said never owned one before so i dont have much room to talk if ATI or Nvidia is better. I need peoples inputs. If i were to get 5850 or 470 it would be between these two.

Asus 5850 non-reference
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-370-_-Product

Asus GTX 470
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-372-_-Product

I have a couple more days to decide before both of the MIR end.
post #2 of 47
I'm having this same debate myself. I'm grabbing the GTX 470. Either card will be a good card honestly.
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i defo would go with the gtx470. it trades blow with the 5870. i have never had a problem with mine.
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I vote for the 470. It has better tesselation performance than the 5850 and it overclocks well from what ive heard.
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post #5 of 47
If you can get them both for (around) the same price, I'd vote for the GTX 470. Sure you can OC the 5850 to 5870 clocks and it'll trade blows with the GTX 470, but be sure to keep in mind that the GTX 470 OCs as well.

Both are great cards though. I have the 5850!!
 
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post #6 of 47
470. Little hotter, but grab a non-stock cooler version and you'll have no head problems at all.
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post #7 of 47
I would get the 470. Overclock it (with some good airflow) and you'll be surpassing the 5870. Also it has CUDA if you want to fold, and ATi(AMD)'s drivers are notorious for their bugs. GRAB IT BEFORE THE PROMO/MIR ENDS!
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post #8 of 47
gtx 470 though is a 1st generation fermi = consumes tons of power, generates tons of heat, and noisy fan in order to dissipate that heat.

If you were to get a card now, consider these: "GTX 460 FTW", runs faster than a GTX470 with less power, heat, & noise, and cheaper to boot.
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post #9 of 47
I vote for the 470, overclock that badboy and it's up to par with a 480 which out performs the 5850.
nuff said.
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post #10 of 47
why not get 6870 instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161349 its cheaper,newer tech,use less power.less heat.
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