Originally Posted by Yoko Littner
I beleive in single gpu mode the 6870 is faster then a GTX 460.
And it uses VERY little power. and is on par with a 5850 or so..
You contradicted yourself... You say it's faster, then that it's on par with a 5850...
I have a Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB and I can safely say it's faster than a 5850, I can safely run it at 865/1730/1950 or higher, meaning I'm going past 5870 performance. 5870 is much better than a 5850, and the 460 overclocks quite a bit better than a 5850 and is much better in dual card setups.
The GTX 460 is also a better choice because with that $15 you can start saving for a good power supply, because contrary to mainstream belief, the PSU is the most important part of your computer. Your motherboard can fail, but the rate that a failure will break parts on your PC is much lower than the rate that a failed PSU will break something in your PC.