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oc 470 vs oc 5870 ?

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What would be better a 470 overclocked to 900/1800/1700 or
a 5870 OC'd to ( whatever passes for a good overclock).
    
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Nearly to close to call, the 5870 is slightly faster when both stock, but the 470 generally has slightly more OC headroom esp on water.


If you want 900 core you want something better than the stock cooler on the GTX470, you prob need water adding to the cost.

If buying new, you should be looking at a GTX560 vs a HD6950 1Gb
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Nearly to close to call, the 5870 is slightly faster when both stock, but the 470 generally has slightly more OC headroom esp on water.


If you want 900 core you want something better than the stock cooler on the GTX470, you prob need water adding to the cost.

If buying new, you should be looking at a GTX560 vs a HD6950 1Gb
I already have my 470 and it has almost hit 900, i'm stuck at 890 then the artifacting goes out of control. I was just wondering what would have been the best buy.
    
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