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Sapphire Vapor X 5870 @ 269.99 w/$30 mail in rebate

OR

Sparkle GTX 470 @ 239.99

Which is the better buy?
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5870 > GTX 470.

They're the same price after MIR so unless you fold I'd go with the Sapphire.
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Guess I'll be the first [and maybe only..?] to say 470.

I'm sorry, but after the fiasco I had with ATi's drivers, I'm staying on the green side for a while.

Plus, folding is always a fun thing to do, and nVidia cards excel at it
    
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6870/560 it almost as good as either for less
Edited by obsidian86 - 1/30/11 at 12:27pm
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Originally Posted by Munkypoo7 View Post
Guess I'll be the first [and maybe only..?] to say 470.

I'm sorry, but after the fiasco I had with ATi's drivers, I'm staying on the green side for a while.

Plus, folding is always a fun thing to do, and nVidia cards excel at it
I heard that they're hit or miss really. Does anyone if they've improved the drivers for the 5870?

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Originally Posted by obsidian86 View Post
6870/560 it almost as good as either for less
Unfortunately those cards aren't supported by OS X under Vmware so I'm limited to a 5850/70 or GTX 470/80
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