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Which one is better? Are they that close that it doesn't matter or does one have a slight edge? When I google it I find old articles on overclock.net giving edge to ati 5870, but they also say in those articles that nvidia was using beta drivers at the time of the review.

They also said that with newer drivers that gtx 470 would either be more competitive with 5870 or better. So which is it now? Google is like no help on this recent subject, so I must trust your facts!
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post #2 of 15
The 5870 is better than the 470's. The 5870's can be had for really cheap right now so if I were you id grab a MSI 5870 or something.

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post #3 of 15
they are more or less the same when it come to performance in games. sometimes the 5870 will win but nor by much. sometime the 470 will win but not by much.

just get whichever is cheaper in your area.
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post #4 of 15
The 5870 has a stock vs stock performance advantage but its not much.
The 470 runs a little hotter/makes a little more noise.

Both driver sets are much improved now.
Even though I love the Nvidia driver suite more, between a Cypress XT and GF-100, I'd take the Cypress.
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post #5 of 15
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I already own a gtx470, I just wanted to know. Because my friend has a ati 5870
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Overall ATi has better performance for less money.

It also eats way less power and gets way less hot. That's to be taken in consideration aswell.
   
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post #7 of 15
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Overall ATi has better performance for less money.

It also eats way less power and gets way less hot. That's to be taken in consideration aswell.
Oh can that Ati card magically do physx too?!
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post #8 of 15
the 470 is going for 140 sterling from ocuk.. and they can OC as much as a 5970
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Oh can that Ati card magically do physx too?!
While I will stand up for any 470 being a solid performer, I will also ask you not to turn this into a flame war as OCN has already been flooded enough with the 2600k vs. 1366 threads.
    
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Quote:
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Oh can that Ati card magically do physx too?!
It can not do physx but it gets better FPS on most games. Please lets not start a flame war.
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