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I'd have to suggest the 470 if you use anything CUDA/Folding or better tesselation performance.

But... The 6870, is cooler and less power hungry. Plus isn't that slower than the 470.

But if you do get the 470, get5 the EVGA one.
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I'd have to suggest the 470 if you use anything CUDA/Folding or better tessellation performance.

But... The 6870, is cooler and less power hungry. Plus isn't that slower than the 470.

But if you do get the 470, get5 the EVGA one.
I'd have to concur with all the posts above and especially with get the EVGA one for Nvidia and get Sapphire if your going AMD.

EVGA is exclusive to Nvidia like Sapphire is exclusive to AMD cards. They each are great at what they do. Each have the best satisfied customers for both products individually.

I'm not saying other card companies don't make good video cards, just that these two do their respective forte's better in my own opinion.
     
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I'd have to concur with all the posts above and especially with get the EVGA one for Nvidia and get Sapphire if your going AMD.

EVGA is exclusive to Nvidia like Sapphire is exclusive to AMD cards. They each are great at what they do. Each have the best satisfied customers for both products individually.

I'm not saying other card companies don't make good video cards, just that these two do their respective forte's better in my own opinion.
Great point.

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GTX 470 is better. CUDA + PhysX.

And I believe..... Better drivers??
CUDA: sure... if you want transcoded video that looks horrible, that is.
PhysX: few games use it and it will obviously lower your FPS, but sure...
Better drivers: that's subjective.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...nc,2839-3.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...pu,2840-6.html

I'd have to go for the Radeon HD 6870. It's cooler, quiter, uses less power, and is only 1% slower at 1920x1200.


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Great point.

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I'd have to concur with all the posts above and especially with get the EVGA one for Nvidia and get Sapphire if your going AMD.

EVGA is exclusive to Nvidia like Sapphire is exclusive to AMD cards. They each are great at what they do. Each have the best satisfied customers for both products individually.

I'm not saying other card companies don't make good video cards, just that these two do their respective forte's better in my own opinion.
Personally i find Xfx to be better then sapphire when it comes to ati/amd, and sapphire is usually a crappier card then xfx and also has worse resale value then xfx.
xfx also has lifetime warranty
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Personally i find Xfx to be better then sapphire when it comes to ati/amd, and sapphire is usually a crappier card then xfx and also has worse resale value then xfx.
xfx also has lifetime warranty
I have an XFX card and have been very happy with it.

Although, i've heard really good things about sapphire.
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I would buy the 6870 also. 470's run too hot.

If it is ref I would not get Sapphire. ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, and XFX all have better warranties. The only reason to buy Sapphire is for price or you like the sticker or aftermarket cooling. The 6870 does not need aftermarket cooling.
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what was the final verdict? Im looking to get a graphics card for my new build and it is also between these 3
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GTX 470 is better. CUDA + PhysX.

And I believe..... Better drivers??
^This, nVidia CUDA and PhysX (although there is a PhysX hack for ATI) would be more than enough of a deal-sealer for me, use you old card (if its nVidia) as PhysX.

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I'd have to concur with all the posts above and especially with get the EVGA one for Nvidia and get Sapphire if your going AMD.

EVGA is exclusive to Nvidia like Sapphire is exclusive to AMD cards. They each are great at what they do. Each have the best satisfied customers for both products individually.

I'm not saying other card companies don't make good video cards, just that these two do their respective forte's better in my own opinion.
^This, also.
Sapphire have always been licking ATI arse for Milena.

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I would buy the 6870 also. 470's run too hot.

If it is ref I would not get Sapphire. ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, and XFX all have better warranties. The only reason to buy Sapphire is for price or you like the sticker or aftermarket cooling. The 6870 does not need aftermarket cooling.
What? Sapphire warranty is pretty solid, as well as their customer service. It's also not a question of whether a GPU needs after-market cooling, but is it not better to have the cooling than not?

It's like telling someone they don't need an after-market CPU cooler, when they are running stock, your going to see better temps with the after-market. So why not?

Plus, better cooling for OC, yes?
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GTX470.

but tbh you should get a GTX560.
    
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