Originally Posted by tryagainplss
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.
Originally Posted by Arizonian
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.
Sapphire have always
been licking ATI arse for Milena.
Originally Posted by Gabe63
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?