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I sold my HD5850 for a GTX470, was this a good idea?
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Not really. The 470 isn't that much faster, it's a very small upgrade, at the expense of more heat, noise, and power consumption.

I wouldn't have done it, if I'm honest.
    
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post #3 of 25
what waffle said and what the rest of your rig is, the rest needs an upgrade..
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what waffle said and what the rest of your rig is, the rest needs an upgrade..
I sorta agree, my E5200 is dated but still holds its own, but it was either get a 470 or nothing i didnt have a chice of what part to upgrade. Ill take more heat over less performance.
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post #5 of 25
a few percentage of an upgrade isn't really worth it...
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a few percentage of an upgrade isn't really worth it...
perhaps, it is kinda a hassle to wait for my GTX470 to ship, but now i can fold and do other sorts o GTX470 type stuff, like stuff and the like.
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even if the performance was an even swap, you get better drivers with the 470
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post #8 of 25
Yeah, it wasn't worth it.
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even if the performance was an even swap, you get better drivers with the 470
Not really, it all depends on what you use. I had more trouble with my 470 drivers than I ever had with my 5850/5970 drivers.
    
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even if the performance was an even swap, you get better drivers with the 470
I find that ati drivers are just as good as nVidia's and yes i've used both. Also nvidia drivers are the only ones to BSOD my computer so far.

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perhaps, it is kinda a hassle to wait for my GTX470 to ship, but now i can fold and do other sorts o GTX470 type stuff, like stuff and the like.
You can fold on Ati..
post #10 of 25
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even if the performance was an even swap, you get better drivers with the 470
OMG i was thinking the same thing, over the past week ive BSOD'd 2wice from ATI driver issues. Cant wait for some actual human made drivers and not some damn baby humpback whale mashing the keyboard until they decide its time to ship out the driver discs
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