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post #1 of 22
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I am looking to switch to nvidia. I have someone wanting to trade me a 470 for my 5870. What are the pro's and con's to this? My 5870 is reference.
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post #2 of 22
They're about equal. They trade blows in most benchmarks. The 470 also has higher power consumption.
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470 probably clocks a little better. Less of these alleged driver issues.
I loved my 470 even on stock cooling it was great.
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post #4 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxxa View Post
470 probably clocks a little better. Less of these alleged driver issues.
I loved my 470 even on stock cooling it was great.
Gotta love Nvidia fanboys.

Doesn't seem like OP got any problems with his 5870. I'd say you should keep it, 470 will consume more power and create more heat.
Edited by Stefy - 4/13/11 at 12:57pm
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post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by Stefy View Post
Gotta love Nvidia fanboys.

Doesn't seem like OP got any problems with his 5870. I'd say you should keep it, 470 will consume more power and create less heat.
He said "alleged" which far from typical fanboy speak
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post #6 of 22
Whaaat? You're about to replace your 5870 for a 470? That would be a downgrade man...
post #7 of 22
The 5870 is just a bit faster but the 470 in most cases overclocks a bit better. You get more heat and higher temps unless you have aftermarket cooling but it's not a bad trade.
    
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post #8 of 22
Keep the 5870.
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I wouldn't do it, unless you fold.
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefy View Post
Gotta love Nvidia fanboys.

Doesn't seem like OP got any problems with his 5870. I'd say you should keep it, 470 will consume more power and create more heat.
You seem pretty partial yourself, screaming fanboy a lot these past few days.

I cant speak for the 5870 as I never owned one, but werent they a step up from the 470? I enjoyed mine until I traded it for the 480, if anything I would trade up to 480 if you find that opportunity. That why your making yourself a little upgrade on your way to the "green" side
    
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