Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
I'd have to agree with the above. The MSI 470 offers the best bang per your buck, so that would get my vote. The 5870 will end up being the stronger card (listed), but it lacks the Nvidia features (3D and PhysX)...if that matters to you at all.
But for the best bang for your buck, grab the MSI 470
Originally Posted by sccr64472
It really depends on the country and price paid. I've owned everything except the 5850 and I can't really tell the difference between any of them. Right now in the US, I think the $198 5850 has to be the best bang for the buck, but that could change tommorrow.
Originally Posted by codejunki
Fan boy? Its obvious you want a better performing card for the money, or do you when looking for a videocard go, "i want the least comsuming card and least heat generating card" before anything else? If youve seen bechies the 470 is the same and a little slower in some games than the 5870, not to mention it wipes the floor with it in tesselation and other compute-demanding tasks. The power consumption is only about 25 watts more, if your going to not get a card because of 25 watts more power, you certainly shouldnt spend 300$+ for a video card
Originally Posted by rchads89
No not a fan boy. If he wants the faster card than he should buy a 5870. Dont really care what he buys to be honest but it is fact that 5870 is faster than 470.
Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol
most recent review that includes the 460 470 and 5870
The 470 and 5870 trade blows until you start adding in dx11 eye candy and AA in. Which is where the fermi chip starts showing its power and passes up the 5870.