I have a chance to get an Ati HD 5970, or a Sapphire R9 270x 2gb. Both cost 120 dollars. Which is going to be better for games like Arma, or battlefield? A friend has a 5970 and it preforms awesome. I've seen on some websites that the 5970 has a higher pixel rate and textel rate. Even heigher than the 7990. I find that hard to believe. Thank you!
The 5970 is ancient and doesn't support mantle or any of the newly implemented technology that the 270X benefits from. However the 5970 is a stronger card but its very old which is a very strong downside , its not stronger by a margin which makes me think that the 270X is a better deal for you.