The GTX295 is better in terms of raw power, but the GTX470 is better overall.
(factor in 1GPU vs 2GPUs, lower power consumption, overclockability, almost GTX295 performance, dx11, etc)
Considering that Zotac had me wait 35 days for my original video card to be repaired, do you think I could get away with asking for a gtx 480 as an upgrade? It's part of their rma policy to return buyers with an equal or superior product. So if the gtx 470 is inferior in certain ways, I could make a strong case for getting a better card. What do you think?