Solved On the brink! 5870 vs 480 Tags: Graphics Cards Nvidia Gigabyte ATI Graphics Last response: June 20, 2010 3:35 PM in Graphics & Displays Share razercultmember1 June 19, 2010 1:30:01 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... short and sweet: going to buy the gigabyte mobo and a video card. not sure which ATI or Nvidia. future proofing preferred case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -------- tessellation seems to lean towards 480 http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... More about : brink 5870 480 rolli59 a c 1424 U Graphics card a c 165 Î Nvidia June 19, 2010 1:37:11 PM Either card is good! The GTX480 is the most powerful single GPU card, the down side is it is power hungry and runs hot. HD5870 is the second best single GPU card it is power efficient and runs cool, the down side is that it is only second best. m 0 l razercultmember1 June 19, 2010 1:52:37 PM gah but one is 100 dollars cheaper, one is better at tessellation, one is hotter, one is cooler, one is louder, one is quieter etc! the 480 i chose is 20 bucks cheaper than the norm :\ m 0 l Related resources 480M vs 5870 Mobility - Forum 480M vs Crossfire Mobility 5870 - Forum Ati 5870 vs 480gtx - Forum Two 5970s vs Three 5870s vs Three 480s - Forum GTX 480M vs ATI 5870M CF vs SLI GTX 285M - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rolli59 a c 1424 U Graphics card a c 165 Î Nvidia June 19, 2010 1:57:28 PM It is going to be your choice, both cards are great and handle every thing good at high resolutions. It is up to you to decide if the GTX480 is worth the price difference. Here is a performance comparison that is as good as any http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_48... m 0 l Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card June 19, 2010 5:03:46 PM The GTX480 is better than the 5870 at tessellation, but in reality both suck at tessellation. GTX480 has more raw power (10-15% or so) but runs hotter, more energy, louder, etc Both are overclockable, but you probably can overclock on air with the 5870 better than the GTX480 due to cooler temps. m 0 l razercultmember1 June 19, 2010 5:43:05 PM i think your right lol well it doesnt hurt to switch camps so out of these two combos http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... i dont under stand the difference lol im keen on keeping the mobo but are there any other brands of the 5870 you would recommend? m 0 l Best solution rolli59 a c 1424 U Graphics card a c 165 Î Nvidia June 19, 2010 5:48:11 PM Better cooler/overclock http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Share razercultmember1 June 20, 2010 3:35:17 PM Best answer selected by razercultmember1. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources GTX480.Vs.5970.Vs.GTX470 SLI Vs. 5870 CFX Forum 5870 * 480..... Not a "vs" thread Forum 5870 eyefinity vs. GTX 480 single monitor Forum ATI 5870 vs Nvidia 480 Forum SolvedNvidia Geforce GTX 480 or Radeon 5870?? Forum SolvedCore i7 860+ GTX 480 (or HD 5870) or Core i5 750+HD 5970? Forum SolvedGTX 480 vs HD 5970 vs GTX 650 TI OC Forum SolvedCrossfire 7770 vs GTX 480 Forum SolvedGTX 480 vs GTX 660 Forum SolvedGTX 480 SLI vs R9 270x (question) Forum SolvedSC Gtx 480 vs Crossfired R7 260X Cards? Forum SolvedGTX 770 vs HD 5870 crossfire Forum Solved480mm Radiator Alphacool vs Phobya vs XSPC Forum Dual ATI 5870 or Single Nvidia 480? Forum Nvidia gtx 480 sli or ati 5870 xfire (mobile gpu) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !