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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove rolli59 Graphics card Master 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. | Report abuse 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 :\ | Report abuse rolli59 Graphics card Master 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... | Report abuse Related ressources 480 M vs 5870 Mobility - Forum GTX 470 vs GTX 480 vs 5870 vs 5850 - Forum Two 5970s vs Three 5870 s vs Three 480 s - Forum 5870 Trifire vs 5970 Xfire vs GTX 480 SLI Performance Heat and Noise? - Forum 5870 * 480 ..... Not a " vs " thread - Forum Ask the community Publish Bluescreendeath Graphics card Authority 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. | Report abuse 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? | Report abuse Best solution rolli59 Graphics card Master June 19, 2010 5:48:11 PM Better cooler/overclock http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... | Report abuse razercultmember1 June 20, 2010 3:35:17 PM Best answer selected by razercultmember1. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>On the brink! 5870 vs 480> Related ressources: ForumRadeon 5870 vs GTX 480 ForumAti 5870 vs 480 gtx Forum480 M vs Crossfire Mobility 5870 ForumGTX 480 M vs ATI 5870 M CF vs SLI GTX 285M ForumGTX 480.Vs.5970.Vs .GTX470 SLI Vs . 5870 CFX Forum5870 eyefinity vs . GTX 480 single monitor ForumATI 5870 vs Nvidia 480 ForumWhy ppl compare 5870 with GTX 480 ?? ForumConcerned 7970 Forum1156 vs. 1356 for 5870 crossfire ForumMonitor display problems with 5870 Forum[Solved] Pci-e adapters that come with asus rog matrix 5870 Forum5870 bundle games Forum[Solved] Help hd 5870 Forum[Solved] PSU for GTX 480? 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 !