I think it is. If atall a 6000 series comes out, it wont have any earth shattering features OVER the 5000 series(same DX etall). Also, a 6870 is probably going to be as good as 5870X2(if 6000 series really rocked). And the prices will go down on the 5000 series like anything. Hell, the 4850 is the best card with money vs performance ratio now. I think you should get the 5870. The only places where the 470 will beat 5870 is when tessellation and TWIMTBP nividia titles. Regardless of this, the 5870 is a great great card.