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August 17, 2010 6:16:57 PM

Hi

I am chosing betwen GTX 470 ore 5870 i now that 470 is cheeper tha the 5870.
But is the 5870 so mutch better then the 470 that is good invested money.

I am thinking to run two grafficards later on, but i could spend some more money on
just running one card.

What do you sudjest? put some more money on one card and skip 2 cards and
in that case what card shoud i bye?

Here is the rest of my gamingcase:


Gaming Case

Intel Core i7 930 2,8GHz / 8MB / 4,8GT/s Socket 1366 (Boxed)
Asus Socket 1366 - ATX Intel X58 (P6X58D-E)
Corsair Dominator DHX+ DDR3 1600MHz 6GB CL 8-8-8-24
ASUS GTX 470 1280MB PCI-E DVI/HDMI

ALT : Radeon 5870 1GB DDR5
SSD enhet Intel X25-M G2 80 GB
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB
Samsung SH-B083L Blu-Ray läsare & DVD-brännare, Svart
Corsair Obsidian 800D Big Tower Svart
PSU Corsair CMPSU-750HX 750W
Processor cooling Corsair Cooling Hydro H70 CPU-kylare

THX for all help

nils



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a c 147 U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 6:48:49 PM

A GTX 470 vs 5870 isn't really a fair comparision. the 5870 will outperform a GTX470 in almost every case. The GTX470 competes with the 5850 which is usually outperforms.

If the GTX470 and 5870 are your two choices, I would go with the 5870. However, it also costs more. Is it worth the extra cost? That is up to you. The GTX470 is a great card, even though it uses alot more power and generates a good bit of heat.

If you were comparing the GTX470 vs 5850, I think I'd go the GTX470 route. But that is still preference because they can both be overclocked quite a bit.
a c 376 U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 9:09:45 PM

The HD5870 is actually only about 10% faster on average at stock speeds. When you take overclocking into account then I suspect the GTX 470 is actually the faster card. A good OC on these card when you bump up the core voltage is 1000mhz for the HD5870 and 800mhz for the GTX 470. The HD5870 starts at 850mhz and the GTX 470 starts at 607mhz so those translate into a core speed increase of 18% for the HD5870 and 32% for the GTX 470 which should make up for the initial performance difference between the two cards. The GTX 470 does use more power and give off more heat but considering the $100 price difference I would go for the GTX 470 myself.
If you are considering a two card setup in the future then another factor is that SLI scales much better than crossfire.
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a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 9:15:02 PM

I'd have to agree with jyjjy. You're not worried about power consumption, and if heat isn't an issue I'd take the 470. SLi also does scale better than xfire.
a c 173 U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 9:17:48 PM

Correct. Which is why if your spending $400 on video card(s) you should be getting x2 GTX460s. Look at how well those do.
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 10:01:28 PM

^+1.. Make sure you get the 1GB models if you decide to go for the GTX 460's.. The Corsair 750W is good enough to handle two of them adequately..
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2010 11:26:20 PM

^+2
But note that you cant add a third 460 to upgrade in the future.
However, The price/performance ratio is amazing
August 18, 2010 5:04:27 PM

Thx

looks like i go for the GTX 470, and later buy a second 470 are the 470 running with sli ore c-fire?

Are the rest of the products OK in my caming case??

Gaming Case

Processor: Intel Core i7 930 2,8GHz / 8MB / 4,8GT/s Socket 1366
Motherbourd Asus Socket 1366 - ATX Intel X58 (P6X58D-E)
Minne Corsair Dominator DHX+ DDR3 1600MHz 6GB CL 8-8-8-24
Graphics Asus GTX 470
ALT : Radeon 5870 1GB DDR5
SSD enhet Intel X25-M G2 80 GB
Hårddisk Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB
DVD Samsung SH-B083L Blu-Ray läsare & DVD-brännare, Svart
PSU Corsair CMPSU-750HX 750W eller 850W
Processor cooling Corsair Cooling Hydro H70 CPU-kylare

Thx for all help

nils
a c 153 U Graphics card
August 18, 2010 5:11:20 PM

Nvidia = SLI, ATI = Crossfite.

And yes... that set up looks rathr nice.
a b U Graphics card
August 18, 2010 5:14:00 PM

I would suggest a Sandforce (Corsair Force/OCZ Vertex 2) or the Crucial RealSSD C300 instead, and maybe cheaper RAM, but looks good.

What is your gaming case though?
August 20, 2010 7:44:27 PM

Timop said:
I would suggest a Sandforce (Corsair Force/OCZ Vertex 2) or the Crucial RealSSD C300 instead, and maybe cheaper RAM, but looks good.

What is your gaming case though?


Hi

Sorry for my por English , but what do Y mean "though"

Do y mean what type of games i gone play , our just what i am gone

use the case to?

For me its is important that it is a futured build case that´s gone
run fast and without problems..... and last for 2-3 ear before
i need to uppgrade ore build a new one.

THX

nils
a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2010 7:54:30 PM

nissesRacing said:
Hi

Sorry for my por English , but what do Y mean "though"

Do y mean what type of games i gone play , our just what i am gone

use the case to?

For me its is important that it is a futured build case that´s gone
run fast and without problems..... and last for 2-3 ear before
i need to uppgrade ore build a new one.

THX

nils

Sorry, didn't notice the case you were using, disregard that.
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