Title says it all. ATI has such a weird naming scheme going on that the 5870 is actually faster (and seems to cost more) than the newer 6870. But the 6870 apparently has better power draw/scaling/other assorted awesomeness? Actually not too sure what its full advantages are. So, people, which would you pick today? The 5870 or the 6870?
heres the thing the 6870 isn't made to replace the 5870 its meant to replace the 5850,
the 6950 is meant to replace the 5870.
but in ways the 6870 beats the 5870.
It draws less power,
and is cheaper.
and it seems like in CF your getting more for your money once you get towards CF the two cards.
the 5870 basically only wins in the department of higher amount of shaders.