ok so i want to know hd 6870 vs gtx 470?
the gtx 470 supports 3way sli
the hd 6870 does not support 3 way cf
i want to know by how much the gtx 470 3 way is better than the hd 6870 cf
and what power supply do u need for the gtx 470 3 way? is the corosair hx850 good enough?
is it worth it ???
Are you serious want to 3-way SLI GTX470?
A single GTX470 is still faster than a single HD6870, SLI is scaled better than CF, but going 3x GTX470 surely will produce a LOT amount of heat...
You can run 3x GTX470 with 1000W PSU...
So in a way, you can do HD6870 CF and be happy with. The 6xxx cards do scale a lot better now. Seems that ATI has improved their CF performances now. But even if you are looking at the future. There wont be any games in the next two years that would trouble a HD6870 CF and maybe by that time you would be willing to invest in something new.
6870 and 470 are similar in performance. But 470 overclocks better if you plan to do so. Also scaling 0f 68XX series CF is great. 58XX had issues scaling, but 68XX do not. In fact they scale better than SLI in some cases.
I would prefer a single GPU setup over multi-GPU, simply because of the fact that many games do not scale very well with multiple GPUs.
Between the GTX 470 and HD 6870, the latter is the better choice considering reference cards.
They are very similar performance, thats with the gtx 470@600mhz and users get them much higher.
They are a great deal, because they are now replaced with the 350 dollar gtx 570.
You have to balance the pro's , con's. Realize you have to pay more for the latest greatest and you can get deals on hardware on the way out.
The gtx 560 will perform right about/above the 6870/ gtx 470, imho (forecasting here) and will probably be about 279.99
We are now getting more performance for your dollar compared to 8 months ago.