5870 or gtx 470 ?

im not sure which one to get as my 5770 died on me right now, best of overall performance/power/heat which one would you recommend.

my main reason is gaming but also heat comes to place if its really bad, and drives, im not sure if im gonna have the same driver problems as when i first got the 5770 i heard they fixed it now, but you owners know better.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125351
gtx 470

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125326
hd 5870

or something els you recommend, please let me know, thanks!
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  1. I would opt for a HD 6870 instead.Or you could wait for the GTX 560 which should be available by the end of this month.
  2. thanks for your reply, the thing is my 5770 just died and i have to order one tomorrow for replacement , but why 6870 instead?
  3. intelx said:
    thanks for your reply, the thing is my 5770 just died and i have to order one tomorrow for replacement , but why 6870 instead?

    Better power consumption, performs as good as the GTX 470, lots of display outputs(five to be specific) if you want to set up multiple monitors, improved tessellation performance and amazing CrossFireX scaling.
  4. The 6870 is a good choice. Realize however that its slower then a 5870. If you're going to spend $300 on a GPU get the 6950 and flash the bios to a 6970. I'd only get the GTX470 if you play any of the few games that are PhysX GPU accelerated. Assuming you don't then get the 5870/6950. (why are you buying one that so expensive? They can be found for $240 after rebate.)

    You do have the case clearance and PSU run something like this right?
  5. at the 5870 price point you are much better off with the 6950

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102914&cm_re=6950-_-14-102-914-_-Product

    also can be unlocked to 6970 speeds to match the 350$ GTX 570;

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/radeon-hd-bios-hack-6950,11852.html
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