Alright, I know in pure performance the 5870 takes it. What I am wondering is with later driver updates, will that already small gap close up any more? I know that in tessellation and other dx11 features it will be more beneficial, but in just hard core performace, with a nice overclock, will it ever match, or out match a 5870?
I was looking for a budget card to last me till the next set of 28nm cards come out. I have a 5750 so it struggles on certain games at 1080p. I find that the two cards occupy similar price points, which is why I was asking this question. I know I could pay around 100 more for a 6950 and all that, but once again I am trying to go on a 1080p maxing or near maxing card.
I guess it is my fault some replies deal with multi card solutions. I use only single card solutions, because at the moment my system is only capable of such. So no crossfire or sli for me right now. anyway it seems the 5870 is the answer.