Originally Posted by Sniper_13
Thanks for the benchies, really helped out. its nice how they stacked the 460 there for comparison seeing i have one. and honestly ill spend that 60$ extra for the 6870 even though its not a night and day difference but still good.
check out the benchies on CIV 5 , the 460 Oc'd takes the 6870 right out lol and the 470 WOW!
EDIT: after seeing allot of benchmarks, the 6870 gets beaten by an overclocked 460 which i already have, what if i overclock the 6870, to which card would that compare to?
so for sure the 6870 then? or the 470? Any final thoughts or any more opinions before i go out and buy it
Keep in mind that the GTX 460 FTW is a heavily overclocked card vs stock 6870's. Also Nvidia was heavily pushing for reviewers to use those cards in the 6870 review so I would take every test using them other than Anandtech's with a grain of salt.
I haven't seen much about overclocking the 6870 one way or the other.
It's also worth mentioning that the 6870 is just ATI's upper midrange part. The high end 6970 and 6950 cards should be launching in the near future and should off a more noticeable improvement compared to your GTX 460.