Originally Posted by Sniper_13
im kind of in the same dilemma my self, im picking between a 470 and a 6870 and my choice is kinda of leaning towards a 6870 just because it runs much cooler and uses less power. i currently own a gtx 460 1gb and its awesome but i have extra money to spend. and the benchmarks between the two are not that different, the 470 beats it 4-10 fps on some games. But like Hapx said, the Evga 470 has life time warranty and goes well with intel, so im still scratching my head about it.
hmmm does EVGA not have lifetime warranty anymore with all their cards? meaning I won't have lifetime warranty for the gtx 460? I guess it shouldn't matter much since I see it like this
the card will last me at least 2-3 years and after I OC the last ounce of power of it I can move on and the loss I get won't be much since the card is remarkably cheap at $144. The GTX 470 is attractive but I was too worried after looking at charts which showed how much power it used and heat it generated. I figure I can settle for the 460 now which prob can be OCed to within 15%-20% of the GTX 470 stock power and hope for something more efficient 2-3 years from now.
Its really a shame ATI 6800 cards will be overshadowed for buyers like us which analyze stuff, and its all because nvidia dropped the prices. If the GTX 460 was still $200 instead of $145 and the GTX 470 was $360 instead of $250 they would have definately been worse buys
video card wars = consumers win!