Let me preface this by saying I know new cards will be out "soon", but considering I just ordered every part of my new PC EXCEPT the video card... I am not going to sit around and wait for the new hardware to come to me.
I also assure you that this is NOT a troll post. I am actually wanting valid opinions and advice on both video cards.
I am NOT interested in running either in SLi/Crossfire at the moment, nor am I interested in running an older version (GTX 460/470, 5850, etc) in a standalone OR SLi/Crossfire configuration.
I have been actively for the GTX 480 for awhile, because I have seen some benchmarks and it seems to be the best you can get right now that is a single GPU.
I have not researched the Radeon 5870 (or any of the 5000 series) well enough to warrant me to go, "I think I will get a 5870 instead!" That is where you all come in.
I know it is hard to compare how well each card runs during FFXIV because everyone has different PC specs outside of the video cards, but I am curious if any of you know (or know a site) that compares the two with FFXIV being the test subject. If the site has both cards on default core clock speed (not overclocked) that would be great too.
I don't want the thread to turn into a "my card is better than yours" war... I just want to get VALID opinions and advice on the differences between each of them.