yes, until the real competion shows up. Not the avg 15% performance increase labeled as a techno marvel 6 mos after release date and then compared to a 6 mo old card. Lets see what ATi comes up with in the next month. Dont forget your pre-order and dont foget skill in game counts - for a little at least! Oh, abnd where were you during the last 8 mos. Waiting to make your pre-order at an undisclosed price? try being a consumer! Oh, are the drivers for the 480 really new and immature? They are only new to those they have released them to. Let's make a pre-order!So your happy with your 5870....thats great,glad to hear it.