Originally Posted by Mygaffer
It is not better to spend the extra money. In one year there will be cards that beat the gtx580 for half the price. Better to buy a cheaper card now and then when 28nm comes around look at an upgrade.
So you are trying to say that a 560Ti beats a 480? Since the 560 is the half the price the 480 was and came out around a year later?
The whole mentality of "just wait, something new is coming out in x months and will be y percent faster" is just illogical. If you thought like that, you would never upgrade in the first place since there is always new tech around the corner.
None of us can predict what the next gen GPU's will bring to the table, nor do we have any definite release dates for the next gen cards. All we have is some rumours and assumptions based on how technology is progressing, that is all. Yes, the next gen GPU's will be 28nm that is pretty much fact, but, we have no idea what performance gains we will see from them.
So telling someone to go cheap because there is something new around the corner which they can then pickup another mid-range card of that generation and it might
(albeit unlikely) outperform the 580 is a complete joke. Get the best you can, while you can afford it.
No one can predict the future, don't sell yourself short and get a mid-range card if you are going to regret it in a few months time.
Now, if you are happy with the performance of the 560Ti (I assume you have read review and the likes) and it performs well in the games you play. Then get a 560, its a great little card.
But don't get a 560 just because newer tech is on the way. There is ALWAYS newer tech on the way. So just make sure that while you have the money and are willing to upgrade, that you get the card that best suits your needs and that you won't regret buying in 6 months time.