Originally Posted by Booty Warrior
Not going to a 560 SoC, he won't. The 560 is actually ~5% faster with both cards @ stock. Yes, the 470 is faster clock for clock, with the extra cuda cores and wider memory bus, BUT 560s can clock considerably higher.
The fastest 470s I've seen around here are Ballad's which hit ~900 core on water, and a few people have already gotten their 560s to 1050 on air.
I do agree though that there isn't much point in going from a 470 to a 560 (or even a 6950 imo), unless his 470 is a dud at OCing. All of these cards are only separated by a few percent here and there.
In order to properly extrapolate from stock benchies, you have to look at % overclocks, not just raw numbers. My 470's will OC to 855, which is a 41% OC. A 560 would have to OC to 1.16GHz to match this OC
The advantage of the 560 is purely that of size, heat output/power usage, and noise levels. The actual performance of both cards when max OC'd is going to be indistinguishable from one another ... unless you go overboard on vram usage on the 560.
Personally if someone wanted to trade me a couple 560's straight across for my Limited Golden Edition Copper TFII 465-unlocked-to-470's ... I'd tell 'em to take a flying leap. No way would I spend $50 to do it. Now, if they were the 2GB 560's ... that I'd have to ponder