I don't feel like an argument but that's just not true, the 460 1Gb at 850Mhz that I recommended will be within margin of error of the 560 non ti at 850Mhz for about $40 less. They use the exact same amount of cuda cores, and the performance differences between those cores are somewhere between insignificant and zero. Look at this
showing a 560 (or the 460 I recommended) at less than 10 percent behind a 560 ti at 1200 or right at 10% over all resolutions.
Also just because something is newer doesn't make it better, the 400 series is no worse than the 500 series at tessellation, you're just mistaken there. The biggest changes from the 400 to 500 series were power efficiency and temperatures, and those were most prominent in the 570 and 580. The biggest performance difference you will ever see between the 460 I recommended and the 560 non ti, is if you get a good chip on the 460 you can do ~950Mhz whereas if you get a good chip on the 560 you can do ~1000Mhz.
EDIT: Here's a review at Hexus
where they bench the 460 and 560ti at the same clocks, from their conclusion "Pitting two equally-clocked GTX 460 and GTX 560 Ti cards against one another shows that there's roughly a 10 per cent performance advantage in favor of the newer Ti." And here is a review right here on OCN
that show's the same thing, the 560ti is about 10% faster at the same clocks, for atleast $50 more than the 460 1Gb I recommended.Edited by juano - 5/30/11 at 3:15am