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how do they compare im not much for nvidia so i dont know the differences.
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560 non Ti at full price is literally like throwing away $50 compared to a 460 at full price.
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if on lower budget, you cant go wrong with the 460 if you can snag one with 1gb. Not worth getting a 560 unless its a TI.
 
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They are 99% Identical, the 560 may run a tad cooler..

Moswell pick up a cheap 460 smile.gif
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It depends on which GeForce GTX 460 (there's three variants), and which GeForce GTX 560 (there's two variants).

I am going to presume you're talking about the "standard" GeForce GTX 460, the 1GB and non-SE version (which is the fastest of the three types), and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti (which is the fastest of the two types).

Essentially, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti is the GeForce GTX 460, just with the last SM cluster enabled. It has all eight. The GeForce GTX 460 has seven of the eight. As a result, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti has more shaders (384 vs 336) and more texture units (64 vs 54). They both have the same ROPs (32), although the 768MB version of the GeForce GTX 460 has less (24).

There's also said to be other small tweaks on levels besides performance, as well as higher clock speeds.

As for performance differences, I can't recall offhand, but I think in the neighborhood of ~15%-25% (sometimes up to 33%) on average? Benchmarks should answer this.

Now, if you are talking about the GeForce GTX 460 1GB and non Ti GeForce GTX 560, then both have just seven of the eight shader clusters enabled, and since that was the major difference between the GeForce GTX 460 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti, then the two are practically almost the same, but the latter still has higher clock speeds and I think other small differences on the chip level itself.

Assuming default specifications/clock speeds...

GeForce GTX 460 768MB = GeForce GTX 460 SE (depending on scenario) < GeForce GTX 460 1GB < GeForce GTX 560 < GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Edited by Princess Garnet - 7/17/11 at 11:02pm
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