Yes, a 580 will smoke this card once OC'ed. IT is even still better at stock. However, I would much rather pay 289.00 for a card and OC it to get close to the best card on the market (580) than pay $589+ for a 580. As much as I would like to have a 580, the price is just crazy. I think this card is a smart choice for those of us on a budget....
You apparently misread juano's post. or don't know or understand some definitions like "clock-for-clock" and that's obvious from the link you posted.
GTX 470 is benching at 607.5 MHz while the 560 is benching at 732 MHz. not to mention they are using very old drivers for that benchmark (for the 470).
A GTX 560 Ti 448 is faster than a GTX 480? LOLz. They are the same.
Also btw a 580 will smoke your GTX 560 Ti. According to guru3d the cards require 900 MHz just to match a stock 580 performance & it still lagging behind it a little bit, just imagine what a 1.0 GHz 580 will do to your 448 card.
Thanks for the info juano +rep.I changed my mind on that card. It seems it doesn't worth the money for me smile.gif. I will wait for kepler wink..
I stated later that I missed the clock for clock reference! This was my error!
I ran a GTX 580 and the classified in side by side rigs and got similar scores with the classified at 855 core! This was my experience! I had a reference Evga GTX 580. Actually benched the 580 up to 980 core on HWBOT!
I have owned and benched all the cards mentioned here so I know their performance levels!
I own 31 graphics cards including the Power hungry and Hot GTX 470! A decent card but not one of my favorites!
The GTX 580 is a much stronger card when overclocked but it definitely is not worth more then a $100 premium! I Sold my GTX 580 for $450 and kept the classified!Then I purchased the 7970 which is worth the $100 increase over the 580! Blows it completely out of the water!For the money, at this moment, the 448 core 560ti is the best buy!
Personally, these cards are the only 500 series I would purchase as the wait for Kepler continues!Edited by Electroneng - 1/28/12 at 4:28pm