Originally Posted by mardon
That being said.. i'm feeling a pull towards this 560.. If its around Â£160 i'll get one. If crysis 2 and the Witcher 2 will benefit from DX11. If not I wont bother.
Yeah, if it's pricing goes the same as the 460, they'll have another winner on their hands.
Seeing as the 460 competed with the 470 (except at very high res due to memory and bus width) when overclocked to 800-ish on the core, it's not unreasonable to say that at stock (seeing as it's core clock is high) and with the added Shaders, that this will sit with and edge over the 470 on nowadays "standardised" resolution, and only fall level with and lower than when over 1200p or high tessellation gaming.
The increase of the Core 216 260 over it's 192 version averaged 7% at 1200p+ and 10%+ around 1080p+ at the same reference clock speed.
Given this, with an addition 48 Shaders over the 460 it's like comparing the 260 192sp against the 275, there was like 12-15% increase there at ref clocks at 1080-1200p, so the same could easily be said about the increase in power over the 460 in this case too.
Depending on how well the 560's OC, you could see slightly further increases if they're able to do closer to 1Ghz than the 460.
Either way, the 560 looks to be a good minimal
upgrade from GTX 260/275/280 if it retains the 460's prices, especially when you consider that DX11 puts less of a strain on the GPU than DX10 does, and comes with increased visual experiences to boot.
285's it won't be much of an upgrade from, other than heat/TDP and DX11 so it's down to personal preferences really.
It all depends on how well Overclocks. We'll soon see.
Maybe they'll release a 565 before Summer that'll be even better.