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post #11 of 17
As OP does not care about the price and will not overclock the card out of the box, it is all about performance (and noise and heat and the T-shirt...).

I gather that:
a. stock GTX560 Ti is ~30% faster than stock GTX460
b. OP's current GTX460 is a factory overclocked version (~13%)
c. EVGA GTX560 Ti is also a factory overclocked version (~9%)

So, even without the consideration of the additional shader count, this EVGA GTX560 Maximum Graphics Edition would be around 30-13+9 = 26% faster than OP's current GTX460 SC. To me, the answer to OP's question is 'Yes, it is worth it'.


And, just picking a Crysis Warhead chart from Hexus (http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=28691&page=7), it shows at OP's 1680x1050:-
GTX460 stock: 36 fps
GTX460 SOC: 46.6 fps
GTX560 stock: 50.6 fps
GTX560 SOC: 58.5 fps (~27% faster than GTX460 SOC...matching my rough calc above)

Edited by windfire - 3/30/11 at 11:55pm
post #12 of 17
I would go with the msi 560 ti twin frozr II it stays really cool so you can oc it safely
    
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I would never touch MSI lol. MSI sucks. EVGA ftw.

Also don't care about the noise cuz i wear a hearing aid and it never bothers me.
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Don't get the maximum edition unless you want the t-shirt.
It's the same as a Superclocked card... Save yourself $40
    
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Originally Posted by 78@pwnt4lif3 View Post
I'm not touching Gigabyte cards. I always touch EVGA brands because they have good warranty and customer service. EVGA only!
I love my Gigabyte 460. The EVGA 460 EE I had before it was loud, hot and couldn't overclock for crap (because core temps hit 90c+). This Gigabyte 460 is essentially inaudible even when the fan kicks up a little bit to keep it in the neighborhood of ~65c (+/- 8 degrees based on room temp).

@OP: If 20-30% performance is worth $250 for you, go for it. However, if you don't really have a good reason to upgrade, save the money for Kepler, or get a SSD.
Edited by Caleo - 4/1/11 at 3:55pm
post #16 of 17
unless you have the money to blow, i would say just keep what you have. in the little experience i have, i was able to turn out better numbers with my 560 than i was with the evga 460. luckily the 460 was a new purchase for me, so after some testing, i returned it, threw in a few more bucks, and got the 560ti.


the only game i did actual testing with, was dirt 2. with the 460 i was averaging 62-66fps with all highest settings. with my 560ti im getting 89-91fps.

so for me, it was definitely worth it, but that was partly do to the fact that i didnt already own a 460.
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post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by JetEnduro View Post
Don't get the maximum edition unless you want the t-shirt.
It's the same as a Superclocked card... Save yourself $40
That's the problem.. there is NO shirt like that anywhere lol.

Besides i wanna find a way to have a SLi that goes 160fps in Crysis 2. Especially with Battlefield 3 i wanna be sure i have all the power i need.

Dunno what i decided but i appreciated all the advice however.
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