Originally Posted by _LDC_;14908271
'cause there are many interesting aspects to examine that goes beyond a cold "480 is faster" statement
Well to summarize, it really comes down to what your concerns are. If you want the most powerful card you can get for your money, that's unquestionably the 480.Performance Chart (Click to show)
^It's ~14% faster stock and has more VRAM (on reference models) which will give a bit more headroom for future games.
At the same time though, it chugs power (in this case it averaged a 100 watt higher power draw) and runs hot.Powa Chart! (Click to show)
Based on the charts above, the 560 Ti gives ~88% of the performance, while only using 57% of the power.
Or in other words, the 480 offers 65% of the 560 Ti's performance per watt
.Moar Charts! (Click to show)
is the advantage of the 500 series. They're all the same architecture, but the 500 series cards are significantly more power efficient.
If that's important to you, you may have a legit reason for considering the 560 Ti. Otherwise, if they're really the same price, the 480 is a much better buy.
TPU makes this nice and easy