The obvious choice seems to be the Zotac, since it has the same higher OC'd clock speed (950MHz) but for the cheaper price of £200. Or am i missing something?
Ill be using this card with Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 motherboard running 8GB ram.
If I had to choose one of those three cards, I would definitely go for the Gigabyte GTX 560Ti SO 950 Edition 1GB DDR5
950MHz clock speed
the reason is it has a better cooler compared to zotac. So your temps would stay low.
buying a non Ti version is also good but not great. The Ti version is faster than the non Ti. Gigabyte GTX 560Ti SO 950 Edition can easily compete with a stock GTX 570 and a HD 6970. Check out some reviews for that and you will get to know.
Yeah the Zotac only has one fan which was putting me off.
I think my favourite of the GTX 560 Ti's is the Gigabyte OC. I know the SOC clocks a little higher, however i can OC that myself.
My budget started at £700 and after weighing up the pro's an con's of each component im now up to £800 and thats without an OS still although im hoping one of my student friends can get one cheap so keeping the graphics card good, while being mindful of cost is pretty important. The OC Gigabyte fits the bill at £200. Hopefully sometime next year ill have some spare cash to SLI it.
And yes the Ti is a much quicker card than the standard GTX560. On some benchmark tests i saw, the SOC Gigabyte running at 950MHz was out performing some GTX570's and there still room to OC up to about 1025MHz.
Yeah i wont be gaming with dual screen as i see no point. Ill just start playing on like a 32" at 1080p if i feel a bigger screen is needed. The GTX 560 Ti has so many good ratings for OCing, Value for money and performance. I see no reason not to go with it, and continue to SLI it in the future.