the one in the first link says it has higher clocks for the core, memory, etc. this means there is a slight difference, but the fan looks like one of those loud ones, like the fans found on some gts 250s. idk exactly
To piggy back on my post without having to create a new topic...
I'm really looking for a good card to run 1920x1080 res. I'm looking to play MOST titles with highest settings (not including the benchmarking titles like Metro/Crysis).
If $200 is your price target, then I think you have already found your card in that EVGA SSC+. If you could spend $250, then a GTX560 would be an upgrade. Either will allow you to accomplish your goal.