Hello, my name is Clay and just recently my BFG Nvidia 9800 GT was overheating and went out on me and it's been a year or 2 since I bought it and I think it's time for an upgrade so to make a long story short I have been looking around at Card manufacturers and I thought BFG was good but they went out of business so I think I am going to go to EVGA since they have great quality and are pretty much the top of the line. Now I found a card I liked on New Egg and it is in my price range ($300.00 or so) and it was the GTX 560 TI DS Superclocked mainly because it looked good and it out performed all of the other 560's now I am mainly just wandering if I could be getting something better like a 570 for a better price or if this card would be the best I could get right now and also I was wandering what the main differences between the
I think you would be very happy with GTX 560 which is almost as fast as the 560 Ti but for less money. You can take a look at the THG review which discusses this issue and shows what you might expect from that card:
Let's start off with the differences between the first 4 cards.
The very first one is not a Ti, the Ti model is a higher end model of the 560. You can see that evidenced in the amount of Stream Processors (Cores). It also has a lower memory, core, and shader clock speed.
For the other three, there's very slight differences. The DS Superclock and the Ti Superclock are actually the exact same card, minus the fan. The DS has a dual fan solution on it, which is different than the reference design. The third model, t he last of the 560's you linked, is the regular Ti version of the 560. It's not overclocked, so it has a lower clock speed than it's pre-overclocked cousins. Other than that, it's the same.
In regards to the 570's you linked, it's almost the same story, but not quite. The DS model you linked is NOT overclocked, while the reference fan design model you linked IS overclocked (this would be link number's 1 and 2 respectively).
In regards to your question about performance (and only to the cards you've linked, I won't go into the ATI vs Nvidia debate), I'm not sure what you'll be playing, at what resolution, what your power supply is, etc. Since you were happy with a 9800 GT, I could probably guess that a 560 Ti would suffice just fine. Don't bother with those pre-overclocked models, you can do that yourself very easily.
I hope this answers your questions. Please let us know if you need additional help.
Okay, i think i might just go with the 570 OC and also I was looking at the specs and one of the 560's had some higher numbers (I cant remember on what) but just making sure would the 570 Superclocked http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... give me better performance than the 560's?