Yes,to me it does.In the US you can get a 6970 for roughly $320.And GTX560ti for roughly $250.I just think your way overpaying if you go with the 6970.I mean for $50 more you could get a 7950 which is just as fast as a GTX580 and even faster if O.C.'d.
Going with a GTX560ti seems that you get more bang for your buck.
Ahh, haven't heard of that card. But then again, I've been of the market for quite some time, since I bought a Macbook Pro some years ago. Now I am tired of the lack of power, and need some good old Windows PC hardware power. I couldn't help myself comparing the two cards:
Since they are priced around the same, and I have a hard time estimating what makes them so different?
EDIT: Actually, can't remember. I'm traveling at the moment so cannot check it. But i bought it in 2010 i think, so you are probably right.
EDIT 2: And yes, it depends without a doubt on how much you are willing to spend. But to me, 50-100 bucks more or less is no issue. If that extra boost the pleasure of gaming with a 100% due to the abcent of lack, they are well spend
In terms of the 6000 series from AMD, unless you are getting a 2gb 6950 and unlocking shaders and overclocking it for about $80 less, the 6000 series was a waste. The 6990 is a beast, but its expensive and hard to find. Im an AMD guy, I have a new 7970, its amazing, but the 6000 series was more of a budget line of GPUs. Id go with a 570 over a 6970. And id go with a 7970 or 7950 over either a 570 or 580. Just an opinion