The Gigabyte 560 ti SOC boasts similar clocks and is much cheaper then the 570 runs cooler and is stable. I don't think FOC is worth it because you can obtain the same clocks with a msi or asus cards and not pay so much
[citation][nom]iam2thecrowe[/nom]probably costs the same as a gtx570.... Factory overclocked cards are rarely worth it.[/citation]
Not necessarily. Galaxy has a GTX 560 Ti out right now that is overclocked to 900MHz and it only $250, same price as stock clocked. It's still too soon to know if there are long term stability issues though.
[citation][nom]dimar[/nom]The first thing I do is apply Arctic MX-4 thermal compound when getting anything with a heatsink, including my new GTX 570. It runs cool & quiet [/citation]
good luck finding one for sale though =/