Real World Speed
Performance profile from 98,498 user samples
76,753 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 45% Gigabyte(1458 36AC) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 35% MSI(1462 3205) ≥ 4GB
Poor: 35% Great: 45%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 544
21,745 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 47% MSI(1462 2015)
Worst Bench: 39% Asus(1043 04E3)
Poor: 39% Great: 47%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 544
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
41.1 % -8% 44.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
126 fps -36% 171 fps Much better texture detail.
+36%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
81.2 fps -27% 103 fps Faster multi rendering.
+27%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
120 fps +2% 118 fps -2%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
82.4 fps -3% 85.1 fps +3%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
144 fps -35% 194 fps Much better peak texture detail.
+35%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
87 fps -26% 110 fps Faster peak multi rendering.
+26%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
132 fps Slightly faster peak NBody calculation.
+6%
125 fps -6%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
89.8 fps -2% 91.5 fps +2%
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
144 fps +2% 141 fps -2%
Overwatch
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
68.5 fps -10% 75.5 fps Slightly Better Overwatch fps.
+10%
Grand Theft Auto V
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
42.9 fps -6% 45.2 fps Slightly Better Grand Theft Auto V fps.
+6%
Battlefield 1
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
47 fps -9% 51.2 fps Slightly Better Battlefield 1 fps.
+9%
Fallout 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
44.3 fps -7% 47.4 fps Slightly Better Fallout 4 fps.
+7%
Battlefield 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
56.3 fps -13% 63.6 fps Slightly Better Battlefield 4 fps.
+13%
DOTA 2
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
101 fps Better DOTA 2 fps.
+23%
82.1 fps -23%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
38.1 fps -9% 41.5 fps Slightly Better The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fps.
+9%
League of Legends
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
171 fps -5% 179 fps Slightly Better League of Legends fps.
+5%
Market Share
Based on 4,683,105 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.39 % Hugely higher market share.
+378%
0.5 % -378%
Value
Value For Money
61.6 % -4% 64.3 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
78 % -19% 93 % More popular.
+19%
Price
Price (score)
$200 +5% $210 -5%
Age
Newest
31 Months -16% 26 Months More recent.
+16%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
154 fps Slightly better peak lighting effects.
+8%
142 fps -8%
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
125 fps -13% 141 fps Slightly better peak reflection handling.
+13%
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
138 fps Slightly better lighting effects.
+5%
131 fps -5%
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
113 fps -14% 129 fps Slightly better reflection handling.
+14%
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