Real World Speed
Performance profile from 124,733 user samples
96,817 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 45% Gigabyte(1458 368E) 2GB
Worst Bench: 35% MSI(1462 3201) 2GB
Poor: 35% Great: 45%
SPEED RANK: 48th / 547
27,916 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 71% MSI(1462 2015)
Worst Bench: 57% XFX(1682 9390)
Poor: 57% Great: 71%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 547
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
41 % -60% 65.8 % Much faster effective speed.
+60%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
126 fps -102% 255 fps Hugely better texture detail.
+102%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
80.6 fps -56% 126 fps Much faster multi rendering.
+56%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
120 fps -36% 163 fps Much faster NBody calculation.
+36%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
81.5 fps -117% 177 fps Hugely faster complex splatting.
+117%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
143 fps -99% 285 fps Hugely better peak texture detail.
+99%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
86.5 fps -56% 135 fps Much faster peak multi rendering.
+56%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
131 fps -34% 175 fps Much faster peak NBody calculation.
+34%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
89.5 fps -111% 189 fps Hugely faster peak complex splatting.
+111%
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
144 fps -30% 188 fps Much Better Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fps.
+30%
Overwatch
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
68.5 fps -39% 95.5 fps Much Better Overwatch fps.
+39%
Grand Theft Auto V
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
42.9 fps -12% 47.9 fps Slightly Better Grand Theft Auto V fps.
+12%
Battlefield 1
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
47 fps -55% 72.8 fps Much Better Battlefield 1 fps.
+55%
Fallout 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
44.3 fps -41% 62.4 fps Much Better Fallout 4 fps.
+41%
Battlefield 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
56.3 fps -78% 100 fps Much Better Battlefield 4 fps.
+78%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
38.1 fps -52% 57.8 fps Much Better The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fps.
+52%
League of Legends
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
171 fps -14% 195 fps Slightly Better League of Legends fps.
+14%
Market Share
Based on 5,419,090 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.36 % Hugely higher market share.
+372%
0.5 % -372%
Value
Value For Money
61.4 % -21% 74.5 % Better value.
+21%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
78 % -23% 96 % More popular.
+23%
Price
Price (score)
$200 Much cheaper.
+34%
$304 -34%
Age
Newest
33 Months -15% 28 Months More recent.
+15%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
154 fps -39% 214 fps Much better peak lighting effects.
+39%
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
125 fps -34% 167 fps Much better peak reflection handling.
+34%
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
138 fps -42% 196 fps Much better lighting effects.
+42%
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
113 fps -38% 156 fps Much better reflection handling.
+38%
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The new GTX 960 is the third graphics card to feature Nvidia's Maxwell architecture. When the first two Maxwell cards were released back in September 2014 they completely re-shaped the GPU price/performance spectrum not only from Nvidia, but also AMD who were forced to slash prices by around 30%. Unfortunately the new GTX 960 isn't the game changer its predecessors were, and it's actually the weakest of the three Maxwell cards. Comparing the GTX 960 and 970 shows that the 970 is around 70% faster and a comparison of the GTX 960 and 980 shows that GTX 980 is almost exactly twice as fast as the 960. Of the three cards the GTX 970 offers the best bang for your buck, in-fact the GTX 970 is still one of best value cards available. That said, for gaming at 1080p or lower, the GTX 960 will allow decent frame rates at maximum settings for most games. [Jan '15 GPUPro]

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The new AMD R9 390 is the direct successor to the R9 290. Both cards share the same GPU but the R9 390 is factory overclocked. The R9 390 has a 5% higher stock GPU clock, and a substantial stock memory clock increase of 20%. Additionally the R9 390 sports a minimum of 8GB of VRAM versus 4GB on the R9 290. At the current price levels of $329, the R9 390 can't compete given that R9 290s can be had for around $260. The increased VRAM will rarely help even at ultra high resolutions and in any case, most 4K gamers are likely to seek more GPU power than the R9 390 has to offer. We have seen several samples of the R9 390 and they scored an effective speed of 88.5% which, as expected, matches the speeds seen on overclocked R9 290s. On the face of it purchasing an R9 290 at a discount and then manually overclocking will result in the same performance as an R9 390 but with a saving of around $70. [Jun '15 GPUPro]

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Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2017 GPU Rankings.

Welcome to our graphics card comparison. We calculate effective 3D speed which measures performance for recent games. Effective speed is adjusted by cost to yield value for money. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top GPUs. Share your opinion by voting. [GPUPro]

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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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