Real World Speed
Performance profile from 58,329 user samples
58,329 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 45% Gigabyte(1458 36AC) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 36% EVGA(3842 3967)
Poor: 36% Great: 45%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 535
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
41.4 % -118% 90.4 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+118%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
127 fps -140% 305 fps Hugely better texture detail.
+140%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
82 fps -116% 177 fps Hugely faster multi rendering.
+116%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
121 fps -119% 265 fps Hugely faster NBody calculation.
+119%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
82.4 fps -125% 185 fps Hugely faster complex splatting.
+125%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
143 fps -147% 354 fps Hugely better peak texture detail.
+147%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
87.1 fps -124% 195 fps Hugely faster peak multi rendering.
+124%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
132 fps -126% 298 fps Hugely faster peak NBody calculation.
+126%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
89.9 fps -127% 204 fps Hugely faster peak complex splatting.
+127%
Market Share
Based on 3,197,104 GPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % -45% 101 % Much more popular.
+45%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.2 % -39% 3.06 % Much higher market share.
+39%
Price
Price (score)
$215 Much cheaper.
+77%
381 USD -77%
Value
Value For Money
59.2 % -54% 91.2 % Much better value.
+54%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
154 fps -122% 342 fps Hugely better peak lighting effects.
+122%
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
125 fps -130% 287 fps Hugely better peak reflection handling.
+130%
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
138 fps -103% 280 fps Hugely better lighting effects.
+103%
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
114 fps -125% 256 fps Hugely better reflection handling.
+125%
Age
Newest
26 Months -115% 12.1 Months Hugely more recent.
+115%
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Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 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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