Real World Speed
Performance profile from 99,548 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
41,219 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% MSI(1462 3282) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 62% Asus(1043 85AE)
Poor: 62% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 535
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
41.4 % -70% 70.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+70%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
127 fps -69% 214 fps Much better texture detail.
+69%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
82 fps -83% 150 fps Hugely faster multi rendering.
+83%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
121 fps -75% 212 fps Much faster NBody calculation.
+75%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
82.4 fps -100% 165 fps Hugely faster complex splatting.
+100%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
143 fps -71% 245 fps Much better peak texture detail.
+71%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
87.1 fps -93% 168 fps Hugely faster peak multi rendering.
+93%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
132 fps -75% 231 fps Much faster peak NBody calculation.
+75%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
89.9 fps -100% 180 fps Hugely faster peak complex splatting.
+100%
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
141 fps -16% 164 fps Better Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fps.
+16%
Overwatch
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
67.7 fps -46% 99.1 fps Much Better Overwatch fps.
+46%
Grand Theft Auto V
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
44.2 fps -44% 63.5 fps Much Better Grand Theft Auto V fps.
+44%
Battlefield 1
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
48.2 fps -52% 73.4 fps Much Better Battlefield 1 fps.
+52%
Fallout 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
44.3 fps -62% 71.6 fps Much Better Fallout 4 fps.
+62%
Battlefield 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
56.2 fps -70% 95.7 fps Much Better Battlefield 4 fps.
+70%
DOTA 2
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
98.9 fps -34% 133 fps Much Better DOTA 2 fps.
+34%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
35.2 fps -62% 57.2 fps Much Better The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fps.
+62%
World of Tanks
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
69.8 fps -58% 110 fps Much Better World of Tanks fps.
+58%
League of Legends
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
178 fps -22% 217 fps Better League of Legends fps.
+22%
Market Share
Based on 3,193,688 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.2 % -86% 4.1 % Hugely higher market share.
+86%
Value
Value For Money
59.2 % -60% 94.8 % Much better value.
+60%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % -59% 111 % Much more popular.
+59%
Price
Price (score)
$215 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
$235 -9%
Age
Newest
26 Months -69% 8 Months Much more recent.
+69%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
154 fps -66% 256 fps Much better peak lighting effects.
+66%
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
125 fps -74% 218 fps Much better peak reflection handling.
+74%
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
138 fps -65% 228 fps Much better lighting effects.
+65%
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
114 fps -75% 199 fps Much better reflection handling.
+75%
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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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