Real World Speed
Performance profile from 148,660 user samples
142,683 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% Asus(1043 8508)
Worst Bench: 51% EVGA(3842 2974)
Poor: 51% Great: 73%
SPEED RANK: 28th / 540
5,977 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% MSI(1462 2015)
Worst Bench: 61% Sapphire(174B E324)
Poor: 61% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 15th / 540
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
63.8 % -17% 74.5 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
196 fps -42% 278 fps Much better texture detail.
+42%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
151 fps Faster multi rendering.
+16%
130 fps -16%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
185 fps +2% 181 fps -2%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
126 fps -45% 183 fps Much faster complex splatting.
+45%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
224 fps -41% 315 fps Much better peak texture detail.
+41%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
165 fps Faster peak multi rendering.
+20%
138 fps -20%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
207 fps Slightly faster peak NBody calculation.
+6%
195 fps -6%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
142 fps -37% 194 fps Much faster peak complex splatting.
+37%
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
157 fps -58% 249 fps Much Better Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fps.
+58%
Market Share
Based on 3,422,376 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.7 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,250%
0.2 % -2,250%
Value
Value For Money
77.3 % Better value.
+16%
66.6 % -16%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
91 % More popular.
+17%
78 % -17%
Price
Price (score)
$275 Much cheaper.
+37%
$434 -37%
Age
Newest
31 Months -29% 22 Months More recent.
+29%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
233 fps -1% 236 fps +1%
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
197 fps Slightly better peak reflection handling.
+14%
173 fps -14%
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
200 fps -8% 216 fps Slightly better lighting effects.
+8%
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
176 fps Slightly better reflection handling.
+9%
162 fps -9%
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Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 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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