Real World Speed
Performance profile from 338,745 user samples
299,523 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% MSI(1462 3160)
Worst Bench: 55% MSI(1462 3160)
Poor: 55% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 593
39,222 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% XFX(1682 9588) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 53% XFX(1682 C580)
Poor: 53% Great: 75%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 593
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
63.8 % 69 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
195 fps 281 fps Much better texture detail.
+44%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
150 fps +3% 145 fps
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
183 fps 198 fps Slightly faster NBody calculation.
+8%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
125 fps 131 fps +5%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
222 fps 323 fps Much better peak texture detail.
+45%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
162 fps +5% 155 fps
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
205 fps 217 fps Slightly faster peak NBody calculation.
+6%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
140 fps +1% 138 fps
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
157 fps 157 fps +0%
Grand Theft Auto V
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
53 fps 58 fps Slightly Better Grand Theft Auto V fps.
+10%
Overwatch
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
95 fps 98 fps +3%
League of Legends
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
179 fps Slightly Better League of Legends fps.
+12%
160 fps
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
62 fps 68 fps Slightly Better PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds fps.
+10%
Battlefield 1
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
63 fps 71 fps Slightly Better Battlefield 1 fps.
+14%
Fortnite
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
97 fps Slightly Better Fortnite fps.
+13%
86 fps
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
49 fps 63 fps Better The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fps.
+29%
DOTA 2
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
125 fps 125 fps +1%
World of Warcraft
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
63 fps 81 fps Better World of Warcraft fps.
+28%
World of Tanks
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
90 fps 102 fps Slightly Better World of Tanks fps.
+14%
Battlefield 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
95 fps Slightly Better Battlefield 4 fps.
+8%
88 fps
Market Share
Based on 10,192,114 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.17 % Hugely higher market share.
+101%
1.58 %
Value
Value For Money
63.4 % 94.6 % Much better value.
+49%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
116 % +3% 113 %
Price
Price (score)
$370 $228 Much cheaper.
+38%
Age
Newest
47 Months 15 Months Much more recent.
+68%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
227 fps +1% 225 fps
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
195 fps +2% 191 fps
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
197 fps +2% 194 fps
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
174 fps 177 fps +2%
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The Nvidia GTX 970 is a game changer in terms of performance per watt and value for money. The GTX 970 is based on Nvidia's ground-breaking Maxwell architecture which delivers considerable clock for clock performance gains over Kepler, its predecessor. Comparing the GTX 970 and 780 Ti shows that the two cards offer comparable performance yet the new GTX 970 costs nearly half as much! Unsurprisingly Nvidia are discontinuing the 780 Ti as it's now largely redundant. These price to performance gains typically occur once or twice a decade and although the new Maxwell architecture will improve down the line with the release of the Ti/Titan versions, at the moment the 970 offers the best value for money on the market by miles. Since this summary was originally written AMD have slashed prices and older Nvidia models (780/780 Ti/770) have also been hugely discounted. See the latest value for money rankings here[Jul '15 GPUPro]

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The RX 580 is released this week and is AMD’s latest flagship GPU based on second generation Polaris architecture. For all intents and purposes it is a refresh of the RX 480 released just 10 months prior. Modifications to the architecture have yielded improved performance per wattage and increased clock speeds of around 10% for base and around 5% for boost. The RX 580 will come with either 4GB or 8GB of high-bandwidth GDDR5 memory. Exact pricing for this mid-range chip remains to be seen, but the RX 500 series is likely to cannibalize sales of AMD’s 400 series. Performance wise, the RX 580 is in direct competition with NVIDIA’s popular GTX 1060 6GB which in now 9 months old. Perhaps after last year’s ill timed head to head release of the RX 480 and the faster but similarly priced GTX 1060 (a standoff which NVIDIA seem to have won based on market share), AMD are attempting to draw back some market share with the newer, slightly upgraded RX 580. The upcoming release of the 500 series comes ahead of AMD’s Vega architecture, for which specification and pricing details are not yet public but which will is expected to yield a significant jump in performance compared to Polaris. [Apr '17 GPUPro]

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Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2018 GPU Rankings.

We calculate effective 3D speed which estimates gaming performance for the top 12 games. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield value for money. Our figures are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top GPUs. [GPUPro]

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