Intel
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$500
  

Release date ≈ Q1 2017.

 $500 

Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 87,845 user samples
6,069 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 5% Asus(1043 872F) 1GB
Worst Bench: 3% MSI(1462 7A15) 1GB
Poor: 3% Great: 5%
SPEED RANK: 368th / 608
81,776 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% EVGA(3842 2983)
Worst Bench: 63% Gigabyte(1458 367D) ≥ 4GB
Poor: 63% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 608
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
4.22 % 75.3 % Insanely faster effective speed.
+1,682%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
11.3 fps 235 fps Insanely better texture detail.
+1,980%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
12.3 fps 164 fps Insanely faster multi rendering.
+1,233%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
9.26 fps 217 fps Insanely faster NBody calculation.
+2,243%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
15.8 fps 148 fps Hugely faster complex splatting.
+837%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
12.4 fps 269 fps Insanely better peak texture detail.
+2,069%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
15 fps 178 fps Insanely faster peak multi rendering.
+1,087%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
10.3 fps 242 fps Insanely faster peak NBody calculation.
+2,250%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
22.8 fps 166 fps Hugely faster peak complex splatting.
+628%
Market Share
Based on 14,668,211 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.62 % Hugely higher market share.
+933%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 98 % Much more popular.
+75%
Age
Newest
25+ Months Much more recent.
+53%
53 Months
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
11.4 fps 293 fps Insanely better peak lighting effects.
+2,470%
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
14.6 fps 235 fps Insanely better peak reflection handling.
+1,510%
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
9.68 fps 240 fps Insanely better lighting effects.
+2,379%
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
13.9 fps 212 fps Insanely better reflection handling.
+1,425%
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