Nvidia
$250
AMD
$79
 $250 

Release date: Q1 2011.

 $79 

Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 43,121 user samples
30,154 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 13% MSI(1462 2610) 1,024MB
Worst Bench: 9% Gigabyte(1458 351A) 1GB
Poor: 9% Great: 13%
SPEED RANK: 208th / 621
12,967 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 23% HP(103C 8424) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 16% Gigabyte(1458 22F2) 2GB
Poor: 16% Great: 23%
SPEED RANK: 154th / 621
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
12.4 % 20.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+65%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
28.8 fps 67.6 fps Hugely better texture detail.
+135%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
31.5 fps 54.3 fps Much faster multi rendering.
+72%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
38.7 fps 45.2 fps Faster NBody calculation.
+17%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
32.8 fps 69.7 fps Hugely faster complex splatting.
+112%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
32.2 fps 77.4 fps Hugely better peak texture detail.
+140%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
34.3 fps 61.7 fps Much faster peak multi rendering.
+80%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
37.1 fps 51.4 fps Much faster peak NBody calculation.
+39%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
37.2 fps 79.1 fps Hugely faster peak complex splatting.
+113%
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
56 fps 107 fps Hugely Better Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fps.
+94%
League of Legends
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
79 fps 102 fps Better League of Legends fps.
+29%
Market Share
Based on 19,302,296 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.18 % Hugely higher market share.
+157%
0.07 %
Value
Value For Money
11.8 % 61.4 % Hugely better value.
+422%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 71 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$250 $79 Much cheaper.
+68%
Age
Newest
101 Months 28 Months Much more recent.
+72%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
35.6 fps 59.1 fps Much better peak lighting effects.
+66%
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
36.1 fps 81.6 fps Hugely better peak reflection handling.
+126%
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
32.1 fps 49.2 fps Much better lighting effects.
+53%
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
33.1 fps 75.7 fps Hugely better reflection handling.
+129%
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