Nvidia
Nvidia
$500
  

Release date ≤ Q2 2014.

 $500 

Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 104,548 user samples
5,690 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 16% Clevo(1558 6501) 2GB
Worst Bench: 12% MSI(1462 110A) 2GB
Poor: 12% Great: 16%
SPEED RANK: 167th / 621
98,858 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% EVGA(3842 2983)
Worst Bench: 53% Gigabyte(1458 3686) ≥ 4GB
Poor: 53% Great: 68%
SPEED RANK: 48th / 621
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
14.2 % 60.6 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+327%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
52.3 fps 239 fps Hugely better texture detail.
+357%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
30 fps 166 fps Hugely faster multi rendering.
+453%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
59 fps 221 fps Hugely faster NBody calculation.
+275%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
32.1 fps 152 fps Hugely faster complex splatting.
+374%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
59 fps 270 fps Hugely better peak texture detail.
+358%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
46.3 fps 179 fps Hugely faster peak multi rendering.
+287%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
64.6 fps 243 fps Hugely faster peak NBody calculation.
+276%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
36.4 fps 169 fps Hugely faster peak complex splatting.
+364%
Market Share
Based on 19,424,700 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 0.56 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,300%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 97 % Much more popular.
+59%
Age
Newest
63+ Months 59 Months Slightly more recent.
+6%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
64.5 fps 275 fps Hugely better peak lighting effects.
+326%
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
41.5 fps 240 fps Hugely better peak reflection handling.
+478%
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
57.4 fps 243 fps Hugely better lighting effects.
+323%
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
39.2 fps 216 fps Hugely better reflection handling.
+451%
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