Real World Speed
Performance profile from 491,170 user samples
383,532 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% EVGA(3842 3975)
Worst Bench: 53% EVGA(3842 0972) ≥ 4GB
Poor: 53% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 599
107,638 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% Sapphire(174B E347)
Worst Bench: 52% Sapphire(174B E354) ≥ 4GB
Poor: 52% Great: 73%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 599
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
63.7 % 64.4 % +1%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
195 fps 256 fps Much better texture detail.
+31%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
150 fps Slightly faster multi rendering.
+8%
139 fps
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
184 fps 185 fps +1%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
125 fps 125 fps
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
221 fps 301 fps Much better peak texture detail.
+36%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
163 fps Slightly faster peak multi rendering.
+10%
148 fps
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
206 fps 214 fps +4%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
141 fps Slightly faster peak complex splatting.
+6%
133 fps
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
157 fps +0% 157 fps
Grand Theft Auto V
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
53 fps 56 fps +5%
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
63 fps Slightly Better PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds fps.
+7%
59 fps
Overwatch
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
97 fps +3% 95 fps
League of Legends
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
174 fps 176 fps +1%
Fortnite
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
89 fps 90 fps +1%
Battlefield 1
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
62 fps 76 fps Better Battlefield 1 fps.
+21%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
50 fps 54 fps Slightly Better The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fps.
+8%
DOTA 2
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
125 fps 127 fps +2%
World of Warcraft
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
64 fps 68 fps Slightly Better World of Warcraft fps.
+6%
World of Tanks
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
98 fps 101 fps +4%
Battlefield 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
95 fps +1% 94 fps
Market Share
Based on 13,739,888 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.98 % Hugely higher market share.
+198%
1 %
Value
Value For Money
62.9 % 77 % Better value.
+23%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
122 % 149 % More popular.
+22%
Price
Price (score)
$374 $280 Cheaper.
+25%
Age
Newest
52 Months 31 Months Much more recent.
+40%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
226 fps +5% 216 fps
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
196 fps Slightly better peak reflection handling.
+7%
184 fps
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
195 fps Slightly better lighting effects.
+10%
177 fps
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
175 fps +3% 170 fps
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Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2019 GPU Rankings.

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