Real World Speed
Performance profile from 548,286 user samples
359,207 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 71% MSI(1462 3160)
Worst Bench: 51% Nvidia(10DE 1190) 1GB
Poor: 51% Great: 71%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 599
189,079 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 44% Zotac(19DA 2375) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 35% Device(0000 0000) ≥ 4GB
Poor: 35% Great: 44%
SPEED RANK: 68th / 599
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
62.8 % Much faster effective speed.
+56%
40.3 %
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
192 fps Much better texture detail.
+55%
124 fps
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
149 fps Hugely faster multi rendering.
+85%
80.6 fps
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
181 fps Much faster NBody calculation.
+53%
118 fps
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
124 fps Much faster complex splatting.
+53%
80.8 fps
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
222 fps Much better peak texture detail.
+56%
142 fps
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
165 fps Hugely faster peak multi rendering.
+91%
86.4 fps
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
202 fps Much faster peak NBody calculation.
+54%
131 fps
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
139 fps Much faster peak complex splatting.
+56%
89.1 fps
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
157 fps Slightly Better Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fps.
+13%
140 fps
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
63 fps Much Better PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds fps.
+73%
36 fps
Grand Theft Auto V
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
53 fps Better Grand Theft Auto V fps.
+28%
42 fps
Fortnite
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
89 fps Much Better Fortnite fps.
+48%
60 fps
League of Legends
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
174 fps Better League of Legends fps.
+27%
137 fps
Overwatch
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
97 fps Much Better Overwatch fps.
+39%
70 fps
Battlefield 1
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
62 fps Better Battlefield 1 fps.
+28%
49 fps
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
50 fps Much Better The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fps.
+37%
37 fps
DOTA 2
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
125 fps Better DOTA 2 fps.
+30%
96 fps
World of Warcraft
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
64 fps Better World of Warcraft fps.
+20%
53 fps
World of Tanks
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
98 fps Much Better World of Tanks fps.
+52%
64 fps
Battlefield 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
95 fps Much Better Battlefield 4 fps.
+60%
59 fps
Market Share
Based on 13,915,064 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.9 % Much higher market share.
+78%
1.63 %
Value
Value For Money
62 % +2% 60.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
123 % Much more popular.
+41%
87 %
Price
Price (score)
$374 $198 Much cheaper.
+47%
Age
Newest
52 Months 48 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
221 fps Much better peak lighting effects.
+47%
150 fps
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
197 fps Much better peak reflection handling.
+59%
124 fps
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
192 fps Much better lighting effects.
+44%
133 fps
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
172 fps Much better reflection handling.
+54%
112 fps
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Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2019 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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