Real World Speed
Performance profile from 258,713 user samples
170,996 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% MSI(1462 3170)
Worst Bench: 55% EVGA(3842 2982) ≥ 4GB
Poor: 55% Great: 67%
SPEED RANK: 85th / 685
87,717 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% Sapphire(1DA2 E409)
Worst Bench: 60% XFX(1682 5701)
Poor: 60% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 685
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
60.6 % 94.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+56%
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
75.2 fps 109 fps Much better lighting effects.
+45%
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
87.2 fps 126 fps Much better reflection handling.
+44%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
77.6 fps 109 fps Much faster multi rendering.
+40%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
74.4 fps 132 fps Much faster NBody calculation.
+77%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
84.1 fps 139 fps Much better peak lighting effects.
+65%
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
96.9 fps 147 fps Much better peak reflection handling.
+52%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
81.8 fps 122 fps Much faster peak multi rendering.
+49%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
81.7 fps 158 fps Hugely faster peak NBody calculation.
+93%
CSGO
Avg. Fps @ 1080p on Max
183 Fps 242 Fps Much Better CSGO Fps.
+32%
Fortnite
Avg. Fps @ 1080p on Max
105 Fps 167 Fps Much Better Fortnite Fps.
+58%
PUBG
Avg. Fps @ 1080p on Max
70 Fps 94 Fps Much Better PUBG Fps.
+33%
GTAV
Avg. Fps @ 1080p on Max
61 Fps 117 Fps Hugely Better GTAV Fps.
+94%
LoL
Avg. Fps @ 1080p on Max
191 Fps 225 Fps Better LoL Fps.
+18%
Overwatch
Avg. Fps @ 1080p on Max
104 Fps 135 Fps Better Overwatch Fps.
+30%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Avg. Fps @ 1080p on Max
60 Fps 115 Fps Hugely Better The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Fps.
+89%
Minecraft
Avg. Fps @ 1080p on Max
207 Fps 215 Fps +4%
Market Share
Based on 55,217,565 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.3 % 0.4 % Much higher market share.
+33%
Value
Value For Money
28.7 % 54.8 % Hugely better value.
+91%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 74 % More popular.
+12%
Price
Price (score)
$500 $410 Cheaper.
+18%
Age
Newest
96 Months 38 Months Much more recent.
+60%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
85.4 fps 230 fps Hugely better peak texture detail.
+169%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
72.9 fps 98.5 fps Much faster peak complex splatting.
+35%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
76.1 fps 179 fps Hugely better texture detail.
+135%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
66.6 fps 91.7 fps Much faster complex splatting.
+38%
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The Nvidia GTX 980 is the new top end Maxwell based Nvidia GPU. The Maxwell architecture offers significantly higher clock for clock performance when compared to Kepler based cards from the previous generation. Comparing the GTX 980 and GTX 970 shows that the 970 only lags by around 17% in terms of performance but it's priced nearly 40% lower making the GTX 970 far better value for money card. Even though the GTX 970 beats the 980 in terms of value, the 980 still destroys previous generation cards. Comparing the GTX 980 and 780 Ti shows that the Newer 980 offers around 14% better performance at a 25% price discount. Nvidia have changed the price/performance landscape with their new Maxwell architecture and now pose a serious threat to AMDs high end GPU market share. The new GTX 980/970 cards replace the now discontinued GTX 780 Ti, 780 and 770. [Sep '14 GPUPro]

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Out of the box the reference 5700 XT has high burst speeds but under load it overheats and therefore drops frames to the extent that it is more or less unusable for demanding games like PUBG. In order to settle the card it was under volted by 120 mV and the maximum clock was lowered to 1,980 MHz (the stock BIOS and 19.9.1 driver defaulted the card to 2,030 MHz). The fan curve also had to be turned up to around 50% power at 75 degrees (which is a lot noisier than stock). After making these changes the card delivered far more consistent performance albeit with a reduced top speed and unacceptable (hair dryer) levels of noise. There were also incompatibilities with GTAV: enabling reflection MSAA resulted in very poor, almost matt, reflection fidelity (the same bug appeared on several Navi and Vega cards). The reference 5700 XT is great for beating cherry picked benchmarks, but it is not so great for playing games. Thousands of people, duped by sponsored marketing material, purchased the reference card expecting flagship performance, instead they got a shopping trolley with a V6 engine. It appears that the same marketing tactics were employed for the reference Vega 56 and 64 series of graphics cards which we will purchase for our gaming lab and generate effective Fps gaming metrics as soon as possible (results here). AMD appear to have very short term marketing strategists at the helm, they seem more concerned with this years bonuses than the longevity of the brand. [Jul '19 GPUPro]

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Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2022 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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