Nvidia
$500
Nvidia
 $500 

Release date: Q3 2014.

  

Release date ≈ Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 98,749 user samples
91,039 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Nvidia(10DE 1116) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 64% Nvidia(10DE 1116) ≥ 4GB
Poor: 64% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 617
7,710 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 133% Clevo(1558 087A) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 39% Gigabyte(1458 299D) ≥ 4GB
Poor: 39% Great: 133%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 617
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
74.9 % 105 % Much faster effective speed.
+40%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
235 fps 340 fps Much better texture detail.
+45%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
164 fps 204 fps Faster multi rendering.
+24%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
217 fps 326 fps Much faster NBody calculation.
+50%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
149 fps 216 fps Much faster complex splatting.
+45%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
267 fps 432 fps Much better peak texture detail.
+62%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
180 fps 244 fps Much faster peak multi rendering.
+36%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
241 fps 406 fps Much faster peak NBody calculation.
+68%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
165 fps 254 fps Much faster peak complex splatting.
+54%
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
183 fps 206 fps Slightly Better Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fps.
+12%
Fortnite
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
103 fps 151 fps Much Better Fortnite fps.
+47%
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
70 fps 84 fps Better PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds fps.
+21%
Grand Theft Auto V
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
64 fps 75 fps Better Grand Theft Auto V fps.
+18%
League of Legends
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
193 fps 193 fps +0%
Overwatch
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
104 fps 106 fps +2%
Battlefield 1
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
74 fps 102 fps Much Better Battlefield 1 fps.
+37%
Market Share
Based on 18,300,070 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.58 % Hugely higher market share.
+625%
0.08 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
99 % Much more popular.
+74%
57 %
Age
Newest
58 Months 34+ Months Much more recent.
+41%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
271 fps 423 fps Much better peak lighting effects.
+56%
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
234 fps 386 fps Much better peak reflection handling.
+65%
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
237 fps 321 fps Much better lighting effects.
+35%
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
212 fps 303 fps Much better reflection handling.
+43%
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