Real World Speed
Performance profile from 42,013 user samples
25,956 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 407% MSI(1462 5104)
Worst Bench: 303% MSI(1462 5104)
Poor: 303% Great: 407%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 715
16,057 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 209% Sapphire(1DA2 440E) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 177% Sapphire(1DA2 440E) ≥ 4GB
Poor: 177% Great: 209%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 715
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
370 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+89%
195 %
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
585 fps Hugely better lighting effects.
+140%
244 fps
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
571 fps Hugely better reflection handling.
+128%
250 fps
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
517 fps Faster multi rendering.
+28%
403 fps
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
560 fps Hugely faster NBody calculation.
+164%
212 fps
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
667 fps Hugely better peak lighting effects.
+147%
270 fps
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
625 fps Hugely better peak reflection handling.
+136%
265 fps
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
552 fps Faster peak multi rendering.
+29%
429 fps
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
605 fps Hugely faster peak NBody calculation.
+170%
224 fps
Market Share
Based on 67,770,106 GPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.58 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,336%
0.11 %
Value
Value For Money
53.2 % Better value.
+15%
46.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
93 % Much more popular.
+55%
60 %
Price
Price (score)
$1,650 $1,000 Much cheaper.
+39%
Age
Newest
20 Months Much more recent.
+52%
42 Months
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
821 fps Much better peak texture detail.
+40%
586 fps
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
316 fps 354 fps Faster peak complex splatting.
+12%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
727 fps Much better texture detail.
+40%
519 fps
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
294 fps 333 fps Faster complex splatting.
+13%
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The RTX 4090 is based on Nvidia’s Ada Lovelace architecture. It features 16,384 cores with base / boost clocks of 2.2 / 2.5 GHz, 24 GB of memory, a 384-bit memory bus, 128 3rd gen RT cores, 512 4th gen Tensor cores, DLSS 3 and a TDP of 450W. Performance gains will vary depending on the specific game and resolution. With a 4090 tier card 1080p in-game fps will often get CPU bottlenecked which prevents the GPU from delivering higher fps. At higher (often sub-optimal) resolutions (1440p, 4K etc) the 4090 will show increasing improvements compared to lesser cards. When fps are not CPU bottlenecked at all, such as during GPU benchmarks, the 4090 is around 75% faster than the 3090 and 60% faster than the 3090-Ti, these figures are approximate upper bounds for in-game fps improvements. The fact that the 4090 is currently the fastest performing graphics card available is reflected in its jaw-dropping MSRP of $1,600. Since PC gamers rarely buy AMD GPUs, Nvidia only have themselves to compete with. Surprisingly, $1,600 is actually reasonable value for money, when compared to previous gen. flagship cards. Prospective buyers will need a top of the line system to extract maximum performance from the 4090 and because of its monstrous dimensions, many will also need a new PC case. Consumers that demand value for money, should wait a few more months for the 4060 / 4070 models by which time AMD's 7900 series will also probably be heavily discounted. Alternatively, shoppers looking to buy in the near term should consider the last gen. 3060-Ti, which offers excellent real-world (1080p) performance at a fraction of the price ($400 USD). [Oct '22 GPUPro]

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The RX 6900-XT assumes the flagship position in AMD’s latest RX 6000 series of GPUs which deliver a huge generational jump in performance. The $1,000 USD 6900-XT offers a small improvement (11% more compute units) over the already launched $650 USD RX 6800-XT. AMD have upgraded the single fan cooler to a more efficient triple fan solution, perhaps indicating a shift in focus from benchmark busting headlines to user experience. Following the widespread issues that users faced with the 5000 and Vega series, we are cautiously optimistic that AMD have taken steps to ensure driver and hardware stability. Given the value for money now offered by both Nvidia and AMD, with the 3070 and 6800-XT, it is difficult to recommend any thousand dollar graphics cards to most gamers. 16GB of VRAM is a key feature of the 6900-XT. At higher resolutions and detail settings, performance can bottleneck without sufficient GPU memory. AMD's marketers often cherry pick obscure games with high res/settings, the details of which are rarely disclosed, then compare the results with cards that have less memory. In that scenario, the cards with less memory look weaker than they would at 1080p. The 1080p results are sometimes omitted, or worse, partially omitted and frame drops are conveniently ignored. Most users will see little benefit in gaming at high resolutions. Without drastic price cuts (MSRP $1000 USD) and miraculous marketing via countless promo videos and sponsored reviews, the 6900 XT will struggle to compete, partly because it lacks RTX+DLSS which is required for the best gaming experience in class leading titles such as Cyberpunk 2077. Users should be wary of AMD’s army of social media accounts, they aim to dupe shoppers any way they can. [Dec '20 GPUPro]

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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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