Real World Speed
Performance profile from 184,812 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 / 714
158,856 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 230% EVGA(3842 3982) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 185% EVGA(3842 3982) ≥ 4GB
Poor: 185% Great: 230%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 714
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
370 % Much faster effective speed.
+76%
210 %
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
585 fps Hugely better lighting effects.
+89%
310 fps
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
571 fps Hugely better reflection handling.
+89%
302 fps
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
517 fps Much faster multi rendering.
+48%
350 fps
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
560 fps Hugely faster NBody calculation.
+120%
254 fps
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
667 fps Hugely better peak lighting effects.
+91%
349 fps
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
625 fps Much better peak reflection handling.
+62%
386 fps
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
552 fps Much faster peak multi rendering.
+46%
378 fps
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
605 fps Hugely faster peak NBody calculation.
+121%
274 fps
Market Share
Based on 67,445,231 GPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.66 % Much higher market share.
+63%
1.02 %
Value
Value For Money
48.7 % Better value.
+28%
38.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
93 % Much more popular.
+31%
71 %
Price
Price (score)
$1,800 $1,306 Cheaper.
+27%
Age
Newest
18 Months Much more recent.
+58%
43 Months
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
821 fps Hugely better peak texture detail.
+120%
373 fps
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
316 fps Much faster peak complex splatting.
+61%
196 fps
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
727 fps Hugely better texture detail.
+121%
329 fps
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
294 fps Much faster complex splatting.
+58%
186 fps
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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 RTX 3090 is Nvidia’s 3000 series flagship. It takes the crown as the fastest consumer graphics card money can buy. Nvidia’s new Ampere architecture, which supersedes Turing, offers both improved power efficiency and performance. The 3090 features 10,496 CUDA cores and 328 Tensor cores, it has a base clock of 1.4 GHz boosting to 1.7 GHz, 24 GB of memory and a power draw of 350 W. The 3090 offers more than double the memory and beats the previous generation’s flagship RTX 2080 Ti significantly in terms of effective speed. That said, the 3090 also comes with a hefty $1,500 price tag. Professional users, such as game developers, that can make use of 24 GB of memory, may find value in the 3090. Regular users should be wary of the hype around 8k gaming. High end gamers ought to consider the 3080 which offers comparable gaming performance for less than half the money. In terms of real world performance, Nvidia’s 3000 series has more or less put AMD’s Radeon group in checkmate. Nonetheless, AMD’s marketers are capable of delivering elaborate BS albeit whilst struggling to keep a straight face. Their marketing infrastructure outsold Intel in the CPU market despite a 15% performance deficit. Without an appropriate social media marketing strategy, Nvidia will probably lose considerable market share, for all the wrong reasons. [Sep '20 GPUPro]

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Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2024 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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Intel Core i5-13600K $274Nvidia RTX 4060 $295Crucial MX500 250GB $40
Intel Core i5-12400F $133Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-12600K $183Nvidia RTX 4070 $539Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $45SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $43SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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