[Sticky] GPU Performance and Clarification  

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Jester
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This thread consists of the listings of today's video cards from best performing to worst performing. If you want to upgrade or want to know where your current GPU stands in the performance line, look here.

Right now it's interesting to see NVIDIA in possession of a rather large efficiency edge, with their cards producing much less heat and using much less power, hence why almost all AMD cards come with aftermarket coolers.

Listing based on accumulation of various reviews in various games, particularly at 2560 x 1440 and above.

NOTE: If you use an AMD card, get this tool if you want to tweak image quality more. If you use NVIDIA, get this tool for similar purposes. These let you force anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, modify v-sync, and much more. NVIDIA has far more options for tweaking, which is a benefit for hardcore PC gamers who aren't afraid to customize their settings. NVIDIA cards offer different types of supersampling that work with most games (whereas AMD's supersampling compatibility is very, very limited), NVIDIA also offers adaptive V-Sync, better ambient occlusion compatibility, and more through driver tweaking with the aforementioned tool.

Green = NVIDIA

RED = AMD

If there's no price listed, that means the accompanying video card is outdated and possibly discontinued, and you probably shouldn't buy one unless it's a great deal.

Enthusiast:

  1. GeForce Titan X - $1199.99 -> Most Powerful Graphics Card[/url]
  2. GeForce GTX 1080 - $649.99 -> Best Value
  3. GeForce GTX 1070 - $399.99 -> Best Value
  4. GeForce GTX Titan X
  5. GeForce GTX 980 Ti
  6. Radeon R9 Fury-X
  7. Radeon R9 Fury
  8. Radeon R9 Nano
  9. GeForce GTX 980
  10. Radeon R9 390X
  11. GeForce GTX 1060 - $249.99 -> Best Value
  12. Radeon RX 480 - $249.99 for 8GB, $199.99 for 4GB
  13. Radeon R9 290X
  14. GeForce GTX 970
  15. Radeon R9 390
  16. GeForce Titan Black
  17. GeForce GTX 780 Ti
  18. Radeon RX 470 - $179.99 (8GB), $149.99 (4GB)
  19. GeForce Titan
  20. Radeon R9 290
  21. GeForce GTX 780
  22. Radeon R9 380X
  23. Radeon R9 280X
  24. GeForce GTX 770

High End:

  1. Radeon R9 380
  2. GeForce GTX 960
  3. Radeon RX 460 - $139.99 for 4GB, $109.99 for 2GB
  4. Radeon R9 285
  5. GeForce GTX 680
  6. GeForce GTX 670
  7. Radeon R9 280
  8. GeForce GTX 760
  9. Radeon R9 270X
  10. GeForce GTX 950 - $149.99

Mid Tier:

  1. Radeon R7 370
  2. Radeon R9 270
  3. GeForce GTX 750 Ti
  4. Radeon R7 265
  5. Radeon R7 260X
  6. Radeon R7 260
  7. GeForce GTX 750
  8. GeForce GT 740 - $89.99
  9. Radeon R7 250 - $79.99

Low Tier:

  1. Radeon R7 240 - $59.99
  2. GeForce GT 730 - $69.99
  3. GeForce GT 720 - $49.99
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Posted : 17/03/2009 6:52 pm
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