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GPU Benchmarks and Hierarchy 2022: Graphics Cards Ranked

Our GPU benchmarks hierarchy ranks all the current and previous generation graphics cards by performance, including all of the best graphics cards. Whether it’s playing games or doing high-end creative work like 4K video editing, your graphics card typically plays the biggest role in determining performance, and even the best CPUs for Gaming take a secondary role.

We’ve revamped our GPU testbed and updated all of our benchmarks for 2022, and are now finished retesting nearly every graphics card from the past several generations, plus some even older GPUs. Our full GPU hierarchy using traditional rendering comes first, and below that we have our ray tracing GPU benchmarks hierarchy. Those of course require a ray tracing capable GPU so only AMD’s RX 6000-series, Intel’s Arc, and Nvidia’s RTX cards are present. The results are all without enabling DLSS, DLSS 3, or XeSS on the various cards, mind you.

Nvidia launched the GeForce RTX 4090, which as expected leaped to the top of our GPU benchmarks. It’s definitely a fast card, so fast that if you’re not gaming at 4K, you might not need everything it can offer. It followed up with the GeForce RTX 4080, which has the same Ada Lovelace architecture but far fewer shaders and compute.

At the other end of the pricing spectrum, the new Intel Arc A770 and Intel Arc A750 finally arrived, and while they’re not the fastest GPUs, they have promise and are priced below their direct Nvidia competition (and probably closer to tied with their AMD equivalents). Speaking of, we also have the Sapphire RX 6700 10GB (opens in new tab) in the list now — we’ll have the review done as soon as we’re able. Meanwhile, AMD revealed specs for its RX 7900 XTX / XT and details of the RDNA 3 architecture as well, with cards set to arrive on December 13.

Below our main tables, you’ll find our 2022–2022 benchmark suite, which has all of the previous generation GPUs running our older test suite running on a Core i9-9900K testbed. We also have the legacy GPU hierarchy (without benchmarks) at the bottom of the article for reference purposes.

The following tables sort everything solely by our performance-based GPU gaming benchmarks, at 1080p “ultra” for the main suite and at 1080p “medium” for the DXR suite. Factors including price, graphics card power consumption, overall efficiency, and features aren’t factored into the rankings here. We’ve switched to a new Alder Lake Core i9-12900K testbed, changed up our test suite, and retested all of the past several generations of GPUs. Now let’s hit the benchmarks and tables.

GPU Benchmarks Ranking 2022

For our latest benchmarks, we test (nearly) all GPUs at 1080p medium and 1080p ultra, and sort the table by the 1080p ultra results. Where it makes sense, we also test at 1440p ultra and 4K ultra. All of the scores are scaled relative to the top-ranking 1080p ultra card, which in our new suite is the RTX 4090 (at least at 4K and 1440p).

You can also see the above summary chart showing the relative performance of the cards we’ve tested across the past several generations of hardware at 1080p ultra — swipe through the above gallery if you want to see the 1080p medium, 1440p and 4K ultra images. There are a few missing options (e.g., the GT 1030, RX 550, and several Titan cards), but otherwise it’s basically complete. We do have data in the table below for some of the other (older) GPUs.

The eight games we’re using for our standard GPU benchmarks hierarchy are Borderlands 3 (DX12), Far Cry 6 (DX12), Flight Simulator (DX11/DX12), Forza Horizon 5 (DX12), Horizon Zero Dawn (DX12), Red Dead Redemption 2 (Vulkan), Total War Warhammer 3 (DX11), and Watch Dogs Legion (DX12). The fps score is the geometric mean (equal weighting) of the eight games.

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Tom’s Hardware GPU Benchmarks Hierarchy
Graphics Card1080p Ultra1080p Medium1440p Ultra4K UltraSpecifications (Links to Review)
GeForce RTX 4090 (opens in new tab)100.0% (147.4fps)100.0% (188.0fps)100.0% (143.2fps)100.0% (116.3fps)AD102, 16384 shaders, 2520MHz, 24GB [email protected], 1008GB/s, 450W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 4080 (opens in new tab)95.5% (140.8fps)96.6% (181.7fps)90.8% (130.0fps)78.5% (91.4fps)AD103, 9728 shaders, 2505MHz, 16GB [email protected], 717GB/s, 320W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6950 XT (opens in new tab)93.6% (137.9fps)101.6% (191.0fps)80.6% (115.4fps)60.4% (70.3fps)Navi 21, 5120 shaders, 2310MHz, 16GB [email protected], 576GB/s, 335W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6900 XT (opens in new tab)90.1% (132.9fps)99.0% (186.2fps)75.1% (107.6fps)55.7% (64.8fps)Navi 21, 5120 shaders, 2250MHz, 16GB [email protected], 512GB/s, 300W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (opens in new tab)89.8% (132.4fps)95.8% (180.1fps)79.5% (113.9fps)65.1% (75.7fps)GA102, 10752 shaders, 1860MHz, 24GB [email protected], 1008GB/s, 450W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6800 XT (opens in new tab)86.4% (127.4fps)96.1% (180.7fps)71.2% (102.0fps)51.9% (60.4fps)Navi 21, 4608 shaders, 2250MHz, 16GB [email protected], 512GB/s, 300W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3090 (opens in new tab)85.9% (126.6fps)94.7% (178.1fps)74.4% (106.5fps)59.1% (68.8fps)GA102, 10496 shaders, 1695MHz, 24GB [email protected], 936GB/s, 350W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB (opens in new tab)84.5% (124.5fps)94.8% (178.2fps)72.6% (104.0fps)57.0% (66.3fps)GA102, 8960 shaders, 1845MHz, 12GB [email protected], 912GB/s, 400W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (opens in new tab)83.7% (123.4fps)93.1% (174.9fps)72.2% (103.4fps)57.1% (66.5fps)GA102, 10240 shaders, 1665MHz, 12GB [email protected], 912GB/s, 350W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6800 (opens in new tab)79.1% (116.7fps)93.1% (174.9fps)63.5% (90.9fps)45.2% (52.5fps)Navi 21, 3840 shaders, 2105MHz, 16GB [email protected], 512GB/s, 250W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3080 (opens in new tab)78.9% (116.3fps)92.3% (173.4fps)66.7% (95.5fps)52.1% (60.6fps)GA102, 8704 shaders, 1710MHz, 10GB [email protected], 760GB/s, 320W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6750 XT (opens in new tab)71.5% (105.3fps)90.5% (170.2fps)54.6% (78.2fps)37.0% (43.1fps)Navi 22, 2560 shaders, 2600MHz, 12GB [email protected], 432GB/s, 250W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (opens in new tab)70.6% (104.1fps)86.4% (162.4fps)57.6% (82.6fps)40.2% (46.8fps)GA104, 6144 shaders, 1770MHz, 8GB [email protected], 608GB/s, 290W (opens in new tab)
Titan RTX (opens in new tab)68.5% (101.0fps)84.2% (158.2fps)56.2% (80.5fps)41.5% (48.3fps)TU102, 4608 shaders, 1770MHz, 24GB [email protected], 672GB/s, 280W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6700 XT (opens in new tab)67.7% (99.8fps)86.2% (162.1fps)51.3% (73.4fps)34.8% (40.5fps)Navi 22, 2560 shaders, 2581MHz, 12GB [email protected], 384GB/s, 230W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3070 (opens in new tab)67.7% (99.8fps)83.9% (157.7fps)54.1% (77.5fps)37.1% (43.2fps)GA104, 5888 shaders, 1725MHz, 8GB [email protected], 448GB/s, 220W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (opens in new tab)65.1% (96.0fps)80.7% (151.6fps)52.6% (75.3fps)38.3% (44.6fps)TU102, 4352 shaders, 1545MHz, 11GB [email protected], 616GB/s, 250W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (opens in new tab)62.1% (91.5fps)79.6% (149.7fps)48.7% (69.7fps) GA104, 4864 shaders, 1665MHz, 8GB [email protected], 448GB/s, 200W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6700 10GB (opens in new tab)59.5% (87.7fps)78.1% (146.8fps)44.3% (63.5fps)28.5% (33.1fps)Navi 22, 2304 shaders, 2450MHz, 10GB [email protected], 320GB/s, 175W
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (opens in new tab)57.6% (84.9fps)73.3% (137.8fps)45.3% (64.9fps)29.7% (34.5fps)TU104, 3072 shaders, 1815MHz, 8GB [email protected], 496GB/s, 250W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 2080 (opens in new tab)55.8% (82.2fps)70.8% (133.1fps)43.6% (62.4fps) TU104, 2944 shaders, 1710MHz, 8GB [email protected], 448GB/s, 215W (opens in new tab)
Intel Arc A770 16GB (opens in new tab)54.5% (80.3fps)66.0% (124.0fps)43.5% (62.3fps)31.6% (36.7fps)ACM-G10, 4096 shaders, 2100MHz, 16GB [email protected], 560GB/s, 225W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6650 XT (opens in new tab)54.1% (79.8fps)73.6% (138.4fps)39.6% (56.7fps) Navi 23, 2048 shaders, 2635MHz, 8GB [email protected], 280GB/s, 180W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6600 XT (opens in new tab)52.9% (78.0fps)72.6% (136.5fps)38.3% (54.9fps) Navi 23, 2048 shaders, 2589MHz, 8GB [email protected], 256GB/s, 160W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (opens in new tab)51.8% (76.4fps)66.0% (124.1fps)40.1% (57.4fps) TU104, 2560 shaders, 1770MHz, 8GB [email protected], 448GB/s, 215W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 5700 XT (opens in new tab)50.0% (73.7fps)66.9% (125.8fps)37.2% (53.3fps)25.1% (29.3fps)Navi 10, 2560 shaders, 1905MHz, 8GB [email protected], 448GB/s, 225W (opens in new tab)
Intel Arc A750 (opens in new tab)48.5% (71.4fps)61.9% (116.4fps)38.6% (55.2fps)27.3% (31.8fps)ACM-G10, 3584 shaders, 2050MHz, 8GB [email protected], 512GB/s, 225W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3060 (opens in new tab)47.6% (70.2fps)63.2% (118.8fps)36.7% (52.6fps) GA106, 3584 shaders, 1777MHz, 12GB [email protected], 360GB/s, 170W (opens in new tab)
Radeon VII (opens in new tab)47.3% (69.7fps)60.7% (114.0fps)37.0% (53.0fps)27.0% (31.4fps)Vega 20, 3840 shaders, 1750MHz, 16GB [email protected], 1024GB/s, 300W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 2070 (opens in new tab)46.1% (67.9fps)58.9% (110.7fps)35.6% (51.0fps) TU106, 2304 shaders, 1620MHz, 8GB [email protected], 448GB/s, 175W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6600 (opens in new tab)45.2% (66.7fps)62.7% (117.8fps)32.2% (46.1fps) Navi 23, 1792 shaders, 2491MHz, 8GB [email protected], 224GB/s, 132W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (opens in new tab)45.1% (66.5fps)58.8% (110.6fps)35.1% (50.3fps)25.4% (29.5fps)GP102, 3584 shaders, 1582MHz, 11GB [email protected], 484GB/s, 250W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (opens in new tab)44.1% (65.1fps)56.3% (105.9fps)33.7% (48.2fps) TU106, 2176 shaders, 1650MHz, 8GB [email protected], 448GB/s, 175W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 5700 (opens in new tab)44.0% (64.8fps)59.2% (111.3fps)32.9% (47.2fps) Navi 10, 2304 shaders, 1725MHz, 8GB [email protected], 448GB/s, 180W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 5600 XT (opens in new tab)39.4% (58.1fps)53.5% (100.6fps)29.3% (42.0fps) Navi 10, 2304 shaders, 1750MHz, 8GB [email protected], 336GB/s, 160W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX Vega 64 (opens in new tab)38.5% (56.8fps)50.2% (94.3fps)29.0% (41.6fps)20.2% (23.5fps)Vega 10, 4096 shaders, 1546MHz, 8GB [email protected], 484GB/s, 295W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 2060 (opens in new tab)37.4% (55.2fps)51.5% (96.8fps)27.0% (38.7fps) TU106, 1920 shaders, 1680MHz, 6GB [email protected], 336GB/s, 160W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 1080 (opens in new tab)36.1% (53.1fps)47.9% (90.0fps)27.5% (39.4fps) GP104, 2560 shaders, 1733MHz, 8GB [email protected], 320GB/s, 180W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3050 (opens in new tab)34.9% (51.4fps)47.6% (89.4fps)26.3% (37.6fps) GA106, 2560 shaders, 1777MHz, 8GB [email protected], 224GB/s, 130W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (opens in new tab)34.7% (51.1fps)45.6% (85.8fps)26.5% (37.9fps) GP104, 2432 shaders, 1683MHz, 8GB [email protected], 256GB/s, 180W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX Vega 56 (opens in new tab)34.3% (50.6fps)44.9% (84.4fps)25.8% (37.0fps) Vega 10, 3584 shaders, 1471MHz, 8GB [email protected], 410GB/s, 210W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (opens in new tab)30.7% (45.3fps)44.1% (82.8fps)22.6% (32.4fps) TU116, 1408 shaders, 1785MHz, 6GB [email protected], 336GB/s, 125W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (opens in new tab)30.5% (45.0fps)43.8% (82.4fps)22.5% (32.2fps) TU116, 1536 shaders, 1770MHz, 6GB [email protected], 288GB/s, 120W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 1070 (opens in new tab)30.4% (44.8fps)39.9% (75.1fps)23.1% (33.1fps) GP104, 1920 shaders, 1683MHz, 8GB [email protected], 256GB/s, 150W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 1660 (opens in new tab)27.3% (40.2fps)39.9% (75.1fps)19.9% (28.5fps) TU116, 1408 shaders, 1785MHz, 6GB [email protected], 192GB/s, 120W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB (opens in new tab)27.0% (39.8fps)38.6% (72.6fps)19.9% (28.5fps) Navi 14, 1408 shaders, 1845MHz, 8GB [email protected], 224GB/s, 130W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 590 (opens in new tab)26.7% (39.4fps)36.5% (68.6fps)20.3% (29.1fps) Polaris 30, 2304 shaders, 1545MHz, 8GB [email protected], 256GB/s, 225W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 980 Ti (opens in new tab)24.3% (35.9fps)33.3% (62.6fps)18.6% (26.7fps) GM200, 2816 shaders, 1075MHz, 6GB [email protected], 336GB/s, 250W (opens in new tab)
Radeon R9 Fury X (opens in new tab)24.0% (35.4fps)34.3% (64.4fps)  Fiji, 4096 shaders, 1050MHz, 4GB [email protected], 512GB/s, 275W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 580 8GB (opens in new tab)24.0% (35.3fps)32.8% (61.7fps)18.2% (26.0fps) Polaris 20, 2304 shaders, 1340MHz, 8GB [email protected], 256GB/s, 185W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (opens in new tab)23.0% (33.9fps)36.2% (68.0fps)16.0% (23.0fps) TU116, 1280 shaders, 1725MHz, 4GB [email protected], 192GB/s, 100W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB (opens in new tab)22.7% (33.5fps)35.6% (66.9fps)  Navi 14, 1408 shaders, 1845MHz, 4GB [email protected], 224GB/s, 130W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (opens in new tab)21.9% (32.2fps)30.9% (58.0fps)16.1% (23.0fps) GP106, 1280 shaders, 1708MHz, 6GB [email protected], 192GB/s, 120W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6500 XT (opens in new tab)20.9% (30.8fps)35.0% (65.8fps)12.6% (18.0fps) Navi 24, 1024 shaders, 2815MHz, 4GB [email protected], 144GB/s, 107W (opens in new tab)
Radeon R9 390 (opens in new tab)20.2% (29.8fps)27.2% (51.2fps)  Grenada, 2560 shaders, 1000MHz, 8GB [email protected], 384GB/s, 275W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 980 (opens in new tab)19.6% (28.9fps)28.6% (53.7fps)  GM204, 2048 shaders, 1216MHz, 4GB [email protected], 256GB/s, 165W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 (opens in new tab)19.5% (28.8fps)30.1% (56.7fps)  TU117, 896 shaders, 1590MHz, 4GB [email protected], 192GB/s, 75W (opens in new tab)
Intel Arc A380 (opens in new tab)19.2% (28.3fps)29.1% (54.7fps)13.6% (19.5fps) ACM-G11, 1024 shaders, 2450MHz, 6GB [email protected], 186GB/s, 75W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 570 4GB (opens in new tab)19.2% (28.3fps)28.5% (53.6fps)13.9% (20.0fps) Polaris 20, 2048 shaders, 1244MHz, 4GB [email protected], 224GB/s, 150W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB (opens in new tab)18.8% (27.8fps)28.0% (52.6fps)  GP106, 1152 shaders, 1708MHz, 3GB [email protected], 192GB/s, 120W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 1650 (opens in new tab)18.2% (26.9fps)27.2% (51.1fps)  TU117, 896 shaders, 1665MHz, 4GB [email protected], 128GB/s, 75W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 970 (opens in new tab)18.0% (26.5fps)26.1% (49.1fps)  GM204, 1664 shaders, 1178MHz, 4GB [email protected], 256GB/s, 145W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6400 (opens in new tab)16.0% (23.7fps)27.6% (52.0fps)  Navi 24, 768 shaders, 2321MHz, 4GB [email protected], 128GB/s, 53W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 780 (opens in new tab)14.9% (22.0fps)20.5% (38.5fps)  GK110, 2304 shaders, 900MHz, 3GB [email protected], 288GB/s, 230W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (opens in new tab)13.5% (19.8fps)20.2% (38.0fps)  GP107, 768 shaders, 1392MHz, 4GB [email protected], 112GB/s, 75W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 1630 (opens in new tab)11.4% (16.9fps)18.0% (33.9fps)  TU117, 512 shaders, 1785MHz, 4GB [email protected], 96GB/s, 75W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GTX 1050 (opens in new tab)10.0% (14.8fps)15.8% (29.8fps)  GP107, 640 shaders, 1455MHz, 2GB [email protected], 112GB/s, 75W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 560 4GB (opens in new tab)10.0% (14.8fps)16.9% (31.8fps)  Baffin, 1024 shaders, 1275MHz, 4GB [email protected], 112GB/s, 60-80W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 550 4GB (opens in new tab) 10.4% (19.6fps)  Lexa, 640 shaders, 1183MHz, 4GB [email protected], 112GB/s, 50W (opens in new tab)
GeForce GT 1030 (opens in new tab) 7.7% (14.5fps)  GP108, 384 shaders, 1468MHz, 2GB [email protected], 48GB/s, 30W (opens in new tab)

*: GPU couldn’t run all tests, so the overall score is slightly skewed at 1080p ultra.

While the RTX 4090 does technically take first place at 1080p ultra, it’s the 1440p and especially 4K numbers that impress. It’s only 6% faster than the next closest RX 6950 XT at 1080p ultra, but that increases to 21% at 1440p and 63% at 4K. Against the RTX 3090 Ti, it’s also a major upgrade: 10% faster at 1080p, 23% faster at 1440p, and 51% faster at 4K. (Just in case you check our reviews and notice a difference in scores, note that the above fps numbers incorporate both the average and minimum fps into a single score — with the average given more weight than the 99th percentile fps.)

Again, keep in mind that we’re not including any ray tracing or DLSS results in the above table, as we intend to use the same test suite with the same settings on all current and previous generation graphics cards. Since only RTX cards support DLSS (and RTX 40-series if you want DLSS3), that would drastically limit which cards we could directly compare.

Of course the RTX 4090 comes at a steep price, though it’s not that much worse than the previous generation RTX 3090. In fact, we’d say it’s a lot better, as the 3090 was only a modest improvement in performance compared to the 3080 at the time of launch. Nvidia seems to have pulled out all the stops with the 4090, increasing the core counts, clock speeds, and power limits to push it beyond all contenders.

We’re still waiting to see how the other RTX 40-series cards stack up, and AMD RX 7000-series and RDNA 3 GPUs aren’t here yet. Once those arrive, we strongly suspect we’ll see competitive performance from AMD, at much lower prices than the 4090. The first RDNA 3 GPUs are set to ship before the end of the year, and we’ll learn more from AMD on November 3.

Turning to the previous generation GPUs, the RTX 20-series and GTX 16-series chips end up scattered throughout the results, along with the RX 5000-series. The general rule of thumb is that you get one or two “model upgrades” with the newer architectures, so for example the RTX 2080 Super comes in just below the RTX 3060 Ti, while the RX 5700 XT lands a few percent behind the RX 6600 XT.

Go back far enough, and you can see how modern games at ultra settings severely punish cards that don’t have more than 4GB VRAM. We’ve been saying for a few years now that 4GB is just scraping by, and 6GB or more is desirable. The GTX 1060 3GB, GTX 1050, and GTX 780 actually failed to run some of our tests, which skews their results a bit, even though they do better at 1080p medium.

Now let’s switch over to the ray tracing hierarchy.

Dying Light 2 settings and image quality comparisons

(Image credit: Techland)

Ray Tracing GPU Benchmarks Ranking 2022

Enabling ray tracing, particularly with demanding games like those we’re using in our DXR test suite, can cause framerates to drop off a cliff. We’re testing with “medium” and “ultra” ray tracing settings. Medium means using medium graphics settings but turning on ray tracing effects (set to “medium” if that’s an option; otherwise, “on”), while ultra turns on all of the RT options at more or less maximum quality.

Because ray tracing is so much more demanding, we’re sorting these results by the 1080p medium scores. That’s also because the RX 6500 XT and 6400 along with the Arc A380 basically can’t handle ray tracing even at these settings, and testing at anything more than 1080p medium would be fruitless. We’ve finished testing all the current ray tracing capable GPUs, though there will be more cards in the near future.

The six ray tracing games we’re using are Bright Memory Infinite, Control Ultimate Edition, Cyberpunk 2077, Fortnite, Metro Exodus Enhanced, and Minecraft — all of these use the DirectX 12 / DX12 Ultimate API. The fps score is the geometric mean (equal weighting) of the six games, and the percentage is scaled relative to the fastest GPU in the list, which in this case is the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

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Tom’s Hardware Ray Tracing GPU Benchmarks Hierarchy
Graphics Card1080p Medium1080p Ultra1440p Ultra4K UltraSpecifications (Links to Review)
GeForce RTX 4090 (opens in new tab)100.0% (164.9fps)100.0% (135.2fps)100.0% (97.4fps)100.0% (52.5fps)AD102, 16384 shaders, 2520MHz, 24GB [email protected], 1008GB/s, 450W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 4080 (opens in new tab)85.6% (141.2fps)80.0% (108.2fps)74.8% (72.9fps)70.8% (37.2fps)AD103, 9728 shaders, 2505MHz, 16GB [email protected], 717GB/s, 320W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (opens in new tab)71.7% (118.2fps)62.4% (84.4fps)58.8% (57.2fps)55.5% (29.1fps)GA102, 10752 shaders, 1860MHz, 24GB [email protected], 1008GB/s, 450W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3090 (opens in new tab)65.7% (108.4fps)56.0% (75.7fps)52.1% (50.8fps)48.4% (25.4fps)GA102, 10496 shaders, 1695MHz, 24GB [email protected], 936GB/s, 350W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (opens in new tab)64.0% (105.6fps)54.7% (73.9fps)50.6% (49.2fps)47.0% (24.7fps)GA102, 10240 shaders, 1665MHz, 12GB [email protected], 912GB/s, 350W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB (opens in new tab)63.5% (104.7fps)53.6% (72.4fps)49.2% (47.9fps)45.2% (23.7fps)GA102, 8960 shaders, 1845MHz, 12GB [email protected], 912GB/s, 400W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3080 (opens in new tab)58.4% (96.3fps)49.0% (66.3fps)44.9% (43.7fps)40.1% (21.0fps)GA102, 8704 shaders, 1710MHz, 10GB [email protected], 760GB/s, 320W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6950 XT (opens in new tab)50.5% (83.2fps)41.6% (56.2fps)37.0% (36.0fps)32.8% (17.2fps)Navi 21, 5120 shaders, 2310MHz, 16GB [email protected], 576GB/s, 335W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (opens in new tab)47.6% (78.4fps)39.3% (53.1fps)34.8% (33.9fps) GA104, 6144 shaders, 1770MHz, 8GB [email protected], 608GB/s, 290W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6900 XT (opens in new tab)45.2% (74.5fps)36.8% (49.8fps)32.4% (31.6fps)28.7% (15.1fps)Navi 21, 5120 shaders, 2250MHz, 16GB [email protected], 512GB/s, 300W (opens in new tab)
Titan RTX (opens in new tab)44.8% (73.9fps)36.3% (49.1fps)32.6% (31.7fps)29.1% (15.3fps)TU102, 4608 shaders, 1770MHz, 24GB [email protected], 672GB/s, 280W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3070 (opens in new tab)44.5% (73.4fps)36.7% (49.6fps)32.2% (31.4fps) GA104, 5888 shaders, 1725MHz, 8GB [email protected], 448GB/s, 220W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (opens in new tab)42.5% (70.0fps)34.4% (46.5fps)30.5% (29.7fps) TU102, 4352 shaders, 1545MHz, 11GB [email protected], 616GB/s, 250W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6800 XT (opens in new tab)42.3% (69.7fps)34.1% (46.1fps)30.2% (29.4fps)26.7% (14.0fps)Navi 21, 4608 shaders, 2250MHz, 16GB [email protected], 512GB/s, 300W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (opens in new tab)39.6% (65.3fps)32.0% (43.3fps)28.1% (27.4fps) GA104, 4864 shaders, 1665MHz, 8GB [email protected], 448GB/s, 200W (opens in new tab)
Intel Arc A770 16GB (opens in new tab)36.4% (60.1fps)27.4% (37.0fps)24.8% (24.1fps) ACM-G10, 4096 shaders, 2100MHz, 16GB [email protected], 560GB/s, 225W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6800 (opens in new tab)36.1% (59.6fps)29.1% (39.3fps)25.6% (24.9fps) Navi 21, 3840 shaders, 2105MHz, 16GB [email protected], 512GB/s, 250W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (opens in new tab)35.5% (58.6fps)28.1% (37.9fps)24.4% (23.8fps) TU104, 3072 shaders, 1815MHz, 8GB [email protected], 496GB/s, 250W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 2080 (opens in new tab)34.1% (56.2fps)26.5% (35.9fps)23.0% (22.4fps) TU104, 2944 shaders, 1710MHz, 8GB [email protected], 448GB/s, 215W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6750 XT (opens in new tab)31.6% (52.1fps)26.6% (36.0fps)22.9% (22.3fps) Navi 22, 2560 shaders, 2600MHz, 12GB [email protected], 432GB/s, 250W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (opens in new tab)31.2% (51.5fps)24.5% (33.1fps)20.9% (20.3fps) TU104, 2560 shaders, 1770MHz, 8GB [email protected], 448GB/s, 215W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3060 (opens in new tab)29.6% (48.7fps)23.9% (32.3fps)20.6% (20.1fps) GA106, 3584 shaders, 1777MHz, 12GB [email protected], 360GB/s, 170W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6700 XT (opens in new tab)29.5% (48.7fps)24.8% (33.5fps)21.2% (20.7fps) Navi 22, 2560 shaders, 2581MHz, 12GB [email protected], 384GB/s, 230W (opens in new tab)
Intel Arc A750 (opens in new tab)29.4% (48.6fps)22.3% (30.1fps)19.2% (18.7fps) ACM-G10, 3584 shaders, 2050MHz, 8GB [email protected], 512GB/s, 225W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 2070 (opens in new tab)27.6% (45.5fps)21.8% (29.4fps)18.6% (18.1fps) TU106, 2304 shaders, 1620MHz, 8GB [email protected], 448GB/s, 175W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6700 10GB (opens in new tab)27.1% (44.6fps)22.3% (30.2fps)18.4% (18.0fps) Navi 22, 2304 shaders, 2450MHz, 10GB [email protected], 320GB/s, 175W
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (opens in new tab)26.5% (43.6fps)20.6% (27.9fps)17.6% (17.1fps) TU106, 2176 shaders, 1650MHz, 8GB [email protected], 448GB/s, 175W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6650 XT (opens in new tab)23.6% (39.0fps)19.3% (26.1fps)  Navi 23, 2048 shaders, 2635MHz, 8GB [email protected], 280GB/s, 180W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6600 XT (opens in new tab)22.9% (37.8fps)18.5% (25.0fps)  Navi 23, 2048 shaders, 2589MHz, 8GB [email protected], 256GB/s, 160W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 2060 (opens in new tab)22.8% (37.6fps)16.6% (22.5fps)  TU106, 1920 shaders, 1680MHz, 6GB [email protected], 336GB/s, 160W (opens in new tab)
GeForce RTX 3050 (opens in new tab)21.1% (34.8fps)16.9% (22.8fps)  GA106, 2560 shaders, 1777MHz, 8GB [email protected], 224GB/s, 130W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6600 (opens in new tab)19.2% (31.7fps)15.3% (20.7fps)  Navi 23, 1792 shaders, 2491MHz, 8GB [email protected], 224GB/s, 132W (opens in new tab)
Intel Arc A380 (opens in new tab)9.6% (15.9fps)   ACM-G11, 1024 shaders, 2450MHz, 6GB [email protected], 186GB/s, 75W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6500 XT (opens in new tab)6.8% (11.2fps)   Navi 24, 1024 shaders, 2815MHz, 4GB [email protected], 144GB/s, 107W (opens in new tab)
Radeon RX 6400 (opens in new tab)5.4% (9.0fps)   Navi 24, 768 shaders, 2321MHz, 4GB [email protected], 128GB/s, 53W (opens in new tab)

If you felt the RTX 4090 performance was impressive at 4K in our standard test suite, just take a look at the results with ray tracing. We knew Nvidia had put even more ray tracing enhancements into the Ada Lovelace architecture, and those start to show up here — though there are still further potential performance improvements for ray tracing with SER, OMM, and DMM, not to mention DLSS3.

Even at 1080p medium, a relatively tame setting for DXR (DirectX Raytracing), the RTX 4090 roars past all contenders and leads the previous generation RTX 3090 Ti by 40%. At 1080p ultra, the lead grows to 56%, and it’s nearly 70% at 1440p. Nvidia made claims before the RTX 4090 launch that it was “2x to 4x faster than the RTX 3090 Ti” — factoring in DLSS 3’s Frame Generation technology — but even without DLSS 3, the 4090 is 80% faster than the 3090 Ti.

Considering the 3090 Ti already pummeled AMD’s best in DXR performance — the RX 6950 XT only comes in slightly ahead of the RTX 3070 Ti, and it can’t match the RTX 3080 10GB card — the RTX 4090 leaves a massive chasm. It’s double (98% faster) the 6950 XT performance at 1080p medium, and 2.35x faster at 1080p ultra. Rubbing salt in the wounds, the lead grows to 2.68x at 1440p and finally triples the AMD card at 4K.

You can also see what DLSS Quality mode did for performance in DXR games on the RTX 4090 in our review, but the short summary is that it boosted performance by 78% at 4K ultra. DLSS 3 meanwhile improved framerates another 30% to 100% in our preview testing. With DLSS, Nvidia’s RTX 4090 is over five times faster than the RX 6950 XT.

AMD’s FSR 2.0 would prove beneficial here, if AMD can get widespread adoption — AMD’s fastest GPUs can barely manage 1440p at more than 30 fps. Also note that only the 4090 can handle native 4K in all of the games at more than 30 fps. We’ll see how the other Nvidia Ada GPUs and AMD’s RDNA 3 offerings fare against the new standard bearer in the next couple of months..

The midrange GPUs like the RTX 3070 and RX 6700 XT basically manage 1080p ultra and not much more, while the bottom tier of DXR-capable GPUs barely manage 1080p medium — and the RX 6500 XT can’t even do that, with single digit framerates in most of our test suite, and one game that wouldn’t even work at our chosen “medium” settings. (Control requires at least 6GB VRAM to let you enabled ray tracing.)

Intel’s Arc A380 ends up just ahead of the RX 6500 XT in ray tracing performance, which is interesting considering it only has 8 RTUs going up against AMD’s 16 Ray Accelerators. Intel posted a deep dive into its ray tracing hardware, and Arc sounds reasonably impressive, except for the fact that the number of RTUs in the A380 severely limits performance. The top-end A770 still only has 32 RTUs, which proves sufficient for it to pull ahead (barely) of the RTX 3060 in DXR testing, but it’s can’t go much further than that. Arc A770 also ends up ahead of AMD’s RX 6800 in DXR performance, showing just how poor AMD’s RDNA 2 hardware is when it comes to ray tracing.

It’s also interesting to look at the generational performance of Nvidia’s RTX cards. The slowest 20-series GPU, the RTX 2060, still outperforms the new RTX 3050 by a bit, but the fastest RTX 2080 Ti comes in a bit behind the RTX 3070. Where the 2080 Ti basically doubled the performance of the 2060, the 3090 delivers about triple the performance of the 3050. Hopefully a future RTX 4050 will deliver similar gains as the 4090, at a far more affordable price point.

A bunch of new and old graphics cards

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2022-2022 GPU Benchmarks Ranking

The results below are from our previous version of the GPU benchmarks hierarchy, using a different test suite and combining results from nine games with six resolution and setting combinations. All of the scores are combined (via a geometric mean calculation) into a single overall result, which tends to penalize the fastest and slowest GPUs — CPU bottlenecks come into play at 1080p medium, while VRAM limitations can kill performance at 4K ultra.

These results have not been updated since early 2022, when we added the RTX 3050 and RX 6500 XT to the list. We won’t be adding future GPUs to this table, so there’s no RTX 40-series, 3090 Ti, 6950 XT, 6750 XT, or 6650 XT, but it does help to provide a look at a slightly less demanding suite of games, where 6GB or more VRAM isn’t generally required at 1080p ultra settings. You can use these older results to help inform your purchase decisions, if you don’t typically run the latest games at maxed out settings.

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Choosing a Graphics Card

Which graphics card do you need? To help you decide, we created this GPU benchmarks hierarchy consisting of dozens of GPUs from the past four generations of hardware. Not surprisingly, the fastest cards use either Nvidia’s Ampere architecture or AMD’s Big Navi. AMD’s latest graphics cards perform well without ray tracing, but tend to fall behind once RT gets enabled — even more so if you enable DLSS, which you should. GPU prices are finally hitting reasonable levels, however, making it a better time to upgrade.

Of course it’s not just about playing games. Many applications use the GPU for other work, and we covered some professional GPU benchmarks in our RTX 3090 Ti review. But a good graphics card for gaming will typically do equally well in complex GPU computational workloads. Buy one of the top cards and you can run games at high resolutions and frame rates with the effects turned all the way up, and you’ll be able to do content creation work equally well. Drop down to the middle and lower portions of the list and you’ll need to start dialing down the settings to get acceptable performance in regular game play and GPU benchmarks.

It’s not just about high-end GPUs either, of course. We tested Intel’s Xe Graphics DG1, which basically competes with integrated graphics solutions. The results weren’t pretty, and we didn’t even try running any of those at settings beyond 1080p medium. Still, you can see where those GPUs land at the very bottom of the 2022-2022 GPU benchmarks list. Thankfully, Intel’s Arc Alchemist, aka DG2, appears to be cut from entirely different cloth. We hope, anyway.

If your main goal is gaming, you can’t forget about the CPU. Getting the best possible gaming GPU won’t help you much if your CPU is underpowered and/or out of date. So be sure to check out the Best CPUs for gaming page, as well as our CPU Benchmarks Hierarchy to make sure you have the right CPU for the level of gaming you’re looking to achieve.

2022 GPU Testbed (with the wrong cooler installed)

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Test System and How We Test for GPU Benchmarks

We’ve used two different PCs for our testing. The latest 2022 and later configuration uses an Alder Lake CPU and platform, while our previous testbed uses Coffee Lake and Z390. Here are the details of the two PCs.

Tom’s Hardware 2022 GPU Testbed

Intel Core i9-12900K (opens in new tab)
MSI Pro Z690-A WiFi DDR4 (opens in new tab)
Corsair 2x16GB DDR4-3600 CL16 (opens in new tab)
Crucial P5 Plus 2TB (opens in new tab)
Cooler Master MWE 1250 V2 Gold (opens in new tab)
Cooler Master PL360 Flux (opens in new tab)
Cooler Master HAF500
Windows 11 Pro 64-bit

Tom’s Hardware 2022–2022 GPU Testbed

Intel Core i9-9900K (opens in new tab)
Corsair H150i Pro RGB (opens in new tab)
MSI MEG Z390 Ace (opens in new tab)
Corsair 2x16GB DDR4-3200 (opens in new tab)
XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB (opens in new tab)
Windows 10 Pro (opens in new tab) (21H1)

For each graphics card, we follow the same testing procedure. We run one pass of each benchmark to “warm up” the GPU after launching the game, then run at least two passes at each setting/resolution combination. If the two runs are basically identical (within 0.5% or less difference), we use the faster of the two runs. If there’s more than a small difference, we run the test at least twice more to determine what “normal” performance is supposed to be.

We also look at all the data and check for anomalies, so for example RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3070, and RTX 3060 Ti all generally going to perform within a narrow range — 3070 Ti is about 5% faster than 3070, which is about 5% faster than 3060 Ti. If we see games where there are clear outliers (i.e. performance is more than 10% higher for the cards just mentioned), we’ll go back and retest whatever cards are showing the anomaly and figure out what the “correct” result would be.

Due to the length of time required for testing each GPU, updated drivers and game patches inevitably will come out that can impact performance. We periodically retest a few sample cards to verify our results are still valid, and if not, we go through and retest the affected game(s) and GPU(s). We may also add games to our test suite over the coming year, if one comes out that is popular and conducive to testing — see our what makes a good game benchmark for our selection criteria.

GPU Benchmarks: Individual Game Charts

The above tables provide a summary of performance, but for those that want to see the individual game charts, for both the standard and ray tracing test suites, we’ve got those as well. These charts were up-to-date as of May 19, 2022, with testing conducted using the latest Nvidia and AMD drivers in most cases, though some of the cards were tested with slightly older drivers.

Note that we’re only including the past two generations of hardware in these charts, as otherwise things get too cramped — and you can argue that with 35 cards in the 1080p charts, we’re already well past that point. (Hint: Click the enlarge icon if you’re on PC.)

Also note that we’ve switched from DX12 to DX11 for Microsoft Flight Simulator testing, partly because DX12 started to have issues recently, partly because DX12 is still listed as “beta,” but mostly because we’ve determined DX11 runs faster — somethings by more than 10% — on most GPUs. We’ve retested all of the cards in DX11 mode now.

Best Graphics Cards — 1080p Medium

Best Graphics Cards — 1080p Ultra

Best Graphics Cards — 1440p Ultra

Best Graphics Cards — 4K Ultra

Power, Clocks, Temperatures, and Fan Speeds

While our GPU benchmarks hierarchy sorts things solely by performance, for those interested in power and other aspects of the GPUs, here are the appropriate charts.

Legacy GPU Hierarchy

Below is our legacy desktop GPU hierarchy dating back to the late 1990s. We have not tested most of these cards in many years, driver support has ended on most of these models, and the relative rankings are pretty coarse. Note that we also don’t factor in memory bandwidth or features like AMD’s Infinity Cache. The list below is mostly intended to show relative performance between architectures from a similar time period.

We sorted the table by the theoretical GFLOPS, though on architectures that don’t support unified shaders, we only have data for “Gops/s” (giga operations per second). That’s GeForce 7 and Radeon X1000 and earlier — basically anything from before 2007. We’ve put an asterisk (*) next to the GPU names for those cards, and they comprise the latter part of the table. Comparing pre-2007 GPUs against each other should be relatively meaningful, but trying to compare those older GPUs against newer GPUs gets a bit convoluted.

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GPURelease DateArchitectureShadersClockspeedGFLOPS (GOps)Launch Price
GeForce RTX 4090October 2022AD10216384252082,575$1,599
GeForce RTX 4080November 2022AD1039728250548,737$1,199
GeForce RTX 3090 TiMarch 2022GA10210752186039,997$1,999
GeForce RTX 3090September 2022GA10210496169535,581$1,499
GeForce RTX 3080 TiJune 2022GA10210240166534,099$1,249
GeForce RTX 3080 12GBJanuary 2022GA1028960171030,643$1,199
GeForce RTX 3080September 2022GA1028704171029,768$699
Radeon RX 6950 XTMay 2022Navi 215120231023,654$1,099
Radeon RX 6900 XTDecember 2022Navi 215120225023,040$999
GeForce RTX 3070 TiJune 2022GA1046144177021,750$599
Radeon RX 6800 XTNovember 2022Navi 214608225020,736$649
GeForce RTX 3070October 2022GA1045888172520,314$499
Intel Arc A770 16GBOctober 2022ACM-G104096210017,203$349
Intel Arc A770 8GBOctober 2022ACM-G104096210017,203$329
Nvidia Titan RTXDecember 2022TU1024608177016,312$2,499
GeForce RTX 3060 TiDecember 2022GA1044864166516,197$399
Radeon RX 6800November 2022Navi 213840210516,166$579
Nvidia Titan VDecember 2022GV1005120145514,899$2,999
Intel Arc A750October 2022ACM-G103584205014,694$289
GeForce RTX 2080 TiSeptember 2022TU1024352154513,448$1,199
Radeon VIIFebruary 2022Vega 203840175013,440$699
Radeon RX 6750 XTMay 2022Navi 222560260013,312$549
Radeon RX 6700 XTMarch 2022Navi 222560258113,215$479
GeForce RTX 3060February 2022GA1063584177712,738$329
Radeon RX Vega 64August 2022Vega 104096154612,665$499
Radeon R9 295X2April 2022Vesuvius (x2)5632101811,467$1,499
Nvidia Titan XpApril 2022GP1023840148011,366$1,199
GeForce GTX 1080 TiMarch 2022GP1023584158211,340$699
Radeon RX 6700 10GBJune 2022Navi 22230411,290$419?
GeForce RTX 2080 SuperJuly 2022TU1043072181511,151$699
Nvidia Titan X (Pascal)August 2022GP1023584153110,974$1,199
Radeon RX 6650 XTMay 2022Navi 232048263510,793$399
Radeon RX 6600 XTAugust 2022Navi 232048258910,605$379
Radeon RX Vega 56August 2022Vega 103584147110,544$399
GeForce GTX Titan ZMay 20222x GK110576087610,092$2,999
GeForce RTX 2080September 2022TU1042944171010,068$699
Radeon RX 5700 XTJuly 2022Navi 10256019059,754$399
GeForce RTX 3050January 2022GA106256017779,098$249
GeForce RTX 2070 SuperJuly 2022TU104256017709,062$499
Radeon RX 6600October 2022Navi 23179224918,928$329
GeForce GTX 1080May 2022GP104256017338,873$599 ($499)
Radeon R9 Fury XJune 2022Fiji409610508,602$649
Radeon R9 NanoAugust 2022Fiji409610008,192$649
Radeon HD 7990April 2022New Zealand (x2)409610008,192$1,000
GeForce GTX 1070 TiNovember 2022GP104243216838,186$449
Radeon RX 5600 XTJanuary 2022Navi 10230417508,064$279
Radeon RX 5700July 2022Navi 10230417257,949$249
GeForce RTX 2070October 2022TU106230416207,465$499
GeForce RTX 2060 SuperJuly 2022TU106217616507,181$399
Radeon R9 FuryJuly 2022Fiji358410007,168$549
Radeon RX 590November 2022Polaris 30230415457,119$279
GeForce GTX Titan X (Maxwell)March 2022GM200307210756,605$999
GeForce GTX 1070June 2022GP104192016836,463$379
GeForce RTX 2060January 2022TU106192016806,451$349
GeForce GTX 690April 20222x GK104307210196,261$1,000
Radeon RX 580 8GBApril 2022Polaris 20230413406,175$229
Radeon RX 580 4GBApril 2022Polaris 20230413406,175$199
GeForce GTX 980 TiJune 2022GM200281610756,054$649
Radeon R9 390XJune 2022Grenada281610505,914$429
Radeon RX 480 8GBJune 2022Ellesmere230412665,834$239
Radeon RX 480 4GBJune 2022Ellesmere230412665,834$199
Radeon RX 6500 XTJanuary 2022Navi 24102428155,765$199
GeForce GTX Titan BlackFebruary 2022GK11028809805,645$999
Radeon R9 290XOctober 2022Hawaii281610005,632$549
GeForce GTX 1660 TiFebruary 2022TU116153617705,437$279
GeForce GTX 780 TiNovember 2022GK11028809285,345$699
Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GBDecember 2022Navi 14140818455,196$199
Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GBDecember 2022Navi 14140818455,196$169
Radeon R9 390June 2022Grenada256010005,120$329
Radeon HD 6990March 2022Antilles (2x)30728305,100$699
Radeon RX 570 8GBApril 2022Polaris 20204812445,095$199
Radeon RX 570 4GBApril 2022Polaris 20204812445,095$169
GeForce GTX 1660 SuperOctober 2022TU116140817855,027$229
GeForce GTX 980September 2022GM204204812164,981$549
Radeon RX 470 4GBAugust 2022Ellesmere204812064,940$179
GeForce GTX 1660March 2022TU116140817254,858$219
Radeon R9 290November 2022Hawaii25609474,849$399
GeForce GTX TitanFebruary 2022GK11026888764,709$999
Radeon HD 5970November 2009Hemlock (2x)32007254,640$599
GeForce GTX 1060 6GBJuly 2022GP106128017084,372$249
Radeon HD 7970 GHz EditionJune 2022Tahiti204810504,301$500
GeForce GTX 780May 2022GK11023049004,147$649 ($499)
Radeon R9 280XAugust 2022Tahiti204810004,096$299
Intel Arc A380June 2022ACM-G11102420004,096$139
GeForce GTX 1650 SuperNovember 2022TU116128015904,070$159
Radeon R9 380XNovember 2022Tonga20489703,973$229
GeForce GTX 1060 3GBAugust 2022GP106115217083,935$199
GeForce GTX 970September 2022GM204166411783,920$329
Radeon R9 380June 2022Tonga17929703,476$199
Radeon R9 280March 2022Tahiti17929333,344$249
GeForce GTX 770May 2022GK104153610853,333$399 ($329)
Radeon R9 285September 2022Tonga17929183,290$249
GeForce GTX 680March 2022GK104153610583,250$500
Radeon HD 7870 XTNovember 2022Tahiti15369752,995$270
GeForce GTX 1650April 2022TU11789616652,984$149
Radeon HD 7950January 2022Tahiti17928002,867$450
GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6April 2022TU11789615902,849$149
Radeon HD 5870September 2009Cypress16008502,720$379
Radeon HD 6970December 2022Cayman15368802,703$369
Radeon R9 270XAugust 2022Pitcairn128010502,688$199
GeForce GTX 760 TiSeptember 2022GK10413449802,634OEM
GeForce GTX 670May 2022GK10413449802,634$400
GeForce GTX 660 TiAugust 2022GK10413449802,634$300
Radeon RX 560 4GBMay 2022Baffin102412752,611$99
Radeon R9 370XAugust 2022Pitcairn128010002,560$179
Radeon HD 7870March 2022Pitcairn128010002,560$350
GeForce GTX 590March 20222x GF11010246072,486$699
GeForce GTX 960January 2022GM206102411782,413$199
Radeon HD 4870 X2August 20082x RV77016007502,400$449
GeForce GTX 760June 2022GK104115210332,380$249
Radeon R9 270November 2022Pitcairn12809252,368$179
Radeon HD 6950 2GBDecember 2022Cayman14088002,253$299
Radeon HD 6950 1GBDecember 2022Cayman14088002,253$259
Radeon RX 460 4GBAugust 2022Baffin89612002,150$139
Radeon RX 460 2GBAugust 2022Baffin89612002,150$109
GeForce GTX 1050 TiOctober 2022GP10776813922,138$139
Radeon RX 560 4GBOctober 2022Baffin89611752,106$99
Radeon HD 5850September 2009Cypress14407252,088$259
Radeon HD 6870October 2022Barts11209002,016$239
Radeon HD 4850 X2November 20082x RV77016006252,000$339
Radeon R9 370June 2022Pitcairn10249751,997$149
GeForce GTX 660September 2022GK10696010321,981$230
Radeon R7 260XAugust 2022Bonaire89611001,971$139
GeForce GTX 1050October 2022GP10764015181,943$109
Radeon R7 265February 2022Pitcairn10249251,894$149
GeForce GTX 950August 2022GM20676811881,825$159
Radeon HD 7790March 2022Pitcairn89610001,792$150
Radeon HD 5830February 2022Cypress11208001,792$239
Radeon HD 7850March 2022Pitcairn10248601,761$250
Radeon R7 360June 2022Bonaire76810501,613$109
GeForce GTX 650 Ti BoostMarch 2022GK10676810321,585$170
GeForce GTX 580November 2022GF1105127721,581$499
Radeon R7 260December 2022Bonaire76810001,536$109
Radeon RX 550April 2022Lexa64011831,514$79
Radeon HD 6850October 2022Barts9607751,488$179
GeForce GTX 650 TiOctober 2022GK1067689281,425$150
GeForce GTX 570December 2022GF1104807321,405$349
GeForce GTX 750 TiFebruary 2022GK10764010851,389$149
Radeon HD 6770April 2022Juniper8008501,360$129
Radeon HD 5770October 2009Juniper8008501,360$159
Radeon HD 4890April 2009RV7908008501,360$249
GeForce GTX 480March 2022GF1004807011,346$499
Radeon HD 6790April 2022Barts8008401,344$149
GeForce GTX 560 Ti (448 Core)November 2022GF1104487321,312$289
Radeon HD 7770February 2022Cape Verde64010001,280$160
GeForce GTX 560 TiJanuary 2022GF1143848221,263$249
Radeon HD 4870June 2008RV7708007501,200$299
GeForce GT 1030 (GDDR5)May 2022GP10838414681,127$70
GeForce GTX 750February 2022GK10751210851,111$119
GeForce GTX 470March 2022GF1004486081,090$349
GeForce GTX 560May 2022GF1143368101,089$199
GeForce GT 1030 (DDR4)March 2022GP10838413791,059$79
Radeon HD 3870 X2January 20082x R6806408251,056$449
Radeon HD 6750January 2022Juniper7207001,008OEM
Radeon HD 5750October 2009Juniper7207001,008$129
Radeon HD 4850June 2008RV7708006251,000$199
Radeon HD 4770April 2009RV740640750960$109
Radeon R7 350February 2022Cape Verde512925947$89
Radeon HD 7750 (GDDR5)February 2022Cape Verde512900922$110
Radeon HD 7750 (DDR3)February 2022Cape Verde512900922$110
GeForce GTX 460 (256-bit)July 2022GF104336675907$229
GeForce GTX 460 (192-bit)July 2022GF104336675907$199
GeForce GTX 465May 2022GF100352608856$279
GeForce GTX 560 SEFebruary 2022GF114288736848OEM
Radeon R7 250EDecember 2022Cape Verde512800819$109
GeForce GTX 650September 2022GK1073841058813$110
Radeon R7 250 (GDDR5)August 2022Oland3841050806$99
Radeon R7 250 (DDR3)August 2022Oland3841050806$89
Radeon HD 6670 (GDDR5)April 2022Turks480800768$109
Radeon HD 6670 (DDR3)April 2022Turks480800768$99
GeForce 9800 GX2March 20082x G922561500768 
GeForce GT 740 (GDDR5)May 2022GK107384993763$99
GeForce GT 740 (DDR3)May 2022GK107384993763$89
GeForce GTX 460 SENovember 2022GF104288650749$160
Radeon HD 4830October 2008RV770640575736$130
GeForce GT 640 (GDDR5)April 2022GK107384950730OEM
GeForce GT 730 (64-bit, GDDR5)June 2022GK208384902693$79
GeForce GT 730 (64-bit, DDR3)June 2022GK208384902693$69
GeForce GTX 550 TiMarch 2022GF116192900691$149
Radeon HD 6570 (GDDR5)April 2022Turks480650624$89
Radeon HD 6570 (DDR3)April 2022Turks480650624$79
Radeon HD 5670January 2022Redwood400775620$99
Radeon HD 7730 (GDDR5)April 2022Cape Verde384800614$60
Radeon HD 7730 (DDR3)April 2022Cape Verde384800614$60
GeForce GT 640 (DDR3)April 2022GK107384797612OEM
GeForce GTS 450September 2022GF106192783601$129
GeForce GTX 295January 20092x GT200480576553$500
Radeon HD 5570 (GDDR5)February 2022Redwood400650520$80
Radeon HD 5570 (DDR3)February 2022Redwood400650520$80
GeForce GT 545 (GDDR5)May 2022GF116144870501OEM
Radeon R7 240August 2022Oland320780499$69
Radeon HD 3870November 2007RV670320777497$349
Radeon HD 4670September 2008RV730320750480$79
Radeon HD 2900 XTMay 2007R600320743476$399
GeForce GTS 250March 2009G92b1281836470$150
GeForce 9800 GTX+July 2008G92b1281836470 
GeForce 9800 GTXApril 2008G921281688432 
Radeon HD 3850 (512MB)November 2007RV670320668428$189
Radeon HD 3850 (256MB)November 2007RV670320668428$179
Radeon HD 3830April 2008RV670320668428$129
Radeon HD 4650 (DDR3)September 2008RV730320650416 
GeForce 8800 GTS (512MB)December 2007G921281625416 
GeForce GT 545 (DDR3)May 2022GF116144720415$149
Radeon HD 4650 (DDR2)September 2008RV730320600384 
Radeon HD 2900 ProSeptember 2007R600320600384$300
GeForce 8800 UltraMay 2007G801281500384 
Radeon HD 5550 (GDDR5)February 2022Redwood320550352$70
Radeon HD 5550 (DDR3)February 2022Redwood320550352$70
Radeon HD 5550 (DDR2)February 2022Redwood320550352$70
GeForce 8800 GTXNovember 2006G801281350346 
GeForce GT 630 (DDR3)April 2022GK107192875336OEM
GeForce 9800 GTJuly 2008G92a/G92b1121500336 
GeForce 8800 GT (512MB)October 2007G921121500336 
GeForce 8800 GT (256MB)December 2007G921121500336 
GeForce GTX 285January 2009GT200240648311$400
GeForce GT 630 (GDDR5)May 2022GF10896810311$80
GeForce GT 440 (GDDR5)February 2022GF10896810311$100
GeForce GT 440 (GDDR3)February 2022GF10896810311$100
GeForce GTX 275April 2009GT200240633304$250
GeForce GTX 280June 2008GT200240602289$650 ($430)
Radeon HD 2900 GTNovember 2007R600240600288$200
GeForce GT 730 (128-bit, DDR3)June 2022GF10896700269$69
GeForce GT 530May 2022GF11896700269OEM
GeForce GT 430October 2022GF10896700269$79
GeForce 9600 GSOMay 2008G92961375264 
GeForce 8800 GSJanuary 2008G92961375264 
GeForce GT 240 (GDDR5)November 2009GT215961340257OEM
GeForce GT 240 (DDR3)November 2009GT215961340257OEM
GeForce GTX 260September 2008GT200216576249$300
Radeon HD 6450April 2022Caicos160750240$55
GeForce 8800 GTS (640MB)November 2006G80961188228 
GeForce 8800 GTS (320MB)February 2007G80961188228 
GeForce GTX 260June 2008GT200192576221$400 ($270)
GeForce 9600 GTFebruary 2008G94641625208 
Radeon R5 230April 2022Caicos160625200 
Radeon HD 2600 XTJune 2007RV630120800192$149
Radeon HD 3650 (DDR3)January 2008RV635120725174 
Radeon HD 3650 (DDR2)January 2008RV635120725174 
GeForce GT 520April 2022GF11948810156$59
Radeon HD 2600 ProJune 2007RV630120600144$99
GeForce GT 220 (DDR3)October 2009GT216481360131OEM
GeForce GT 220 (DDR2)October 2009GT216481335128OEM
Radeon HD 5450February 2022Cedar80650104$50
Radeon HD 4550September 2008RV7108060096 
Radeon HD 4350September 2008RV7108060096 
GeForce 8600 GTSApril 2007G8432145093 
GeForce 9500 GT (GDDR3)July 2008G9632140090 
GeForce 9500 GT (DDR2)July 2008G9632140090 
GeForce 8600 GT (GDDR3)April 2007G8432118876 
GeForce 8600 GT (DDR2)April 2007G8432118876 
GeForce GT 420September 2022GF1084870067OEM
Radeon HD 2400 XTJune 2007RV6104065052$55
GeForce 9400 GTAugust 2008G9616140045 
Radeon HD 2400 ProJune 2007RV6104052542 
Radeon HD 2300June 2007RV6104052542 
GeForce 8600 GSApril 2007G8416118038 
Radeon X1950 XTX *October 2006R580+4865031.2$449
Radeon X1900 XTX *January 2006R5804865031.2$649
Radeon X1950 XT *October 2006R580+4862530.0 
Radeon X1900 XT *January 2006R5804862530.0$549
GeForce 8500 GTApril 2007G861690029 
GeForce 8400 GSJune 2007G861690029 
GeForce 7950 GX2 *June 20062x G714850024.0 
GeForce 9300 GSJune 2008G988140022 
GeForce 9300 GEJune 2008G988130021 
Radeon X1950 Pro *October 2006RV5703657520.7 
Radeon X1900 GT *May 2006R5803657520.7 
Radeon X1950 GT *January 2007RV5703650018.0 
GeForce 7900 GTX *March 2006G712465015.6 
GeForce 7900 GTO *October 2006G712465015.6 
GeForce 8300 GSJuly 2007G86890014 
GeForce 7950 GT *September 2006G712455013.2 
GeForce 7800 GTX (512MB) *November 2005G702455013.2 
Radeon X1650 XT *October 2006RV5602452512.6 
GeForce 7900 GT *March 2006G712445010.8 
GeForce 7800 GTX (256MB) *June 2005G702443010.3 
Radeon X1800 XT *October 2005R5201662510.0$549
Radeon X1650 GT *May 2007RV560244009.6 
GeForce 7900 GS *May 2006G71204509.0 
Radeon X850 XT Platinum *December 2004R480165408.6 
Radeon X850 XT *December 2004R480165208.3 
Radeon X800 XT Platinum *May 2004R423165208.3 
Radeon X800 XT *December 2004R423165008.0 
Radeon X1800 XL *October 2005R520165008.0 
GeForce 7800 GT *August 2005G70204008.0 
Radeon X1650 Pro *August 2006RV535126007.2 
Radeon X1600 XT *October 2005RV530125907.1 
GeForce 7600 GT *March 2006G73125606.7 
Radeon X800 XL *December 2004R430164006.4 
GeForce 6800 Ultra *June 2004NV45164006.4 
Radeon X850 Pro *December 2004R480125076.1 
Radeon X1800 GTO *March 2006R520125006.0$249
Radeon X1600 Pro *October 2005RV530125006.0 
Radeon X1300 XT *August 2006RV530125006.0 
GeForce 7800 GS *February 2006G70163756.0 
Radeon X800 Pro *May 2004R423124755.7 
GeForce 6800 GT *June 2004NV45163505.6 
GeForce 6800 GS (PCIe) *November 2005NV42124255.1 
Radeon X800 GTO (256MB) *September 2005R423/R480124004.8 
Radeon X800 GTO (128MB) *September 2005R423/R480124004.8 
GeForce 7600 GS *March 2006G73124004.8 
Radeon X800 *December 2004R430123924.7 
GeForce 6800 GS (AGP) *December 2005NV40123504.2 
GeForce 6600 GT *November 2004NV4385004.0 
GeForce 6800 *November 2004NV41/NV42123253.9 
Radeon X800 GT *December 2005R423/R48084753.8 
Radeon X800 SE *October 2004R42084253.4 
Radeon X700 Pro *December 2004RV41084253.4 
Radeon 9800 XT *September 2003R36084123.3 
Radeon X700 *September 2005RV41084003.2 
Radeon 9800 Pro *March 2003R35083803.0 
GeForce 7300 GT (GDDR3) *May 2006G7383502.8 
GeForce 7300 GT (DDR2) *May 2006G7383502.8 
Radeon 9800 SE (128-bit) *March 2003R35083252.6 
Radeon 9800 *March 2003R35083252.6 
Radeon 9700 Pro *July 2002R30083252.6 
GeForce 6800 XT *September 2005NV4283252.6 
GeForce 6800 LE *January 2005NV41/NV4283252.6 
Radeon X1300 Pro *October 2005RV51546002.4 
GeForce 6600 (128-bit) *August 2004NV4383002.4 
Radeon 9700 *October 2002R30082752.2 
Radeon 9500 Pro *October 2002R30082752.2 
GeForce 7300 GS *January 2006G7245502.2 
Radeon X600 XT *September 2004RV38045002.0 
Radeon X1550 *January 2007RV51645002.0 
Radeon 9600 XT *September 2003RV36045002.0 
GeForce FX 5800 Ultra *January 2003NV3045002.0 
GeForce FX 5950 Ultra *October 2003NV3844751.9 
GeForce FX 5700 Ultra *October 2003NV3644751.9 
GeForce FX 5900 Ultra *May 2003NV3544501.8 
GeForce FX 5700 *October 2003NV3644251.7 
Radeon X600 Pro *September 2004RV37044001.6 
Radeon X600 Pro *September 2004RV38044001.6 
Radeon X600 *September 2004RV37044001.6 
Radeon 9600 Pro *March 2003RV35044001.6 
GeForce FX 5900 XT *December 2003NV3543901.6 
GeForce FX 5900 *May 2003NV3544001.6 
GeForce FX 5800 *January 2003NV3044001.6 
GeForce FX 5600 Ultra *March 2003NV3144001.6 
Radeon 9800 SE (256-bit) *March 2003R35043801.5 
GeForce 7300 LE *March 2006G7243501.4 
GeForce 6200 TurboCache *December 2004NV4443501.4 
Radeon 9600 SE *September 2003RV35043251.3 
Radeon 9600 *September 2003RV35043251.3 
GeForce FX 5600 *March 2003NV3143251.3 
GeForce FX 5200 Ultra *March 2003NV3443251.3 
GeForce 6600 LE *June 1905NV4343251.3 
Radeon X300 SE *September 2004RV37043001.2 
GeForce 6200 *October 2004NV4343001.2 
GeForce 4 Ti4800 *January 2003NV2843001.2 
GeForce 4 Ti4600 *February 2002NV2543001.2 
Radeon 9500 *October 2002R30042751.1 
Radeon 8500 *August 2001R20042751.1 
GeForce FX 5500 *March 2004NV34B42701.1 
GeForce 4 Ti4800 SE *January 2003NV2842751.1 
GeForce 4 Ti4400 *February 2002NV2542751.1 
Radeon X1050 (128-bit) *December 2006RV35042501.0 
Radeon 9550 *January 2004RV35042501.0 
Radeon 9250 *March 2004RV28042401.0 
Radeon 9200 *April 2003RV28042501.0 
Radeon 9100 *April 2003R20042501.0 
Radeon 9000 *August 2002RV25042501.0 
GeForce FX 5700 LE *March 2004NV3642501.0 
GeForce FX 5200 (64-bit) *March 2003NV3442501.0 
GeForce FX 5200 (128-bit) *March 2003NV3442501.0 
GeForce 4 Ti4200 *April 2002NV2542501.0 
GeForce 3 Ti500 *October 2001NV2042401.0 
GeForce 2 Ultra *August 2000NV1642501.0 
GeForce 2 Ti *October 2001NV1542501.0 
GeForce 7200 GS *January 2006G7224500.9 
Radeon X300 *September 2004RV37042000.8 
Radeon 9200 SE *March 2003RV28042000.8 
GeForce 3 *February 2001NV2042000.8 
GeForce 2 GTS *April 2000NV1542000.8 
GeForce 3 Ti200 *October 2001NV2041750.7 
Radeon 7500 *August 2001RV20022900.6 
GeForce 4 MX460 *February 2002NV1723000.6 
GeForce 4 MX440 *February 2002NV1722750.6 
Rage Fury MAXX *October 19992x ATI Rage41250.5 
GeForce 4 MX420 *February 2002NV1722500.5 
GeForce 256 SDR *October 1999NV1041200.5 
GeForce 256 DDR *December 1999NV1041200.5 
GeForce 2 MX400 *March 2001NV1122000.4 
GeForce 2 MX200 *March 2001NV1121750.4 
Rage 128 Ultra *August 1999ATI Rage21300.3 
Rage 128 Pro *August 1999ATI Rage21250.3 
Radeon SDR *June 2000R10021660.3 
Radeon LE *May 2001R10021500.3 
Radeon DDR *April 2000R10021660.3 
Radeon 7200 SDR *June 2000R10021660.3 
Radeon 7200 DDR *April 2000R10021660.3 
Nvidia Riva TNT2 Ultra *March 1999NV521500.3 
Nvidia Riva TNT2 Pro *October 1999NV521430.3 
Nvidia Riva TNT2 *March 1999NV521250.3 
Rage 128 GL *August 1998ATI Rage21030.2 
Radeon 7000 *February 2001RV10011830.2 
Nvidia Riva TNT *June 1998NV42900.2 
Nvidia Riva 128 *August 1997NV311000.1

* – Denotes performance measured in gigaoperations per second, as opposed to GFLOPS. Older GPU architectures without unified shader support aren’t directly comparable with newer architectures.

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