GPU Benchmarks and Hierarchy 2022: Graphics Cards Ranked

Updated on August 14, 2022

GPU Benchmarks and Performance Hierarchy

Our GPU benchmarks hierarchy ranks the performance of all current and previous generation graphics cards, including the greatest graphics cards. Whether you’re playing games or doing high-end creative work like 4K video editing, your graphics card is usually the most important factor in deciding performance, with even the best CPUs for Gaming taking a back seat.

We’ve redesigned our GPU testbed and updated all of our benchmarks for 2022, and we’re now retesting every graphics card from the previous generations. We have finished evaluating the current generation AMD RDNA 2 and Nvidia Ampere GPUs and are nearly finished with the Turing and RDNA series. There are a few other graphics cards from even earlier architectures in the charts, and we’ll continue to add more GPUs to the list as we finish testing.

We have the whole hierarchy utilising traditional rendering first, followed by our ray tracing GPU benchmarks. These, of course, require a GPU capable of ray tracing, thus only AMD’s RX 6000-series and Nvidia’s RTX cards are there. Below our main tables is our 2020–2021 benchmark suite, which includes all prior generation GPUs performing our older test suite on a Core i9-9900K testbed. At the bottom of the article, we also include the traditional GPU hierarchy (without benchmarks).

The tables that follow are sorted entirely by our performance-based GPU gaming benchmarks. Price, graphics card power consumption, general efficiency, and other factors are not taken into account in these rankings. The Radeon RX 6500 XT and GeForce RTX 3050 are the most recent arrivals, as is the MSI version of the RTX 3080 12GB, which has a substantial factory overclock that often puts it ahead of the RTX 3080 Ti. All that remains is for Intel Arc Alchemist to ruin the party.

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We are, once again, in the process of revising all of our testing protocols and results. We’ve upgraded to a new Alder Lake Core i9-12900K testbed, revamped our test suite, and are retesting all GPUs from the previous two generations. We’ve finished testing the current generation cards as well as nearly all of the RDNA and Turing GPUs (save for the Titan RTX), and we’re currently working our way through the older GPUs, adding them to the list as we finish them.

Graphics Card Deals

Because of component shortages as well as increasing demand (thanks in part to crypto mining), it’s difficult to find good deals on any graphics card, let alone one with the best GPU on the market. However, under our RTX 3080 offers, RTX 3070 deals, and RTX 3060 deals sections, we have a lot of tips on how to find graphics card savings.

On all three pages, we propose that you consider getting a prebuilt laptop or desktop that includes your GPU of choice. You may either remove the card and resell the PC, or you can choose a gaming desktop that you really like and completely update it. If you choose this route, here are some quick links to assist you find a graphics card deal on a system, as well as a direct connection to see what the latest prices are on the open market.

Legacy GPU Hierarchy

Our heritage desktop GPU hierarchy, which dates back to the 1990s, is depicted here. Most of these cards haven’t been tested in a long time, driver support for most of these models has ended, and the relative rankings are skewed. It’s also worth noting that we don’t take memory bandwidth or technologies like AMD’s Infinity Cache into account. The list that follows is mostly intended to highlight the relative performance of designs from a similar time period.

We organised the table by theoretical GFLOPS, but numbers for “Gops/s” on architectures that don’t support unified shaders are missing. This includes GeForce 7 and Radeon X1000 and earlier – in other words, anything before to 2007. We’ve put an asterisk (*) next to the GPU names for such cards, and they’re in the bottom half of the table. Comparing pre-2007 GPUs should be simple, but comparing those older GPUs to newer GPUs becomes more challenging.

GPU Release Date Architecture Shaders Clockspeed GFLOPS (GOps) Launch Price
GeForce RTX 3090 September 2020 GA102 10496 1695 35,581 $1,499
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti June 2021 GA102 10240 1665 34,099 $1,249
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB January 2022 GA102 8960 1710 30,643 $1,199
GeForce RTX 3080 September 2020 GA102 8704 1710 29,768 $699
Radeon RX 6900 XT December 2020 Navi 21 5120 2250 23,040 $999
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti June 2021 GA104 6144 1770 21,750 $599
Radeon RX 6800 XT November 2020 Navi 21 4608 2250 20,736 $649
GeForce RTX 3070 October 2020 GA104 5888 1725 20,314 $499
Nvidia Titan RTX December 2018 TU102 4608 1770 16,312 $2,499
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti December 2020 GA104 4864 1665 16,197 $399
Radeon RX 6800 November 2020 Navi 21 3840 2105 16,166 $579
Nvidia Titan V December 2017 GV100 5120 1455 14,899 $2,999
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti September 2018 TU102 4352 1545 13,448 $1,199
Radeon VII February 2019 Vega 20 3840 1750 13,440 $699
Radeon RX 6700 XT March 2021 Navi 22 2560 2581 13,215 $479
GeForce RTX 3060 February 2021 GA106 3584 1777 12,738 $329
Radeon RX Vega 64 August 2017 Vega 10 4096 1546 12,665 $499
Radeon R9 295X2 April 2014 Vesuvius (x2) 5632 1018 11,467 $1,499
Nvidia Titan Xp April 2017 GP102 3840 1480 11,366 $1,199
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti March 2017 GP102 3584 1582 11,340 $699
GeForce RTX 2080 Super July 2019 TU104 3072 1815 11,151 $699
Nvidia Titan X (Pascal) August 2016 GP102 3584 1531 10,974 $1,199
Radeon RX 6600 XT August 2021 Navi 23 2048 2589 10,605 $379
Radeon RX Vega 56 August 2017 Vega 10 3584 1471 10,544 $399
GeForce GTX Titan Z May 2014 2x GK110 5760 876 10,092 $2,999
GeForce RTX 2080 September 2018 TU104 2944 1710 10,068 $699
Radeon RX 5700 XT July 2019 Navi 10 2560 1905 9,754 $399
GeForce RTX 3050 January 2022 GA106 2560 1777 9,098 $249
GeForce RTX 2070 Super July 2019 TU104 2560 1770 9,062 $499
Radeon RX 6600 October 2021 Navi 23 1792 2491 8,928 $329
GeForce GTX 1080 May 2016 GP104 2560 1733 8,873 $599 ($499)
Radeon R9 Fury X June 2015 Fiji 4096 1050 8,602 $649
Radeon R9 Nano August 2015 Fiji 4096 1000 8,192 $649
Radeon HD 7990 April 2013 New Zealand (x2) 4096 1000 8,192 $1,000
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti November 2017 GP104 2432 1683 8,186 $449
Radeon RX 5600 XT January 2020 Navi 10 2304 1750 8,064 $279
Radeon RX 5700 July 2019 Navi 10 2304 1725 7,949 $249
GeForce RTX 2070 October 2018 TU106 2304 1620 7,465 $499
GeForce RTX 2060 Super July 2019 TU106 2176 1650 7,181 $399
Radeon R9 Fury July 2015 Fiji 3584 1000 7,168 $549
Radeon RX 590 November 2018 Polaris 30 2304 1545 7,119 $279
GeForce GTX Titan X (Maxwell) March 2015 GM200 3072 1075 6,605 $999
GeForce GTX 1070 June 2016 GP104 1920 1683 6,463 $379
GeForce RTX 2060 January 2019 TU106 1920 1680 6,451 $349
GeForce GTX 690 April 2012 2x GK104 3072 1019 6,261 $1,000
Radeon RX 580 8GB April 2017 Polaris 20 2304 1340 6,175 $229
Radeon RX 580 4GB April 2017 Polaris 20 2304 1340 6,175 $199
GeForce GTX 980 Ti June 2015 GM200 2816 1075 6,054 $649
Radeon R9 390X June 2015 Grenada 2816 1050 5,914 $429
Radeon RX 480 8GB June 2016 Ellesmere 2304 1266 5,834 $239
Radeon RX 480 4GB June 2016 Ellesmere 2304 1266 5,834 $199
Radeon RX 6500 XT January 2022 Navi 24 1024 2815 5,765 $199
GeForce GTX Titan Black February 2014 GK110 2880 980 5,645 $999
Radeon R9 290X October 2013 Hawaii 2816 1000 5,632 $549
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti February 2019 TU116 1536 1770 5,437 $279
GeForce GTX 780 Ti November 2013 GK110 2880 928 5,345 $699
Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB December 2019 Navi 14 1408 1845 5,196 $199
Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB December 2019 Navi 14 1408 1845 5,196 $169
Radeon R9 390 June 2015 Grenada 2560 1000 5,120 $329
Radeon HD 6990 March 2011 Antilles (2x) 3072 830 5,100 $699
Radeon RX 570 8GB April 2017 Polaris 20 2048 1244 5,095 $199
Radeon RX 570 4GB April 2017 Polaris 20 2048 1244 5,095 $169
GeForce GTX 1660 Super October 2019 TU116 1408 1785 5,027 $229
GeForce GTX 980 September 2014 GM204 2048 1216 4,981 $549
Radeon RX 470 4GB August 2016 Ellesmere 2048 1206 4,940 $179
GeForce GTX 1660 March 2019 TU116 1408 1725 4,858 $219
Radeon R9 290 November 2013 Hawaii 2560 947 4,849 $399
GeForce GTX Titan February 2013 GK110 2688 876 4,709 $999
Radeon HD 5970 November 2009 Hemlock (2x) 3200 725 4,640 $599
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB July 2016 GP106 1280 1708 4,372 $249
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition June 2012 Tahiti 2048 1050 4,301 $500
GeForce GTX 780 May 2013 GK110 2304 900 4,147 $649 ($499)
Radeon R9 280X August 2013 Tahiti 2048 1000 4,096 $299
GeForce GTX 1650 Super November 2019 TU116 1280 1590 4,070 $159
Radeon R9 380X November 2015 Tonga 2048 970 3,973 $229
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB August 2016 GP106 1152 1708 3,935 $199
GeForce GTX 970 September 2014 GM204 1664 1178 3,920 $329
Radeon R9 380 June 2015 Tonga 1792 970 3,476 $199
Radeon R9 280 March 2014 Tahiti 1792 933 3,344 $249
GeForce GTX 770 May 2013 GK104 1536 1085 3,333 $399 ($329)
Radeon R9 285 September 2014 Tonga 1792 918 3,290 $249
GeForce GTX 680 March 2012 GK104 1536 1058 3,250 $500
Radeon HD 7870 XT November 2012 Tahiti 1536 975 2,995 $270
GeForce GTX 1650 April 2019 TU117 896 1665 2,984 $149
Radeon HD 7950 January 2012 Tahiti 1792 800 2,867 $450
GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 April 2020 TU117 896 1590 2,849 $149
Radeon HD 5870 September 2009 Cypress 1600 850 2,720 $379
Radeon HD 6970 December 2010 Cayman 1536 880 2,703 $369
Radeon R9 270X August 2013 Pitcairn 1280 1050 2,688 $199
GeForce GTX 760 Ti September 2013 GK104 1344 980 2,634 OEM
GeForce GTX 670 May 2012 GK104 1344 980 2,634 $400
GeForce GTX 660 Ti August 2012 GK104 1344 980 2,634 $300
Radeon RX 560 4GB May 2017 Baffin 1024 1275 2,611 $99
Radeon R9 370X August 2015 Pitcairn 1280 1000 2,560 $179
Radeon HD 7870 March 2012 Pitcairn 1280 1000 2,560 $350
GeForce GTX 590 March 2011 2x GF110 1024 607 2,486 $699
GeForce GTX 960 January 2015 GM206 1024 1178 2,413 $199
Radeon HD 4870 X2 August 2008 2x RV770 1600 750 2,400 $449
GeForce GTX 760 June 2013 GK104 1152 1033 2,380 $249
Radeon R9 270 November 2013 Pitcairn 1280 925 2,368 $179
Radeon HD 6950 2GB December 2010 Cayman 1408 800 2,253 $299
Radeon HD 6950 1GB December 2010 Cayman 1408 800 2,253 $259
Radeon RX 460 4GB August 2016 Baffin 896 1200 2,150 $139
Radeon RX 460 2GB August 2016 Baffin 896 1200 2,150 $109
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti October 2016 GP107 768 1392 2,138 $139
Radeon RX 560 4GB October 2017 Baffin 896 1175 2,106 $99
Radeon HD 5850 September 2009 Cypress 1440 725 2,088 $259
Radeon HD 6870 October 2010 Barts 1120 900 2,016 $239
Radeon HD 4850 X2 November 2008 2x RV770 1600 625 2,000 $339
Radeon R9 370 June 2015 Pitcairn 1024 975 1,997 $149
GeForce GTX 660 September 2012 GK106 960 1032 1,981 $230
Radeon R7 260X August 2013 Bonaire 896 1100 1,971 $139
GeForce GTX 1050 October 2016 GP107 640 1518 1,943 $109
Radeon R7 265 February 2014 Pitcairn 1024 925 1,894 $149
GeForce GTX 950 August 2015 GM206 768 1188 1,825 $159
Radeon HD 7790 March 2013 Pitcairn 896 1000 1,792 $150
Radeon HD 5830 February 2010 Cypress 1120 800 1,792 $239
Radeon HD 7850 March 2012 Pitcairn 1024 860 1,761 $250
Radeon R7 360 June 2015 Bonaire 768 1050 1,613 $109
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost March 2013 GK106 768 1032 1,585 $170
GeForce GTX 580 November 2010 GF110 512 772 1,581 $499
Radeon R7 260 December 2013 Bonaire 768 1000 1,536 $109
Radeon RX 550 April 2017 Lexa 640 1183 1,514 $79
Radeon HD 6850 October 2010 Barts 960 775 1,488 $179
GeForce GTX 650 Ti October 2012 GK106 768 928 1,425 $150
GeForce GTX 570 December 2010 GF110 480 732 1,405 $349
GeForce GTX 750 Ti February 2014 GK107 640 1085 1,389 $149
Radeon HD 6770 April 2011 Juniper 800 850 1,360 $129
Radeon HD 5770 October 2009 Juniper 800 850 1,360 $159
Radeon HD 4890 April 2009 RV790 800 850 1,360 $249
GeForce GTX 480 March 2010 GF100 480 701 1,346 $499
Radeon HD 6790 April 2011 Barts 800 840 1,344 $149
GeForce GTX 560 Ti (448 Core) November 2011 GF110 448 732 1,312 $289
Radeon HD 7770 February 2012 Cape Verde 640 1000 1,280 $160
GeForce GTX 560 Ti January 2011 GF114 384 822 1,263 $249
Radeon HD 4870 June 2008 RV770 800 750 1,200 $299
GeForce GT 1030 (GDDR5) May 2017 GP108 384 1468 1,127 $70
GeForce GTX 750 February 2014 GK107 512 1085 1,111 $119
GeForce GTX 470 March 2010 GF100 448 608 1,090 $349
GeForce GTX 560 May 2011 GF114 336 810 1,089 $199
GeForce GT 1030 (DDR4) March 2018 GP108 384 1379 1,059 $79
Radeon HD 3870 X2 January 2008 2x R680 640 825 1,056 $449
Radeon HD 6750 January 2011 Juniper 720 700 1,008 OEM
Radeon HD 5750 October 2009 Juniper 720 700 1,008 $129
Radeon HD 4850 June 2008 RV770 800 625 1,000 $199
Radeon HD 4770 April 2009 RV740 640 750 960 $109
Radeon R7 350 February 2016 Cape Verde 512 925 947 $89
Radeon HD 7750 (GDDR5) February 2012 Cape Verde 512 900 922 $110
Radeon HD 7750 (DDR3) February 2012 Cape Verde 512 900 922 $110
GeForce GTX 460 (256-bit) July 2010 GF104 336 675 907 $229
GeForce GTX 460 (192-bit) July 2010 GF104 336 675 907 $199
GeForce GTX 465 May 2010 GF100 352 608 856 $279
GeForce GTX 560 SE February 2012 GF114 288 736 848 OEM
Radeon R7 250E December 2013 Cape Verde 512 800 819 $109
GeForce GTX 650 September 2012 GK107 384 1058 813 $110
Radeon R7 250 (GDDR5) August 2013 Oland 384 1050 806 $99
Radeon R7 250 (DDR3) August 2013 Oland 384 1050 806 $89
Radeon HD 6670 (GDDR5) April 2011 Turks 480 800 768 $109
Radeon HD 6670 (DDR3) April 2011 Turks 480 800 768 $99
GeForce 9800 GX2 March 2008 2x G92 256 1500 768
GeForce GT 740 (GDDR5) May 2014 GK107 384 993 763 $99
GeForce GT 740 (DDR3) May 2014 GK107 384 993 763 $89
GeForce GTX 460 SE November 2010 GF104 288 650 749 $160
Radeon HD 4830 October 2008 RV770 640 575 736 $130
GeForce GT 640 (GDDR5) April 2012 GK107 384 950 730 OEM
GeForce GT 730 (64-bit, GDDR5) June 2014 GK208 384 902 693 $79
GeForce GT 730 (64-bit, DDR3) June 2014 GK208 384 902 693 $69
GeForce GTX 550 Ti March 2011 GF116 192 900 691 $149
Radeon HD 6570 (GDDR5) April 2011 Turks 480 650 624 $89
Radeon HD 6570 (DDR3) April 2011 Turks 480 650 624 $79
Radeon HD 5670 January 2010 Redwood 400 775 620 $99
Radeon HD 7730 (GDDR5) April 2013 Cape Verde 384 800 614 $60
Radeon HD 7730 (DDR3) April 2013 Cape Verde 384 800 614 $60
GeForce GT 640 (DDR3) April 2012 GK107 384 797 612 OEM
GeForce GTS 450 September 2010 GF106 192 783 601 $129
GeForce GTX 295 January 2009 2x GT200 480 576 553 $500
Radeon HD 5570 (GDDR5) February 2010 Redwood 400 650 520 $80
Radeon HD 5570 (DDR3) February 2010 Redwood 400 650 520 $80
GeForce GT 545 (GDDR5) May 2011 GF116 144 870 501 OEM
Radeon R7 240 August 2013 Oland 320 780 499 $69
Radeon HD 3870 November 2007 RV670 320 777 497 $349
Radeon HD 4670 September 2008 RV730 320 750 480 $79
Radeon HD 2900 XT May 2007 R600 320 743 476 $399
GeForce GTS 250 March 2009 G92b 128 1836 470 $150
GeForce 9800 GTX+ July 2008 G92b 128 1836 470
GeForce 9800 GTX April 2008 G92 128 1688 432
Radeon HD 3850 (512MB) November 2007 RV670 320 668 428 $189
Radeon HD 3850 (256MB) November 2007 RV670 320 668 428 $179
Radeon HD 3830 April 2008 RV670 320 668 428 $129
Radeon HD 4650 (DDR3) September 2008 RV730 320 650 416
GeForce 8800 GTS (512MB) December 2007 G92 128 1625 416
GeForce GT 545 (DDR3) May 2011 GF116 144 720 415 $149
Radeon HD 4650 (DDR2) September 2008 RV730 320 600 384
Radeon HD 2900 Pro September 2007 R600 320 600 384 $300
GeForce 8800 Ultra May 2007 G80 128 1500 384
Radeon HD 5550 (GDDR5) February 2010 Redwood 320 550 352 $70
Radeon HD 5550 (DDR3) February 2010 Redwood 320 550 352 $70
Radeon HD 5550 (DDR2) February 2010 Redwood 320 550 352 $70
GeForce 8800 GTX November 2006 G80 128 1350 346
GeForce GT 630 (DDR3) April 2012 GK107 192 875 336 OEM
GeForce 9800 GT July 2008 G92a/G92b 112 1500 336
GeForce 8800 GT (512MB) October 2007 G92 112 1500 336
GeForce 8800 GT (256MB) December 2007 G92 112 1500 336
GeForce GTX 285 January 2009 GT200 240 648 311 $400
GeForce GT 630 (GDDR5) May 2012 GF108 96 810 311 $80
GeForce GT 440 (GDDR5) February 2011 GF108 96 810 311 $100
GeForce GT 440 (GDDR3) February 2011 GF108 96 810 311 $100
GeForce GTX 275 April 2009 GT200 240 633 304 $250
GeForce GTX 280 June 2008 GT200 240 602 289 $650 ($430)
Radeon HD 2900 GT November 2007 R600 240 600 288 $200
GeForce GT 730 (128-bit, DDR3) June 2014 GF108 96 700 269 $69
GeForce GT 530 May 2011 GF118 96 700 269 OEM
GeForce GT 430 October 2010 GF108 96 700 269 $79
GeForce 9600 GSO May 2008 G92 96 1375 264
GeForce 8800 GS January 2008 G92 96 1375 264
GeForce GT 240 (GDDR5) November 2009 GT215 96 1340 257 OEM
GeForce GT 240 (DDR3) November 2009 GT215 96 1340 257 OEM
GeForce GTX 260 September 2008 GT200 216 576 249 $300
Radeon HD 6450 April 2011 Caicos 160 750 240 $55
GeForce 8800 GTS (640MB) November 2006 G80 96 1188 228
GeForce 8800 GTS (320MB) February 2007 G80 96 1188 228
GeForce GTX 260 June 2008 GT200 192 576 221 $400 ($270)
GeForce 9600 GT February 2008 G94 64 1625 208
Radeon R5 230 April 2014 Caicos 160 625 200
Radeon HD 2600 XT June 2007 RV630 120 800 192 $149
Radeon HD 3650 (DDR3) January 2008 RV635 120 725 174
Radeon HD 3650 (DDR2) January 2008 RV635 120 725 174
GeForce GT 520 April 2011 GF119 48 810 156 $59
Radeon HD 2600 Pro  June 2007 RV630 120 600 144 $99
GeForce GT 220 (DDR3) October 2009 GT216 48 1360 131 OEM
GeForce GT 220 (DDR2) October 2009 GT216 48 1335 128 OEM
Radeon HD 5450 February 2010 Cedar 80 650 104 $50
Radeon HD 4550 September 2008 RV710 80 600 96
Radeon HD 4350 September 2008 RV710 80 600 96
GeForce 8600 GTS April 2007 G84 32 1450 93
GeForce 9500 GT (GDDR3) July 2008 G96 32 1400 90
GeForce 9500 GT (DDR2) July 2008 G96 32 1400 90
GeForce 8600 GT (GDDR3) April 2007 G84 32 1188 76
GeForce 8600 GT (DDR2) April 2007 G84 32 1188 76
GeForce GT 420 September 2010 GF108 48 700 67 OEM
Radeon HD 2400 XT June 2007 RV610 40 650 52 $55
GeForce 9400 GT August 2008 G96 16 1400 45
Radeon HD 2400 Pro June 2007 RV610 40 525 42
Radeon HD 2300 June 2007 RV610 40 525 42
GeForce 8600 GS April 2007 G84 16 1180 38
Radeon X1950 XTX * October 2006 R580+ 48 650 31.2 * $449
Radeon X1900 XTX * January 2006 R580 48 650 31.2 * $649
Radeon X1950 XT * October 2006 R580+ 48 625 30.0 *
Radeon X1900 XT * January 2006 R580 48 625 30.0 * $549
GeForce 8500 GT April 2007 G86 16 900 29
GeForce 8400 GS June 2007 G86 16 900 29
GeForce 7950 GX2 * June 2006 2x G71 48 500 24.0 *
GeForce 9300 GS June 2008 G98 8 1400 22
GeForce 9300 GE June 2008 G98 8 1300 21
Radeon X1950 Pro * October 2006 RV570 36 575 20.7 *
Radeon X1900 GT * May 2006 R580 36 575 20.7 *
Radeon X1950 GT * January 2007 RV570 36 500 18.0 *
GeForce 7900 GTX * March 2006 G71 24 650 15.6 *
GeForce 7900 GTO * October 2006 G71 24 650 15.6 *
GeForce 8300 GS July 2007 G86 8 900 14
GeForce 7950 GT * September 2006 G71 24 550 13.2 *
GeForce 7800 GTX (512MB) * November 2005 G70 24 550 13.2 *
Radeon X1650 XT * October 2006 RV560 24 525 12.6 *
GeForce 7900 GT * March 2006 G71 24 450 10.8 *
GeForce 7800 GTX (256MB) * June 2005 G70 24 430 10.3 *
Radeon X1800 XT * October 2005 R520 16 625 10.0 * $549
Radeon X1650 GT * May 2007 RV560 24 400 9.6 *
GeForce 7900 GS * May 2006 G71 20 450 9.0 *
Radeon X850 XT Platinum * December 2004 R480 16 540 8.6 *
Radeon X850 XT * December 2004 R480 16 520 8.3 *
Radeon X800 XT Platinum * May 2004 R423 16 520 8.3 *
Radeon X800 XT * December 2004 R423 16 500 8.0 *
Radeon X1800 XL * October 2005 R520 16 500 8.0 *
GeForce 7800 GT * August 2005 G70 20 400 8.0 *
Radeon X1650 Pro * August 2006 RV535 12 600 7.2 *
Radeon X1600 XT * October 2005 RV530 12 590 7.1 *
GeForce 7600 GT * March 2006 G73 12 560 6.7 *
Radeon X800 XL * December 2004 R430 16 400 6.4 *
GeForce 6800 Ultra * June 2004 NV45 16 400 6.4 *
Radeon X850 Pro * December 2004 R480 12 507 6.1 *
Radeon X1800 GTO * March 2006 R520 12 500 6.0 * $249
Radeon X1600 Pro * October 2005 RV530 12 500 6.0 *
Radeon X1300 XT * August 2006 RV530 12 500 6.0 *
GeForce 7800 GS * February 2006 G70 16 375 6.0 *
Radeon X800 Pro * May 2004 R423 12 475 5.7 *
GeForce 6800 GT * June 2004 NV45 16 350 5.6 *
GeForce 6800 GS (PCIe) * November 2005 NV42 12 425 5.1 *
Radeon X800 GTO (256MB) * September 2005 R423/R480 12 400 4.8 *
Radeon X800 GTO (128MB) * September 2005 R423/R480 12 400 4.8 *
GeForce 7600 GS * March 2006 G73 12 400 4.8 *
Radeon X800 * December 2004 R430 12 392 4.7 *
GeForce 6800 GS (AGP) * December 2005 NV40 12 350 4.2 *
GeForce 6600 GT * November 2004 NV43 8 500 4.0 *
GeForce 6800 * November 2004 NV41/NV42 12 325 3.9 *
Radeon X800 GT * December 2005 R423/R480 8 475 3.8 *
Radeon X800 SE * October 2004 R420 8 425 3.4 *
Radeon X700 Pro * December 2004 RV410 8 425 3.4 *
Radeon 9800 XT * September 2003 R360 8 412 3.3 *
Radeon X700 * September 2005 RV410 8 400 3.2 *
Radeon 9800 Pro * March 2003 R350 8 380 3.0 *
GeForce 7300 GT (GDDR3) * May 2006 G73 8 350 2.8 *
GeForce 7300 GT (DDR2) * May 2006 G73 8 350 2.8 *
Radeon 9800 SE (128-bit) * March 2003 R350 8 325 2.6 *
Radeon 9800 * March 2003 R350 8 325 2.6 *
Radeon 9700 Pro * July 2002 R300 8 325 2.6 *
GeForce 6800 XT * September 2005 NV42 8 325 2.6 *
GeForce 6800 LE * January 2005 NV41/NV42 8 325 2.6 *
Radeon X1300 Pro * October 2005 RV515 4 600 2.4 *
GeForce 6600 (128-bit) * August 2004 NV43 8 300 2.4 *
Radeon 9700 * October 2002 R300 8 275 2.2 *
Radeon 9500 Pro * October 2002 R300 8 275 2.2 *
GeForce 7300 GS * January 2006 G72 4 550 2.2 *
Radeon X600 XT * September 2004 RV380 4 500 2.0 *
Radeon X1550 * January 2007 RV516 4 500 2.0 *
Radeon 9600 XT * September 2003 RV360 4 500 2.0 *
GeForce FX 5800 Ultra * January 2003 NV30 4 500 2.0 *
GeForce FX 5950 Ultra * October 2003 NV38 4 475 1.9 *
GeForce FX 5700 Ultra * October 2003 NV36 4 475 1.9 *
GeForce FX 5900 Ultra * May 2003 NV35 4 450 1.8 *
GeForce FX 5700 * October 2003 NV36 4 425 1.7 *
Radeon X600 Pro * September 2004 RV370 4 400 1.6 *
Radeon X600 Pro * September 2004 RV380 4 400 1.6 *
Radeon X600 * September 2004 RV370 4 400 1.6 *
Radeon 9600 Pro * March 2003 RV350 4 400 1.6 *
GeForce FX 5900 XT * December 2003 NV35 4 390 1.6 *
GeForce FX 5900 * May 2003 NV35 4 400 1.6 *
GeForce FX 5800 * January 2003 NV30 4 400 1.6 *
GeForce FX 5600 Ultra * March 2003 NV31 4 400 1.6 *
Radeon 9800 SE (256-bit) * March 2003 R350 4 380 1.5 *
GeForce 7300 LE * March 2006 G72 4 350 1.4 *
GeForce 6200 TurboCache * December 2004 NV44 4 350 1.4 *
Radeon 9600 SE * September 2003 RV350 4 325 1.3 *
Radeon 9600 * September 2003 RV350 4 325 1.3 *
GeForce FX 5600 * March 2003 NV31 4 325 1.3 *
GeForce FX 5200 Ultra * March 2003 NV34 4 325 1.3 *
GeForce 6600 LE * June 1905 NV43 4 325 1.3 *
Radeon X300 SE * September 2004 RV370 4 300 1.2 *
GeForce 6200 * October 2004 NV43 4 300 1.2 *
GeForce 4 Ti4800 * January 2003 NV28 4 300 1.2 *
GeForce 4 Ti4600 * February 2002 NV25 4 300 1.2 *
Radeon 9500 * October 2002 R300 4 275 1.1 *
Radeon 8500 * August 2001 R200 4 275 1.1 *
GeForce FX 5500 * March 2004 NV34B 4 270 1.1 *
GeForce 4 Ti4800 SE * January 2003 NV28 4 275 1.1 *
GeForce 4 Ti4400 * February 2002 NV25 4 275 1.1 *
Radeon X1050 (128-bit) * December 2006 RV350 4 250 1.0 *
Radeon 9550 * January 2004 RV350 4 250 1.0 *
Radeon 9250 * March 2004 RV280 4 240 1.0 *
Radeon 9200 * April 2003 RV280 4 250 1.0 *
Radeon 9100 * April 2003 R200 4 250 1.0 *
Radeon 9000 * August 2002 RV250 4 250 1.0 *
GeForce FX 5700 LE * March 2004 NV36 4 250 1.0 *
GeForce FX 5200 (64-bit) * March 2003 NV34 4 250 1.0 *
GeForce FX 5200 (128-bit) * March 2003 NV34 4 250 1.0 *
GeForce 4 Ti4200 * April 2002 NV25 4 250 1.0 *
GeForce 3 Ti500 * October 2001 NV20 4 240 1.0 *
GeForce 2 Ultra * August 2000 NV16 4 250 1.0 *
GeForce 2 Ti * October 2001 NV15 4 250 1.0 *
GeForce 7200 GS * January 2006 G72 2 450 0.9 *
Radeon X300 * September 2004 RV370 4 200 0.8 *
Radeon 9200 SE * March 2003 RV280 4 200 0.8 *
GeForce 3 * February 2001 NV20 4 200 0.8 *
GeForce 2 GTS * April 2000 NV15 4 200 0.8 *
GeForce 3 Ti200 * October 2001 NV20 4 175 0.7 *
Radeon 7500 * August 2001 RV200 2 290 0.6 *
GeForce 4 MX460 * February 2002 NV17 2 300 0.6 *
GeForce 4 MX440 * February 2002 NV17 2 275 0.6 *
Rage Fury MAXX * October 1999 2x ATI Rage 4 125 0.5 *
GeForce 4 MX420 * February 2002 NV17 2 250 0.5 *
GeForce 256 SDR * October 1999 NV10 4 120 0.5 *
GeForce 256 DDR * December 1999 NV10 4 120 0.5 *
GeForce 2 MX400 * March 2001 NV11 2 200 0.4 *
GeForce 2 MX200 * March 2001 NV11 2 175 0.4 *
Rage 128 Ultra * August 1999 ATI Rage 2 130 0.3 *
Rage 128 Pro * August 1999 ATI Rage 2 125 0.3 *
Radeon SDR * June 2000 R100 2 166 0.3 *
Radeon LE * May 2001 R100 2 150 0.3 *
Radeon DDR * April 2000 R100 2 166 0.3 *
Radeon 7200 SDR * June 2000 R100 2 166 0.3 *
Radeon 7200 DDR * April 2000 R100 2 166 0.3 *
Nvidia Riva TNT2 Ultra * March 1999 NV5 2 150 0.3 *
Nvidia Riva TNT2 Pro * October 1999 NV5 2 143 0.3 *
Nvidia Riva TNT2 * March 1999 NV5 2 125 0.3 *
Rage 128 GL * August 1998 ATI Rage 2 103 0.2 *
Radeon 7000 * February 2001 RV100 1 183 0.2 *
Nvidia Riva TNT * June 1998 NV4 2 90 0.2 *
Nvidia Riva 128 * August 1997 NV3 1 100 0.1 *

* – 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.

Finding Discounts on the Best Graphics Cards

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