Graphics Card Comparison Chart
Ranking Graphics Cards from Most Powerful to Least
Last updated: August 2019
Finding the best graphics card for your money involves serious research. This page ranks graphics cards from best to worst.
This list consists of graphics cards released in roughly the last five years. To see even older cards or any graphics card you don't see here, please consult the Tom's Hardware GPU Hierarchy Table.
The list starts with the best graphics cards first, from both NVIDIA and AMD. Wherever the two brands are essentially equivalent in power, they appear on the same row.
Please note: These graphics card rankings are approximate. Performance will vary from game to game. When possible, we suggest doing your own performance research on the games you want to play. In some games, some graphics cards will perform slightly better than cards above them, or slightly worse than cards below.
The "Notes" column give a rough idea of how well each graphics card performs with mainstream, demanding games at the given specification.
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Graphics Card Comparison
RTX 2080 Ti
|Newer Titan cards have extremely poor price-to-performance
ratios, and are not optimized for gaming
|RTX 2080 Super
|Titan X (Pascal, 2016)
GTX 1080 Ti
RTX 2070 Super
|Radeon VII||4K 60fps gaming this row and up|
RTX 2060 Super
|RX 5700 XT||1080p 144fps gaming this row and up|
GTX 1070 Ti
RX Vega 64
RX Vega 56
|1080p 120fps gaming this row and up|
GTX 1660 Ti
|GTX Titan X (Maxwell, 2015)
GTX 980 Ti
|R9 Fury X|
GTX 1060 6GB
R9 Fury Nano
|1440p 60fps and VR gaming this row and up|
RX 480 8GB
RX 480 4GB
|GTX 1060 3GB
GTX 780 Ti
|Xbox One X GPU equivalent|
GTX 1050 Ti
|Playstation 4 Pro GPU equivalent
1080p 60fps gaming this row and up
RX 560 4GB
GTX 660 Ti
|RX 560 2GB
|900p 60fps gaming this row and up|
|GTX 580||RX 460
|Playstation 4 GPU equivalent
720p 60fps gaming this row and up
|GTX 750 Ti
GTX 560 Ti
GTX 650 Ti
Vega 11 (R5 2400G integrated)
|Xbox One GPU equivalent|
|Integrated: Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200|
|GTX 460||R7 250X
|Nintendo Switch (Docked) GPU equivalent|
GTX 550 Ti
|Vega 8 (R3 2200G integrated)
|Good enough for many indie games|
|GT 640||HD 6570
|R7 240||Good enough for most classic games
Integrated: Intel HD Graphics 530
|GT 730||HD 5550|
|All older GPUs and all unlisted iGPUs below this threshold|
How are these graphics cards ranked?
These graphics card rankings are determined by performance in real-world PC gaming benchmarks. A benchmark is measured by the number of frames-per-second (FPS) a computer can achieve playing a certain game at a specified resolution and graphical settings.
Since most people purchase graphics cards for their gaming capability, we view real gameplay benchmarks (as opposed to synthetic benchmarking programs) as the best way to measure the performance of a graphics card. Graphics card performance can vary from game to game, but this comparison table reflects the general rankings of each card.
Where do integrated GPUs rank?
Integrated GPUs (also known as iGPUs or APUs) are GPUs included inside your CPU. For the most part, iGPUs/APUs are very weak compared to dedicated graphics cards.
A current generation Intel integrated GPU is fine for web browsing, email, and office applications. It will even run many modern games at low settings and low resolution.
AMD's latest Ryzen APUs have the most powerful integrated GPUs, which are powerful enough to run less demanding games with graphics turned up, or modern games with graphics turned down. These are the best options for the absolute cheapest gaming builds.
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