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April 17, 2009 10:01:49 AM

Can I ask for help in ranking all these video cards in descending performance order?
It's very difficult to know which one is better than the other since I have been unable to find any good vga charts (and no, Tom's hardware's charts doesn't help).
I'd be grateful if anyone with knowledge could impart that knowledge unto me.

Cards:
Radeon X1950 GT
Radeon X1650 Pro
Radeon X1600 Pro
Radeon HD4850
Radeon HD4830
Radeon HD4670
Radeon HD4650
Radeon HD4550
Radeon HD4350
Radeon HD3870
Radeon HD3850
Radeon HD3650
Radeon HD2600 XT
Radeon HD2600 Pro
GeForce 9800 GT
GeForce 9600 GT
GeForce 9500 GT
GeForce 8600 GTS
GeForce 8600 GT
GeForce 8500 GT
GeForce 8400 GS
GeForce 7600 GS
GeForce 6600

EDIT:
Didn't know about the forum. I found some good information.
I can assume, at least, that this is correct?

Radeon HD4850
GeForce 9800 GT
Radeon HD2600 XT

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April 17, 2009 10:20:48 AM

Essentia said:
Can I ask for help in ranking all these video cards in descending performance order?
It's very difficult to know which one is better than the other since I have been unable to find any good vga charts (and no, Tom's hardware's charts doesn't help).
I'd be grateful if anyone with knowledge could impart that knowledge unto me.

Cards:
Radeon X1950 GT
Radeon X1650 Pro
Radeon X1600 Pro
Radeon HD4850
Radeon HD4830
Radeon HD4670
Radeon HD4650
Radeon HD4550
Radeon HD4350
Radeon HD3870
Radeon HD3850
Radeon HD3650
Radeon HD2600 XT
Radeon HD2600 Pro
GeForce 9800 GT
GeForce 9600 GT
GeForce 9500 GT
GeForce 8600 GTS
GeForce 8600 GT
GeForce 8500 GT
GeForce 8400 GS
GeForce 7600 GS
GeForce 6600

EDIT:
Didn't know about the forum. I found some good information.
I can assume, at least, that this is correct?

Radeon HD4850
GeForce 9800 GT
Radeon HD2600 XT


http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-char... Should list most of those cards, rating them obviously depends on what application/game you're running!
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April 17, 2009 10:36:56 AM

ixion said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-char... Should list most of those cards, rating them obviously depends on what application/game you're running!

Thanks, I actually found a lot of the cards by searching the charts.
I came up with:

Radeon HD 4850 2965,50
GeForce 9600 GT 2451,80
Radeon HD 3870 2386,70
Radeon HD 4670 2102,70
Radeon HD 3850 2009,90
GeForce 8600 GTS 1257,90
Radeon X1950 GT 1145,90
Radeon HD 2600 XT 1073,90
Radeon HD 3650 1002,30
GeForce 8600 GT 936,20
Radeon HD 2600 Pro 826,60
Radeon HD 4550 818,50
Radeon X1650 Pro 600,20
Radeon X1600 Pro 475,30
GeForce 7600 GS 468,20
GeForce 8500 GT 444,30
GeForce 8400 GS 321,60
Radeon HD 4830
Radeon HD 4650
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce 9800 GT
GeForce 9500 GT
GeForce 6600

I'm still missing scores from those at the bottom, though.
I'd like some scores for the rest of them (ie rank them), as well...
Maybe I could take the score for 8800GT for 9800GT, since from what I've read, they are pretty much the same?
April 17, 2009 11:24:17 AM

Here's a general consencus. Might be a little off but.....

Radeon HD 4850
Radeon HD 4830
GeForce 9800 GT = GeForce 8800GT = GTS 250
GeForce 9600 GT = Radeon HD 3870
Radeon HD 4670 = Radeon HD 3850
Radeon HD 4650
GeForce 8600 GTS
Radeon X1950 GT
Radeon HD 3650
GeForce 8600 GT = GeForce 9500 GT
Radeon HD 2600
Radeon HD 2600 Pro
Radeon HD 4550
Radeon X1650 Pro
Radeon X1600 Pro
GeForce 8500 GT = GeForce 7600 GS (if gDDR3)
GeForce 6600
GeForce 8400 GS
January 1, 2010 5:27:49 PM

Well all this is confusing can someone just tell me what the fastest and best performing video card is for Nvidia and Radeon and which one is better than the other?
a b U Graphics card
January 1, 2010 5:33:42 PM

ATI's best: 5970
nVidia's best: GTX 295

5970 is better than GTX 295.
a c 1410 U Graphics card
January 1, 2010 6:22:07 PM

stridervm said:
Here's a general consencus. Might be a little off but.....

Radeon HD 4850
Radeon HD 4830
GeForce 9800 GT = GeForce 8800GT = GTS 250
GeForce 9600 GT = Radeon HD 3870
Radeon HD 4670 = Radeon HD 3850
Radeon HD 4650
GeForce 8600 GTS
Radeon X1950 GT
Radeon HD 3650
GeForce 8600 GT = GeForce 9500 GT
Radeon HD 2600
Radeon HD 2600 Pro
Radeon HD 4550
Radeon X1650 Pro
Radeon X1600 Pro
GeForce 8500 GT = GeForce 7600 GS (if gDDR3)
GeForce 6600
GeForce 8400 GS

The GTS250 would top that list it is a rebranded 9800GTX+ not 9800GT
August 21, 2010 10:25:40 AM

I thought I'd point out that learning the naming conventions for both ATI and nVidia cards will help most people make sense of which cards are -generally- newer and faster since this old thread keeps coming up near the top of Google searches.

Scroll near the bottom of these pages for relatively easy to understand and usually up to date charts (with examples).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon

Basically:

- The first number of either GeForce or Radeon cards is the generation of the card. This used to be in order but currently the newest cards are the 400 series for GeForce and the 5000 series for Radeon.

- The second number is actually the most important. It represents the category of card, the higher the number representing more powerful cards.

- The third number is the relative quality of a card within a category.

Using this system, it's fairly safe to assume, even going back two or three generations, that a significantly higher category of card will perform better. e.g. an older GeForce 8800 GT is still better than a brand new GT 440 and a Radeon HD 3850 is still better than a Radeon HD 5460.

a c 273 U Graphics card
August 21, 2010 11:02:12 AM

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