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How accurate is the hierarchy ?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 26, 2012 1:06:21 AM

do any stand out as being wrong ?

for me the 8800 ultra is rated too high

Discrete: 8800 Ultra, 9800 GTX, 9800 GTX+, GTS 250, GTS 450
Go (mobile): 560M

Discrete: HD 3870 X2, HD 4850, HD 5750, HD 6750
Mobility: HD 4850, HD 5850

surely it's not even in the same league as a 6750 or gts 450

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a c 92 U Graphics card
January 26, 2012 1:13:42 AM

you just happen to compare the weakest card in a tier to the strongest, theres going to be a decent difference but generally the newer cards are quiet a bit faster than the old card in the same tier.

the tiers just gives a ruff picture, you need to look at real performance to really see the differences.
a c 181 U Graphics card
January 26, 2012 1:17:51 AM

Also check out the bench marks to get a down and personal look for what games they work on the best and you can use the compairson charts also to help sort out the little stuff.
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a c 261 U Graphics card
January 26, 2012 1:51:05 AM

The 8800 Ultra was the fastest card made when it was released. The GTS 450 and HD 6750 were lower midrange budget cards when new.
a c 176 U Graphics card
January 26, 2012 2:39:38 AM

The 8800GTX is actually around 1-3% faster then the 9800GTX+. All of those cards are probably within ~5% of each other. The big advantage you get with the newer cards is they use less power, and better/more features like DX11, etc.
a c 181 U Graphics card
January 26, 2012 11:29:24 PM

Like what everybody else said They are using the benchmarks for the Hierarchy to give you some what of an idea as to how the card fall or lay out. I would use that chart to help me to decide a card.