How accurate is the hierarchy ? Tags: Graphics Cards HD Graphics Last response: January 26, 2012 11:29 PM in Graphics & Displays Share fuggles January 26, 2012 1:06:21 AM http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-revi... 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 More about : accurate hierarchy esrever 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. DM186 a c 181 U Graphics card January 26, 2012 1:17:51 AM ^+1 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. Related resources How accurate is the Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart? - Forum How do I interpret the CPU hierarchy chart ? - Forum How accurate are the GPU power requirements - Forum How accurate is Speccy in terms of temp readings? - Forum How accurate are those wattage calculators? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer anort3 a c 257 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. 4745454b a c 175 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. DM186 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources how accurate is xtreme power supply calculator? Forum how accurate is GPU-Z? Forum How accurate and reliable is this website? Forum How accurate is GPU power draw (GPU-Z data in Furmark)? Forum How accurate do you think bios temps are? Forum How accurate is PassMark's CPU Benchmark list when comparing CPU's? Forum How accurate is extreme PSU calculator? Forum How accurate are today's sensors on mobos for CPU's Forum How accurate are Gigabyte CPU temps? Forum How accurate is S.M.A.R.T. for hard drives? Forum Is crucial.com safe? how accurate is their test? Forum How do you get an accurate temperature reading? Forum How accurate is GPU-Z's VDDC Current Forum How Accurate Is Core Temp Forum How Accurate are New Egg's ETA's? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !