Desktop GPU Performance Hierarchy Table

When you want to know how your existing GPU fares against the one on your wish list, consult our GPU hierarchy chart, which groups graphics cards with similar overall performance levels into tiers. The top tier contains the highest-performing cards available, and performance decreases as you go down from there.

You can use this hierarchy to compare the pricing between two cards, to see which one is a better deal, and also to determine if an upgrade is worthwhile. I don’t recommend upgrading your graphics card unless the replacement card is at least three tiers higher. Otherwise, the upgrade is somewhat parallel, and you may not even notice a worthwhile difference.

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The list, as it stands now, emphasizes discrete desktop graphics. At one time, it included mobile rankings and a more complete collection of integrated solutions. Too much of that data was estimated and derived, though, so we thinned out the chart’s density.

Intel’s graphics engines remain (for the ones we’ve tested), and we’d like to re-incorporate more AMD APUs as we place their performance with greater accuracy. But it’s unlikely that we’ll try to graft mobile graphics back into this tapestry.

As always, leave your feedback on the placement of our hierarchy. We’re happy to correct oversights or make adjustments when they prove warranted.

Desktop GPU Performance Hierarchy Table

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Nvidia GeForceAMD RadeonIntel
Titan X (Pascal) ($1,598.95 On Amazon)
GTX 1080 Ti ($699 On Amazon)
GTX 1080 ($809.95 On Amazon)


Titan X (Maxwell) ($1096.03 On Amazon)
GTX 1070 ($439.99 On Newegg)
980 Ti ($669.99 On Amazon)
R9 295X2 ($1299.00 On Amazon)
R9 Fury X ($649.99 On Amazon)

GTX Titan Black ($699.00 On Amazon)
GTX 980 ($539.99 On Amazon)
GTX 690 ($999.99 On Amazon)
Radeon R9 Fury ($564.99 On Amazon)
Radeon Fury Nano ($399.99 On Amazon)

GTX Titan ($999.00 On Amazon)
GTX 1060 ($249.99 On Newegg)
GTX 970 ($349.99 On Amazon)
GTX 780 Ti ($499.99 On Amazon)
GTX 780 ($280.00 On Amazon)
RX 580
RX 570
RX 480 ($194.97 On Amazon)
RX 470 ($204.00 On Amazon)
R9 390X ($429.99 On Amazon)
R9 390 ($319.99 On Newegg)
R9 290X ($519.99 On Amazon)
R9 290 ($309.99 On Amazon)
HD 7990 ($539.00 On Amazon)

GTX 770 ($175.00 On Amazon)
GTX 680 ($209.99 On Amazon)
GTX 590 ($319.99 On Amazon)
R9 380X ($249.99 On Amazon)
R9 380 ($229.99 On Amazon)
R9 280X ($209.99 On Amazon)
HD 7970 GHz Ed. ($219.99 On Amazon)
HD 6990 ($259.99 On Amazon)

GTX 1050 Ti
GTX 960 ($199.99 On Amazon)
GTX 670
GTX 580 ($169.99 On Amazon)
R9 285 ($259.99 On Amazon)
R9 280
HD 7950
HD 7870 LE (XT)
HD 5970

GTX 1050
GTX 950 ($159.99 On Amazon)
GTX 760 ($174.99 On Amazon)
GTX 660 Ti
RX 460
R7 370
R9 270X
R9 270
HD 7870 ($154.99 On Amazon)

GTX 660
GTX 570
GTX 480
GTX 295
R7 265
HD 7850
HD 6970
HD 4870 X2

GTX 750 Ti
GTX 650 Ti Boost
GTX 560 Ti (448 Core)
GTX 560 Ti
GTX 470
R7 260X
HD 6950
HD 5870
HD 4850 X2

GTX 750
GTX 650 Ti
GTX 560
HD 7790
HD 6870
HD 5850

GTX 465
GTX 460 (256-bit)
GTX 285
9800 GX2
RX 550
R7 360
R7 260
HD 7770
HD 6850
Iris Pro Graphics 6200 (integrated)
GT 740 GDDR5
GT 650
GTX 560 SE
GTX 550 Ti
GTX 460 SE
GTX 460 (192-bit)
GTX 280
GTX 275
GTX 260
R7 250E
R7 250 (GDDR5)
HD 7750 (GDDR5)
HD 6790
HD 6770
HD 5830
HD 5770
HD 4890
HD 4870

GTS 450
GTS 250
9800 GTX+
9800 GTX
8800 Ultra
R7 250 (DDR3)
HD 7750 (DDR3)
HD 6750
HD 5750
HD 4850
HD 3870 X2
HD Graphics 530 (integrated)
GT 730 (64-bit, GDDR5)
GT 545 (GDDR5)
8800 GTS (512MB)
8800 GTX
HD 4770

GT 740 DDR3
GT 640 (DDR3)
GT 545 (DDR3)
9800 GT
8800 GT (512MB)
HD 7730 (GDDR5)
HD 6670 (GDDR5)
HD 5670
HD 4830

GT 240 (GDDR5)
9600 GT
8800 GTS (640MB)
HD 6570 (GDDR5)
HD 5570 (GDDR5)
HD 3870
HD 2900 XT

GT 240 (DDR3)
9600 GSO
8800 GS
R7 240
HD 7730 (DDR3)
HD 6670 (DDR3)
HD 6570 (DDR3)
HD 5570 (DDR3)
HD 4670
HD 3850 (512MB)

GT 730 (128-bit, GDDR5)
GT 630 (GDDR5)
GT 440 (GDDR5)
8800 GTS (320MB)
8800 GT (256MB)
HD 5550 (GDDR5)
HD 3850 (256MB)
HD 2900 Pro

GT 730 (128-bit, DDR3)
GT 630 (DDR3)
GT 440 (DDR3)
7950 GX2
HD 7660D (integrated)
HD 5550 (DDR3)
HD 4650 (DDR3)
X1950 XTX

GT 530
GT 430
7900 GTX
7900 GTO
7800 GTX 512
X1900 XTX
X1950 XT
X1900 XT

GT 220 (DDR3)
7950 G
7900 GT
7800 GTX
HD 7560D (integrated)
HD 5550 (DDR2)
HD 2900 GT
X1950 Pro
X1900 GT
X1900 AIW
X1800 XT

GT 220 (DDR2)
9500 GT (GDDR3)
8600 GTS
7900 GS
7800 GT
HD 7540D (integrated)
HD 6550D (integrated)
HD 6620G (integrated)
R5 230
HD 6450
HD 4650 (DDR2)
X1950 GT
X1800 XL

9500 GT (DDR2)
8600 GT (GDDR3)
8600 GS
7800 GS
7600 GT
6800 Ultra
7480D (integrated)
6530D (integrated)
6520G (integrated)
HD 3670
HD 3650 (DDR3)
HD 2600 XT
X1800 GTO
X1650 XT
X850 XT PE
X800 XT PE
X850 XT
X800 XT
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (integrated)
GT 520
8600 GT (DDR2)
6800 GS (PCIe)
6800 GT
6480G (integrated)
6410D (integrated)
HD 3650 (DDR2)
HD 2600 Pro
X800 GTO2/GTO16
X800 XL

6800 GS (AGP)
6380G (integrated)
6370D (integrated)
X1650 GT
X850 Pro
X800 Pro
X800 GTO (256MB)

8600M GS
7600 GS
7300 GT (GDDR3)
6800
X1650 Pro
X1600 XT
X800 GTO (128MB)
X800

9400 GT
8500 GT
7300 GT (DDR2)
6800 XT
6800LE
6600 GT
HD 6320 (integrated)
HD 6310 (integrated)
HD 5450
HD 4550
HD 4350
HD 2400 XT
X1600 Pro
X1300 XT
X800 SE
X800 GT
X700 Pro
9800 XT
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (integrated)
9400 (integrated)
9300 (integrated)
6600 (128-bit)
FX 5950 Ultra
FX 5900 Ultra
FX 5900
HD 6290 (integrated)
HD 6250 (integrated)
HD 4290 (integrated)
HD 4250 (integrated)
HD 4200 (integrated)
HD 3300 (integrated)
HD 3200 (integrated)
HD 2400 Pro
X1550
X1300 Pro
X700
9800 Pro
9800
9700 Pro
9700

FX 5900 XT
FX 5800 Ultra
X1050 (128-bit)
X600 XT
9800 Pro (128-bit)
9600 XT
9500 Pro
Intel HD Graphics 2000 (integrated)
G 310
G 210
8400 G
8300
6200
FX 5700 Ultra
4 Ti 4800
4 Ti 4600
Xpress 1250 (integrated)
HD 2300
X600 Pro
9800 LE
9600 Pro
Intel HD Graphics (integrated)
9300M GS
9300M G
8400M GS
7300 GS
FX 5700, 6600 (64-bit)
FX 5600 Ultra
4 Ti4800 SE
4 Ti4400
4 Ti4200
X1050 (64-bit)
X300
9600
9550
9500
Intel HD Graphics (integrated)
8300 (integrated)
8200 (integrated)
7300 LE
7200 GS
6600 LE
6200 TC
FX 5700 LE
FX 5600
FX 5200 Ultra
3 Ti500
X1150
X300 SE
9600 LE
9100
8500
GMA X4500 (integrated)
FX 5500
FX 5200 (128-bit)
3 Ti200
3
9250
9200
9000

FX 7050 (integrated)
FX 7025 (integrated)
FX 6150 (integrated)
FX 6100 (integrated)
FX 5200 (64-bit)
Xpress 1150 (integrated)
Xpress 1000 (integrated)
Xpress 200M (integrated)
9200 SE
GMA X3500 (integrated)
GMA X3100 (integrated)
GMA X3000 (integrated)
2 Ti 200
2 Ti
2 Ultra
4 MX 440
2 GTS
7500GMA 3100 (integrated)
GMA 3000 (integrated)
2 MX 400
4 MX 420
2 MX 200
256
7200
7000
DDR
LE
SDR
GMA 950 (integrated)
GMA 900 (integrated)
GMA 500 (integrated)
Nvidia TNTRage 128Intel 740

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  • Lutfij
    I think there's something with the link for the RX480's pricing since it shows up as 1USD... :/

    I like how the new chart reflects the pricing of concurrent GPU's and how they stack up in terms of price to performance ratio. Good work! ;)
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  • SaviolaSeyren
    what the...
    now you put 1060 on the same tier as 970 and RX 470
    much inconsistency
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  • juanjostorreshernndez
    The difference in price for the GTX1070 and GTX980ti is shocking.
    however the difference in price for the GTX1060 and GTX780ti is really crazy taking in consideration their performance.
    So why are those old graphics cards costing so much nowadays ?
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  • AndrewJacksonZA
    Thank you for fixing the chart guys, appreciate it! :-)
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  • saultube
    Thank you so much for this guys, you make a Great Service to Humanity!
    0
  • penn919
    Kudos for the improvement. I thought they'd never change it.
    0
  • perryra1968
    still rolling with a R9 290. Just can't justify an upgrade at the moment.
    2
  • gdmaclew
    You RX-480 entry is showing $1.00 at Amazon.
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  • FritzEiv
    We listen. Much discussion ensues. We evolve. Thanks for voicing your opinions. (I will see if I can't get that 480 to show up right, pricing wise. We have a bit more work to do on getting all the pricing in there.)
    2
  • AndrewJacksonZA
    No don't, Fritz!! Let me buy about fifty of them at that price first, please!! ;-)
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  • mcconkeymike
    Thanks for the update on the chart, it makes more sense now.
    1
  • Jasminh86
    Intel HD 530 should be way lower. It's on my i5 6600K and I tried it while I waited for new GPU to arrive. Old games that recommend graphics cards from LOWER tiers than HD 530 are almost unplayable on it. I had Radeon 5830 which is one tier above it and I could play skyrim, mass effect 1,2 on it 60 fps. With HD530 you can cheer when you get half as much. That result should NOT be 1 tier difference in my oppinion
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  • riya33
    Thanks for the updated chart guys, loved it..!
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  • tel___
    ?Nintendo Switch = 1 TFLOP.
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    Xbox One = 1.3 TFLOPS.
    Xbox Project Scorpio = 6 TFLOPS.
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    Nvidia TITAN X Pascal
    11 TFLOPS.
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Pascal
    9 TFLOPS.
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Pascal
    6.5 TFLOPS.
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Pascal 6GB
    4.5 TFLOPS.
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Pascal 3GB
    4 TFLOPS.
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Pascal 4GB
    2 TFLOPS.
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Pascal 2GB
    1.8 TFLOPS.
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    oculus rift
    minimum requirements = Nvidia GTX 960 = 2.3 TFLOPS.
    Recommended requirements = Nvidia GTX 970 = 3.5 TFLOPS.
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    AMD Radeon RX 480
    5 TFLOPS.
    AMD Radeon RX 470
    3.8 TFLOPS.
    AMD Radeon RX 460
    2 TFLOPS.
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  • saultube
    How do you know this stats are right? can you post your source please? just to verify
    0
  • JacFlasche
    I just wish I knew why my 980TI still cost more new than a 1080?
    I read that the 980TI will overclock higher than a 1080 but that can't be the reason.
    Anybody have a clue?
    How about this I can buy two 980Tis for $400 would this be more powerful than a single 1080TI for all games or just some, or maybe none? anyone?
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  • John_fishyy
    WOW, this is so false, so so false, so youre telling me a gtx 690 beats out a gtx 780 and gtx 780 ti, gtx 1060, and a gtx 970!!!! theres something wrong there, there is a lot wrong with this list, the gtx 690 is such a shit card compared to nowa days, and youre prices are WACKED, a 690 does not cost 1000, on amazon yes, because they are trying to not loose capitol on what they already paid for. Go to ebay a GTX 690 costs $250, and not only on eBay, EVERYWHERE is around $250. So youre saying a GTX 690 costs MORE THAN A GTX 1080 TI, are you stupid. The GTX 780 Ti is wacked too, go to ebay, and to everywhere, they are worth maybe $175, you can get a GTX 980 ti for $290, so youre telling me a GTX 780 ti is worth more than a GTX 980 ti and same price as a 1080 ti, use your freaking head.
    -1
  • HTPCenthusiast
    Great list - in would be interesting to see where more of the newer onboard Intel and AMD graphics offerings sit on this list - eg. Intel HD Graphics 630 which from memory is standard on most if not all the kaby lake processors.
    1
  • Co BIY
    I'd like to see Tom's review the integrated graphics the same way they review the review stand alone cards. I understand there would be technical challenges but I bet they could figure it out.
    3