An Update to Our Hardware Comparison Charts

Another month rolled by and we have a fresh update to our hardware comparison charts. Click through to the categories below to see the new additions to the section.

USB Thumb Drive Charts
Sandisk Cruzer 4GB
2011 Gaming Graphics Cards
Gainward GTX 580 Phantom Geforce GTX 580 1.5 GB
AMD HD 6990 Radeon HD 6990 4GB
AMD HD 6990 OC Radeon HD 6990 4GB OC-BIOS
Nvidia GTX 550 Ti Geforce GTX 550 Ti
HIS HD 5750 IceQ Plus Radeon HD 5750 1 GB
HIS HD 5550 Passiv Radeon HD 5550 512 MB GDDR5
HIS HD 5570 Passiv Radeon HD 5570 512 MB GDDR5
HIS HD 5670 IceQ Radeon HD 5670 512 MB GDD5
ATI HD 6750 Radeon HD 6750 512 MB GDDR5 OEM
ATI HD 6770 Radeon HD 6770 1GB OEM
MSI  440 GT Geforce 440 GT 1GB DDR3
Asus GTX 590 Geforce GTX 590 3GB GDDR5
MSI HD 6850 Cyclone Power Edition Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5
MSI HD 5450 Passiv Radeon HD 5450 1GB GDDR3
HIS HD 5450 Passiv Radeon HD 5450 1Gb GDDR3
MSI 450 GTS Cyclone Geforce 450 GTS 1 GB GDDR5
AMD HD 6790 Radeon HD 6790 1GB GDDR5
MSI HD 6870 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5
HIS HD 5770 Radeon HD 5770 1GB
MSI GT 430 Geforce GT 430 1GB GDDR3
MSI HD 4890 Gaming Edition Radeon HD 4890 1 GB GDDR5
AMD HD 6790 OC Radeon HD 6790 1GB OC GDDR5
AMD HD 6450 Radeon HD 6450  512 MB GDDR3
SAPPHIRE HD 6790 Radeon HD 6790 1GB GDDR5
AFOX HD 6850 Radeon HD 6850 Single Slot 1 GB GDDR5
AMD HD 6570 Radeon HD 6570 1GB GDDR5
AMD HD 6670 Radeon HD 6670 1GB GDDR5
Powercolor HD 6790 Radeon HD 6790 1GB GDDR5
SSD Charts 2010
Crucial P300
Intel 320
OCZ Vertex 3
Plextor M2
PQI S535
Silicon Power E20
Synology DS1010+
Synology DS1511+
Synology DS211+
Thecus N5200XXX
Thecus N4200Pro

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • rolinx
    Hmmm GTX 580 .. is top not bad... i thought AMD HD 6990 Radeon will be top... :)
  • killerclick
    Anandtech has the best comparison charts. You should steal them.
  • tsnor
    (Hope this append is not a dup, last appends didn't seems to make it)

    Please double check HD5770 vs. GTX 260. These are similar performing cards, but index is almost 2X different. You may be averaging in 0's for games like Aliens vs. Predator for the GTX 260.
  • eklipz330

    hey wait... where are the sums of the specific resolutions?? i wanna know what card is best for 1680x1050!
  • JsPcKiP
    What about the Gainward GTX 580 3GB?
  • cmashwin
    why is the gtx 460 not included? I would guess it wud slot in above the 550 ti.. any comments?
  • Nemo11
    You guys do realize that this is just a list of things that they've added to their charts not the charts themselves right?

    i.e. the gtx 460 was not included on this list because they didn't add it to the charts, and the gtx 580 is over the hd 6990 because the list isn't in order.
  • fir_ser
    Good update.
  • henydiah
    awesome.. :)
  • thepinkpanther
    JsPcKiPWhat about the Gainward GTX 580 3GB?
    i just looked at that for the first time, now i know what graphics cards to buy...ill figure out myself whether its a HIS,XFX or Sapphire thank you very much toms.