We've Updated Our Graphics Card Charts!

One of the top features offered here at Tom's Hardware has historically been our Charts section, where we take the mass of hardware in our labs and benchmark it to help you evaluate the components for your next system.

In the past, we've updated the charts in big batches a few times a year. That's changing a bit now, though, as each month we'll make it a point to add the latest components to our CPU, graphics card, and storage charts. Every time those results go live, we'll post a notification so you can see if the card, chip, or drive you're interested in buying performs as well as you were expecting.

Today's update includes a number of new cards, and a handful of older technology as well, which should put the current graphics landscape into perspective for those who own older GPUs, but haven't had the chance to compare them to the latest technology.

Included in this update are the following:

  • HIS H597F2GDG (Radeon HD 5970 2 x 1024MB)
  • Sapphire HD5870 1G GDDR5 (Radeon HD 5870 1024MB)
  • Radeon HD 5870 (1024MB)
  • Sapphire HD5850 1G GDDR5 (Radeon HD 5850 1024MB)
  • Radeon HD 5850 (1024MB)
  • GeForce GT 220 (1024MB)
  • GeForce 7950 GX2 (2 x 512MB)
  • GeForce 6800 Ultra (256MB)
  • Radeon X1650 Pro (256MB)
  • Radeon X1600 XT (256MB)
  • Radeon X1600 Pro (256MB DDR2)
  • Radeon X1300 XT (256MB)
  • Radeon X1300 Pro (128MB)
  • Radeon X1300 (256MB DDR2)
  • Radeon X800 XT (256MB)

Leading the charts this time around is HIS' Radeon HD 5970, which is able to outperform the heavily-overclocked GeForce GTX 295 from EVGA. It beats the reference GeForce GTX 295 by as much as 17 percent. We also have reference Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 boards, which can be compared to retail models from Sapphire.

This will probably be the last update we see to the current links of high-performance and mainstream cards, as we've been working on a new suite for 2010 with more popular games based on the feedback you've provided over the past year.

You can check out our  High-Performance Graphics Charts here.

Also, our Mainstream-Performance Graphics Charts are right here.

For other charts, including CPU, memory, and storage, check out the main Charts sections.

  • Studly007
    I have 2 x Asus EAH5870's on EK Copper GPU waterblocks through a Feser XChanger 4 x 120mm Radiator with MCP655 pump.

    Where are the ATI 5800 series benchmarks?

    "You're killing me, Smalls!" - Hamilton "The Babe" Porter
  • Onyx2291
    Interesting how some older cards are included as well...

    Keep up the good work!
  • Astounding, how some of the old-generation NVidia cards are able to compete with the new-generation ATI cards.
    Really looking forward to seeing Fermi in action.
  • rhino13
    Intereasing how two 3000 series in crossfire beat out the 295.

    Haha, I think you will disapointed by the Fermi in action.
  • geogan
    Where are the 5870 SLI 3DMark scores? Did I miss them or were they left out to make the 5970 topdog?
  • marraco
    The chart you show on this article is totally uninformative.

    All the cards seem the same.

    Far better is an XY chart with price vs performance. With XY is easy to spot the better bang for the buck, and similar cards.
  • cnox
    Where is the CF 5850 configuration? Did I miss that?
  • eklipz330
    geoganWhere are the 5870 SLI 3DMark scores? Did I miss them or were they left out to make the 5970 topdog?
    are you being sarcastic? i can't tell... really i can't...
  • masterasia
    WOW. I'm impressed with the HD5770. I'm gonna have to get a couple once the price drops a little.
  • scryer_360
    ... Tuan!

    I've been missing your posts ever since the whole Mac Padd business, and hadn't seen another of your posts since. When did you get back? I assumed you took vacation or something...