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VGA Charts III

Introducing - Fbucks!

Probably the single hardest part of buying a new graphics card is finding the best card in your price category. The following tables show you how many FPS you get for each of your invested $$$ - Fbucks!

The first table shows the ranking when standard settings are used. We added the scores from all of the benchmarks and then divided that result by the cheapest street-price (without tax) we found in BizRate. We excluded AquaMark 3 as a factor for the Fbucks! score, since it uses anisotropic filtering to determine the Triscore. We also did not differentiate between DX8 and DX9 modes in Hale, because this kind of table is not meant to mirror the in-game experience a card offers anyway.

Note: Just because a card is listed at the top of a list that does not necessarily mean that you get the he most FUN for your money! It's just an indication. It's essential that you take a close look at our benchmark tables to check whether your personal favorite actually fits fists your gaming needs! That's the difference between inexpensive - and plain cheap...

The results obtained with older cards are displayed in grey, since these are usually no longer available in quantities or may be "leftovers" still sitting on a store-shelf somewhere. We recommend that you pay special attention to price - oftentimes the price of these cards does not reflect their age, leading to frightfully overpriced cards. For example, parts like the GF4 Ti 4400 or GF4 MX 460 are rare indeed, or, if they are available, they are very expensive. As a result, the former flagship GF4 Ti 4600 can be found for a lower price than the 4400, owing to the fact that it sells better. At the end of the article you can find a table with prices we found for each of the cards.

Important: This table does not represent the gaming experience you get with a card. It's essential that you take a close look at our benchmark result tables further up in this article to find out if your personal favorite fits your needs!!

In the second table, we also factored in the scores from our quality benchmarks with 4x FSAA and 8x anisotropic filtering enabled.

Important: This table does not represent the gaming experience you get with a card. It's essential that you take a close look at our benchmark result tables further up in this article to find out if your personal favorite fits your needs!!