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i3DSpeed, January 2010

Updated the list of benchmarks. Added test results for Radeon HD 5670.

February 1, 2010



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Performance ratings

Calculations are based on gaming test results and 3DMark06 test results. The calculation method is described here.

Ratings are divided into two groups: General and Gaming. The former includes all test results while the latter includes only test results obtained in actual games. Disbelieving synthetic tests, many think the second group is of higher importance.

Gaming usability rating

# Card Usability rating Prospect rating Approx. price
01 9800 GT 512MB, 600/1512/1800 299 414 118
02 HD 5670 512MB, 775/775/2000 295 422 120
03 HD 4670 512MB, 750/750/2000 292 345 83
04 GTS 250 1024MB, 738/1896/2200 291 486 157
05 HD 5770 1024MB, 850/850/4800 289 574 216
06 9600 GT 512MB, 650/1625/1800 287 367 99
07 HD 4870 1024MB, 750/750/3600 282 552 205
08 HD 4850 1024MB, 625/625/1980 279 487 164
09 HD 5750 1024MB, 700/700/4600 269 528 198
10 HD 4890 1024MB, 850/850/3900 249 583 257
11 GT 240 1024MB, 585/1418/3780 247 369 113
12 GTX 260 (216sp) 896MB, 575/1240/2000 223 539 245
13 9800 GTX+ 512MB, 738/1836/2200 215 467 200
14 HD 5850 1024MB, 725/725/4000 201 681 416
15 GT 220 1024MB, 625/1360/1580 187 281 85
16 GTX 275 896MB, 633/1400/2260 183 578 339
17 HD 5870 1024MB, 850/850/4800 175 732 541
18 GTX 285 1024MB, 650/1475/2500 138 595 472
19 HD 5970 2x1024MB, 725/725/4000 120 798 905
20 GTX 295 2x896MB, 575/1240/2000 116 666 669
21 HD 5870 CF 2x1024MB, 850/850/4800 109 845 1082
22 GTX 285 SLI 2x1024MB, 650/1475/2500 88 698 944
23 HD 5970 CF 4x1024MB, 725/725/4000 66 865 1810
24 GTX 295 SLI 4x896MB, 575/1240/2000 64 725 1338

General usability rating

# Card Usability rating Prospect rating Approx. price
01 HD 5770 1024MB, 850/850/4800 509 752 216
02 HD 5670 512MB, 775/775/2000 489 542 120
03 HD 5750 1024MB, 700/700/4600 467 687 198
04 HD 5850 1024MB, 725/725/4000 371 918 416
05 HD 4670 512MB, 750/750/2000 370 394 83
06 9800 GT 512MB, 600/1512/1800 369 465 118
07 GTS 250 1024MB, 738/1896/2200 359 540 157
08 9600 GT 512MB, 650/1625/1800 358 418 99
09 HD 4850 1024MB, 625/625/1980 346 545 164
10 HD 4870 1024MB, 750/750/3600 343 611 205
11 HD 5870 1024MB, 850/850/4800 330 984 541
12 GT 240 1024MB, 585/1418/3780 321 426 113
13 HD 4890 1024MB, 850/850/3900 301 641 257
14 GTX 260 (216sp) 896MB, 575/1240/2000 275 596 245
15 9800 GTX+ 512MB, 738/1836/2200 259 513 200
16 GT 220 1024MB, 625/1360/1580 258 331 85
17 HD 5970 2x1024MB, 725/725/4000 248 1124 905
18 HD 5870 CF 2x1024MB, 850/850/4800 230 1195 1082
19 GTX 275 896MB, 633/1400/2260 221 632 339
20 GTX 285 1024MB, 650/1475/2500 170 656 472
21 HD 5970 CF 4x1024MB, 725/725/4000 161 1326 1810
22 GTX 295 2x896MB, 575/1240/2000 154 753 669
23 GTX 285 SLI 2x1024MB, 650/1475/2500 120 799 944
24 GTX 295 SLI 4x896MB, 575/1240/2000 96 871 1338

Gaming prospects rating

# Card Usability rating Prospect rating Approx. price
01 HD 5970 CF 4x1024MB, 725/725/4000 66 865 1810
02 HD 5870 CF 2x1024MB, 850/850/4800 109 845 1082
03 HD 5970 2x1024MB, 725/725/4000 120 798 905
04 HD 5870 1024MB, 850/850/4800 175 732 541
05 GTX 295 SLI 4x896MB, 575/1240/2000 64 725 1338
06 GTX 285 SLI 2x1024MB, 650/1475/2500 88 698 944
07 HD 5850 1024MB, 725/725/4000 201 681 416
08 GTX 295 2x896MB, 575/1240/2000 116 666 669
09 GTX 285 1024MB, 650/1475/2500 138 595 472
10 HD 4890 1024MB, 850/850/3900 249 583 257
11 GTX 275 896MB, 633/1400/2260 183 578 339
12 HD 5770 1024MB, 850/850/4800 289 574 216
13 HD 4870 1024MB, 750/750/3600 282 552 205
14 GTX 260 (216sp) 896MB, 575/1240/2000 223 539 245
15 HD 5750 1024MB, 700/700/4600 269 528 198
16 HD 4850 1024MB, 625/625/1980 279 487 164
17 GTS 250 1024MB, 738/1896/2200 291 486 157
18 9800 GTX+ 512MB, 738/1836/2200 215 467 200
19 HD 5670 512MB, 775/775/2000 295 422 120
20 9800 GT 512MB, 600/1512/1800 299 414 118
21 GT 240 1024MB, 585/1418/3780 247 369 113
22 9600 GT 512MB, 650/1625/1800 287 367 99
23 HD 4670 512MB, 750/750/2000 292 345 83
24 GT 220 1024MB, 625/1360/1580 187 281 85

General prospects rating

# Card Usability rating Prospect rating Approx. price
01 HD 5970 CF 4x1024MB, 725/725/4000 161 1326 1810
02 HD 5870 CF 2x1024MB, 850/850/4800 230 1195 1082
03 HD 5970 2x1024MB, 725/725/4000 248 1124 905
04 HD 5870 1024MB, 850/850/4800 330 984 541
05 HD 5850 1024MB, 725/725/4000 371 918 416
06 GTX 295 SLI 4x896MB, 575/1240/2000 96 871 1338
07 GTX 285 SLI 2x1024MB, 650/1475/2500 120 799 944
08 GTX 295 2x896MB, 575/1240/2000 154 753 669
09 HD 5770 1024MB, 850/850/4800 509 752 216
10 HD 5750 1024MB, 700/700/4600 467 687 198
11 GTX 285 1024MB, 650/1475/2500 170 656 472
12 HD 4890 1024MB, 850/850/3900 301 641 257
13 GTX 275 896MB, 633/1400/2260 221 632 339
14 HD 4870 1024MB, 750/750/3600 343 611 205
15 GTX 260 (216sp) 896MB, 575/1240/2000 275 596 245
16 HD 4850 1024MB, 625/625/1980 346 545 164
17 HD 5670 512MB, 775/775/2000 489 542 120
18 GTS 250 1024MB, 738/1896/2200 359 540 157
19 9800 GTX+ 512MB, 738/1836/2200 259 513 200
20 9800 GT 512MB, 600/1512/1800 369 465 118
21 GT 240 1024MB, 585/1418/3780 321 426 113
22 9600 GT 512MB, 650/1625/1800 358 418 99
23 HD 4670 512MB, 750/750/2000 370 394 83
24 GT 220 1024MB, 625/1360/1580 258 331 85

We express gratitude to XFX, Leadtek, TUL (PowerColor), Chaintech, ZOTAC, BFG, EVGA, MSI, Gainward, NVIDIA, HIS, AMD, Sapphire Technology, ASUSTeK.

The PSU has been provided by TAGAN, the monitor has been provided by NVIDIA.


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