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i3DSpeed, April 2013

Added the test results of AMD Radeon HD 7990.

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Performance ratings

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

You may have noticed our ratings have changed a bit. Now we only have two: capability and usability. The capability rating compares each graphics card with GeForce GT 430 which is considered a baseline, or 100%. The rating is based on both synthetic and gaming results and shows, as the name implies, what a product is capable of.

The usability rating is obtained by dividing each card's capability rating by its price. It basically shows whether a given product is over or underpriced, considering what it can do, and thus how reasonable it is to buy it.

Below are two tables sorted by different ratings.

Sorted by capability (high to low)


# Card Capability rating Usability rating Approx. price, USD
01 2xASUS Ares II 2x3072MB, 1100/1100/6600 1710 54 3140
02 ASUS Ares II 2x3072MB, 1100/1100/6600 1340 85 1570
03 GTX 680 SLI 2x2048MB, 1000-1100/6000 1300 119 1092
04 GTX 690 2x2048MB, 914-1014/6000 1240 120 1035
05 HD 7990 2x3072MB, 1000/1000/6000 1180 107 1100
06 GTX Titan 6144MB, 837-876/6000 1040 94 1106
07 HD 7970 GHz 3072MB, o/c 1100/1100/6600 870 145 602
08 GTX 680 4096MB, 1071-1200/6000 840 140 598
09 HD 7970 GHz 3072MB, 1050/1050/6000 820 137 598
10 GTX 680 2048MB, 1000-1100/6000 790 145 546
11 GTX 670 2048MB, o/c 1100-1200/6600 780 184 423
12 HD 7970 3072MB, 925/925/5500 740 130 571
13 GTX 670 2048MB, 915-1030/6000 720 170 423
14 GTX 660 Ti 2048MB, o/c 1100-1200/6400 690 218 317
15 HD 7950 3072MB, 800/800/5000 640 167 383
16 GTX 660 Ti 2048MB, 915-1030/6000 630 199 317
17 GTX 660 2048MB, o/c 1088-1190/6300 610 271 225
18 HD 7870 2048MB, 975/975/6000 580 232 250
19 HD 7870 2048MB, 1000/1000/4800 570 226 252
20 HD 7850 2048MB, o/c 1020/1020/5600 540 251 215
21 GTX 660 2048MB, 993-1053/6000 530 236 225
22 HD 7850 2048MB, 860/860/4800 480 230 209
23 GTX 650 Ti Boost 2048MB, 980-1033/6000 460 256 180
24 HD 7850 1024MB, 900/900/4800 450 268 168
25 HD 7790 1024MB, o/c 1075/1075/6600 390 241 162
26 GTX 650 Ti 2048MB, o/c 1033/1033/6200 380 238 160
27 HD 7790 1024MB, 1000/1000/6000 370 228 162
28 GTX 650 Ti 2048MB, 925/925/5400 350 230 152
29 HD 7770 1024MB, 1000/1000/4500 290 228 127
30 GTX 550 Ti 1024MB, 900/1800/4000 270 237 114
31 GTX 650 1024MB, 1110/1110/5000 240 194 124
32 HD 7750 1024MB, 800/800/4500 230 235 98
33 GT 640 2048MB, 900/900/1782 180 202 89
34 HD 6670 1024MB, 800/800/4000 160 198 81
35 HD 6570 1024MB 650/650/2000 110 183 60
36 GT 630 2048MB, 800/1600/1334 100 154 65

Sorted by usability (high to low)


# Card Usability rating Capability rating Approx. price, USD
01 GTX 660 2048MB, o/c 1088-1190/6300 271 610 225
02 HD 7850 1024MB, 900/900/4800 268 450 168
03 GTX 650 Ti Boost 2048MB, 980-1033/6000 256 460 180
04 HD 7850 2048MB, o/c 1020/1020/5600 251 540 215
05 HD 7790 1024MB, o/c 1075/1075/6600 241 390 162
06 GTX 650 Ti 2048MB, o/c 1033/1033/6200 238 380 160
07 GTX 550 Ti 1024MB, 900/1800/4000 237 270 114
08 GTX 660 2048MB, 993-1053/6000 236 530 225
09 HD 7750 1024MB, 800/800/4500 235 230 98
10 HD 7870 2048MB, 975/975/6000 232 580 250
11 GTX 650 Ti 2048MB, 925/925/5400 230 350 152
12 HD 7850 2048MB, 860/860/4800 230 480 209
13 HD 7790 1024MB, 1000/1000/6000 228 370 162
14 HD 7770 1024MB, 1000/1000/4500 228 290 127
15 HD 7870 2048MB, 1000/1000/4800 226 570 252
16 GTX 660 Ti 2048MB, o/c 1100-1200/6400 218 690 317
17 GT 640 2048MB, 900/900/1782 202 180 89
18 GTX 660 Ti 2048MB, 915-1030/6000 199 630 317
19 HD 6670 1024MB, 800/800/4000 198 160 81
20 GTX 650 1024MB, 1110/1110/5000 194 240 124
21 GTX 670 2048MB, o/c 1100-1200/6600 184 780 423
22 HD 6570 1024MB 650/650/2000 183 110 60
23 GTX 670 2048MB, 915-1030/6000 170 720 423
24 HD 7950 3072MB, 800/800/5000 167 640 383
25 GT 630 2048MB, 800/1600/1334 154 100 65
26 GTX 680 2048MB, 1000-1100/6000 145 790 546
27 HD 7970 GHz 3072MB, o/c 1100/1100/6600 145 870 602
28 GTX 680 4096MB, 1071-1200/6000 140 840 598
29 HD 7970 GHz 3072MB, 1050/1050/6000 137 820 598
30 HD 7970 3072MB, 925/925/5500 130 740 571
31 GTX 690 2x2048MB, 914-1014/6000 120 1240 1035
32 GTX 680 SLI 2x2048MB, 1000-1100/6000 119 1300 1092
33 HD 7990 2x3072MB, 1000/1000/6000 107 1180 1100
34 GTX Titan 6144MB, 837-876/6000 94 1040 1106
35 ASUS Ares II 2x3072MB, 1100/1100/6600 85 1340 1570
36 2xASUS Ares II 2x3072MB, 1100/1100/6600 54 1710 3140

Top solutions like ASUS Ares II, Radeon HD 79xx, GeForce GTX Titan, GTX 690/680/670 should only be considered in terms of their capability ratings, because they are made for enthusiasts willing to spend no matter how much to get the best performance.

For other graphics cards, price plays a more important role, and the lower the product category the more critical the price is. You can see that overclocked variants occupy leading spots in the Usability Rating. Note: Remember that for our calculations we assume that prices for regular and overclocked variants are the same. The reason is that 90% of graphics cards can be overclocked rather easily.

This time NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, AMD Radeon HD 7850, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost have the best price/performance ratio and are the best buy.

We express gratitude to AMD, ASUS, Chaintech, Corsair, Gainward, HIS, KFA2, MSI, NVIDIA, OCZ Technology, Palit, Sapphire Technology, Seagate, TUL (PowerColor), XFX, Zotac.


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