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i3DSpeed, September 2013

Retested all graphics cards with the new drivers.

October 18, 2013



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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 1970 66 2980
02 ASUS Ares II 2x3072MB, 1100/1100/6600 1460 98 1490
03 GTX 680 SLI 2x2048MB, 1000-1100/6000 1430 138 1034
04 GTX 690 2x2048MB, 914-1014/6000 1340 131 1021
05 HD 7990 2x3072MB, 1000/1000/6000 1280 140 912
06 GTX Titan 6144MB, 837-876/6000 1120 102 1097
07 GTX 780 3072MB, 863-900/6000 1050 151 696
08 HD 7970 GHz 3072MB, o/c 1100/1100/6600 920 214 430
09 GTX 680 4096MB, 1071-1200/6000 920 165 556
10 GTX 770 2048MB, 1046-1075/7000 900 205 438
11 HD 7970 GHz 3072MB, 1050/1050/6000 860 203 424
12 GTX 680 2048MB, 1000-1100/6000 860 166 517
13 GTX 670 2048MB, 915-1030/6000 780 187 417
14 HD 7970 3072MB, 925/925/5500 770 190 406
15 GTX 760 2048MB, 980-1033/6000 740 258 287
16 GTX 660 Ti 2048MB, 915-1030/6000 680 220 309
17 HD 7950 3072MB, 850/850/5000 670 213 314
18 HD 7870 2048MB, 975/975/6000 600 250 240
19 HD 7870 2048MB, 1000/1000/4800 590 248 238
20 GTX 660 2048MB, 993-1053/6000 580 275 211
21 HD 7850 2048MB, o/c 1020/1020/5600 560 260 215
22 HD 7850 2048MB, 860/860/4800 500 254 197
23 GTX 650 Ti Boost 2048MB, 980-1033/6000 500 286 175
24 HD 7850 1024MB, 900/900/4800 470 258 182
25 HD 7790 1024MB, o/c 1075/1075/6600 400 255 157
26 GTX 650 Ti 2048MB, 925/925/5400 400 250 160
27 HD 7790 1024MB, 1000/1000/6000 380 253 150
28 HD 7770 1024MB, 1000/1000/4500 310 263 118
29 GTX 550 Ti 1024MB, 900/1800/4000 300 294 102
30 HD 7750 1024MB, 880/880/4500 270 278 97
31 GTX 650 1024MB, 1058/1058/5000 240 198 121
32 HD 7730 1024MB, 800/800/4500 200 274 73
33 HD 6670 1024MB, 800/800/4000 170 210 81
34 GT 640 2048MB, 900/900/1782 160 180 89
35 HD 6570 1024MB 650/650/2000 120 197 61
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 550 Ti 1024MB, 900/1800/4000 294 300 102
02 GTX 650 Ti Boost 2048MB, 980-1033/6000 286 500 175
03 HD 7750 1024MB, 880/880/4500 278 270 97
04 GTX 660 2048MB, 993-1053/6000 275 580 211
05 HD 7730 1024MB, 800/800/4500 274 200 73
06 HD 7770 1024MB, 1000/1000/4500 263 310 118
07 HD 7850 2048MB, o/c 1020/1020/5600 260 560 215
08 HD 7850 1024MB, 900/900/4800 258 470 182
09 GTX 760 2048MB, 980-1033/6000 258 740 287
10 HD 7790 1024MB, o/c 1075/1075/6600 255 400 157
11 HD 7850 2048MB, 860/860/4800 254 500 197
12 HD 7790 1024MB, 1000/1000/6000 253 380 150
13 HD 7870 2048MB, 975/975/6000 250 600 240
14 GTX 650 Ti 2048MB, 925/925/5400 250 400 160
15 HD 7870 2048MB, 1000/1000/4800 248 590 238
16 GTX 660 Ti 2048MB, 915-1030/6000 220 680 309
17 HD 7970 GHz 3072MB, o/c 1100/1100/6600 214 920 430
18 HD 7950 3072MB, 850/850/5000 213 670 314
19 HD 6670 1024MB, 800/800/4000 210 170 81
20 GTX 770 2048MB, 1046-1075/7000 205 900 438
21 HD 7970 GHz 3072MB, 1050/1050/6000 203 860 424
22 GTX 650 1024MB, 1058/1058/5000 198 240 121
23 HD 6570 1024MB 650/650/2000 197 120 61
24 HD 7970 3072MB, 925/925/5500 190 770 406
25 GTX 670 2048MB, 915-1030/6000 187 780 417
26 GT 640 2048MB, 900/900/1782 180 160 89
27 GTX 680 2048MB, 1000-1100/6000 166 860 517
28 GTX 680 4096MB, 1071-1200/6000 165 920 556
29 GT 630 2048MB, 800/1600/1334 154 100 65
30 GTX 780 3072MB, 863-900/6000 151 1050 696
31 HD 7990 2x3072MB, 1000/1000/6000 140 1280 912
32 GTX 680 SLI 2x2048MB, 1000-1100/6000 138 1430 1034
33 GTX 690 2x2048MB, 914-1014/6000 131 1340 1021
34 GTX Titan 6144MB, 837-876/6000 102 1120 1097
35 ASUS Ares II 2x3072MB, 1100/1100/6600 98 1460 1490
36 2xASUS Ares II 2x3072MB, 1100/1100/6600 66 1970 2980

Top solutions like Ares II, Radeon HD 79xx, GeForce GTX Titan, GTX 780/770/690/680/670 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. This month GeForce GTX 550 Ti is in the lead, followed by GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost and the former leader Radeon HD 7750. These cards 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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