What if you wanted to know how different graphics cards (GPUs) stack up against one another? This is a tier list of all current-generation graphics cards that we’ve compiled.
In the world of computer gaming, variety can be both a blessing and a curse.
The sheer number of components from which to choose allows you to find the best hardware for your requirements and budget; however, finding the best hardware for your requirements and budget can take a significant amount of time and research.
We’ve put together a table that ranks graphics cards according to their gaming performance in order to assist you in narrowing down your options. This should make it easier for you to narrow down your selection.
With thousands of benchmarks from manufacturers, third-party testers, and reputable outlets reviewed, we were able to compile the ultimate GPU tier list.
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You’ll find all of the GPUs listed below, organised into several tiers based on the level of performance they provide.
Always remember that these are only approximations based on the more demanding AAA games on the market. In light of the fact that hardware requirements and optimization vary greatly from game to game, it is difficult to provide an accurate general overview on the types of performance that each GPU provides.
Therefore, the different tiers are only intended to provide you with a general idea of the type of performance you can expect from these GPUs. Check out some benchmarks if you have your heart set on a particular GPU and want to know exactly how well it will perform in a specific game before making your purchase.
The first tier is made up of the very best and most powerful graphics processing units (GPUs) currently available on the market. They are capable of maintaining a stable 60 frames per second or higher when playing the latest AAA game in 4K, and they can achieve higher frame rates in 1440p with greater ease than weaker GPUs.
The second tier is made up of GPUs that are ready for 4K, such as those that are capable of delivering solid performance in 4K. However, they are generally considered to be a better overall fit for gaming at 1440p. The results of our tests have revealed that they are capable of delivering more consistent performance as well as higher frame rates at that resolution.
Even though the third-tier GPUs are capable of handling 4K resolutions, they can only barely maintain playable frame rates at such a high resolution in more demanding games. As a result, they’re better choices for 1440p displays. Some games, particularly those running at 1080p, are capable of achieving triple-digit frame rates relatively easily.
Poorer GPUs are found in the fourth tier, and they are only just powerful enough to maintain playable frame rates at 1440p resolution. This makes them better choices for 1080p gaming because they are more capable of maintaining stable frame rates at that resolution than other options.
Finally, the GPUs in the fifth tier are the absolute weakest currently available on the market. These GPUs are only capable of maintaining a stable 60 frames per second in 1080p and are, in general, insufficiently powerful if you intend to connect them to a 1440p display and play games at that resolution.
These different performance tiers are only intended to give you a general idea of the kind of performance you can expect from the company’s graphics cards. When looking for more accurate performance metrics, it’s a good idea to consult some industry benchmarks.
Before making a decision on a graphics card, you should think about the types of games you intend to play. Keep in mind that even the weakest GPUs listed in our tier list are more than adequate if you’re planning on playing games like Fortnite or CS:GO.