Nvidia Graphics Cards List In Order Of Performance

CG Director Author Alex Glawionby Alex Glawion   /  Updated 

A list of Nvidia Graphics Cards in order of performance is something I keep looking for myself.

That is why I have put together this page for you with the most recent and some older but still widely used Nvidia Graphics Cards in a list that you can sort to your liking.

Also check out our related GPU and CPU Lists:

Nvidia Graphics Cards List In Order Of Performance

Graphics CardRender ScoreGaming ScorePerformance TotalPerformance / DollarPrice (MSRP)
Nvidia RTX 4090127137016401.021599
Nvidia RTX 408095229012421.031199
Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti6752789530.471999
Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti7062409461.18799
Nvidia RTX 4070 SUPER7042259291.55599
Nvidia RTX 30906522609120.611499
Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti6422328740.731199
Nvidia RTX 40706461908361.52549
Nvidia RTX 30805542387921.13699
Nvidia Quadro RTX A60005402077470.164650
Nvidia Quadro RTX A50005111856960.192599
Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti4321655970.99599
Nvidia Titan V3961715670.193000
Nvidia RTX 30703991585571.11499
Nvidia RTX 4060 Ti4111455561.39399
Nvidia RTX 3080 [Laptop]3991305290 (N/A)0
Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti3461725180.431199
Nvidia RTX Titan3261915170.192700
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti3661324981.24399
Nvidia RTX 40603651204851.62299
Nvidia RTX 3070 [Laptop]3711114820 (N/A)0
Nvidia RTX 3060284983821.16329
Nvidia Titan Pascal2501243740.231650
Nvidia RTX 2080 SUPER2341313650.48750
Nvidia RTX 3060 [Laptop]268873550 (N/A)0
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti2211293500.50700
Nvidia RTX 20802261213470.43799
Nvidia Quadro RTX A4000239943330.281149
Nvidia RTX 2070 SUPER2201123320.63520
Nvidia RTX 20702101073170.71450
Nvidia RTX 2060 SUPER203993020.71420
Nvidia RTX 2060170852550.72350
Nvidia GTX 10801481042520.50500
Nvidia RTX 3050179722511.01249
Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti153942470.61400
Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti [Laptop]171582290 (N/A)0
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti136792150.93230
Nvidia GTX 1070132782100.60350
Nvidia GTX 1660 SUPER136702060.82250
Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti132742060.68300
Nvidia RTX 4050 [Laptop]254962050 (N/A)0
Nvidia RTX 3050 [Laptop]151542050 (N/A)0
Nvidia GTX 1660117641810.86210
Nvidia GTX 98093591520.95160
Nvidia GTX 106095571520.61250
Nvidia GTX 1650 SUPER82581400.82170
Nvidia GTX 165078411190.74160
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti5432860.57150
Nvidia GTX 9604634800.8890
Nvidia GTX 10504628740.67110
Graphics CardRender ScoreGaming ScorePerformance TotalPerformance / DollarPrice (MSRP)

The Nvidia GPU Comparison List above includes the Nvidia RTX Series and GTX Series GPUs as well as PRO-level Quadro and Ada Series GPUs. You can rank this GPU tier list by sorting it to your liking.

You can use Nvidia Graphics Cards for a variety of different workloads, such as Gaming, Rendering, 3D Modeling, Animation, Video Editing and more. If you need RayTracing Cores for your work or games, though, your performance will benefit from buying an RTX GPU.

The amount of Video Memory, or VRAM, you require depends significantly on the type of workloads you are running. Be sure to give our VRAM guide a read to find out how much you’ll need.

Best Nvidia Graphics Card for the money

The currently best Nvidia GPU for the money is the Nvidia RTX 4060. It comes in at under 300$ and leads the list in the top value spot. Built on the 5nm TSMC process, the RTX 4060 (resp. the 4060Ti), unfortunately, isn’t too popular with gamers (source: GamersNexus Review) as it features only 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM, which is insufficient for top performance in many modern and upcoming games. Both the 4060 and 4060Ti, though, are good picks for budget rendering in 3D Software as long as your scenes aren’t overly complex.

At a power draw of 115W TDP, the chip clocks at 1830MHz and can boost up to roughly 2460MHz, depending on the variant of card you are looking at.

Make sure you get this at or near its MSRP Price of 299$. Many GPUs are price-inflated right now and waiting for prices to return to normal might make sense for you.

Best Nvidia Graphics Card under 600$

The recently released Nvidia RTX 4070 is positioned in between the RTX 4080 and 4060Ti in terms of raw performance and is one of the most popular picks for buyers with deeper pockets that want top-tier performance in most Rendering Software and Games without having to encroach into the true high-end of the current Nvidia GPU line-up.

At under 600$, the RTX 4070 features 12GB of GDDR6X VRAM that clock at 1313MHz with a bandwidth of 504GB/s.

The RTX 4070, too, is manufactured on a 5nm process node, and its chip clocks in at 1920MHz base and 2475MHz Boost Clock. There are a multitude of partner-cards available that have different overclocks and coolers for you to choose from. Check this article to learn about how to compare GPUs of the same tier from different brands.

The RTX 4070 comes with 5888 Shading Units (CUDA Cores) and is rated at a power draw of 200W TDP.

Best Nvidia Graphics Card under 400$

Although the Nvidia RTX 3060 has surpassed its bigger brother, the Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti in terms of performance per dollar, the RTX 3060 Ti is still a great buy for those that want some additional performance over the RTX 3060.

The Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti sits among the top 2 Value-Based GPUs with serious Gaming and Rendering Performance.

It, too, is built on the 8nnm Process Node but, weirdly, has 8GB of VRAM – 4GB less than the weaker RTX 3060.

The Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti has 4864 CUDA Cores and a Chip that clocks in at 1410MHz Base and up to 1750MHz Boost. Most variants of the RTX 3060 Ti have a rated TDP of 200W which means you should make sure your PSU is powerful enough in case you are upgrading from an older generation GPU that drew less power.

Best Nvidia Graphics Card under 200$

There is an excellent Nvidia Graphics Card at every Price Point, and the Sub-200$ Mark is no different. In this price-tier the Nvidia GTX 1650 is the clear winner, giving you excellent performance in both gaming and rendering at a budget.

The GTX 1650 sports 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM clocking in at 2GHz on a 128-bit Bus, and a bandwidth of 128GB/s. This card is rated at only 75W, making sure it runs extremely quiet and staying nice and cool.

896 CUDA Cores accelerate your gaming and rendering performance decently, and the chip that clocks in at 1485MHz Base and 1860Mhz boost will make sure you have a smooth experience on a budget.

Best Nvidia GPU(s) for Rendering

While Nvidia would like you to buy a pro level GPU, the likes of Quadro, or current-gen RTX 5000 Ada, 6000 Ada, for most render engines this doesn’t make much sense as mainstream consumer GPUs perform similarly or better at a quarter of the price of a pro-level GPU.

The RTX 4090 is the go-to recommendation for running GPU-rendering workloads such as V-Ray, Octane, Redshift, Arnold, especially if you can make use of the 24 GB of VRAM. If your scenes are less complex in nature, get twice the amount of RTX 4070s, as these are more compact (dual-slot available) and you can place up to 4 in a PC with sufficient PCIe-Lanes.

Sadly there aren’t any blower-style cooled Nvidia mainstream GPUs anymore, nor any with support for NVLINK. But that’s the Nvidia market segmentation for you.

Benchmark List Performance Metrics

The performance metrics that you see in the above Nvidia GPU ranking list cover different areas:

Nvidia Graphics Cards have lots of technical features like shaders, CUDA cores, memory size and speed, core speed, overclock-ability, to name a few.

The list could go on, but what I want to give you here is a quick and easy overview of Nvidia Graphics Cards in order of Performance throughout two of the most popular use cases on this site.

Rendering and Gaming.

I have taken the performance average of currently Popular gaming benchmarks such as Futuremark and assigned points depending on the benchmark score.

To find the best performing Nvidia Graphics Cards in Rendering I took the average of the three most popular GPU Render Engines: Redshift, Octane, and Vray-RT, and assigned points depending on the performance.

What you ultimately get from this list is an Nvidia Graphics Cards comparison.

Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Is RTX faster than GTX?

Yes, Nvidia RTX GPUs are faster than GTX GPUs. They come with Hardware-level Raytracing Cores and are segmented towards the high-end of the Graphics Card market often also featuring more VRAM, higher clocks, more CUDA Cores and a superior GPU architecture.

How do I choose a good graphics card?

The best way to choose a graphics card is to make note of the kind of workloads you’ll be running and then look for benchmarks that’ll show you how fast different GPUs perform in said workloads. All you need to do then is set a budget you’re willing to spend and get the fastest GPU for your workloads that fits your budget.

Should I get an Nvidia or AMD GPU?

Both Nvidia and AMD offer GPUs that compete inside the same performance and price brackets. Whether you should pick Nvidia or AMD will also depend on if you need specific features that are only supported on one of them. GPU Render Engines, for example, are often tied to using CUDA cores, which are only available on Nvidia GPUs. Some Games might run faster on AMD GPUs, or vice versa.

Check the requirements of Application or Game you’re looking to run on the new Graphics Card to narrow down your choices.

Over to you

What Nvidia Graphics Card do you want to buy? Let me know in the comments or ask us anything in our expert forum!

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Alex Glawion

Hi, I’m Alex, a Freelance 3D Generalist, Motion Designer and Compositor.

I’ve built a multitude of Computers, Workstations and Renderfarms and love to optimize them as much as possible.

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  • AspamJohn

    Love this list, too many RTXs to keep up! 🙂

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