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Nvidia Graphics Cards List In Order Of Performance

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Nvidia Graphics Cards List In Order Of Performance

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.

Nvidia Graphics Cards List In Order Of Performance

Graphics CardRender ScoreGaming ScorePerformance TotalPerformance / DollarPrice
Nvidia RTX 30905742608340.561499
Nvidia RTX 30804862387241.03699
Nvidia Titan V3961715670.193000
Nvidia RTX Titan3261915170.192700
Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti3041724760.391199
Nvidia RTX 30703011584590.91499
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti2811324131.04399
Nvidia Titan Pascal2501243740.231650
Nvidia RTX 2080 SUPER2341313650.48750
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti2211293500.50700
Nvidia RTX 20802261213470.43799
Nvidia RTX 2070 SUPER2201123320.63520
Nvidia RTX 20702101073170.71450
Nvidia RTX 2060 SUPER203993020.71420
Nvidia RTX 2060170852550.72350
Nvidia GTX 10801481042520.50500
Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti153942470.61400
Nvidia GTX 1070132782100.60350
Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti132742060.68300
Nvidia GTX 1660 SUPER136702060.82250
Nvidia GTX 1660117641810.86210
Nvidia GTX 106095571520.61250
Nvidia GTX 1650 SUPER82581400.82170
Nvidia GTX 165078411190.74160
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti5432860.57150
Nvidia GTX 10504628740.67110
Graphics CardRender ScoreGaming ScorePerformance TotalPerformance / DollarPrice

The Nvidia GPU Comparison List above includes the Nvidia GTX Series and RTX Series GPUs. You can rank them by sorting the list to your liking.

You can use all Nvidia Graphics Cards for many different workloads such as Gaming or Rendering and 3D Modeling. If you need RayTracing Cores for your work or games, though, you will have to buy an RTX GPU.

Best Nvidia Graphics Card for the money

The currently best Nvidia GPU for the money is the Nvidia GTX 1660. It comes in at under 250$ and leads the list at the top value spot. Built on TSMC’s 12nm process, the GTX 1660 sports 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM that clock at 2000MHz with a bandwidth of 192GB/s.

At a Power Draw of 120W TDP, the chip clocks at 1530MHz and can boost up to roughly 1860MHz, depending on the variant of card you are looking at.

Some Brands such as Gigabyte, with its 1660 Gaming OC variant, overclock the GPU slightly to gain some extra performance.

Best Nvidia Graphics Card under 500$

The recently released Nvidia RTX 2060 SUPER is supposedly positioned in-between the RTX 2060 and RTX 2070. The performance of the 2060 SUPER though tells a different story, as it is much closer, and in many benchmarks on par, with an RTX 2070 at a significantly lower price.

At under 500$, the 2060 SUPER features 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM that clock at 1750MHz with a bandwidth of 448GB/s.

The 2060 SUPER is manufactured at TSMC on a 12nm process node and its chip clocks in at 1470MHz base and 1665MHz Boost Clock. There are a multitude of partner-cards available that have different overclocks for you to choose from.

The 2060 SUPER comes with 2176 CUDA Cores and is rated at 175W of TDP.

Best Nvidia Graphics Card under 400$

Although the Nvidia RTX 2060 SUPER has surpassed its predecessor, the Nvidia RTX 2060, in terms of performance, the RTX 2060 is still a great buy for those wanting to spend less than 400$.

The Nvidia RTX 2060 sits among the top 3 Value-Based GPUs with serious Gaming and Rendering Performance.

It too is built on the 12nnm Process Node from TSMC but has 6GB of VRAM compared to the 8GB on the 2060 SUPER.

The Nvidia RTX 2060 has 1920 CUDA Cores and a Chip that clocks in at 1365MHz Base and up to 1830MHz Boost. Most variants of the RTX 2060 have a rated TDP of 160W which helps in keeping the GPU quiet at low fan-speeds without producing too much noise.

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 that clock at 2GHz on a 128bit Bus and 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.

Benchmark List Performance Metrics

The performance metrics that you see in the list cover different areas:

Nvidia Graphics Cards have lots of technical features like shaders, CUDA cores, memory size and speed, core speed, overclock-ability, and many more.

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 gave points depending on the score.

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

 

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Gokul P

HI,

Dose the Rtx 3070 support REDSHIFT and OCTANE

Gary Abrehart

Hi

I have two blower type RTX 2080tis in my system and am now looking at the 3080 GPUs. I have four slots on my MB but it looks like the 3080s take up more room that the 2080tis. I would probably only go for two but I see talk from people that I should wait until next year when the 3080ti could be released.

Looking at the stats it seems that the 3080s are 40% faster and are reasonably priced. They actually work out cheaper than the price I paid for my 2080tis…

ZENCGIANDAUDIO

Hi I have 1 idea, suggestion!

I think this perf/$ calculation method is not perfect yet. I know this is the “standard”. But it will be more accurate with electricity consumption (with coolong hw and electricity consumption cost).
e.g. 8x 1660 or 1x 2080 TI is total different perf/$ in real world compared with this.

+ amortisation. an older card without warranty destroys with a much higher probability.

Roger Holman

Hi Alex,
I would like to draw on your expertise if I may.
I am looking to upgrade my graphics card, not from a gaming perspective but for use of Photoshop.
 
I recently upgraded Photoshop from version CS6 (2012) to Photoshop CC 2020 and have seen a huge degradation of it’s ability to function responsively and consequently am unable to perform some of its newer features. For this reason I am looking to upgrade my graphic card to one recommended.
Adobe lists the GeForce 300 series as being unsupported and states their recommendations below.
• A graphic card that was released in 2014 or later
• 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit colour and 512 MB of VRAM (2 GB or greater of VRAM is recommended)
• To use OpenGL acceleration, your system must support OpenGL v2.0 and Shader Model 3.0 or later
• To use OpenCL acceleration, your system must support OpenCL v1.1 or later

They recommend the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or equivalent, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 or Quadro T1000 
I would like to know if I would be able to install the GeForce GTX1660 with my current configuration or to be advised what other adaptations would be necessary for the card to function.
Accepting that the GeForce GTX1660 may not be compatible could you please recommend a graphics card that would meet Adobe’s recommendations. I appreciate also that having a 300 watt PSU (HP-D3006A0 570856-001 ATX) I would probably need to upgrade also.

My system spec is as follows

HP Pavilion P6675UK
Operating system: Windows 10  version 1903
BIOS Version/Date:  American Megatrends Inc. 6.12, 12/07/2010
Processor: Intel Core i5-650 3.20GHz
Installed Physical Memory (RAM):  12.0 GB (3 x 4GB DDR3 PC3 10600-1333MHz 240 PIN DIMM Samsung)
Motherboard: HP MS-7613 (Iona-GL8E) 
Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 (PCIe 2.0 x16)  Driver Version: 342.01
PSU Model: HP-D3006A0 ATX 300Watts  Part Number:570856-001
Monitor: HP S2331 LCD monitor (1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz)

Your advice would be much appreciated.

srimanth

Hey Alex
My budget is low. can i used thisGPU Nvidia GTX 1050Ti or Radeon RX 580 … used for video editing and 3d softwares …. like Adobe Premiere Pro ,Final Cut .After Effects,Blender & maya.

Hi Srimanth,

Thanks for dropping a line!

GPUs don’t have much of an impact on performance when editing videos so you can use entry-level graphics card for that matter. However, I would recommend that you use NVIDIA graphics cards since these GPUs support CUDA core acceleration. This will come in handy in case you need to use the GPU render engines. By the way, the Radeon RX 580 is priced at around $169.99 at the moment so you want to get an NVIDIA GPU like the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER which is a little more expensive (but not by much) at around $174.99.

Cheers,
Alex