Nvidia Graphics Cards List In Order Of Performance
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Nvidia Graphics Cards List In Order Of Performance

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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
Graphics CardRender ScoreGaming ScorePerformance TotalPerformance / DollarPrice
Nvidia Titan V3961715670.193000
Nvidia RTX Titan3261915170.192700
Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti3041724760.391199
Nvidia Titan Pascal2501243740.231650
Nvidia RTX 2080 SUPER2341313650.48750
Nvidia GTX 1080Ti2211293500.50700
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 1070Ti153942470.61400
Nvidia GTX 1070132782100.60350
Nvidia GTX 1660Ti132742060.68300
Nvidia GTX 1660 SUPER136702060.82250
Nvidia GTX 1660117641810.86210
Nvidia GTX 106095571520.61250
Nvidia GTX 1650 SUPER82581400.82170
Nvidia GTX 165078411190.74160
Nvidia GTX 1050Ti5432860.57150
Nvidia GTX 10504628740.67110

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 a 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-spedds 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 cards 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 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, overclockeability 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 a Nvidia Graphics Cards comparison:

 

What Nvidia Graphics Card do you want to buy?

Alex from CGDirector - post author

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.

Feel free to comment and ask for suggestions on your PC-Build or 3D-related Problem, I'll do my best to help out!

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Comments

Salvador Robles

Hi, thanks for your awesome review. I am an amateur enthusiast of design world, both, 3D and 2D, and also video edition. I have recently updated my old system (ancient indeed) to a ryzen 2600x, b450 motherboard, RTM750 power supply, 16gb RAM cl17 3000Mhz, taking advantage of my quadro k620. I am thinking about replacing the graphic card… For this configuration (obviously very basic) wich card do you think would match better in terms of performance/$… I am working with Unity, C4D, photoshop, illustrator-affinitydesigner, adobe premiere, after effects, sketchup… Wich renderer would you use (for C4D e.g.) with the graphics you would gently recommend me?. Thanks a lot. Also, what do you think about quadro cards vs RTX or GTX?

Andrew Gesi

Hey Alex,

Love your effort and time spent in making these articles.
I was wondering if youf could update this list to include the 1660 Super. I’m curious where it lines up on the performance/$ and render score.

Thanks a lot

Mani

Hi Alex,
I am an Architect, I will be using P.C for Sketchup,3d max,Lumion 10,Vray like softwares for modelling and rendering.
My Budget is approx 2300$
I have been suggested following Specs.

I9 9900KF ,
Asus Strix Z390-E gaming,
Graphic Card Quadaro RTX P4000 (instead of RTX 2080ti ) (being professional)-Is it o.k?
Ram 16 gb 2400mhz Crucial, (should I go for 2x 16gb?)
SSD: intel 1tb 660p nvme m.2 pcie 3.0 x4
corsair cooling hydro H45 or H60
SMPS: cooler master 750W bronze.

Kindly suggest For Graphic card, motherboard,and processor

Thanks
Mani

Hi Mani,

Thanks for asking!

Your choice of parts for your planned build looks good but we can still make it better. With your budget of around $2,300, you can get a build with the below specs:

Parts List:

CPU: Intel i9 9900k (or KF, doesn’t really matter) 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($471.99)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 1151 ($89.90)
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z390-A ATX 1151 ($177.99)
GPU: NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB – MSI Gaming X Trio ($759.99)
Memory: 64GB (4 x 16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 CL16 ($384.74)
Storage PCIe-SSD: Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 1TB M.2 Solid State Drive ($198.48)
Power Supply: Corsair RM Series RM750 750W Power Supply ($124.97)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 275Q ATX Mid Tower Case ($82.40)

The total of the build comes up to around $2290.46 but you get a build with an i9-9900K CPU working with 64GB of RAM. Having this CPU-RAM combination will ensure that you get task responsiveness when you’re actively working inside the software. In terms of GPU, I don’t usually recommend using a Quadro GPU because its counterpart in the consumer-grade RTX series tend to perform better. In this case, the build comes with an RTX 2080 Super GPU with support for CUDA core acceleration for better rendering speeds in case you plan on using the GPU render engines. All in all, this build is more than capable of handling whatever modeling and/or rendering task you throw at it.

Quadro GPUs are especially interesting for corporate environments where stability and official software support is important. Apart from some minor software features, the more mainstream RTX counterparts perform much better at the same price point. As long as you are not using Solidworks or AutoCad or other specialized engineering Software, going with an RTX is the better choice.

Cheers,
Alex

Noah

Why don’t you have the gtx 970 those are much better than the 1050s

Conor S

Hi
I have just been looking at the 2070 super and the 2080 super and see there is only %14 improvement and added £200 price tag.
Just wanting to know if its worth getting the 2080 super or the 2070 super for such a small difference in performance but huge dded cost,
Im going to be working on 3D modeling and using 3DS MAX and rendering on my PC build, so just wondering what you think.

Thanks Conor

Carla

Hi Alex,
I’m really a noob all things pc, recently i’ve been learning v-ray and the computer moves really slowly when rendering, basic randers take 3 to 8 hours. If there is a chance to uprade my pc, i would love to do that, rather than build one from zero.
I have a Asus G20AJ , motherboard asustek g201j, with cpu I7-4790 1 cpu, 4 cores, gpu GTX 960.
I want to know if i can upragde just one part like the GPU, with a GTX 1080TI 0r RTX 2080Ti, and if everything would still, work. Would the new card be compatible with the curent cpu and the motherboard?
Do you have any other sugestions?
Thank you a lot.

Ar. Rohit Dubey

hie
m an architect
i assembled the pc, but i feel its not working as my satisfaction
i got processor- intel core i5-8400 8th gen
motherboard- Gigabyte-H310
Ram- 2400 corsair 16 gb
Graphic card- msi geforce GTX 1050ti
SSD- 120 Gb

Hi Rohit,

Sorry to hear your build is not working to your satisfaction.

If I may ask, what’s your budget like? Also, what will you use your workstation for? What software will you mostly use?

The site has a PC Builder Tool and you can use it to get recommendations based on your budget and use case scenario. You can find access the tool at https://www.cgdirector.com/pc-builder/

Cheers,
Alex

luc

hello i am a student in film and vfx
im looking for a new graphic card, actually i am using a gtx 770

for now my configuration is
i7 3990k
ram ddr3 32gb
gygabyte gtx 770
case: be quiet silent base 800
i mainly do 3d modeling/Sculpt/rendering/texturing/rendering/painting
i am using 3ds max, vray, zbrush > after effects, photoshop.
im doing a bit of gaming but only simple games that actually runing well with my current card.

since now, i didnt really needed gpu, but now im begining to use substance painter more and im interested about learning gpu rendering.,substance designer… actually i cant use substance painter properly with my gtx 770 .
so i first thinked about buying a gtx 1650 but i heard that rtx technology make a big difference now with software like substance painter and vray so it may be better to uppgrade dirrectly to the rtx cards.

now im interested in the rtx 2070 super edition
it is a bit expensive but the 2070super seems to be a good investment for the future

is it a good choice for what i m doing ?
i wanted to know if there is a big difference beetwen the brands for this card
its look like there is only a difference with the size, overlock, cooling and the look of the card.

the two card i am intersted in is: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 Super ROG Strix O8G Gaming,
and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Founders Edition
there is a big difference in the price
is there a difference with performence beetwen those cards?
if no if im going for an rtx card(2060, 2060S, 2070 or 2070S) i will be more intersted to go for the nvdia founder edition.

do i need to add fans in the case if im using nvidia founder edition card ?

thanks you

best regards

luc

little mistake on cpu it is an i7 4790k

Gergo

Oh god..I feel so beaten, but what I am after is to know which path to take. I have read a lot on benchmarks and GPUs and options to build a computer for 3d modeling.

I am currently using 3dsmax and Vray, with some intention to steer towards Octane. I do mostly archviz projects, nothing very serious as you may imagine.

My budget is really really really tight, so I am currently eyeing a GTX970with 4GB and a 780 with 3GB and my concern is that gpuboss brings the 780 to be better than the 970 like this:

Much better 3DMark06 score 35,080 vs 15,071 More than 2.2x better 3DMark06 score.
Is this something I should be looking at?

The vray gpu list only goes that long and these old cards aren’t even mentioned anymore.

Would you have any advice on that for me?

Will a 4gig card go so long as I can model a decent sized apartment with it in a reasonable amount of time?

Or shall I just forget about VRay RT and try to get the most out of my CPU (i7 gen7) (mobo 1151 ASrock Pro 4s/D3)

Steven Mabuela

Hi Alex I’m new at animation, what do you think of this build as a starter. with room to improve.
Intel Core i5-9400F (2.9GHz, 9MB Cache, 6x Cores, 4.1GHz Turbo)
MSI B360 BAZOOKA DDR4 Intel 8th Gen Motherboard
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 5GB 1024 Cores Workstation Card
Antec P8 Performance Tempered Glass Gaming Case Black
500W 80+ High Performance Power Supply
16GB DDR4 2666Mhz High Performance Gaming RAM
Antec C400 Elite Performance CPU Cooler Blue
480GB Ultra-Fast SSD Upto 500MB/s+ Speed
Integrated High Quality HD Sound Card