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*** GPU Hierarchy ***

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NVIDIAAMDTier - Suggested Resolution/FPS
RTX 3090Ti
RTX 3090
RX 6950XTTier A - "Elite Tier"
RTX 3080Ti
RTX 3080 (12GB)
RTX 3080
RX 6900XT
RX 6800XT
Tier B
Titan RTX
RTX 3070Ti
RTX 3070
RTX 2080Ti
Titan V
RX 6800Tier C - 4K 60fps / 1440P 144fps
RTX 2080 Super
RTX 3060Ti
Titan Xp
RTX 2080
RX 6750XT
RX 6700XT
Tier D
Titan X (Pascal)
GTX 1080Ti
RTX 2070 Super
RX 6650XT
Radeon VII
Tier E
XBOX Series X Equivalent
RX 5700XT
RX 6600XT
Tier F
RTX 2070
RTX 3060
RTX 2060 Super
Tier G - 1080P 144fps
PS5 Equivalent
GTX 1080
RTX 2060
RX 6600
RX 5700
RX Vega 64
Tier H
GTX 1070TiRX 5600XTTier I
GTX 1070
GTX 1660Ti
RX Vega 56Tier J - 1440P 60fps / VR Gaming
RTX 3050
GTX 1660 Super
Tier K
GTX Titan X (Maxwell)
GTX 980Ti
GTX 1660
RX 590Tier L
GTX 1650 Super
GTX 980
GTX 1060 6GB
GTX 690
GTX 780Ti
RX 5500XT
RX 6500XT
RX 580
RX 480
R9 390X
R9 Fury X
Tier M - 1080P 60fps - Recommended Entry Level
Xbox One X
GTX 1060 3GB
GTX Titan (Kepler)
GTX 970
R9 Fury
R9 Fury Nano
R9 390
R9 290X
RX 570
Tier N
Xbox Series S Equivalent
GTX 1650RX 6400
R9 290
RX 470
Tier O
GTX 780HD 7990
R9 380X
R9 280X
HD 7970 Ghz
Tier P
PS4 Pro Equivalent
GTX 770
GTX 1050Ti
GTX 1630
GTX 680
GTX 960
GTX 670
HD 7970
R9 285
R9 380
Tier Q - 900P 60fps
GTX 760
GTX 1050
GTX 660Ti
GTX 950
HD 7950
R9 280
R9 270X
Tier R
GTX 660
GTX 650Ti Boost
GTX 750Ti
HD 7870
R9 270
RX 560
R7 370
RX 460
R7 265
R7 260X
HD 7850
HD 7790
Tier S - 720P 60fps
Xbox One S
Steam Deck
GTX 650Ti
GTX 750
GT 1030
RX Vega 11 (Integrated)
RX 550
R7 360
HD 7770 Ghz
R7 250X
Tier T
PS4
XBOX One
Nintendo Switch
Intel Iris Pro 6200
GTX 745
GTX 650
GT 740
RX Vega 8 (Integrated)
R7 250
HD 7750
Tier U
GT 640
GT 635
GT 730
HD 7730
R5 240
Tier V
GT 630
GT 720
GT 710
Tier W
GT 620
GT 705
GT 610
Tier X
Tier Y
Tier Z



06/05/22 - Added Missing RX590, R9 Fury X/Fury/Fury Nano cards, removed separate 4GB/8GB RX 480 Entries
08/05/22 - Added Additional Tier underneath Elite Tier, 6900XT/6800XT/3080Ti/3080 moved here
09/05/22 - Added Missing Shop Links, Added RTX 3080 (12GB)
10/05/22 - Added 6950XT/6750XT/6650XT
07/04/22 - Added GTX1630
 
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Don
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The above table is a rough guide to show how different GPU models stack up from both of the main vendors and between different generation (e.g. is a top end card from a couple of generations ago, still better than a brand new low end card)

It's based on the table from https://www.logicalincrements.com/articles/graphicscardcomparison, (which in itself was based on https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html) but since we've had the forum software updated, I though it better to have our own copy that has been and will continue to be tweaked if people find it useful.

I've removed everything pre Geforce 600 series / Radeon 7xxx series, as even these are both 10 years old at this point, and whilst some of the models still have the raw horsepower to play the latest games, the drivers are not being updated.

In addition I've linked most of the current products to the OcUK store pages

If you've got any suggestions, or even if you've found it useful, please leave a comment or a like :)
 
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Thanks. This looks to be a really useful cheat sheet :) will likely end up referring to this a bunch

onenote if i may. I'd probably combine the L and M tiers as there's not much difference between them and not all that many cards.
 
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Woohoo! my 780Ti hits the minimum specs.
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Rtx 3070 needs demoting. No way that's playing anything other than minesweeper at 4k 60fps. Runs out of vram at 4k all the time too.

The b in general is over crowded. A 6800 isnt really near a 6800xt or 6900xt either.

Also a 12gb 3080 is basically same performance as a 3080ti and the 3090 and 3090ti are the only cards that support sli. So they should really be in a tier of there own, not with the 3080ti.

Then splitting the 7970 and 7970ghz between 2 different tiers seems silly.
 
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Rtx 3070 needs demoting. No way that's playing anything other than minesweeper at 4k 60fps. Runs out of vram at 4k all the time too.

The b in general is over crowded. A 6800 isnt really near a 6800xt or 6900xt either.

Also a 12gb 3080 is basically same performance as a 3080ti and the 3090 and 3090ti are the only cards that support sli. So they should really be in a tier of there own, not with the 3080ti.

Then splitting the 7970 and 7970ghz between 2 different tiers seems silly.

Got anything to show that a 3070 is "running out of vram all the time"? As most sites shows otherwise, just one reputable site comparing it to its amd competitor (which only has the one RT title):

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No doubt the 8gb is limiting for 4k and max settings without any upsampling in some scenarios such as fc 6 but to say "all the time" is just blatantly not true. There was a video here not long ago where someone showed a 3070 matching/beating a 6900xt in several titles because of DLSS and RT (no FSR was present to use for the 6900xt) so in more ways, it is a pretty good gpu on the "whole", hence why it is one of the most popular selling cards as per gibbos post in another thread.

Is the 3080 better than/equal to the 6900XT?

Mint.

Depends, ray tracing, it beats it. Rasterization wise, no, unless it's a game which favours nvidia. Throw in dlss then the water becomes even more murky....

Do think the 6900xt should be in tier a tbf but what exactly is the criteria of tier a?
 
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Probably safe to say AMD will have a Tier A GPU with the 6950 XT soon :)
You need to add the 6950XT to the top tier. It also apparently beats the 3090Ti in time spy. :o
When will you be adding INTEL gpu's :D
Cards can only be added to the table when they are actually released and independently benchmarked :)

6900XT isn’t considered Tier A worthy?
I’d put the 6900xt in tier A.
Is the 3080 better than/equal to the 6900XT?
Do think the 6900xt should be in tier a tbf but what exactly is the criteria of tier a?

I used the LogicalIncrements table as a starting point and they'd ranked the 6900XT in a 2nd tier.

Personally I think Tier A should be the absolute top "elite" tier products that will generally be fastest overall and supporting all "cutting edge" technologies i.e. Including have good Ray tracing performance

Woohoo! my 780Ti hits the minimum specs.
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VRAM aside it's still a capable card in terms of raw horsepower - it may just need texture detail and a couple of other settings lowering to maintain a 60fps framerate at 1080P. I certainly wouldn't want to spend the kind of money that a 1650 or 6500XT commands for negligible improvements.

Rtx 3070 needs demoting. No way that's playing anything other than minesweeper at 4k 60fps. Runs out of vram at 4k all the time too.
It's still a very capable 1440p/144fps cad though, and in non-vram limited scenarios (i.e. lower a couple of settings), noticeably quicker than anything in the tier below. VRAM alone shouldn't be a deciding factor.

The b in general is over crowded. A 6800 isnt really near a 6800xt or 6900xt either.
Probably fair - Happy to move the 6800 down if other people agree

Also a 12gb 3080 is basically same performance as a 3080ti and the 3090 and 3090ti are the only cards that support sli. So they should really be in a tier of there own, not with the 3080ti.
SLI is irrelevant these days - I'd even argue that the GTX690 / Radeon 7990 should be rated lower, as in terms of reliable performance, most of the time they'd be using a single GPU and perform lower.

Then splitting the 7970 and 7970ghz between 2 different tiers seems silly.
There's actually a decent performance uplift between the two when talking about the "stock" versions of both cards - something like 15%, so I'd stand by their slightly different positions
 
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SLI is irrelevant these days - I'd even argue that the GTX690 / Radeon 7990 should be rated lower, as in terms of reliable performance, most of the time they'd be using a single GPU and perform lower.
GTX690 should definitely be lower, it's technically a 2GB card. I had one, it was great at the time, but soon got old and actually went pop in the end.
 
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It's still a very capable 1440p/144fps cad though, and in non-vram limited scenarios (i.e. lower a couple of settings), noticeably quicker than anything in the tier below. VRAM alone shouldn't be a deciding factor.
Careful now, some with an axe to grind will soon have your head on a block :cry: :D ;)
 
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