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Graphics Card Comparison Chart

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November 26, 2011

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Graphics Card Comparison Chart

Looking for a Graphics Card Comparison Chart to see how well your GPU ranks?

Comparison  shopping is always good to do before making a final decision on computer hardware. Today we’ll be showing you several graphics cards, and how well they rank against each other in certain games or benchmarks. Many graphics card manufacturers will confuse you with their brand words such as “turbo” or “OCC”.  Sometimes these words are just a hype for promotion, and don’t add any power to the graphics card itself. Using these charts we hope you’ll make a smart purchase with some guidance.

 

The first thing we’ll be using for testing is a game. The game is Crysis Warhead in DirectX 10.  Crysis warhead features a visually stunning jungle, lots of ice caverns, and don’t forget aliens. This game is definitely worthy of being used as a benchmark because of the fact that it’s so demanding, and visually stunning.  Crysis Warhead is very much more optimized than the first Crysis game, but no graphics were lost in the process. Note that the game is run in DirectX10 and AA is at 2xMSAA and the quality we’ll be using is Gamer.

P.S. the test machine we’ll be using is:

  • Core i7-965 running at 3.7 Ghz
  •  X58 motherboard
  • 6GB of DDR3 running at 1500Mhz speed
  • 1200 PSU
  • Windows 7 x64

 

 

Graphics Card Comparison Chart

Graphics Card Comparison Chart

 

 

What can we conclude from a Graphics Card Comparison Chart?

As we can see the playability stops somewhere around the GTX 460. Anything under 30 FPS isn’t playable anymore, and we notice chopping. So if you’re going to try to run this game on a high resolution, or any new game for that matter, go for the best graphics card for the money. Graphics cards such as the GTS 250 aren’t worth an upgrade, as most of the time, they’re just re-branded cards with bad performance.   The next benchmark we’ll be looking at is 3Dmark 11. 3Dmark features the latest graphics card benchmarks, they offer lots of DirectX 11 graphics card stressing. The software benchmarks new optimization features like tessellation. The software has 4 levels of graphics testing, and a physics test at the end, definitely a complete bench marking package.

Graphics Card Comparison Chart

Graphics Card Comparison Chart

 

 

Graphics Card Comparison Chart

Looking at this P score chart we can definitely see where our money goes if we invest in high-end gaming graphics cards. In-game we notice it a bit less however.  In general I like buying graphics  cards that are somewhere in the upper-middle of the charts. Graphics cards come and go to quickly, that’s why investing in a high-end one isn’t my goal. I try to find the best deal possible. Here at techstat we strive for great hardware reviews not just solely based on benchmarks, but prices too.

 
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