GPU Benchmark 2019 – Graphics Card Comparison Chart


A GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) benchmark is a test to compare the speed, performance, and efficiency of the chipset. In simple words, it is a snapshot of computers performance. Often one leverages benchmarking software to determine the performance of various hardware components in the computer such as CPU, RAM, and video cards.

It is not limited to hardware but also many use it to measure the performance of software and the internet. One can check their network to ensure they are getting the bandwidth promised to them by the ISP.

Benchmarking graphics card is a simple yet advanced method to quickly determine how the chipset will handle various graphical demands, especially while playing GPU-intensive games like racing simulators. Therefore, good benchmarking software is an excellent way to put your card though test.

More so, the result will be a clear indication if the chipset is suitable for your desired purpose or not.

Why Run Benchmark Software?

Gamers run the benchmark for obvious reasons. Firstly, it checks if the GPU is performing as marketed and secondly to know if it is capable of taking the load of heavy games.

For instance, if one installs a memory-craving game or any other high-end game than it is best to run a benchmark to see if the PC can cope up with the memory requirements. It will test the hardware if it can support the game or not. The results will be a good indication if the chipset will be meet the games hardware demands and run smoothly.

One can also use the results to tweak specific settings on the GPU to prevent any graphical games while playing the game. With a balanced configuration, gamers can enjoy a playable frame rate.

Benchmarking is not always necessary as significant game developers always specify the video cards that the game supports. Gamers can compare their GPU with the information from the game developer and see if it meets the demand. In case a gamer has old hardware that is not specified by the game developer than it is best to benchmark it before playing.

How to Benchmark a GPU

Benchmarking your video card is easy, and the best way to do is to use professional software. Choosing a benchmarking software is as critical as buying the most suitable graphics card. There are a numerous amount of programs available in the market, and it is best to choose the right software that can put your video card through its paces.

Commonly, users have two options with benchmarking software.

The first is standalone programs that are designed for the task while the other option is the overclocking software that comes with built-in benchmarking utility.

It is best to use overclocking software as they have multiple functions. Some of the best overclocking software is RivaTuner and MSI Afterburner. Using an overclocking utility is a better option as users can easily tweak GPU after benchmarking.

Also, other programs are either paid or free. However, in most cases, users can get benchmark their video card for free. Some of the best free software include Heaven and 3DMark that comes with various settings.

More so, there is multi-purpose software that can benchmark CPU, GPU, RAM, and hard drive. Novabench is one such example that can test most of the computer hardware components. One of the best parts of the software is that users can upload their benchmark result and compare it with other online globally. There are many other utilities such as PCMark, SiSoftware Sandra, and more that are available for both operating systems – Windows and Mac.

Apart from that, Windows comes with a built-in program dubbed Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT). The program can put your computer components through a basic test and generate a scorecard.

Many people check for reviews online before purchasing a GPU, and most of these review websites and professional reviewers offer benchmark result to explain the strength of these cards better.

Follow the below steps to benchmark your GPU:

  • Download the benchmarking software you want to use and install it.
  • Following the installation, a window will open where users can change various settings such as resolution.
  • It is best to run the program at 1920 x 1080 resolution.
  • To test the video card for 3D vision, one must enable the 3D option from the settings. The settings may differ in different graphic cards.
  • In case you are new to the idea of benchmarking, one can use available presets to put your GPU to the test. Commonly, most programs have two options within presets, such as basic or advanced/extreme. The latter will push your graphics card to the maximum limit.
  • Once all configurations are set as required, click ‘Run’ to initiate benchmark. To record the score, click on ‘benchmark.’
  • After the process is complete, the program will provide a benchmark score.

Reading Benchmark Results

Benchmark scores interpretation vary among different software, and many even offer 3D environments that make it easy to judge the capability of the video card. With the right graphical presentation, one can quickly pinpoint graphical glitches.

Benchmarking is the quickest and easiest way to show how well your GPU will cope up with memory cramming graphics. In case your computer fails to run the benchmark, it means the GPU is not meant for heavy games.

One of the critical parameters to view in the result is FPS (frames per second). For a smooth gaming experience, the FPS must at least be at 30. In general, the higher the score, the better, and if the FPS falls below 30, than the gaming experience can be slow. An excellent ideal rating would be 60 FPS.

Although, benchmark score varies with different games, below is a table of the latest GPU benchmark scores:

YearGraphics CardPriceIndexAverage 1080p FPSAverage 1440p FPSAverage 4K FPS
2019GTX 1660$220.0
110
90.1
66
38.8
2019RTX 2060 SUPER$400.0
136
121.9
87
51.9
2019GTX 1660 Ti$279.0
118
102.4
75
44.1
2019RX 5700$349.0
137
119.6
89.1
52.4
2019RX 5700 XT$399.0
148
130.6
97.2
57.2
2019RTX 2060$349.0
126
115
80
46.6
2019GTX 1650$149.0
70
60
43.5
25.6
2019Radeon VII$664.0
150
134.4
100.2
58.9
2019RTX 2070 SUPER$499.0
156
136.2
100.8
60.5
2019RTX 2080 SUPER$699.0
184
153.7
116.8
70.2
2018GTX 1050$129.0
39
35.5
25.4
14.7
2018TITAN RTX$2,499.0
203
169.7
130.6
79.1
2018RTX 2070$469.0
145
128.4
93.4
56.7
2018RTX 2080 Ti$1,187.0
193
165.7
127.5
77.2
2018RX 590$214.0
91
86.9
61.5
35.4
2018RTX 2080$693.0
170
145.8
109.4
65.2
2017TITAN V$2,999.0
180
146.8
112.8
69.4
2017RX Vega 56$269.0
120
101.4
75.4
44.2
2017RX 570$123.0
73
62.8
45.6
26.3
2017GTX 1080 Ti$807.0
156
136
103.9
62.3
2017RX Vega 64$419.0
124
108.4
80.8
47.4
2017RX 580$151.0
79
77.2
54.6
31.3
2017GTX 1070 Ti$503.0
123
107.8
79
46.4
2017RX 560$99.0
33
33
23.4
13.6
2017TITAN Xp$1,199.0
154
134.4
101.1
61.9
2016RX 470$342.0
64
56.4
41.1
24.3
2016GTX 1060 6GB$159.0
78
70.5
50.5
29.6
2016GTX 1050 Ti$129.0
48
41.3
30
17.6
2016RX 480$399.0
75
65.4
48.2
29.3
2016GTX 1060 3GB$170.0
75
66.9
47.9
28.1
2016GTX 1070$329.0
114
98.6
71.5
41.7
2016GTX 1080$522.0
130
115.8
84.8
50
2015R9 390$465.0
70
64.6
47
26.8
2015R7 370$202.0
33
32
21.9
13.4
2015GTX 980 Ti$619.0
93
92.7
67.5
39.6
2015R9 380X$229.0
52
47.7
34.4
21.2
2015R9 380$299.0
46
42.7
30.7
17.9
2015GTX 960$89.0
45
41.1
29.7
17.4
2015GTX TITAN X$1,099.0
120
105.5
76.2
44.9
2015GTX 950$89.0
36
32.4
23.1
14.1
2015R9 390X$495.0
74
68.7
51.2
30.7
2015R9 FURY X$649.0
92
82.4
63.1
38.2
2015R9 FURY$549.0
82
72.5
54.2
32.2
2015R9 Nano$1,529.0
87
74.9
56.3
33.9
2014R9 295X2$1,499.0
118
110.7
79.7
50.9
2014GTX 980$249.0
85
77.8
56
33.1
2014GTX TITAN BLACK$999.0
77
75.7
53.7
33.9
2014R7 265$149.0
33
32.6
21.4
13.2
2014R9 280$350.0
45
41.5
30.6
16.9
2014GTX 970$449.0
71
66.4
46.9
29.2
2014R9 285$380.0
46
43.2
31.3
17.8
2013GTX 650 Ti Boost$169.0
30
33.8
19.7
12.2
2013GTX 760$320.0
40
39.6
29.9
16
2013R9 270$275.0
38
37.1
24
14.9
2013HD 7990$999.0
74
86.5
64.1
36.6
2013GTX 770$179.0
50
44.9
30.1
18.7
2013R9 280X$350.0
52
52.5
37.3
23.3
2013GTX 780$355.0
58
59.7
42.7
26.5
2013R9 290$310.0
65
62.8
45.2
29.1
2013R9 290X$399.0
70
66.3
48.5
30
2013GTX 780 Ti$410.0
73
63.5
43.4
27.9
2013GTX TITAN$650.0
72
73.4
52.5
28.4

GPU Hierarchy Performance Chart 2019

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GPU performance hierarchy 2019

GPU Hierarchy Value Chart 2019

GPU value hierarchy 2019
GPU value hierarchy 2019

In case your graphics card fails to score that level than it is best to tweak some setting in the Benchmark settings. Most benchmarking programs will also provide a general overview of the overall GPU, such as model number, temperature, etc. High temperatures can lead to system stability.

In case the score doesn’t look promising, then there are few measures one can take to improve GPU performance. Firstly, ensure that all GPU drivers are well updated. It is best not to run the tests with beta drivers. One must switch to a stable release and then re-run the tests. Also, it is advisable to close all on-going processes to ensure better results. More so, cleaning the CPU and keeping it dust-free prevents the system from overheating, hence, improving the benchmark score.

Difference Between Benchmark and Stress Test

Stress test and benchmark are different, even though they might seem the same. Benchmarking a GPU compare performance and offers as score with the current setting. Meanwhile, a stress test is all about pushing the chipset to the maximum level before it breaks.

For instance, one can run the benchmark to test if the video card will support a game or not. Similarly, one will stress test a GPU to check how much heavy gaming it can handle before it stops working, in case you want to overclock it. Akin to benchmarking, there are many software in the market that can stress test your video card.

The above information demonstrates what GPU benchmarking is, how it’s down, and how one can read the score. So run a benchmark test without wasting another second to see if your GPU got what it takes to run high-end games.

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