Variety is both a blessing and a curse in the world of PC gaming. The number of options to choose from when it comes to hardware can be mind-boggling, especially when you need to consider all of those options in order to find a product that best fits your needs and your budget.

In order to help you find the right graphics card more easily, we have put together a table that ranks GPUs according to their performance, but we also kept value in mind, as it is also an important factor, especially in the lower price ranges.

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Tier LevelThe CardVRAMMemory Bus Width
Tier 1Nvidia Titan RTX24 GB GDDR6384-bit
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti11 GB GDDR6352-bit
Nvidia GeForce Titan V12 GB HBM23072-bit
Nvidia GeForce Titan Xp12 GB GDDR5X384-bit
Tier 2Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super8 GB GDDR6256-bit
Nvidia GeForce RTX 20808 GB GDDR6256-bit
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti11 GB GDDR5X352-bit
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super8 GB GDDR6256-bit
AMD Radeon VII16 GB HBM24096-bit
Nvidia GeForce RTX 20708 GB GDDR6256-bit
Tier 3Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super8 GB GDDR6256-bit
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary8 GB GDDR6256-bit
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT8 GB GDDR6256-bit
Nvidia GeForce GTX 10808 GB GDDR5X256-bit
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti8 GB GDDR5256-bit
AMD Radeon RX Vega 648 GB HBM22048-bit
AMD Radeon RX 57008 GB GDDR6256-bit
Nvidia GeForce RTX 20606 GB GDDR6192-bit
Nvidia GeForce GTX 10708 GB GDDR5256-bit
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti6 GB GDDR6192-bit
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT6 GB GDDR6192-bit
AMD Radeon RX Vega 568 GB HBM22048-bit
Tier 4Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super6 GB GDDR6192-bit
AMD Radeon RX 5908 GB GDDR5256-bit
Nvidia GeForce GTX 16606 GB GDDR5192-bit
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super4 GB GDDR6128-bit
AMD Radeon RX 5804 GB/8 GB GDDR5256 bit
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT4/8 GB GDDR6128-bit
Nvidia GeForce GTX 10606 GB/3 GB GDDR5192-bit
AMD Radeon RX 55004 GB GDDR6128-bit
AMD Radeon RX 4804 GB/8 GB GDDR5256-bit
AMD Radeon RX 5704 GB/8 GB GDDR5256 bit
AMD Radeon RX 4704 GB/8 GB GDDR5256-bit
Nvidia GeForce GTX 16504 GB GDDR5128-bit
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti4 GB GDDR5128-bit
Nvidia GeForce GTX 10502 GB GDDR5128-bit
AMD Radeon RX 5602 GB/4 GB GDDR5128-bit
AMD Radeon RX 4602 GB/4 GB GDDR5128-bit
AMD Radeon RX 5502 GB/4 GB GDDR5128-bit
Nvidia GeForce GT 10302 GB GDDR564-bit

If you’d like to take a look at our selection of the best GPU’s for gaming in 2020, check our this article.

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    Tier 1 – The Absolute Best GPUs

    Nvidia Titan RTX

    The first tier is what is often referred to as the “enthusiast” tier, and it is comprised of the most powerful GPUs in the world. Nvidia has had indisputable dominance in this tier for a very long time, as they are the only ones currently offering GPUs of this caliber.

    Tier 1 GPUs are very expensive, capable of offering a flawless 60 FPS 4K gaming experience, though they tend to be so powerful and expensive that they really blur the lines between gaming GPUs and professional GPUs.

    In any case, these GPUs push the envelope when it comes to both performance and pricing, pushing the technological boundaries and paving the way for more advanced technologies to be implemented in mainstream GPUs, though they themselves are hardly mainstream products. 

    GPUs
    Nvidia Titan RTX
    Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
    Nvidia GeForce Titan V
    Nvidia GeForce Titan Xp

    Tier 2 – Superb Performance

    Nvidia RTX

    The second tier is comprised of powerful GPUs, some of which are high-end while others are better-described as “upper mid-range” solutions. And much like the first tier, Nvidia is still the dominant force here, too, though AMD might start to offer some resistance in the near future.

    Performance-wise, these GPUs are ideal solutions for 1440p gaming, though the more powerful ones can take on 4K as well. Of course, the performance in such a high resolution will vary from GPU to GPU and from game to game.

    Nvidia GPUsAMD GPUs
    Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080SAMD Radeon VII
    Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080
    Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070S
    Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070

    Tier 3 – Good Performance at Reasonable Prices

    Amd Radeon

    The third tier consists of mid-range GPUs that tend to offer the best balance between performance and pricing that you can find. They offer solid 1440p performance while also being able to push higher framerates in 1080p.

    For a long time, AMD was capable of offering GPUs that were both more powerful and cheaper than competing Nvidia models, though “Team Green” is making a bit of a comeback in this range now.

    Nvidia GPUsAMD GPUs
    Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 SuperAMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 TiAMD Radeon RX Vega 64
    Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060AMD Radeon RX 5700
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 TiAMD Radeon RX Vega 56

    Tier 4 – Great Value for Those on a Budget

    For those who don’t have a lot of money to spend on a beastly gaming PC, there are a number of affordable yet reliable budget-friendly solutions to choose from. As before, AMD used to offer better solutions in this price range, but there are some very good Nvidia GPUs to choose from now, too.

    Budget GPUs are intended mainly for 1080p gaming, though the performance will, naturally, vary from game to game and model to model, with some of them quite capable of running games in 1440p, albeit not at stellar framerates.

    Nvidia GPUsAMD GPUs
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 SuperAMD Radeon RX 590
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660AMD Radeon RX 580
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650SAMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060AMD Radeon RX 5500
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650AMD Radeon RX 480
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 TiAMD Radeon RX 570
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050AMD Radeon RX 470
    Nvidia GeForce GT 1030AMD Radeon RX 560
    AMD Radeon RX 460
    AMD Radeon RX 550

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