GPU Hierarchy 2020 – Graphics Card Tier List For Gaming

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 to find a product that best fits your needs and your budget.

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.

We update this list very often, so be sure to check back for fresh info or bookmark the page.

The CardVRAMMemory Bus Width
Nvidia GeForce RTX 309024 GB GDDR6X384-bit
Nvidia Titan RTX24 GB GDDR6384-bit
Nvidia GeForce RTX 308010 GB GDDR6X320-bit
Nvidia GeForce RTX 30708 GB GDDR6256-bit
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti11 GB GDDR6352-bit
Nvidia GeForce Titan V12 GB HBM23072-bit
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super8 GB GDDR6256-bit
Nvidia GeForce RTX 20808 GB GDDR6256-bit
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super8 GB GDDR6256-bit
AMD Radeon VII16 GB HBM24096-bit
Nvidia GeForce RTX 20708 GB GDDR6256-bit
Nvidia 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 RTX 20606 GB GDDR6192-bit
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti6 GB GDDR6192-bit
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT6 GB GDDR6192-bit
Nvidia 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
AMD Radeon RX 5704 GB/8 GB GDDR5256 bit
Nvidia GeForce GTX 16504 GB GDDR5128-bit
AMD Radeon RX 5602 GB/4 GB GDDR5128-bit

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

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Tier 1 – Enthusiast

Nvidia Titan RTX

The first tier is what is often referred to as the “enthusiast” tier, and is comprised of the most powerful (and most expensive) 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.

In 2020, enthusiast-grade GPUs are even more expensive than they used to be, but they are also more powerful. Most of them aren’t even geared towards gaming but towards professional users.

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

GPUs
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090
Nvidia Titan RTX
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Nvidia GeForce Titan V

Tier 2 – High-End

Nvidia RTX

The second tier is comprised of high-end GPUs that are often the best pick for gamers with deeper pockets, as they offer better value for gaming than their enthusiast-grade counterparts do.

In 2020, these GPUs are solid solutions for 4K gaming, and while Nvidia still has the upper hand here, AMD will hopefully be offering proper competition in the very near future when they unveil their latest RX 6000 GPUs.

Nvidia GPUsAMD GPUs
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080AMD Radeon VII
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080S
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080

Tier 3 – Mid-range

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 good 1440p performance but some of them can also handle 4K remarkably well.

Nvidia and AMD are fairly evenly matched in this department, though the RX 5000 series was plagued by some major driver issues that ultimately made them less appealing than the competition.

Nvidia GPUsAMD GPUs
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070SAMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

Tier 4 – Budget

Finally, 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 now there are some solid Nvidia GPUs to choose from, 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 TiAMD Radeon RX 590
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 SuperAMD Radeon RX 580
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650SAMD Radeon RX 570
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650AMD Radeon RX 560

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