Neowin launches the Graphics Card Rankings List

 

Today Neowin is launching a brand new feature for everyone here looking to upgrade or purchase a new computer: a Graphics Card Rankings List. Simply put, we're taking performance benchmarks of each of the latest graphics cards on the market and ranking them according to each other’s performance. This is complemented by a price match-up table that will you guys identify what cards are in their price range from the two major manufacturers.

The list currently has over 40 of the most recent graphics cards to hit the market (#1 spot is the HD 6990), and this number will grow as new cards are added when they are released. While we would love to have this list include a comprehensive outline of every graphics card ever released, this would be difficult to maintain, prone to errors and also far too long to view if you want to simply see the latest GPUs.

Neowin’s Graphics Card Rankings List will be personally maintained by myself and will be promptly updated after the release of a new graphics card. I will try to maintain the rankings as accurate as I can, but as I may be prone to errors noticed by other Neowin members, if you would like to correct a mistake (provided you have evidence supporting your claim) please feel free to comment here with your suggestion or email/PM me.

→ You can visit the Graphics Card Rankings List here

Update: We added a section explaning exactly how we calculate the rankings, and in the future we will be providing more information to help guide you in buying a graphics card: including average percentage values to determine exactly how fast a card is over another.

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Dashel said,
Sorry, I'll stick to Tom's. Your ranking is vague and useless.

Agreed. Good start, but to make this useful you need to give the information about the cards, drivers used, system used, etc. With the way it is now, there is no way of determining how you reached those findings.

I hope you take note of existing graphics card benchmark sites like notebookcheck and make sure to have an easy interactive page.

Nice.

Also, you should have a list for major components, updated for each month, with pricing. Will help those who want to buy a computer and prevent the endless "what is the best XXX for $YYY" threads.

You could have a "Hardware Ranking" thread, with a sub-forum for each component (CPU; GPU; Audio), with each of these containing a thread of rankings for each month.

dewaaz said,
Nice.

Also, you should have a list for major components, updated for each month, with pricing. Will help those who want to buy a computer and prevent the endless "what is the best XXX for $YYY" threads.

You could have a "Hardware Ranking" thread, with a sub-forum for each component (CPU; GPU; Audio), with each of these containing a thread of rankings for each month.

If the pricing isn't automatically updated it will be a huge task for me, but I could easily create a couple more of these charts for things like CPUs, mobile hardware and possibly mobile phones.

awesome! this is great for people like me who want to upgrade and would like one place to find the top cards.
any chance at doing the same with mother boards?

Moker said,
awesome! this is great for people like me who want to upgrade and would like one place to find the top cards.
any chance at doing the same with mother boards?

I'll see how this one goes, but motherboards are a lot harder to rank as the performance difference between each of them is not as prominent as with GPUs

Moker said,
awesome! this is great for people like me who want to upgrade and would like one place to find the top cards.
any chance at doing the same with mother boards?
Motherboards would be based too much on opinion and not enough statistics. Videos cards and processors can be benchmarked without bias.

Caleo said,
heh, that's kind of a nasty/old pile of video cards you decided to use for an image

TomsHardware already does that and they include benchmarks. Why would anyone use worse version?

Neowin for me was never about hardware anyway

bdsams said,
I'm convinced with all those fans, you could build a hovercraft.

And with enough fanboys you could build an empire!

Sacha said,

And with enough fanboys you could build an empire!


But it would get taken down by star wars fan boys who would then create a new republic

Teebor said,

But it would get taken down by star wars fan boys who would then create a new republic
that just made my day...