Graphics card rivals Nvidia and AMD continue to duke it out in the GPU arena, and the fight is still as close as it’s ever been. This leaves PC builders with a tough choice when it comes to deciding who to put their money on. Do you pay the Nvidia premium and go with the GTX 970 over AMD’s Radeon R9 390? Does the doubled 8GB VRAM of the 390 and 390X make any difference, besides costing more?
Techspot gets to the bottom of these questions in their latest comparison study. The results show how neck-and-neck the competitors are at some price points, and how dominant Nvidia is in the enthusiast market.
As shown in the performance charts (more in the full article), most comparable cards are very close. You can also see that the AMDs tend to be a bit more power hungry, especially the R9 390 and 390X, and that Nvidia’s GTX 980 Ti and Titan X are decided winners when it comes to high-end graphics cards.
Techspot’s final choice at each price point, seen below, comes down to 3 definite picks and 2 ties, with the modern GTX 970 and R9 390 being too close to call, as well as the 750 Ti and R7 360 both being perfectly serviceable budget cards.
|The Best Graphics Cards at Every Price Range|
|Over $500||GeForce GTX 980 Ti||$630|
|$400 – $500||Radeon R9 390X||$420|
|$300 – $400||GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 390||$300|
|$200 – $300||Radeon R9 380||$200|
|$150 – $200||Radeon R7 370 or GeForce GTX 950||$150|
|$100 – $150||Radeon R7 360 or GeForce GTX 750 Ti||$110|
See the full article from Techspot.com here