Unlike other sites that display graphics card and GPU data, our graphics card comparison and performance charts are based on mathematical linear regression AND aggregate benchmark data.
The manufacturer publishes certain hardware specifications unique to every GPU, and we utilize advanced mathematical models (fit to aggregate benchmark data) to accurately determine the performance of each card based on this information. Because we use mathematics, we can accurately predict the performance of one card relative to another and even estimate a GPUs performance before it is ever put into a system and benchmarked.
We utilize database-driven charts and graphs to display the graphics card comparison data in a single place. We have tried to create an intuitive, interactive, and fun graphics card hub for those seeking information about anything GPU or graphics card related.
Now, we allow for the dynamic comparison of two GPUs (graphics card engines) and display a comprehensive table of the latest desktop graphics cards (GPUs) ranked by our algorithm. We have performed a plethora of spot-checking as to the algorithm’s validity and have found that well-performed benchmarking shows that our model holds the majority of the time.
That said, there will be discrepancies comparing our numbers directly to some benchmarks, as there are discrepancies comparing benchmarks to other benchmarks (system hardware, software, and driver differences).
Our model does not consider system bottlenecks, a given software application, or drivers. We do not compare branding here, such as Sapphire, eVGA, MSI, and other GPUs that manufacturers may have overclocked beyond factory specifications or otherwise altered the factory GPU. We display the GPU data as released by ATI and NVidia before the vendors get their hands on them.
This site is free to use and free to link to. However, if you take screenshots, save the graphs, or take the data from our tables — please link the screenshots/data back to the site or give credit where it’s due. The performance data is all copyrighted, as is the algorithm from which the performance indices were generated.