Current top graphics card
whatGFX is an easy and convenient way to choose a new graphics card
The graphics card (or graphics processing unit) market is constantly changing and a very rapid pace. Information is out of date almost as soon as it is published. What is the best GFX card or GPU? If you're talking performance, the fastest is usually one of the most expensive; easy choice. However, is it really the best value for money? What card is the best card right now for your budget? These questions are easy to get wrong and can take a long time to get right.
whatGFX aims to solve that. We combine the reference hardware details of all the released graphics card with current benchmark results to generate an overall generic benchmark. Our benchmark, while not used by any one else, is a pretty good overall judge of performance. The benchmark takes into account the most important details of the hardware (pixels per second, texels per second, clock speed, shader speed, GFLOPs and a few others, purely based on raw number crunching ability) and then averages them with the results from well known benchmarking software. The end result is a performance score that we feel better represents what you as a user, and probably a gamer, would want to buy. At the very least, we aim to narrow your search so you have three or four cards to research and not hundreds. Think of us as another research resource. We advise you to use our service to narrow your search down and then confirm our results by checking the real life gaming benchmark scores for your favourite game. The fastest number crunching raw power might not be the best card for your chosen game.
Once we have our averaged benchmark score we combine it with real time actually purchasable graphics cards from amazon.com. This gives us an accurate "bang per buck" ratio which is plotted in the graph above. Using this data we can now advise you what is the current top performing card for your budget accurately and instantly, and in real time. We hope, at the very least, to save you some time!