With shortages everywhere it can seem like its near enough impossible to get your hands on a graphics card these days. We’ve put together a list of graphics card companies and manufacturers to help you in your search to get your hands on one. Both component shortages and demand have created an unfortunate blend which has lead to todays shortage. However we’ve got a lot of advice on how to find a graphics card.

One piece of advice we recommend is to consider purchasing a prebuilt laptop or desktop that has your GPU of choice within. you can either pull the card and resell the PC, or choose a gaming desktop you really get on with and make the upgrade. If you’d like help on choosing your graphics card, please see the end of this article

Popular Graphics Card Companies

  • AFOX
  • Albatron
  • AMD
  • ASRock
  • Asus
  • BFG
  • Club3d
  • Colorful
  • Diamond
  • ECS
  • EVGA
  • Foxconn
  • Galax
  • Gigabyte
  • HIS
  • Innovision 3D
  • Intel
  • Leadtek
  • Manli
  • MSI
  • Nvidia
  • Palit
  • PNY
  • Point of View
  • Powercolor
  • PowerVR
  • Sapphire
  • Sparkle
  • Via
  • VisionTek
  • XFX
  • Zotac

Less popular Graphics Card Companies

  • BFG
  • Biostar
  • Diamond Multimedia
  • Maxsun
  • PixelView
  • Jetway
  • Onda
  • Leadtek
  • Point of View (POV)
  • Club 3D
  • Zogis
  • Colorful
  • Gainward
  • ECS
  • Sparkle
  • ViewMax
  • Chaintech
  • ELSA
  • Dataland
  • Yeston
  • Ocamo
  • Macy
  • Forsa
  • Emtek
  • Kinology
  • VTX3D
  • Axle3D
  • Axigon
  • GEIL
  • ASL
  • AXLE
  • CAT
  • ColorFire

Choosing your graphics card

Which graphics card do you need? To help you decide, we’ve created this GPU benchmarks hierarchy consisting of dozens of GPUs from the past four generations of hardware. Everything is ranked from fastest to slowest, using the results from our test suite consisting of nine games for our GPU benchmarks, running at ‘medium’ and ‘ultra’ settings with resolutions of 1080p, 1440p, and 4K. For comparison purposes, the fastest card, based on the combination of all nine GPU benchmarks, three resolutions, and two settings, gets normalized to 100 percent, and all others are graded relative to it.

Not surprisingly, the fastest cards use either Nvidia’s Ampere architecture or AMD’s Big Navi. We’re not testing with ray tracing or DLSS here, as most of the previous generation cards don’t support those features, but even in traditional rasterization rendering the new GPUs come out on top. You can check out full launch reviews of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3090, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, GeForce RTX 3080, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, and GeForce RTX 3060 12GB; and there’s also AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT, Radeon RX 6800 XT, Radeon RX 6800, Radeon RX 6700 XT, Radeon RX 6600 XT, and now Radeon RX 6600. At present, only one of the ten highest performance GPUs doesn’t use either Ampere or RDNA2 — and that’s the Titan RTX, which hardly counts.

Of course it’s not just about playing games. Many applications use the GPU for other work, and we covered some professional GPU benchmarks in our RTX 3090 review. But a good graphics card for gaming will typically do equally well in complex GPU computational workloads. Buy one of the top cards and you’ll can run games at high resolutions and frame rates with the effects turned all the way up, and you’ll be able to do content creation work equally well. Drop down to the middle and lower portions of the list and you’ll need to start dialing down the settings to get acceptable performance in regular game play and GPU benchmarks.

It’s not just about high-end GPUs, of course. We also recently tested Intel’s Xe Graphics DG1, which basically competes with integrated graphics solutions. The results weren’t pretty, and we didn’t even try running any of those at settings beyond 1080p medium. Still, you can see where those GPUs land at the very bottom of the GPU benchmarks list. Thankfully, Intel’s Arc Alchemist, aka DG2, appears to be cut from entirely different cloth.

Again, all of the games and settings we’re using for testing have to conform to the lowest common denominator. That means ray tracing and proprietary tech like Nvidia’s DLSS aren’t enabled, even where they’re supported. You can see how the GPUs stack up in DXR performance in our AMD vs. Nvidia ray tracing article, and we’ve also included RT and DLSS results in recent reviews like the RX 6600 XT, RTX 3070 Ti, and RTX 3080 Ti launch reviews. None of those scores are factored into the GPU benchmarks rankings, but the short summary is that Nvidia is usually quite a bit faster at RT, and DLSS provides a significant boost to performance for a minimal loss in image quality.

If your main goal is gaming, you can’t forget about the CPU. Getting the best possible gaming GPU won’t help you much if your CPU is underpowered and/or out of date. So be sure to check out the Best CPUs for gaming page, as well as our CPU Benchmarks Hierarchy to make sure you have the right CPU for the level of gaming you’re looking to achieve.

GPU Benchmarks Ranking

Score GPU Base/Boost Memory Power Buy
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 100.0% GA102 1400/1695 MHz 24GB GDDR6X 350W Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 97.9% GA102 1370/1665 MHz 12GB GDDR6X 350W Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 97.0% Navi 21 1825/2250 MHz 16GB GDDR6 300W AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 93.5% Navi 21 1825/2250 MHz 16GB GDDR6 300W AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 93.2% GA102 1440/1710 MHz 10GB GDDR6X 320W Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080
AMD Radeon RX 6800 85.7% Navi 21 1700/2105 MHz 16GB GDDR6 250W AMD Radeon RX 6800
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 81.5% GA104 1575/1770 MHz 8GB GDDR6X 290W Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Nvidia Titan RTX 79.5% TU102 1350/1770 MHz 24GB GDDR6 280W Nvidia Titan RTX
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 77.4% TU102 1350/1635 MHz 11GB GDDR6 260W Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 76.3% GA104 1500/1730 MHz 8GB GDDR6 220W Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 73.3% Navi 22 2321/2424 MHz 12GB GDDR6 230W AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 69.6% GA104 1410/1665 MHz 8GB GDDR6 200W Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
Nvidia Titan V 68.7% GV100 1200/1455 MHz 12GB HBM2 250W Nvidia Titan V
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super 66.8% TU104 1650/1815 MHz 8GB GDDR6 250W GeForce RTX 2080 Super
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 62.5% TU104 1515/1800 MHz 8GB GDDR6 225W GeForce RTX 2080
Nvidia Titan Xp 61.1% GP102 1405/1480 MHz 12GB GDDR5X 250W GeForce GTX Titan X
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super 59.6% TU104 1605/1770 MHz 8GB GDDR6 215W GeForce RTX 2070 Super
AMD Radeon VII 58.9% Vega 20 1400/1750 MHz 16GB HBM2 300W Radeon VII
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 57.8% GP102 1480/1582 MHz 11GB GDDR5X 250W Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT 57.7% Navi 23 1968/2589 MHz 8GB GDDR6 160W AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 57.0% Navi 10 1605/1905 MHz 8GB GDDR6 225W AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 12GB 54.7% GA106 1320/1777 MHz 12GB GDDR6 170W Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 12GB
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 53.1% TU106 1410/1710 MHz 8GB GDDR6 185W RTX 2070
AMD Radeon RX 5700 51.4% Navi 10 1465/1725 MHz 8GB GDDR6 185W AMD Radeon RX 5700
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 50.6% TU106 1470/1650 MHz 8GB GDDR6 175W GeForce RTX 2060 Super
AMD Radeon RX 6600 49.2% Navi 23 1626/2491 MHz 8GB GDDR6 132W AMD Radeon RX 6600
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 48.4% Vega 10 1274/1546 MHz 8GB HBM2 295W Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 46.6% Navi 10 ?/1615 MHz 6GB GDDR6 150W Radeon RX 5600 XT
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 45.2% GP104 1607/1733 MHz 8GB GDDR5X 180W Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 44.9% TU106 1365/1680 MHz 6GB GDDR6 160W Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 FE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 42.7% Vega 10 1156/1471 MHz 8GB HBM2 210W Radeon RX Vega 56
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 41.8% GP104 1607/1683 MHz 8GB GDDR5 180W GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super 37.9% TU116 1530/1785 MHz 6GB GDDR6 125W GeForce GTX 1660 Super
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 37.8% TU116 1365/1680 MHz 6GB GDDR6 120W GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 36.7% GP104 1506/1683 MHz 8GB GDDR5 150W MSI GTX 1070
Nvidia GTX Titan X (Maxwell) 35.3% GM200 1000/1075 MHz 12GB GDDR5 250 Nvidia GTX Titan X
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti 32.9% GM200 1000/1075 MHz 6GB GDDR5 250W GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 32.8% TU116 1530/1785 MHz 6GB GDDR5 120W Geforce GTX 1660
AMD Radeon R9 Fury X 32.7% Fiji 1050 MHz 4GB HBM 275W AMD Radeon R9 Fury X
AMD Radeon RX 590 32.4% Polaris 30 1469/1545 MHz 8GB GDDR5 225W Radeon RX 590
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 31.8% Navi 14 ?/1717 MHz 8GB GDDR6 130W AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB 30.9% Polaris 20 1257/1340 MHz 8GB GDDR5 185W AMD Radeon RX 580
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super 28.5% TU116 1530/1725 MHz 4GB GDDR6 100W Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 28.4% Navi 14 ?/1717 MHz 4GB GDDR6 130W AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB
AMD Radeon R9 390 27.2% Hawaii 1000 MHz 8GB GDDR5 275W AMD Radeon R9 390
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 26.5% GP106 1506/1708 MHz 6GB GDDR5 120W Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 26.4% GM204 1126/1216 MHz 4GB GDDR5 165W Nvidia GeForce GTX 980
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB 25.2% Polaris 20 1168/1244 MHz 4GB GDDR5 150W Radeon RX 570
Nvidia GTX 1650 GDDR6 23.8% TU117 1410/1590 MHz 4GB GDDR6 75W GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 22.3% GP106 1506/1708 MHz 3GB GDDR5 120W Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 22.1% GM204 1050/1178 MHz 4GB GDDR5 145W Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 20.9% TU117 1485/1665 MHz 4GB GDDR5 75W GeForce GTX 1650 gaming OC 4G
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 16.1% GP107 1290/1392 MHz 4GB GDDR5 75W Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB 12.5% Polaris 21 1175/1275 MHz 4GB GDDR5 80W PowerColor Red Dragon Radeon RX 560
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 12.2% GP107 1354/1455 MHz 2GB GDDR5 75W Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Vega 8 (R7 5700G) 9.5% Vega 8 2000 MHz Shared N/A
AMD Vega 7 (R5 5600G) 8.8% Vega 7 1900 MHz Shared N/A
AMD Radeon RX 550 8.0% Polaris 22 1100/1183 MHz 4GB GDDR5 50W PowerColor Radeon RX 550
Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 6.7% GP108 1228/1468 MHz 2GB GDDR5 30W Nvidia GeForce GT 1030
AMD Vega 11 (R5 3400G) 5.5% Vega 11 1400 MHz Shared N/A AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
AMD Vega 8 (R3 3200G) 4.9% Vega 8 1250 MHz Shared N/A AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
Intel Iris Xe DG1 4.4% Xe DG1 1550 MHz 4GB LPDDR4X 30W
Intel Iris Plus (i7-1065G7) 3.0% Gen11 ICL-U 1100 MHz Shared N/A Intel Core i7-1065G7
Intel UHD Graphics 630 (i7-10700K) 1.8% Gen9.5 CFL 1200 MHz 2x8GB DDR4-3200 N/A Intel Core i7-10700K