Everything You Should Know About Graphic Cards Tier List | GPU Hierarchy 2020

We have analyzed the present GPU Hierarchy and after all that, we are all set to present the GPU rankings. Following in this piece is the graphic card hierarchy list which has information on the ranking of currently available graphics cards in the market. With this list, I hope you get a better understanding of the GPU tier list. Using this list, you can compare the graphics cards and pick the one that fits perfectly with your requirements. 

Tier 1 | The best 4K & VR Experiences | The Ultimate list 

To begin with my GPU hierarchy list, I am going to mention some of the best Tier 1: The Ultimate graphics cards. All the cards that fall under this tier are known for the strongest availability in the market. It can also be said that they are built to chew through even the beefiest modern games at the maximum settings and 4K resolutions. All the VR gamers who are opting for high-end headsets such as HTC Vive Pro, the Oculus Rift S, Valve Pro, etc can take advantage of the GPU power that is perfect especially for driving 120 Hz VR experiences. 

Unlike other ranges, this is the range of GPU where you are not buying for the performance-per-dollar. This is the price range for the most expensive and powerful GPUs that come with the price premium. So, if you are planning to buy these, you should be good for at least a 4-year cycle. 

Let’s Name it! 

1. Nvidia Titan RTX

  • Architecture – Turing
  • VRAM – 24 GB GDDR6
  • Last-Gen Equivalent 
  • GPUs – N/A
  • Performance – Stellar. It is the best graphics card available in the market. The extra heapings of VRAM makes the Titan RTX that is suitable for many professional applications such as AI research. Nvidia Titan RTX is a pro or prosumer graphic card and is not really a consumer product. 
  • Value – Value of Nvidia Titan RTX is very poor for the overall gaming performance. The 2080 Ti has most of the same performance but the best thing is that it is available at low cost, making it a perfect item for the gamers. 
  • This product is manufactured for a very specific audience and is not recommended for anyone other than that. So, for those who are looking for the best should go for Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti. 

2. Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti

  •  Architecture – Turing
  • VRAM – 11 GB GDDR6
  • Last-Gen Equivalent 
  • GPUs – None 
  • Performance – Also Stellar. The Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti comes within the spitting range of the previous Titan RTX in almost every gaming scenario. The only catch is that it is much cheaper. The RTX 2080 version is designed for gaming while the RTX is designed for completely different purposes. 
  • Value – This is a great product that comes at quite a lower cost. Although it is a cheaper option, still it is not a great option if you are looking for a great performance-per-dollar on the high-end. 
  • If what you are looking for the best gaming experience and are looking for a cheaper option, Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti is a great product. 

3. Nvidia RTX 2080 Super 

  •  Architecture – Turing
  • VRAM – 8 GB GDDR6
  • Last-Gen Equivalent 
  • GPUs – 1080 Ti, 2080
  • Performance – It is also a Stellar. Although it barely fits the Tier 1 range, still it has some features that make it a fit, barely, in the Tier 1 list. It has a 25% lower performance than the RTX 2080 Ti. So, if you are looking for the great VR and 4K experience, this Nvidia RTX 2080 Super is a good choice to go for. 
  • Value – It is a good product for high-end GPU needs but the only catch is its somewhat poor performance-per-dollar like other high-end graphics cards. 

Tier 2 | High-End GPU [VR & 4K Gaming Experience]

After discussing the Tier 1 products, here I am mentioning the next Tier 2 products for the high-end gaming experiences because of their great VR as well as 4K gaming performance. If you are playing at 1440p, you will find these to have the strong graphical power to make it more comfortable to pish games to 120 Hz & beyond providing an ultra-smooth experience. 

4. AMD RX 5700 XT, Tier 2 GPU (The List of GPU Hierarchy)

  •  Architecture – Navi
  • VRAM – 8 GB GDDR6
  • Last-Gen Equivalent 
  • GPUs – Radeon VII
  • Performance – This tier 2 graphics card offers the best performance in the price range and is evidently cheaper than its closet competitor. 
  • Value – Swaps blows in performance with the 2070 Super. It is known to beat the 2070 Super at a lower price range. 
  • Ray-Tracing – Not available 

5. Nvidia RTX 2070 Super Graphic Card 

While I am listing the GPU Hierarchy, you should know about the Nvidia RTX 2070 Graphics card that is a part of the Tier-2 collection. 

  •  Architecture – Navi
  • VRAM – 8 GB GDDR6
  • Last-Gen Equivalent GPUs 
  • GPUs – 2070 (better), 2080 (worse)
  • Performance – Known to be the second-best when it comes to the performance of the graphics card, Nvidia RTX 2070 Super is one of the good choices. Honest opinion: the 2070S and 5700XT trade blow frequently. 
  • Value – It is on the expensive end. It is a bit expensive than 5700 XT and is better in some aspects. 
  • Ray-Tracking Support – Available 

These 2 are the graphics card that one can put under the tier 2 collection. After the tier 2, here I am moving forward in the GPU hierarchy, to tier-3.

Tier 3 | Midrange Powerhouses You Must Check Out (Offers 1440p & Mid-Range VR Experience)

Tier 3 collection is one of the most popular and best-selling among other graphics cards. There are many reasons behind that. This is the range that offers the best performance-per-dollar along with the facility of futureproofing your system. In addition to the 1440p and extraordinary VR at high-to-max settings, the Tier 3 graphics card also provides 60 FPS and high VRAM capacity with the general power.  

While using the tier-3 graphics card, it is best if you downscale the resolution to 1800p or simply turn down the settings to maintain the 60 FPS. 

It is also a good scale for the gamers who are on 1080p and 144/240 Hz monitors.

6. Nvidia RTX 2060 Super 

The first graphics card under the tier-3 is Nvidia RTX 2060 Super. 

  •  Architecture – Turing
  • VRAM – 8 GB GDDR6
  • Last-Gen Equivalent 
  • GPUs –  2070
  • Performance – It offers excellent performance in the best price range for driving 1440p and midrange VR experiences. 
  • Value – This card sells at a decent price and is cheaper than RX 5700. 
  • Ray Tracing Support – The Nvidia RTX 2060 Super is similar to last-gen RTX 2070. It is the best product after the 5700’s in the market. 

7. AMD RX 5700

Next in the list of tier-3 is AMD RX 5700. 

  •  Architecture – Navi
  • VRAM – 8 GB GDDR6
  • Last-Gen Equivalent 
  • GPUs – None
  • Performance – In this price range, this is the second-best product in the market. It is not that different than Superb 1080p. 1440p, and VR gaming. 
  • Value – This product is great and is even better than RTX 2060 but the best part is that it is cheaper than that. 
  • Ray-Tracing Support – Not available. So, if you are looking for the graphics card with ray-tracing support, this is not it. 

8. AMC RX Vega 64

  •  Architecture – Vega
  • VRAM – 8 GB GDDR6 (HBM2 sometimes)
  • Last-Gen Equivalent 
  • GPUs – None 
  • Performance – It is nearly the same as number 2 in the GPU Hierarchy of tier-3. It is known to be the oldest GPU that still holds down great. 
  • Value – It is available in the market for a decent price. Although it is cheaper than RX 5700 and it will soon replace it RX 5700 with time. 
  • Ray-Tracing Support – Not available.

9. AMD RX Vega 56

Next in the list of Tier-3 graphics card is AMD RX Vega 56. 

  •  Architecture – Vega
  • VRAM – 8 GB GDDR6 (HBM2 Sometimes)
  • Last-Gen Equivalent 
  • GPUs – None 
  • Performance – This graphics card is known for its solid performance that you can get at the cheaper price that RTX 2060. 
  • Value – This graphics card is available in the market at a decent price. It is cheaper than both 5700 and Vega 64 (the two graphics cards in the tier-3 list). 
  • Ray-Tracing Support – Not available. 

10. Nvidia RTX 2060 | The Tier-3 Graphics Cards 

  •  Architecture – Turing
  • VRAM – 6 GB GDDR6
  • Last-Gen Equivalent 
  • GPUs – 1070 
  • Performance – This tier-3 product is known for its good performance that is known to be better than 1660 Ti and does not cost much. 
  • Value – This is a good graphics card that is a nice product in the mid-range available in the market for a lower cost. It won’t be wrong to say that it is the cheapest GPU available in the market. 
  • Ray-Tracing Support – Available 
  • This tier-3 graphics card is one of the cheapest cards in the market that is available for all those who are looking for the graphics card under $400 price range. 

Tier-4 | Midrange Value Offering 1080p & The entry-level VR gaming effect

Next in the list of GPU hierarchy is the Tier-4 products. This is the midrange value offering graphics cards that are designed to perform better and provide real-time ray tracing support. All the products falling under tier-4 perform pretty closer to one another and at their best, you can expect the 15-20 FPS boost jumping from one card to another. 

11. Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti 

In the tier-3 product list, the first graphics card is Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti. 

  •  Architecture – Turing
  • VRAM – 6 GB GDDR6
  • Last-Gen Equivalent 
  • GPUs – GTX 1070
  • Performance – This graphics card offers the best performance in the price range. 
  • Value – It can be said that this graphics card is okay for the value it offers. It does not offer a performance boost from 1660 as per the indication and it’s far surpassed by the RTX 2060 in this matter. 
  • In case you are planning to purchase it, you might rethink the decision as in just a little more money, you can get 2060. 

12. Nvidia GTX 1660

  •  Architecture – Turing
  • VRAM – 6 GB GDDR6
  • Last-Gen Equivalent 
  • GPUs – GTX 1060 
  • Performance – It is known to have a pretty great performance that offers the biggest leap over the next most powerful graphics card available in the price range. 
  • Value – It offers great value for the price it is selling at. It offers the best performance-per-dollar GPU available in the market and is an excellent product in the tier-4 range. 

13. AMD RX 590 

  •  Architecture – Polaris
  • VRAM – 8 GB GDDR6
  • Last-Gen Equivalent 
  • GPUs – NA
  • Performance – Although it offers fine performance, still there is a small bump over the 580. This can be market as very good. 
  • Value – It is a so-so product. The performance-per-dollar is outstripped by the GTX 1660. 

14. AMD RX 580 

  •  Architecture – Polaris
  • VRAM – 8 GB GDDR5
  • Last-Gen Equivalent 
  • GPUs – RX 480 
  • Performance – This tier-3 product falling under the GPU Hierarchy is known for its great performance for 1080p gaming. Regardless of the age of this graphics card, it is one of the best available in the market. 
  • Value – It has a strong performance-per-dollar value. It is important to keep the 8GB variant. 

15. AMD RX 570

  •  Architecture – Polaris  
  • VRAM – 8 GB GDDR5
  • Last-Gen Equivalent 
  • GPUs – RX 470
  • Performance – This product is known for 1080p gaming. As far as the performance goes it is better than any of the products available in Tier-5. 
  • Value – It has a great value to offer to the gamers. As long as you get the 8GB variant it is mostly similar to all other products I listed in the tier-4 list. 

Tier 5 In GPU Hierarchy | Low End (720p Gaming Experience) 

While I am listing the products forming the GPU Hierarchy. This tier is for those who are looking for low-profile cards for old and weak systems. Then these are not the cards that can offer great performance-per-dollar. However, not recommended, here are some of the best products in this range.

16. Nvidia GTX 1650 

  •  Architecture – Turing
  • VRAM – 4 GB GDDR5
  • Last-Gen Equivalent 
  • GPUs – GTX 1050
  • Performance – It is the first product in the tier-5 graphics cards collection. It has a significant improvement over the 560. This product is capable of 1080p gaming in modern titles and breezes through games. 
  • Value – It offers poor value for its cost. It is the option if you can’t afford anything else. This indeed is one of the entry-level GPU designed especially for the last-gen games. 

17. AMD RX 560

  •  Architecture – Polaris
  • VRAM – 4 GB GDDR5
  • Last-Gen Equivalent 
  • GPUs – RX 460
  • Performance – This tier-5 product is capable of 720p gaming experience with the modern titles and 1080p in the older games. 
  • Value – It holds fairly poor value for its price. This is the graphics card that is recommended to those who are restricted in terms of budget. 

This piece contains information on the present GPU market. This list displays the GPU hierarchy for those who are finding it difficult to find the perfect Graphics card available in the market. No matter what your budget is, you can get the information on the best graphics card in the market at your price range.

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