2020 GPU Tier List

2020 GPU Tier List

Whether you’re upgrading from an old card or building a new system, choosing the right GPU can be tricky. With all the options from NVIDIA and AMD, consumers have a difficult time picking exactly what card they need for the budget they have. To help you narrow down your choices, we created a list of all GPUs from both companies, consisting of three generations of GPUs.


Author’s Note: This guide assumes that the GPU is the limiting factor of your system. We’ll be updating this list as NVIDIA’s new 3000-series cards are released.

720p LowGT 1030 (GDDR5 variant)RX 550
720p High
1080p Low
GTX 950
GTX 1050
RX 460
RX 560
1080p MediumGTX 960
GTX 1050ti
GTX 1650
1080p Medium-HighGTX 970
GTX 1060 (3GB)
RX 470
RX 570
1080P HighGTX 1060 (6GB)
GTX 980
RX 480
RX 580
RX 590
RX 5500 XT
GTX 1660
1080p high refresh rate
1440p Medium-High
GTX 980 Ti
GTX 1070
GTX 1660 Ti
RX Vega 56
1440p HighGTX 1070 Ti
RTX 2060
1440p high refresh rate
4K Medium
GTX 1080
RTX 2060 Super
RX 5600 XT
RX Vega 64
RX 5700
RTX 2070
4K HighRTX 2070 Super
GTX 1080 Ti
Radeon VII
RX 5700 XT
RTX 2080
4K UltraRTX 2080 Super
RTX 2080 Ti

The list is arranged from weakest to strongest, and cards that perform within 10% of each other are grouped in one cell. On the left-most column is a rough guide to the card’s performance levels. For example, when we say 1080p High, we mean the card can play most games in 1080p high settings around 60FPS. Going down the list means that it can output more FPS, provided you’re not bottlenecked elsewhere. The high refresh rate tag, on the other hand, means that it’s capable of outputting more than 60FPS. We erred on the side of caution here, taking into account the most demanding games today. Older games are typically easier to run and would require weaker GPUs.

Again, this is just a rough guide to help you with your purchase decisions. As always, check the benchmarks to better understand the capabilities of the card before pulling the trigger.

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4 Responses

  1. twothumbsup says:

    this is a useful guide for people like me who is planning to get one but not familiar with current gpu models. easy comparison with different gpus. thanks

  2. wakin says:

    huy give credit sa source

  3. james says:

    good start tho i don’t think the RX5600 XT and GTX 1660Ti are in the 1440p tier because of their 6GB vram buffer.

    then the RTX 2070, 2070 Super, RX5700 and 5700xt cards 1440p as the RTX 2080, 2080 Super and 2080 Ti are the only GPUs that can give reasonable performance in 4k.

    also, instead of just grouping the GPUs in performance tiers, why not also provide data? benchmark results in 1080p, 1440p, and 4k resolution. which brings in the question, how did you come up with this GPU tier list?

  4. Sleepereye says:

    the GTX super cards are missing on the list. We need to update those to replace the vanilla 1650 and 1660

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