With all the GPUs going up in price, who would tell us that in 2021 the best graphics card you can buy today is none other than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, a graphics card that launched in 2014 become the best graphics card on the market in terms of the performance it offers for each dollar invested, means, it is the best option in terms of price / performance ratio.

It should be remembered that the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 makes use of a GM204-200-A1 graphics chip, a silicon with the Maxwell 2.0 graphics architecture at a 28nm manufacturing process by TSMC that offers 1664 CUDA Cores, 104 TMUs and 56 ROPs at a Base / Turbo frequency of 1050/1178 MHz with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory @ 7.00 GHz that coupled with 256-bit memory interface, offers a bandwidth of 224.4 GB / s.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, according to the benchmarks published by Tom’s Hardware, and the price at which it can be bought on eBay, each dollar invested translates into 0.1716 FPS, thus beating the Radeon RX 570 4GB, a graphics card that until now had the first place with 0.1712 FPS per dollar invested. If we talk about performance, the GeForce GTX 970 offers an average of 33.81 FPS, while the Radeon RX 570 stays at 38.52 FPS, not bad considering the launch date difference of almost 3 years. 

Model FPS Price on eBay FPS x Dollar invested Ranking Position in Performance
GTX 970 33.81 $ 197 0.1716 42
RX 570 4GB 38.52 $ 225 0.1712 39
R9 Fury X 49.97 $ 306 0.1633 30
GTX 980 40.36 $ 257 0.157 38
GTX 1060 3GB 34.04 $ 224 0.152 41
GTX 980 Ti 50.28 $ 339 0.1483 28
R9 390 41.51 $ 319 0.1301 36
GTX 1080 FE 69.08 $ 533 0.1296 21
RX 560 4GB 19.14 $ 148 0.1294 45
GTX 1070 Ti FE 63.89 $ 494 0.1293 24
GTX 1070 FE 56.11 $ 437 0.1284 27
GTX 1050 18.63 $ 150 0.1242 46
GTX 1660 Ti 57.77 $ 479 0.1206 26
GTX 1080 Ti FE 88.2 $ 750 0.1176 13
GTX 1650 Super 43.47 $ 372 0.1168 34
RTX 2080 Super FE 102.07 $ 878 0.1163 9
GTX 1060 6GB FE 40.41 $ 350 0.1155 37
RTX 2060 FE 68.55 $ 595 0.1152 22
GTX 1650 GDDR6 36.4 $ 317 0.1148 40
GTX 1050 Ti 24.51 $ 214 0.1145 44
RTX 2080 FE 95.49 $ 836 0.1142 10
RX 590 49.41 $ 435 0.1136 31
GTX 1660 Super 57.92 $ 516 0.1122 25
RX 5500 XT 4GB 43.32 $ 390 0.1111 35
RTX 2070 Super FE 91 $ 820 0.111 11
RTX 2070 FE 81.03 $ 740 0.1095 16
RX 5500 XT 8GB 48.6 $ 450 0.108 32
GTX 1660 50.12 $ 469 0.1069 29
RX Vega 64 73.98 $ 693 0.1068 19
RTX 2060 Super FE 77.22 $ 730 0.1058 18
RX 580 47.18 $ 450 0.1048 33
RX Vega 56 65.26 $ 639 0.1021 23
RX 5600 XT 71.11 $ 697 0.102 20
GTX 1650 31.9 $ 317 0.1006 43
RTX 2080 Ti FE 118.16 $ 1177 0.1004 6
RX 6800 127.27 $ 1273 0.1 5
RX 6800 XT 142.31 $ 1461 0.0974 3
RTX 3070 FE 116.6 $ 1250 0.0933 7
RTX 3060 83.6 $ 904 0.0925 15
RX 5700 78.43 $ 853 0.92 17
RX 5700 XT 86.53 $ 945 0.0916 14
RTX 3060 Ti FE 106.31 $ 1222 0.87 8
RX 6900 XT 146.86 $ 1759 0.0835 2
RTX 3080 FE 142.14 $ 2084 0.0682 4
RTX 3090 FE 152.72 $ 2932 0.0521 1
Radeon VII 89.91 $ 1850 0.0486 12

 

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