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GPU Hierarchy:Intel & AMD Graphics Tier,Table,Lists(2018 Updated)

The performance of a good graphics holds a very important role in a gamer’s life. A good GPU is totally responsible for the good gaming experience. It happens with many gamers that whenever a new graphically intense game is released they have to reconsider their computer’s graphics. Sometimes the computer doesn’t allow such graphically intense game and, in that case, they have to search for an external GPU. So, I have written this GPU hierarchy for people searching for better GPU. This will help them find them that. Because there are so many out there are victims of bad GPU can’t play any desirable games.

GPU Hierarchy

Tips & Thought: GPU Hierarchy

There is two big company who made processors they are Intel and AMD. Before directly rushing into the desktop GPU Hierarchy I would like to mention a few tips and tricks that would help you to find your ideal GPU better. So, first things first decide your budget. If you sure about your budget then finding a product becomes easy. If you are not a hardcore gamers who play 10-12 hours a day then you can totally save some money by not investing in any recent best launches. Secondly, be sure about the specs. You should know what are all the features you are looking for. The article would help you understand that. And lastly, know the need for your system. You should know how much graphic you want to increase. Maybe you want just a little upgrade for your gaming laptop or PC so you can work accordingly.

Top GPU Performance Hierarchy Table

So, we all know that there are way too many options are present in the market and even a little search can make you confused about what to get and what would fit n your system. So we have created this GPU Hierarchy. For the ease of understanding this by the user, we have categorized the whole information and different types of GPUs in different categories such as best performing, highly affordable. This way you can easily understand the world of GPUs.

Part #1 GPU Hierarchy 2018: 5 Tier

We have categorized the whole information about the GPUs into 5 tiers and you can understand, compare and select your GPU and also compare them with you present GPU. So, here we go

Tier 1: The Foremost one

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·   Nvidia GeForce Titan V

·   Nvidia GeForce Titan Xp

  • Nvidia Ge Force GTX 1080 Ti

About These Foremost GPU

The first tier of your hierarchy representing the best GPUs presents in the market today. They are best in all senses and will leave you surprised by their performance. But obviously, nothing good comes without its true value. They are very expensive and you can to break your banks to buy them. They are all from Nvidia with 60 FPS 4K specs as Nvidia is like the boss of GPUs in the market today. These were selected by our team of gamers and we never heard any bad review about them. And obviously, after spending such a big amount, you can’t even expect a bad performance. If you are dedicated towards gaming and are ready to spend without thinking twice then these are the choices for you

Tier 2: Quality Performance

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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
  • Nvidia Ge Force GTX 1070
  • AMD RadeonRX Vega 64
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

About These Quality Performance GPU

The GPUs present in this tier are very much behind than those in the first tier. But they are not bad, they are still considered as good performers in the market in the market. And also associated with the name of Nvidia. They all have delivered 30-60 FPS, with 4K resolution unlike those which were in the first tier with 60 FPS. If you will not compare them to the products in tier 1 then they are also amazing ones. They are also quite expensive due to the presence of HBM2 memory capacity. They are all Vega models and are totally the superb performers.

Tier 3 – Quality in a Budget

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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
  • AMD RadeonRX 580
  • AMD Radeon RX 570

About This Quality in budget GPU

Now we have reached the middle of our list and at this stage, the product’s range is of both type. Some are still expensive and some are to an affordable end. Both AMD and Nvidia have some top notch GPU option in this tier. AMD is totally giving a good competition to Nvidia with the affordable prices they are everywhere in the market. The GPUs in this tier generally have 30-60 FPS in 2K resolution and they perform quite well in 1080p.

Tier 4 – Value for money

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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
  • AMD Radeon RX 560

About These Value for Money GPU

Now as we are moving downwards obviously the price range is decreasing and quality too simultaneously. In the fourth tier, we have GPU for those who are looking for value for their money. The GPUs in this list are inexpensive but don’t underestimate them. They perform what they claim and how much they ask for. They are totally worth your money. A gamer is a gamer no matter what budget it has he find a way for better gaming experience and surprisingly brands are also helping them.

Tier 5 – More Affordable option for casual gamers

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  • Nvidia GeForce GT 1030
  • AMD Radeon RX 550

About This Affordable GPU

Now our bottom tier has affordable options for you. You can’t expect a really amazing performance from them but in this tier, we talking price point of view. The brands are also taking themselves a little down to help some low-budget gamer. They are not as good as the others in the hierarchy but then mention the price range you are looking in. You will probably have to struggle with 30 FPS. But still with brands like AMD and Nvidia you never actually experience any worst performance and if they are making to this list then they have some good in them.

Part #2  Desktop & Laptop GPU Hierarchy Lists (Updated)

Now we will talk specifically about the gadget based on the GPU hierarchy. GPUs are basically two types of gaming gadgets that are gaming computers and gaming laptops. In a further section, we will talk about GPU hierarchy for desktop and laptops. Having variety is great but sometimes it makes the things more difficult so that why we have categorized GPUs in sections.

Desktop GPU Hierarchy

For desktops, the external GPUs are generally attached to a dock and the dock is attached with the gaming computer. You can upgrade is as per your gaming level. We have enlisted a few GPUs for the desktop which are best in 2018 2018 after comparing their memory clock, memory size, processor, compatibility with operating systems and few other factors.

  1. Nvidia Titan Xp
  2. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  3. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
  4. AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
  5. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
  6. AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  7. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
  8. AMD Radeon RX 580 8 GB
  9. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
  10. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

Laptop GPU Hierarchy

First things first you should know that not all laptops are accessible to upgrade GPU. You have to check if your laptop allows you a change of Graphics card, if not in that case you have to look for a new laptop. If yes, then you can upgrade by changing your graphics card. You can also use HMDI/VGA port to attach an external GPU. For Laptops, we have enlisted a few GPUs that are best in

  • High-End Graphic Cards
    1. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI
    2. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI
    3. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
    4. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI
    5. NVIDIA Quadro P5200
  • Mid Range Graphic Cards
    1. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M SLI
    2. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI
    3. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
    4. NVIDIA Quadro M5000M
    5. AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL/ 870
  • Low-End Graphic Cards
  1. AMD Radeon R5 M240
  2. AMD Radeon R5 M320
  3. AMD Radeon R5 M230
  4. AMD Radeon R5 M315
  5. Intel HD Graphics 6000

GPU Roundup Time:

Now there is one section in which we are going to configure the GPUs in present 2018 market. That is on the basis of the screen resolution of the monitor. For different platforms such as full HD, quarter HD, Virtual reality or 4K as the screen resolution increases, the demand for good performance of graphics also increases.

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  • Best Budget Pick – NVIDIA GTX 1050 3 GB
  • Best for FHD – AMD Radeon RX 580 8 GB
  • Best for QHD – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
  • Best for VR – NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080
  • Best for 4k – NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080 TI

AMD Radeon RX 480 Roundup

AMD Radeon RX 480 has a video memory of 8 GB GDDR5 and supports 4*Display monitors. It consumes 500 W power supply. For input, it has 8 pins PCI-E power connector and for output, it has options DVI-D dual link, 2 HDMI ports, and 2 Display ports. It has Torax 2.0 fan for cooling purpose.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Roundup

The graphics card has 3 GB 192-bit GDDR5 video memory and core clock speed is 1506 MHz. Then the boost clock speed is 1708 MHz. It has 1 Dual-Link DVI-D and 1 HDMI 2.0 port. Also, 3 1.4 Display port offering various connectivity options. For input, we have PCI express3.0.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Roundup

This GPU has an 8 GB 256 bt GDDR5 video card to tackle graphically intense gaming. The graphics card features vore clock 1531 MHz and boosts clock 1721 Mhz. Also, your connectivity options it has 1 DL-DVI-D port, 1 HDMI 2.0 port and 3 DisplayPort 1.4. It consists of 1920 CUDA Cores. For input, it has PCI express 3.0 16 pin input. Also, for cooling purpose the GPU is equipped with a fan.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Roundup

The Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 Ti is integrated with 8 GB gDDR5 256 bit memory. It performs with a core clock 1632 MHz in OC mode, 1607 MHz in Gaming mode and. The Boost clock represents 1721 MHz in OC mode and 1638 MHz in gaming mode. For connectivity, it has 1 Dual-link DVI-D, 1 HDMI 2.0b and 3 DisplayPort 1.0. It can support up to 8K display at 60 Hz.

How To Build A Gaming PC

To build a gaming PC, there are a few needs to need your matchup. The gaming should at least have 8 GB of RAM or more. The more the RAM, more smoothly without lag the game plays. Obviously, the good graphics, the graphics card should at least be of 2 GB. The gaming laptop should have at least 1 TB HDD. It would be better if you go for an HD display at least. With vary in the display, you have to vary your GPU also. You can also buy a basic PC and turn it into a Gaming PC by customizing it according to to the needs to Gaming PC.

Best GPU For Gaming

In today’s scenario, I would consider Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 as the ‘best’ GPU for gaming. IT has everything quite balanced like performance, power consumption, and price. It is great value for money. However, this a bit pricey but must have for a hardcore gamer. If you are ready to break your banks then I would recommend Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080 Ti as the best for you.

Intel & AMD Processor Hierarchy

Intel and AMD are probably one of the most promising brands out there and we have enlisted and configured some best GPUs by them.

  • INTEL
  1. Intel Core i7-8700k
  2. Intel Core i9-7900x
  3. Intel Core i7-8700
  4. Intel Core i9-7960x
  5. Intel Core i5-8600k
  6. Intel Core i5-8600
  7. Intel Core i7-7700k
  8. Intel Core i5-8500
  9. Intel Core i5-8400
  10. Intel Core i7-7820x
  • AMD
  1. AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
  2. AMD Ryzen 7 2700
  3. AMD Threadripper 1900X(GM)
  4. AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  5. AMD Threadripper 1950X (GM)
  6. AMD Threadripper 1920X(GM)
  7. AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  8. AMD Ryzen 7 1700x
  9. AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  10. AMD Ryzen 5 1600

The GPU of Tomorrow

The invention of external GPUs is probably one of the finest technology advancement. They make your gaming experience better and better with your same old system. With the help of docs and USB support, they can fit in most of the desktops and laptops.

The Final Verdict

As we are at the end of this article, I hope that we covered all the GPUs necessary to be present in a GPU hierarchy. Today, in market honestly there is every kind of external GPU is present in the market for every kind of user. Either you have a high-budget or low, either you are a religious gamer or a casual gamer, there are options for everyone. And brands like Nvidia, AMD, Intel, and others are launching some promising products every month. Hope you found this helpful and can find your best GPU.