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This Redditor’s Nvidia and AMD GPU comparison chart is an intergenerational tech marvel

All you ever need to know about AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards in one very helpful and comprehensive file.
Last Updated on February 2, 2024
In this GPU comparison, we analyze the performance differences of Nvidia's intergenerational graphics cards - the Nvidia RTX 2080 and Nvidia RTX 2070.
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Have you ever dreamed of having a readily available, side-by-side comparison of every GPU generation that AMD and NVIDIA have released? Well, you’re in luck because one diligent Redditor has done just that with their uber-comprehensive GPU hardware comparison chart. Not only does their all-inclusive collection contain every single graphics card that the two previously mentioned designers have made publicly available so far, but also each one’s price, performance, and specs.

The near-encyclopedic Excel file is split into four parts, including one dedicated section each for AMD and NVIDIA GPUs. It also contains an Intel tab that’s currently empty but will be filled out in the second half of 2024. Finally, there’s the “VS” tab, which, as you probably guessed, pits a handful of the most recent GPUs against another. The graphics cards included stretch back from those released in 2020 to the recently launched, like the 4080 Super. This gives you a bird’s eye view of how one fares against another, which is especially helpful if you want to upgrade.

An overwhelming mish-mash of figures

Now, this comprehensive GPU comparison chart is decidedly overwhelming at first glance. In addition to listing each GPU’s MSRP, it includes a mixture of numbers that likely look gibberish to a layman. Fortunately, each table is also equipped with helpful labels that identify what the numbers on each column mean. This includes column headings for TMU (texture mapping unit) and ROP (render output unit) figures. However, the most important thing you need to know to understand this massive jumble is that the higher the number is, the better it typically bodes for a GPU (apart from the price, of course).

Predictably enough, the GPU with the highest ratings is the highly powerful and absurdly priced RTX 4090. Compared to some of its recently released counterparts, the 4090 dwarfs the rest of the field in all aspects. This makes it ideal for graphically demanding tasks and visually satisfying gaming if you can stomach its eye-watering price tag of $1,599. Of course, if you want a more in-depth look at how it compares to another graphics card, you can check out our page on the RTX 4070 Ti Super vs the RTX 4090 instead. Alternatively, you can find out when the RTX 4090 Super release date will be so you can save up.

Nico is a Tech News Writer for PC Guide. He is also adept at finding a good deal every now and then, stemming from his days penny-pinching as a broke college kid.