Best Graphics Performance December 2015 - Hierarchy Chart by Tom's Hardware


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Tom's Hardware
has a monthly review of the best buy for graphics cards at various price ranges. Best Graphics Cards For The Money which is updated monthly.

Now separated from the monthly review, their Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart gives you a perspective for how the graphics cards are related to each other from a technology (and, thus, performance) standpoint. We've reproduced part of it here.

The tonymacx86 Buyers Guide for December 2015, has the recommended nVidia graphics cards which are supported in Yosemite and El Capitan (740/750/750 Ti/900s/Titans with nVidia Web/CUDA drivers). Only some of the AMD/ATI R9/8/7 200 & 300 series graphics cards are supported (natively) by Apple's OS X.

Note the HD3000, HD4000, HD5000, HD530 and HD 6000 Intel Integrated Graphics are in the 3rd column.

Tom's Hardware
Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart
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December 2015
GeForce Radeon Intel Integrated
Graphics
GTX Titan Z Discrete: R9 295X2
Titan X, 980 Ti HD 7990, R9 Fury X
GTX 690, 980, Titan Black Fury Nano, R9 Fury
GTX 780, GTX 780 Ti, 970, Titan R9 290, 290X, 390, 390X
GTX 590, 680, 770 HD 6990, 7970 GHz Ed, R9 280X, 380
GTX 580, GTX 670, GTX 960
[TD]HD 5970, 7870 LE (XT), 7950, 280, 285
GTX 660 Ti, 760 HD 7870, R9 270, R9 270X, R7 370
GTX 295, 480, 570, 660 HD 4870 X2, 6970, 7850, R7 265
GTX 470, 560 Ti, 560 Ti 448 Core, 650 Ti Boost, 750 Ti HD 4850 X2, 5870, 6950, R7 260X
GTX 560, 650 Ti, 750 HD 5850, HD 6870, 7790
9800 GX2, 285, 460 256-bit, 465 HD 6850, 7770, R7 260, R7 360 Integrated: Iris Pro Graphics 6200
GTX 260, 275, 280, 460 192-bit, 460 SE, 550 Ti, 560 SE, 650, GT 740 GDDR5 HD 4870, 5770, 4890, 5830, 6770, 6790, 7750 (GDD5), R7 250 (GDDR5), R7 250E
8800 Ultra, 9800 GTX, 9800 GTX+, GTS 250, GTS 450 HD 3870 X2, 4850, 5750, 6750, 7750 (DDR3), R7 250 (DDR3) Intel HD 530
8800 GTX, 8800 GTS 512 MB, GT 545 (GDDR5), GT 730 64-bit GDDR5 HD 4770
8800 GT 512 MB, 9800 GT, GT 545 (DDR3), GT 640 (DDR3), GT 740 DDR3 HD 4830, HD 5670, HD 6670 (GDDR5), 7730 (GDDR5)
8800 GTS 640 MB, 9600 GT, GT 240 (GDDR5) HD 2900 XT, HD 3870, HD 5570 (GDDR5), HD 6570 (GDDR5)
Discrete: 8800 GS, 9600 GSO, GT 240 (DDR3)
Go (mobile): GTX 260M (96), GTS 150M,
GTS 360M (DDR3)
Discrete: HD 3850 512 MB, HD 4670, HD 5570 (DDR3), HD 6570 (DDR3),
HD 6670 (DDR3), HD 7730 (DDR3), R7 240
Mobility: HD 3870, HD 5730, HD 5650, 6500M (DDR3)
Discrete: 8800 GT 256 MB, 8800 GTS 320 MB, GT 440 GDDR5, GT 630 GDDR5, GT 730 128-bit GDDR5
Go (mobile): 8800M
Discrete: HD 2900 PRO, HD 3850 256 MB, 5550 (GDDR5)
Mobility: HD 3850
Discrete: 7950 GX2, GT 440 DDR3, GT 630 DDR3, GT 730 128-bit DDR3 Discrete: X1950 XTX, HD 4650 (DDR3), 5550 (DDR3)
Integrated: HD 7660D
Discrete: 7800 GTX 512, 7900 GTO, 7900 GTX, GT 430, GT 530
Go (mobile): 550M
Discrete: X1900 XT, X1950 XT, X1900 XTX
Discrete: 7800 GTX, 7900 GT, 7950 G, GT 220 (DDR3)
Go (mobile): 525M, 540M
Discrete: X1800 XT, X1900 AIW, X1900 GT, X1950 PRO, HD 2900 GT, HD 5550 (DDR2)
Integrated: HD 7560D
Discrete: 7800 GT, 7900 GS, 8600 GTS, 9500 GT (GDDR3), GT 220 (DDR2)
Go (mobile): 7950 GTX
Discrete: X1800 XL, X1950 GT, HD 4650 (DDR2), HD 6450
Mobility: X1800 XT, HD 4650, HD 5165, 6400M
Integrated: 6620G, 6550D, 7540D
Discrete: 6800 Ultra, 7600 GT, 7800 GS, 8600 GS, 8600 GT (GDDR3), 9500 GT (DDR2)
Go (mobile): 7800 GTX, 7900 GTX
Discrete: X800 XT (& PE), X850 XT (& PE), X1650 XT, X1800 GTO, HD 2600 XT, HD 3650 (DDR3), HD 3670
Mobility: X1900, 3670
Integrated: 6520G, 6530D, 7480D
Integrated: Intel HD
Graphics 4000
Discrete: 6800 GT, 6800 GS (PCIe), 8600 GT (DDR2), GT 520
Go (mobile): 7800, Go 7900 GS, 520M, 520MX
Discrete: X800 XL, X800 GTO2/GTO16, HD 2600 PRO, HD 3650 (DDR2)
Mobility: X800 XT, HD 2600 XT, 3650
Integrated: 6410D, 6480G
Discrete: 6800 GS (AGP)
Go (mobile): 6800 Ultra, 7600 GT,
8600M GT, 8700M GT, 410M
Discrete: X800 GTO 256 MB, X800 PRO, X850 PRO, X1650 GT
Mobility: HD 2600
Integrated: 6370D, 6380G
Discrete: 6800, 7300 GT GDDR3, 7600 GS, 8600M GS
Go (mobile): 6800, 7700
Discrete: X800, X800 GTO 128 MB, X1600 XT, X1650 PRO
Mobility: X1800, HD 5145, HD 5470 (GDDR5)
Discrete: 6600 GT, 6800LE, 6800 XT, 7300 GT (DDR2), 8500 GT, 9400 GT
Go (mobile): 7600 (128-bit)
Discrete: 9800 XT, X700 PRO, X800 GT, X800 SE, X1300 XT, X1600 PRO, HD 2400 XT, HD 4350, HD 4550, HD 5450
Mobility: X800, 3470, HD 5470 (DDR3), HD 5450, HD 5430, 6300M
Integrated: HD 6310, HD 6320
Integrated: Intel HD
Graphics 3000
Discrete: FX 5900, FX 5900 Ultra, FX 5950 Ultra, 6600 (128-bit)
Go (mobile): 6800 (128-bit)
Integrated: 9300, 9400
Discrete: 9700, 9700 PRO, 9800, 9800 PRO, X700, X1300 PRO, X1550, HD 2400 PRO
Mobility: X1450, X1600, X1700, 2400 XT, X2500, 3450
Integrated: HD 3200, HD 3300, HD 4200, HD 4250, HD 4290, HD 6250, HD 6290
Discrete: FX 5800 Ultra, FX 5900 XT
Go (mobile): 6600, Go 7600 (64-bit)
Discrete: 9500 PRO, 9600 XT, 9800 PRO (128-bit), X600 XT, X1050 (128-bit)
Mobility: 9800, X700, X1350, X1400, X2300, HD 2400
Integrated: Intel HD Graphics (Core i5-6x1), 2000
Discrete: 4 Ti 4600, 4 Ti 4800, FX 5700 Ultra, 6200, 8300, 8400 G, G 210, G 310
Go (mobile): 315M
Discrete: 9600 PRO, 9800 LE, X600 PRO, HD 2300
Mobility: 9700 (128-bit), X600, X1300
Integrated: Xpress 1250
Integrated: Intel HD Graphics (Core i3 5x0, Core i5-6x0)
Discrete: 4 Ti4200, 4 Ti4400, 4 Ti4800 SE, FX 5600 Ultra, FX 5700, 6600 (64-bit),
7300 GS, 8400M GS, 9300M G, 9300M GS
Discrete: 9500, 9550, 9600, X300, X1050 (64-bit)
Mobility: 9600
ntegrated: Intel HD Graphics (Pentium G)
Discrete: 3 Ti500, FX 5200 Ultra, FX 5600, FX 5700 LE, 6200 TC, 6600 LE, 7200 GS, 7300 LE
Go (mobile): 5700, 8200M, 9200M GS, 9100
Integrated: 8200, 8300
Discrete: 8500, 9100, 9000 PRO, 9600 LE, X300 SE, X1150
Mobility 9700 (64-bit)
Integrated: GMA
X4500
Discrete: 3, 3 Ti200, FX 5200 (128-bit), FX 5500
Go (mobile): 5600, 6200, 6400, 7200, 7300, 7400 (64-bit)
Discrete: 9000, 9200, 9250
Mobility: 9600 (64-bit), X300
Discrete: FX 5200 (64 bit)
Go (mobile): 7200, 7400 (32-bit)
Integrated: 6100, 6150, 7025, 7050
Discrete: 9200 SE
Integrated: Xpress 200M, Xpress 1000, Xpress 1150
Integrated: GMA X3000, X3100, X3500
Discrete: 2 GTS, 4 MX 440, 2 Ultra, 2 Ti, 2 Ti 200 Discrete: 7500 Integrated: GMA 3000, 3100
Discrete: 256, 2 MX 200, 4 MX 420, 2 MX 400 Discrete: SDR, LE, DDR, 7000, 7200 Integrated: GMA 500, 900, 950
Discrete: Nvidia TNT Discrete: Rage 128 Discrete: Intel 740