Video Cards

In the run-up to Doom 3 and Half Life 2, there were lots of articles and reviews of the various video cards and CPUs covering which is faster, which is hotter, what do they taste like, and all that sort of thing. However, they generally didn't factor in the cost of the card or the CPU: frames per second is valuable statistic, but frames per second per dollar is even more valuable.

So, between my friend Brad and myself, we set out to fix this.

The raw data comes from:

Note that all pricing information is circa late summer 2004, and is certainly no longer accurate.


Frames per second per dollar by video card (hover the bars for details)
Frames per second per dollar by CPU (hover the bars for details)