viIn a laptop, the video card plays an unimportant role. First of all, users choose models with a high-quality screen and a powerful processor, but without a good GPU it is difficult to imagine comfortable operation of the device in universal scenarios. A high-performance graphics adapter is essential for content professionals and video game enthusiasts.
For others, an economical video accelerator is enough, which will allow you to view high-quality streaming video and ensure the perfect smoothness of the system interface. We offer a selection of the best video cards for laptops on the Ukrainian market for different tastes and wallets. The rating includes incredibly economical integrated chips and powerful discrete options for work / play. We recently reviewed the 10 most autonomous laptops of 2022, which included some of the models from today’s ranking.
We did not take into account individual laptop models, but took the estimated cost of a laptop with such a video card and left links to examples. The table also shows the theoretical GPU performance based on the Geekbench 5 Open CL* benchmark. At the end of the article, we will summarize and compare the performance / cost of all models.
Rating of the best video card laptops in Ukraine – TOP 10 models of 2022
|Model||Performance* OpenCL||Laptop cost, UAH|
|AMD Radeon Vega 8||8000||29000|
|Intel Iris Xe Graphics||10000||20000|
|NVIDIA GeForce MX350||13500||30000|
|Apple M1 7 –core GPU||18000||43000|
|Apple M1 Pro 14‑core GPU||35000||73000|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050||55000||32000|
|Apple M1 Max 24‑core GPU||56000||118000|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060||90000||43000|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070||115000||61000|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080||123000||84000|
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Let’s start with the simplest ones. Popular built-in Radeon Vega chips perform well among desktop computers and have no analogues from Intel. For laptops, the situation is somewhat different. The AMD Radeon Vega 8 scores just over 8000 on Geekbench. But these numbers are more about operational efficiency. In laptop games, Vega 8 performs better in some cases than models from Intel Iris. A good laptop with such an iGPU will cost almost 30 thousand hryvnias. There are also much cheaper models, but with cut down other characteristics.
The advantages include low power consumption (as a result, good autonomy). In general, choosing Vega 8 for modern games or hard work is not worth it. This is a good multimedia graphics card that will power all PS3-era toys, allow you to play 4K Ultra HD video streaming without CPU load, or significantly speed up editing home videos from a birthday party.
For a long time, Intel could not compete with AMD in the integrated graphics segment. The situation has changed with the release of Iris Xe. This iGPU shatters the myths about the unsuitability of integrated Intel chips for gaming. Economical and sufficiently productive graphics accelerator. It practically does not worsen the autonomy of the laptop when it is completely disposed of. Iriska is well-suited for versatile scenarios and is one of the most popular graphics cards among modern laptops. According to the synthetic test, Iris Xe is gaining more than 10,000 points and is rightfully in 9th place in our rating.
Even on an inexpensive laptop with Intel Iris Xe Graphics, you can play a lot of modern eSports games. Thin ultrabooks easily cope with old and primitive projects like DOTA2, CS:GO, WoW, etc. Keep in mind, if you are looking for a laptop with Iris Xe for non-demanding toys, look for models with more RAM, ideally 16 GB. Those who are not interested in children’s interactive entertainment can choose simpler models within 20,000 hryvnias.
The NVIDIA MX series is no longer considered gaming and productive, but the price tags for laptops with an adapter made it possible to fit the NVIDIA GeForce MX350 in this rating. In the Ukrainian market, it is quite possible to find such models for 20-30 thousand. Negligible power consumption and slightly better performance, like the integrated Intel / AMD options, make this model a golden mean. Not a gaming laptop yet, but something can. Synthetic benchmarks show a 35% advantage over the Intel Iris Xe.
In practice, many games will run much better with NVIDIA drivers. Therefore, the MX350 is still a good option for unpretentious users who sometimes like to spend time playing a video game. For those who want to play more modern AAA titles, it’s worth taking a look at laptops with RTX graphics cards.
We continue to increase the power of graphics cards in the ranking using the example of modern Apple Silicon chips. The M1 processors turned out to be so successful that all Macbook models were taken apart like hot cakes. And this is at a time when many computer companies are losing money. All thanks to a powerful central bank and a good Apple M1 7 video card – core GPU. The price tag of 40-45 thousand hryvnia makes the laptop profitable compared to others. In addition, it has no analogues in terms of autonomy.
The base model of the Apple M1 is equipped with a 7-core GPU and is capable of over 18,000 points for Open CL. This is a result that is unattainable for seemingly “competitors”. The Intel HD/AMD Vega are far behind the power-efficient Apple M1/M2. But even this figure may not be enough for high-level professionals.
In parallel with the basic modifications, the “apple” corporation has released a more powerful version Pro. Twice as many graphics cores – twice the performance in work programs. Apple M1 Pro 14 – core GPU is suitable for those who work with graphic content. Designers from all over the world choose Apple products for good hardware and software, a well-thought-out ecosystem, autonomy and stable quality. But at what cost?
The cost of more than 70,000 UAH may already seem considerable for fans of playing children’s video games. Naturally, this laptop is primarily a working tool. It will be able to run some modern toys. Apple does not position it as a gaming device, as well as the vast majority of their users. Therefore, this issue is of little concern to anyone in the Apple ecosystem.
At the cost of degraded autonomy and savings on other components, you can get better performance like the predecessor of our rating. And all this for a much smaller amount. RTX video cards from NVIDIA leave no chance for any other participants in the table. First of all, they are ideal for work tasks. Come out to play modern games. DLSS technology will save the situation where the graphics card will be hard.
The laptop version of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 is up to 30% weaker than its “full-fledged” brother from the classic and (unfortunately) rare system cases in our time. The amount of video memory also suffered – 4 gigabytes instead of 8. You can purchase the minimum configuration of a laptop with this GPU in the range of 30-32 thousand hryvnias.
The top version of the M1 Max offers 24 graphics cores. That’s enough to beat the RTX 3050 by just a few percent. In addition to a powerful video card, the user gets a good filling, an impressive level of autonomy (unavailable to all professional laptops from other manufacturers) and high quality of all components.
The integrated Apple M1 Max 24-core GPU consumes a meager amount of electricity for its power. More than 56,000 points for Open CL – such a result can only be dreamed of by Intel HD / AMD Vega. Laptops of this class are bought by professionals and people who earn money on them. Unified memory will allow this GPU to be used for rendering in specialized programs where the amount of video memory is important. Expensive, beautiful, productive, but not suitable for everyone. The 24-core version of the M1 GPU deserves a place in the ranking due to the ratio of autonomy and power.
The first representative of the “heavy cavalry”. 90,000 points for Open CL, ray tracing, DLSS, all in a compact laptop. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 is a performance chip for all needs. Prices are not too “biting”. In Ukrainian stores, such laptops are sold from 40-43 thousand hryvnias in the minimum configuration. The power to cost ratio is very good.
With such a card, you can easily play modern games at high graphics settings. DLSS technology will save the situation for those who like to set all the parameters to the maximum. This is an average video card for games, because the vast majority of top models of the 30th series work in working programs, and not in toys. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 is the perfect choice for those who are used to always taking their computer with them.
The logical continuation of our rating is the NVIDIA RTX 3070. Regarding the desktop version, the user loses about 30% of the performance. All because of low power consumption. However, the Geekbench 5 Open CL model shows about 115,000 points, which is 2 times better than the Apple M 1 Max. You should not count on good autonomy while playing on a laptop with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070.
This is a powerful chip that will help professionals work with graphic content, 2160p video rendering, etc. There will be no problems in games. Laptops with this graphics card are often equipped with 144Hz screens. The RTX 3070 will please with a good frame rate in modern games, and in old projects the FPS counter will “fly into space” (everything will depend on the CPU). You can buy a laptop with this GPU for 55-60 thousand hryvnias.
The most powerful option on our list. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 “draws” more than 123,000 points on Geekbench 5. Few people would choose such a powerful graphics card for gaming. If there are any, they will be able to enjoy a significantly better picture and higher frame rates, like the PS5 or XBOX Series X. Game consoles look very weak even against the backdrop of stripped-down, laptop versions of the RTX 3080 graphics card.
Ray tracing, DLSS, incredible performance in workloads, large amount of video memory – this is by far the best representative in our rating. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop will be a great working tool to help the owner earn money. A typical gamer is unlikely to be willing to pay more than 80 thousand hryvnia for an entertainment device.
Ten video cards for different occasions. Integrated and economical chips will be an ideal choice for those who are not too interested in video games. Although modern iGPUs will allow you to play unpretentious projects. Apple graphics cards have the best ratio of energy efficiency and power, but the cost of the entire product and the specificity of the ecosystem do not allow them to become dominant in the market. NVIDIA RTX laptops are unparalleled for workloads. This is ideal for those who need a machine for processing graphic objects, rendering videos, etc. Inexpensive versions of RTX are also suitable for gamers, because they can replace the game console.