In these dark days of graphics card price hikes and crypto mining this and currency mining that, it’s easy to think that the powers that be have forgotten about us gaming folk and are simply concerning with making sure those pesky coin plunderers continue to line their respective pockets. As it turns out, a new report from US data and marketing firm Jon Peddie Research suggests that gaming, not mining, is still the biggest market for the graphics card bigwigs, giving them plenty of incentive to meet the ever growing demand for more GPUs. “Gaming has been and will continue to be the primary driver for GPU sales, augmented by the demand from cryptocurrency miners,” said Dr Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research. “We expect demand to slacken from the miners as margins drop in response increasingly utilities costs and supply and demand forces that drive up AIB (add-in-board) prices.” Nvidia’s latest … [Read more...] about Crypto-miners bought 3m graphics cards in 2017, but gaming still dominates
Choosing graphics card
AMD loves to provide PC users with a great $99 CPU, and with the Ryzen 3 2200G, it's delivered a genuine classic. Traditional wisdom suggests that when constructing a gaming PC, you need to purchase both CPU and GPU, but the Red Team's latest offering delivers an all-in-one package - a quad-core Ryzen CPU, paired with Radeon RX Vega graphics. You'll need to be realistic with quality settings and resolutions - you've got just over 1.1 teraflops of compute to play with - but this entry-level processor can indeed run most triple-A PC titles, and we had a lot of fun proving that. In addition to the keenly-priced 2200G, there's also an accompanying, more powerful, somewhat pricier Ryzen 5 2400G - and this brace of APUs are actually the first we can thoroughly recommend owing to their integration into AMD's all-encompassing AM4 platform. As good as they may have been for their time, previous generation APUs have required their own motherboards, limiting upgrade potential. However, if you … [Read more...] about Ryzen 3 2200G/ Ryzen 5 2400G review: triple-A gaming without a graphics card?
Nvidia introduced it’s Pascal-architecture based GPU in 2016 the GTX 10 series and since then the company has not introduced a new architecture for gaming GPUs, however, seems like it is about to change as a rumor suggests that the company plans to roll out Nvidia Ampere Powered GPUs in April. The rumor comes from 3DCenter, who claim that the next-generation of gaming GPUs will not be based on Volta architecture but will be based on Nvidia Ampere architecture. We have already talked about whether the upcoming gaming graphics cards will be based on Nvidia Ampere or Volta and it seems that we turned out to be right. The rumor further suggests that GP102 has become obsolete as it has reached its EOL (End of Life) and will be replaced by GA series. However, given that it is just a rumor, take it with a grain of salt. But, if this turns out to be true then the implications would be interesting starting with the GTX 10 series going out of stock as soon as GP102 powers graphics cards … [Read more...] about Nvidia Ampere Powered Gaming Graphics Cards Coming In April 2018 (Rumor)
With graphics card prices soaring once again thanks to the lovely exploits of nefarious cryptocurrency miners, choosing what graphics card to buy has never been more difficult – which is why this here article is all about identifying the single best GPU you can get for playing games at 1080p, 1440p and 4K at a price that suits you. Read on for advice on what and how to pick your next graphics card for 2018. Before we begin, here’s a short list of every graphics card review we currently have on RPS. This should hopefully make it easier to find out what we think of specific cards, as well as provide a handy index should you want to compare our top picks with other types of graphics cards. We’ll also be updating this list every time we get a new graphics card in for testing so everything’s in one place. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti review Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 review Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 review Nvidia GeForce GTX … [Read more...] about Best graphics cards 2018 for 1080p, 1440p and 4K gaming
Not too long ago we warned of a potential impending surge in graphics card prices. Unfortunately for those looking to upgrade graphics cards or buy a new GPU, that prediction has come true, and then some. Right now is the worst time in the history of graphics cards to buy or upgrade this all-important gaming component. I've run through the list of current generation GPUs, and I've even looked at previous generation GPUs. The price changes in the past two weeks are staggering. Here's the full rundown, starting with Nvidia and then moving to AMD, from highest performing to lowest performing parts. Note that many of the cards are only showing prices from third-party resellers, as Amazon and Newegg rapidly sell out of their inventory (often at lower prices). If you're interested in buying a GPU, I'd recommend putting a "notify" alert on it and be ready to order ASAP if it comes back in stock at a reasonable price. All the current Nvidia graphics cards GTX 1080 Ti 11GB: Launched with a … [Read more...] about It’s a terrible time to buy a graphics card