In early January 2019, hell froze over as Nvidia announced FreeSync support for GeForce graphics cards. There are 12 official G-Sync Compatible monitors thus far that have been tested and certified by Nvidia, but you're not limited to these models - any FreeSync or adaptive sync display that connects via DisplayPort can be used with recent Nvidia GPUs. It can be worth considering a FreeSync monitor too, as these don't require the expensive G-Sync module that pushes up the price of G-Sync monitors substantially - sometimes by hundreds of dollars compared to their FreeSync counterparts. In this article, we'll show you exactly which FreeSync monitors we recommend, based on user testing and our own experience. We'll also try to answer your questions about how this all works in the first place with our guide to using FreeSync monitors with Nvidia graphics cards. We'll be giving several recommendations over a range of price points, so you can find a monitor that suits your needs and budget. … [Read more...] about Best FreeSync and ‘G-Sync compatible’ monitors for Nvidia graphics cards
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Unlike practically every other naming convention in tech, graphics cards don’t tend to follow on nicely from one generation to the next. The new Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, for example, may seem like it should be the natural next step from the previous generation’s GTX 1060, but as we saw in last week’s RTX 2060 vs GTX 1060 comparison piece, the RTX 2060 is really in a whole other league of its own when it comes to performance at 2560×1440 resolutions. Really, it’s a much better match for the the next card up in Nvidia’s GTX 10-series, the GTX 1070, which I agree makes very little sense and is confusing for everyone but that’s just the way these things are unfortunately. With that in mind, here’s how the RTX 2060 stacks up against the GTX 1070 via the medium of some nice graphs. RTX 2060 vs GTX 1070: How we test Just like my RTX 2060 vs GTX 1060 article, I’ve tested each card with pretty much every game I currently use as part of my … [Read more...] about RTX 2060 vs GTX 1070: Which Nvidia graphics card is better?
Nvidia’s GTX 1080 graphics card is getting choked up with HDR content, causing fps drops of more than 10% compared to its standard dynamic range (SDR) performance. AMD’s flagship graphics card, the RX Vega 64, doesn’t suffer the same fate, however, managing to perform just as well, or occasionally only marginally worse, with high dynamic range switched on. Recent benchmarking from ComputerBase indicates that, across a benchmarking suite of twelve games, Nvidia’s GTX 1080 performed noticeably worse when high-dynamic range (HDR) was enabled in ten of them. One of the most notable is Destiny 2 at 4K, in which the green team’s GPU was down 20% on the SDR testing - from 61fps to 49fps. Tired of standard dynamic range? Here are the best HDR gaming monitors around. And while AMD’s top-tier RX Vega 64 didn’t quite manage to keep up with the GeForce card in SDR testing once HDR was enabled, the RX Vega card wasn’t impacted by the grading change … [Read more...] about HDR causes a 10% bottleneck on Nvidia graphics cards
Rejoice! Nvidia graphics cards are back in stock below MSRP! Despair. That means it’s going to be a while before they release a new generation of graphics card. Sigh, where’s my Nvidia Volta GPU? Check out the pricing for the best video cards available today. Nvidia have tweeted out pictures and gifs of GeForce-branded (totally not faked) shipping containers and shelves being stocked with new 10-series graphics cards. Which is kinda great, and means we’re starting to see affordable GPUs hitting the market across the globe. We reported last week the GTX 1080 was below it’s recommended launch price, and now the rest are following. The Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB is finally back below MSRP and you can now pick one up for under $300 / £250, which is about what you might have expected to pay this time last year. Remember those halcyon days before the gaming GPU market was eviscerated? Yeah, good times… To be honest this doesn’t really feel like … [Read more...] about Nvidia graphics cards flooding the shelves means new GPUs are still a long way off
The boom in cryptocurrency prices and mining has dramatically affected recent graphics card prices. It's gotten so bad, that in the past week we've written about how it's a terrible time to buy a graphics card, and why it's currently a better deal to buy a pre-built PC. Even Nvidia has chimed in, suggesting retailers sell to gamers over cryptocurrency miners. But as we've looked a bit deeper into the price history of Nvidia's 10-series graphics cards, it's clear that the current astronomical prices are due to extremely inflated third-party sellers, as major retailers are completely sold out of stock. Below we've compiled an overview of the unusual price history of the GTX 1050, 1060, 1070, and 1080 over their lifetimes on Amazon using CamelCamelCamel. At first, these cards follow a familiar trajectory, seeing occasional sales after release. But starting in mid-2017, a boom in Ethereum mining sent those prices creeping back up, and they haven't fully come back down since. GTX 1050 In … [Read more...] about Even without price gouging, most Nvidia graphics cards cost more now than in 2016