Figuring out what the best graphics card is for your budget is no small task, but unfortunately that's only the beginning. It doesn't matter whether you're looking at an AMD or Nvidia GPU, once you've settled on a specific GPU—choosing between an RTX 2060 and GTX 1070, for example—you'll be presented with a massive selection of varying card models from at least half a dozen manufacturers. These cards will vary in price, features, clockspeed, warranties and more, so how do you determine which one is actually the best?There's no one solution that will work for every individual, as many items come down to personal preference. Going with the least expensive card for example is a perfectly viable option... most of the time. Here are the major things you should look for when looking for your next graphics card. I've sorted them roughly in order of importance, though again personal preference will play a role.[Note that GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) refers to the chip that a … [Read more...] about How to choose the right graphics card model
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Replacing your graphics card is the number one upgrade you can make for your PC and the most profound in terms of improving gaming performance, so it makes sense to spend a little time researching your options. We've streamlined that process for you right here, with strong graphics card recommendations for budget boxes all the way up to high-end battlestations, including Nvidia's latest RTX GPUs. One advantage of a gaming desktop PC, in comparison to a console or gaming laptop, is that it can last a long time. If you've chosen a strong motherboard and processor, you can expect to keep them for five years or more. For example, Intel's classic Core i5 2500K still takes centre stage in many systems and is largely capable of handling modern games. However, to run the latest games with console-beating features and performance, a modern GPU is essential. If you just want our direct, no-nonsense GPU upgrade recommendations, that's not a problem. Right now, the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti is our top … [Read more...] about Best graphics cards 2019: every major Nvidia and AMD GPU tested
Rather bluntly and coldly put, the fact that the RTX 2080 Ti is well-established now means that, naturally, the 1080 is no longer the most powerful graphics card going. But it remains one of our favorites, offering great performance at a lighter price tag, so it's always worth keeping your ear to the ground for the cheap Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 deals—and we’re here to do just that for you. The GTX 1080 uses Nvidia's Pascal GP104 architecture, and is lovely and quick. In PC Gamer's review of the GTX 1080, you can see that we really love it and, short of the newer 2080, this is still the graphics card to pick up if you want to turn your graphics settings up to 11 on a 4K display. The tricky bit comes next: how do you decide which model of the GTX 1080 to buy? There are a variety of players who offer their own options and below we’ve rounded up the best of them. To check out the alternatives in both ‘directions of capability’, check out the best … [Read more...] about The best Nvidia GTX 1080 card deals available right now
For 1080p PC gaming, there are two graphics cards that immediately stand out: Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 and AMD's Radeon RX 580. These popular graphics cards sit in the price versus performance sweet spot, often boasting better than console-quality graphics at double the frame-rate for just a few hundred dollars. Perhaps unsurprisingly, while a lot of PC gaming coverage focuses on high-end machines and components, it's affordable mid-range cards that are by far the most widely used. In fact, according to a recent Steam Hardware Survey, more than twelve per cent of gamers reported using a GTX 1060, compared to just over one per cent using a top-end GTX 1080 Ti. To help you decide between these two 1080p heroes, we'll take a look at how each card performs in nine different games, including modern titles like Battlefield 1, Assassin's Creed: Unity and Ghost Recon Wildlands. Of course, we'll also look at some classic titles like Crysis 3! While benchmarks are helpful, they're not the full … [Read more...] about GeForce GTX 1060 vs Radeon RX 580: which is best for 1080p gaming?
Nvidia introduced its latest Ray Tracing Tech at GDC 2018 along with demos from 4A Games, Remedy Entertainment and Epic Games and now Nvidia has officially enabled the Enables Nvidia RTX Ray Tracing for its Volta GPUs with GeForce 397.31 WHQL driver. While the GeForce 397.31 WHQL driver brings performance optimizations for the newly released Frostpunk and Battletech but, it also enables the Nvidia RTX Ray Tracing for the Volta GPUs. The Nvidia RTX Ray Tracing enabled is currently a developer preview which also supports the “Microsoft DirectX Raytracing (DDR) API on NVIDIA Volta GPUs”. According to Nvidia, in order to get started with developing applications featuring the Nvidia RTX Ray Tracing you will require the following : NVIDIA Volta GPU NVIDIA driver version 396 or higher Windows 10 RS4 Microsoft’s DXR developer package, consisting of DXR-enabled D3D runtimes, HLSL compiler, and headers Furthermore, with this Nvidia Driver, Nvidia has officially ended support … [Read more...] about GeForce 397.31 WHQL Driver Enables Nvidia RTX Ray Tracing For Volta GPUs