Nvidia’s new Turing GPUs are finally a thing that exists, but so far the only details we know pertain to their professional Quadro RTX models: the Quadro RTX 5000, Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 8000. What will Nvidia’s GeForce equivalents be like, and what will they even be called? All will (hopefully) be revealed this evening at Nvidia’s big Gamescom extravaganza, but judging by Nvidia’s latest teaser video for the event, we might already have some answers. Whatever happens, though, the alleged GTX 1180, GTX 2080 or even RTX 2080 will almost certainly blow today’s best graphics cards clean out of the water, so to help prepare you for what’s to come, here’s everything we know so far. Nvidia Turing: GTX 1180, GTX 2080 or RTX 2080? Hold on a second, I hear you cry. Wasn’t Volta meant to be Nvidia’s next GPU architecture? Yes. For a long time, it looked as though Volta would indeed be the successor to Nvidia’s consumer … [Read more...] about Nvidia Turing RTX 2080: Teaser video points to new name of Nvidia’s next-gen graphics cards
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In early January, we advised that it was a terrible time to buy a graphics card—not that you could actually do so at most retail outlets, but even when you could find the GPU you wanted, prices were double or even more the original launch prices. The short summary is that cryptocurrencies had a massive spike in valuation in the latter half of 2017, profits from mining shot up, and everything from the lowly RX 560 and GTX 1050 through the extreme performance GTX 1080 Ti and RX Vega 64 was sold out.We have felt the pain of the graphics card shortages for the past three months, but thankfully that pain is finally coming to an end. Over the past week, we've seen stock of Founders Edition GPUs at Nvidia.com come and go a few times, selling at the official MSRP. Custom cards are also showing up, with factory overclocked models going for a small price premium over the stock models. We've seen the EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW for $510 (and it's still currently available), and the RX 580 4GB for … [Read more...] about Is the great graphics card shortage finally ending?
Updated to reflect the latest, even more horrifying graphics card prices & availability, plus the concurrent RAM shortage. If you’ve made a point of leaving any conversation as soon as you hear the sound ‘bitc…’ start to emanate from someone’s face-hole, I’ve got some bad news for you. The effects of the cryptocurrency goldrush are no longer confined to twitchy-eyed evangelists and screechy news headlines – for the second time in recent memory, it’s caused a huge spike in graphics card prices, both new and second-hand, as the crypto-clan rush to snaffle up any GPU they could possibly use to mine blockchain currencies such as Ethereum and Zcash. Even the recent decline in crypto exchange rates hasn’t brought GPU pricing back down to Earth – quite the opposite, in fact. This means two things for us, in practice. 1) Now is the worst possible time to buy a new graphics card for gaming 2) now is the best possible time to … [Read more...] about The great GPU crisis – why are graphics cards so expensive now, and just how bad is it?
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