PC gamers are an incredibly diverse audience, and I'm not just talking about race or gender. For PC gaming enthusiasts, besides their favorite games, there's the hardware used to run those games. Everything from the CPU, graphics card, motherboard, SSD, memory, case, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and even power supply can be a personal statement. It's not surprising then to see hardware companies helping to promote certain games, and the biggest names for gaming hardware are AMD and Nvidia—and Intel as well, currently mostly for CPUs, though that could change next year. So, what does it mean when a game includes specific branding from one of those companies?One thing it means is money, and that can come in a variety of forms. Advertising and marketing dollars are a common approach, and there may be other related deals like giving out 'free' copies of a game to people who buy a new graphics card. Providing hardware and software to game developers is another option—what better … [Read more...] about What does it mean when a game has AMD or Nvidia branding?
Which graphic card is best amd or nvidia
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?
The next generation of GeForce graphics cards is here and the Nvidia RTX 2080 is the first to get the PCGamesN treatment in our test rig, but as shiny as the Founders Editions cards are it almost feels wrong to be reviewing the RTX GPUs right now. That’s because, ever since the Nvidia 20-series was first announced at Gamescom in August – alongside the flagship RTX 2080 Ti – most of the talk has surrounded the real-time ray tracing and AI performance of the new graphics cards, two things which aren’t really available right now at launch. And they won’t be until a while after the new GPUs are released, so we’ll have to wait to see the true potential of the Turing architecture fully realised. Fine wine, indeed… That means the Nvidia RTX 2080 needs to rely on its old-school rasterized rendering chops to prove its worth in the doggo-eat-doggo world of high-end graphics cards. And, while there is no genuine competition from the AMD … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 review: the most AMD graphics card Nvidia has ever launched
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
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