Every serious PC gamers need to know what the best GPU’s money can buy are. Of course, serious gamers are busy battling other players, so that they do not have the time to go through all the articles, reviews, and benchmarks. Here we made a shortlist of our top picks, so keep reading to see which graphic processing units we see as the best at the moment.
Before we present the actual list, we want to let you know that this compilation is about the cards meant for hardcore gamers, for people who play games all the time, possibly for a living and who expect top quality. If you are one of the casual players, you will do just fine with a mid-range GPU. Of course, before you acquire one of the cards we named, make sure you have the compatible hardware for it.
720p and eSports
Our top pick in this category is the AMD Radeon RX 560. This GPU is the replacement model for the old RX 460, and it comes with a bunch of upgrades. From better shaders and texture units to a 1175Mhz base frequency. It does consume a little bit more power, but you have to keep in mind that this unit comes with dual-slot boards. We placed it in the 720p category, but we also feel that you can play it at 1920×1080 quite effortlessly.
Another AMD product, the Radeon RX580 4GB is a beast. Based on the Polaris 10 GPU, it offers higher clock rates with less power consumption, thanks to a third memory state. It beats the competition (GeForce GTX 1060) in DirectX based games, and it comes with a slightly lower price tag. As noted, it will deliver the best performance in the 1920X1080 resolution, but it will work decently in the 2560×1440 setting.
In the heavyweight division, we have the GeForce GTX 1070, a true giant. 8GB of top-rated memory (GDDR5) combined with 1920 CUDA cores and 120 texture units. But the performance of this card is a dream to see. It runs faster and smoother than all other GPU’s in its class.