The Top Five Graphics Cards of 2019
Graphics cards have come a long way in recent years, with most cards boasting full 1080p gameplay, often into the 120 frames per second range. The release of Nvidia’s Turing cards like the RTX 2080 have provided an entirely fresh line of cards, and while many of them may be on the expensive side, they’re currently the best that the gaming world has to offer.
For those looking to put together a new gaming rig, there are a number of different cards to choose from. Some provide brute force high-quality visuals, while others may be better suited for heavy processing – whatever the case may be, these are the best cards on the market right now.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
Without a doubt, the RTX 2060 is about as good as it gets at the moment in terms of cost and performance, and it’s a card that’s been setting new benchmarks since its release. With a 1365MHz clock core, 6GB of GDDR6 memory, and a state-of-the-art cooling system, it doesn’t get much better. It will comfortably run 1440p without any problems, and it’s possible to stray into 4K territory with the 2060. It also boasts ray tracing at 1080p.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
The 2080 Ti is the most powerful commercial graphics card on the market, and also one of the most expensive. With 11GB of GDDR6 memory, 14Gbps memory clock, and the latest in ray tracing technology, the 2080 Ti is about the only card available that can provide 4K gaming at a high FPS. It’s exorbitantly expensive, however, and is reserved for those that have the cash to burn.
AMD was under a lot of pressure to begin producing tech that rivalled Nvidia’s, and after a few uncertain years, the company came through with the RX Vega 56, one of the best cards that they’ve ever produced. It’s relatively cheap considering the amount of power it backs, and offers extremely stable, high FPS gameplay at 1080p without any hassle. The card battles with heat and power consumption, however.
AMD Radeon VII
This is a card aimed at those looking for something for a high-end card that works well with creative applications, such as video and music creation and editing, as well as high quality streaming and online use, such as sports betting NZ. The Radeon VII is packed with 16GB of VRAM, meaning that there will always be enough power for even the heaviest of processing loads. The card is no slouch when it comes to gaming, and holds up even against its biggest contenders. It’s biggest setback is its weak DirectX 12 performance.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
Although already part of Nvidia’s previous line of cards, the 1050 has held its own as the best budget card available for those wanting to buy a solid card without the added costs. It’s extremely affordable, and its small form factor means that it can be put into just about any build.