Gaming has developed a lot since 1962 to 2019, especially in the last few years. New games are trying to involve real-life experiences. Creating characters that look like a real person, sceneries which look real, and high-quality audio, are the main objective of a game manufacturer. Higher quality games have more demand than other games.
Running all these high definitions games, you need a better graphics card. GPU is the unit that creates these characters and sceneries. The function of CPU and GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) are almost the same. The only difference is that the GPU handles all the animation related things. It takes data and processes it and decides how to show the picture on the screen.
Their uses do not only limit to games. They also deal with HD videos. High Definition video needs decoding and showing it on the monitor. Graphics card help in accelerating the processing of videos. The computer also uses animation other than games. Opening and closing of a window also include animation. Using better graphics can make the system snappy. In addition to that, computer-aided designing software also needs graphics for a smooth running.
A computer game evolves each year, and to handle that extra data processing more developed computer graphics are needed. Nvidia and AMD are the companies that produce new and powerful graphics for gaming nerds. These cards are also used while using Photoshop or Lightroom.
Buying a graphics needs more knowledge than what we think. Lots of data and benchmarking is considered before buying a suitable card. Here are a few of the best Graphics card of 2019, which is well suited for both the gamers and for creative people.
Nvidia GeForce GT 1030
Nvidia has made a name in the field of the graphics card. It provides the best and long lasting graphics card to its customer. It is a perfect low-cost graphics card.
It is best for low graphics 1080p games and for replacing an integrated graphics card. It consumes less power and is compact in design. It also has a fan attached to it for cooling and it also produces less noise. The GT family is designed to consume less power but provide quality output. It is able to run most of the games which do not require high-end graphics.
AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD is the close competitor of Nvidia. It can compete with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 but is cheaper. It is good for gaming and costs between $100- $250.
In addition to that, it also provides 607.7 mHash/s during the bitcoin mining benchmark. It has a clock speed of 1,257 MHz. Pixel rate of this graphics card 42.88 GPixel/s, and has 144 texture mapping units.
- Clock speed means the speed at which the data are being processed. Faster clock speed means the CPU takes less time for processing.
- Every image or video is made up of pixels. Pixel rate means the number of pixels the card is able to generate in a second.
- In texture mapping, a 3-dimensional object is covered with a 2-dimensional surface.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
This one is a high-end graphics card. It can run high end 1080p games and basic 1440p games. It also provides a faster frame rate. For $200-$350, it provides a base clock speed of 1500 MHz and boosts clock speed of 1770 MHz. Its standard memory configuration is 6GB GDDR6 and is G-Sync compatible. It uses 120 w of power, while RX 580 uses 185 W.
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
This graphics card costs between $350-$500. It is best for high-end games and designing software. It has a clock speed which comes with three variant, base, gaming graphics card, and boosted. At base clock speed it provides a clock speed of 1606 MHz, at gaming 1830 MHz, and in boosted it rises up to 1980 MHz. It also has 8GB GDDR6 and up to 9.75 TFLOPS.
- TFLOPS stands for Tera Floating Points. It is a form of calculation done in the GPU to produce shapes on the screen. More floating point calculation is needed to produce complex shapes.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
This graphics is great for monitors which have a higher refresh rate. It has the base clock speed of 1605 MHz, and the boosted clock speed is the same as 1660 Ti, i.e. 1770 MHz. It also has a memory speed of 14 Gbps and has a memory bandwidth of 448 Gbps.
In addition to these, it has Ray tracing cores, NVIDIA Adaptive Shading, and 4 NVIDIA GPU Boost. Ray tracing provides a better visual experience and also has Vulkan RT API, and OpenGL 4.5.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
It provides 1800 boosted clock speed and has 2944 NVIDIA CUDA Cores. It has Real-Time Ray Tracing, NVIDIA GeForce Experience, NVIDIA Ansel, NVIDIA Highlights, NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible, Game Ready Drivers, Microsoft DirectX 12 API, Vulkan API, OpenGL 4.6, and many more other specifications. It can also support 4 monitors at a time and consumes 225W of power.
These are some of the best graphics cards of 2019. There are also some things which you should consider before buying any graphics.
Set your priorities
It is important to decide if a high-end graphics is needed or low-end graphics will be sufficient. If the purchase is based on high-end gaming or software, then it is fine, but buying a high-end card and not using it will put you in a loss.
Single slot or multi-slot
Always check if the card needs a single slot or multislot. Many graphics cards require two slots to get attached to the motherboard.
Check customer complains of the product-
Online shopping sites are the best places to access customer complaints. These complaints give an idea about the possible problems of the card and its value for money.
Always check the power usage of the card.
While some higher cards use low power, others require more power input. Using graphics cards which require more power than what your computer provides, can cause harm to both your system and your card.