Which graphic card is best for gaming? 4K vs 8K Best Graphics Card 2019

Graphics Card Best For Gaming

A PC gamer would always prefer to have the best graphics card in his/her setup. Because graphics cards have the biggest impact on your gaming experience compared to other components. And if you want to buy the good graphics card available in your budget then you should know which graphics cards are the best for your budget that will play all the latest AAA titles smoothly.

Before going into other topics let me tell you one thing, Nvidia’s latest RTX 2080 Ti is the valid graphics card available in the market at this moment and I don’t think anyone would argue with that. Pretty Soon, AMD is going to release new graphics card but from the leaks and what AMD told us these cards will be inferior to NVIDIA’s RTX series.

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Now, till the next-gen card release, we have analyzed 10 best graphics card in detail for various budget options.

1. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ( $1100+ G Card )

The RTX 2080 Ti has become the current emperor by dethroning GTX 1080 Ti as the best graphics card for high-end gaming. Released on Sep 2018 RTX 2080 Ti is the most powerful graphics card for gaming, with this card now you can easily play the latest AAA titles at 4K on Ultra settings around 60FPS with ray tracing on.

Specification:-

Cores / Units  –  4352

Memory   – 11 GB GDDR6

Bandwidth  –  616 GB/s

Clock Speed  –  1350 MHz

Boost Clock  –  1635(OC) MHz

If you want to enjoy gaming at 4K and have such budget to buy RTX 2080 Ti then you should definitely buy the RTX 2080 Ti because this card won’t disappoint you.

2. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ( $900+ G Card )

Around 2 years ago the concept of 4K gaming was started for PC. But at that time, unless you used CrossFire or SLI configuration, no graphics card was capable of handling 4K gaming on its own. For the majority of the gamers, it was just a dream to play games at 4K until the release of GTX 1080 Ti. With GTX 1080 TI everybody was able to play games at 4K at 30-40  FPS without SLI or Crossfire.

Specification:-

Cores / Units  –  3584

Memory  –  11 GB GDDR5X

Bandwidth  –  484 GB/s

Clock Speed  –  1480 MHz

Boost Clock  –  1582 MHz

In this Budget, if you looking for a powerful graphics card which can handle 4K & VR Gaming, you must go for GTX 1080Ti.

3. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 ( $700+ G Card )

Before the launch of 1080 Ti, GTX 1080 was an excellent graphics card which offered great gaming experience and is the best 1440p (2K) gaming card right now. And if you have a 1080p gaming monitor and thinking to buy this card then I won’t suggest buying this card because it will be too much overpowered for your setup instead of this then you should consider buying RX 480 or GTX 1070.

Specification:-

Cores / Units  –  2560

Memory  –  8 GB GDDR5

Bandwidth  –  320 GB/s

Clock Speed  –  1607 MHz

Boost Clock  –  1733 MHz

If you want to buy a graphics card which can give you the best performance at 1440p Ultra settings then The GTX 1080 is the best card for achieving this task.

4. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti ( $500+ G Card )

The Forth in this list is the GTX 1070 Ti which was released by Nvidia to compete against Radeon VEGA 56. Though the VEGA 56 is a great graphics card which can go straight upon 1080 in some titles. However, due to Bitcoin mining, the price of VEGA 56 skyrocketed. This is where GTX 1070 Ti comes to the rescue.

Specification:-

Cores / Units  –  2432

Memory  –  8 GB GDDR5

Bandwidth  –  256 GB/s

Clock Speed  –  1607 MHz

Boost Clock  –  1683 MHz

In substance, GTX 1070 Ti is a lite version of GTX 1080 and according to benchmarks it is extremely close to GTX 1080 which makes it good for 1440p gaming at high or ultra settings depending on how many FPS you want.

5. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 ( $400+ G Card )

Next, the best graphics card is Nvidia’s GTX 1070 which is a perfect graphics card for 1440p and Virtual Reality gaming. With this card, you can play games at 1440p at medium/high settings (If you wanna achieve good FPS) or at 1080p on ultra settings.

Specification:-

Cores / Units  –  1920

Memory  –  8 GB GDDR5

Bandwidth  –  256 GB/s

Clock Speed  –  1506 MHz

Boost Clock  –  1683 MHz

If you want to play Latest AAA titles at 1080p Ultra setting or 1440p Mid settings and also wanna enjoy VR then this card it the best pick for your setup.

6. AMD Radeon RX 580 ( $300+ G Card )

If we talk about mid-range graphics card then we have to say for almost 4 years AMD has been offering the best mid-range graphics card and as of now, the RX580 is the finest graphics card in this price segment.

Specification:-

Cores / Units  –  2304

Memory  –  4 GB / 8 GB GDDR5

Bandwidth  –  256 GB/s

Clock Speed  – 1257 MHz

Boost Clock  –  1340 MHz

AMD’s Radeon RX 580 can easily crush any AAA titles at Ultra settings with 60+ FPS and can offer a steady 1440p gaming adventure, As of now, it is truly the best value for the money graphics card.

7. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 ( $250+ G Card )

To compete against AMD’s RX 580 Nvidia Launched it’s GTX 1060 and similar to RX 580 GTX 1060 was a beast when it came to 1080p gaming it could easily achieve great performance without overclocking it.

Specification:-

Cores / Units    1152 / 1280

Memory    6 GB / 3 GB GDDR5

Bandwidth    192 GB/s

Clock Speed    1506 MHz

Boost Clock    1708 MHz

If your only target is to play games at 1080p  then you should definitely buy this graphics card but if you want to play games at 1440p then don’t buy it because compared to RX580 this graphics card only has 6GB VRAM  which is not sufficient for good 1440p gaming.

8. AMD Radeon RX 570 ( $150+ G Card )

Here is the insane excellent graphics card for 1080p gaming and sibling of the RX 580, the Radeon RX 570. This graphics card can compete for gaming face to face with RX480 with just a gap of 4-6 FPS most.

Specification:-

Cores / Units  –  2048

Memory  –  4 GB GDDR5

Bandwidth  –  211 GB/s

Clock Speed  –  926 MHz

Boost Clock  –  1120 MHz

If you can spend more 15-20$ go for the RX480 but if you are in tight budget and wanna enjoy 1080p gaming at High settings then go for this graphics card it can easily handle most games at 1080p ultra and for some latest AAA titles you may need to compromise with quality for better performance.

9. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti ( $150+ G Card )

Nvidia’s GTX 1060 & AMD’s RX 580, 480 are the good graphics cards for 1080p gaming but it may still seem costly for some people. Thanks to Nvidia for the release of GTX 1050 Ti, which is the best choice for starters. With this graphics card, you don’t need to spend a lot of bucks to enjoy a great 1080p gaming experience.

Specification:-

Cores / Units  –  768

Memory  –  4 GB GDDR5

Bandwidth  –  112 GB/s

Clock Speed  –  1290 MHz

Boost Clock  –  1329 MHz

If you are in a tight budget but want to play the newest AAA titles then go for this card. With this graphics card, you can comfortably play the advanced games on 1080p with decent settings.

10. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 ( $120+ G Card )

The Geforce GTX 1050 is the cheapest graphics card which is capable of 1080p gaming and if you are a casual gamer or wanna play Esports games like (CounterStrike, Overwatch, Dota 2 etc.) then this graphics card is the best pick. This card can also handle all latest games at 1080p low-mid settings easily.

Specification:-

Cores / Units  –  640

Memory  –  2 GB GDDR5

Bandwidth  –  112 GB/s

Clock Speed  –  1354 MHz

Boost Clock  –  1455 MHz

If your only goal is gaming at 1080p  and you don’t have a big budget then GTX 1050 is the best option for you.

Conclusion:

Every game depends on the graphics card so you should try to get the best card.

Now, which GPU would you choose and why?

From our list depending on your budget and your requirements, you can easily choose a graphics card. When choosing a graphics card, make sure if you have 1080p monitor then don’t buy a 4K capable card cause it won’t benefit you.

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