Build gaming computers: The importance of graphic cards

Willy Urias

The quality of graphic card required to play high end games are esoteric. The graphic card for normal computer processing functioning quite exceeds that used in gaming. Over the span of few years, a number of companies are producing hardware for gaming, companies such as Apple, Atari, Commodore and IBM. […]

Build gaming computers: The importance of graphic cards

The quality of graphic card required to play high end games are esoteric. The graphic card for normal computer processing functioning quite exceeds that used in gaming. Over the span of few years, a number of companies are producing hardware for gaming, companies such as Apple, Atari, Commodore and IBM. This hardware came with features such as improved graphics, sound effect and gameplay mechanics and other top features. With PC parts becoming interchangeable and commoditized the need for creating customized machines that met personal preference aroused- often with the goal of increasing performance and gaming experience.

The PC gaming industry is worth over $29.6 billion, this is particularly driven by rapidly improving hardware. Most gamers prefer assembling their own gaming computers as the DIY approach the commonest used for curating parts. Companies producing graphic cards such as AMD, Nvidia, Acer, Alienware and a host of others spend considerable amount of resource in manufacturing their graphic cards. Some of the cheapest graphic card go for as much as $170 while some high-end graphic card could be sold for $500. Reading computer store reviews can help with ascertaining the pricing.

NVIDIA

Nvidia spends considerable amount of resource of making their graphic cards hence the cost. Every graphic card produced by NVIDIA includes the following such as model, launch, code name, Fab, Bus interface, memory, SM Count, Core clock, memory clock, core config, filterate, memory subsection, API support section, and other added features. US-reviews come handy when choosing a graphic card to purchase.

A number of graphic card companies produce budget graphic cards to serve gamers. Some of the budget graphic cards include

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super with solid 4K play at 60Hz and High refresh gameplay at 1440p.

Pros

  •    Superb price for performance
  •    Stable overclocking results help in rival original RTX 2080
  •    Runs quiet
  •    RT and Tensor cores ensure future-proofing

Cons

  •    It came late to the market

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition

Pros

  •    Chart-topping performance for the price
  •    Whisper-quiet operation
  •    Innovative cooling system
  •    Gorgeous shroud design
  •    Tons of complimentary software feature

Cons

  •    No DLSS 3.0 yet
  •    Not much overclocking headroom
  •    Gains in 1080p and 1440p are less impressive than in 4K

Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT gives a low-end Nvidia GeForce RTX card a run for their money.

Pros

  •    Fast in its price class
  •    Runs cool
  •    Good for high end 1080p gaming or midrange 1440p
  •    Radeon Boost works as advertised

Cons

  •    Card is long and bulky
  •    Almost no overclocking potential with Performance BIOS

AMD Radeon RX 5700 offers gaming at 1440p. This is a midrange video card.

Pros

  •    Excellent price-to-performance ratio
  •    Solid results in 1440p gaming
  •    Blower cooler vents most heat out of the PC case

Cons

  •    Blower cooling is still pretty loud
  •    Overclocking ceiling is low

The thing about low budget gaming device is there is always a trade-off for low-end and middle end graphic cards, whether the overclocking speed is slow or it has slow cooling vents thereby making the computer heat up in no time. So before buying any graphic card must be taken to consider the necessary pros and cons.

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