There are many different scenarios in which a person may need to upgrade their GPU … maybe your card is not generating your level of performance in the latest game, or you just bought a new monitor Ho and your old GPU can’t support 4k output … Whatever the reason, buying the right GPU for your needs can be quite stressful. At ITJD we like to take that stress away by performing hours of tireless research to ensure our stresses.
Below, we have given you one of the highest peak of our Star GPU so far this 2019. We have taken many criteria while choosing these cards, giving each one his own niche, which means that there is something for everyone. If you want to know more about them and why / how we chose them, then keep going!
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming
Most Powerful Graphics Card
If you’re looking for the most powerful, potent gaming GPU on the market then look no further. The RTX 2080 Ti is the new king of graphics cards thanks to enhanced specs, newly developed turing architecture and real-time ray tracing.
The 2080Ti is undoubtedly the most powerful graphics card available on the market today with new improved AI enhanced graphics and real-time ray tracing, destroying competition outside the park.
ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 8GB OC Edition
2nd Most Powerful Graphics Card
The RTX 2080 might not be the 2080ti but has been developed to compete directly with the 1080ti which has been the peoples favourite since it’s release. All the exciting technology that comes with the RTX range but at a more affordable price tag.
Nvidia RTX dominates the high-end highs with 20series, ensuring that those who want nothing but the best possible FPS have nowhere else but Team Green. If you want raw performance numbers and no money concerns, then one of these GPUs is for you.
MSI Gaming Radeon VII 16GB
Best AMD gaming GPU
AMD’s latest offering comes in the shape of the VII and is aimed at hardcore gamer’s who want the power and performance of the 2080 ti but aren’t sold on the ray-tracing technology they’re based around.
AMD’s most powerful consumer-level gaming GPU is their powerful Radeon VII which was released earlier this year. Coming to the table with 16GB of their increased HBM2 memory is more than achieving 4k and VR gaming in high settings.
Gigabyte AORUS GeForce RTX 2070 Xtreme 8G
RTX at an affordable price
The 2070 takes over where the GTX 1080 left off offering similar performance benchmarks at a much more affordable price tag. Not to mention including RTX’s new ray tracing technology and DLSS.
Another 20 Series GPU from Nvidia has made it to our list of Best GPUs for 2019 and it is hard to argue against. Nvidia has really knocked it out of the park with the RTX range and the 2070 does not disappoint on performance and price.
Radeon RX VEGA 64 Best 1440p Graphics Card The vega 64 is one of AMD’s flagship GPU’s which comes to the table somewhere between the 2060 and the 2070 for both price and performance. The vega architecture is built on 14 nm silicon which contains next gen compute units making the 64 more efficient and powerful than ever before.
AMD puts up a fairly commendable battle at the high end, beating out the 1080 and 1070 Ti at very competitive prices. This card is ideal for 1440p and VR gaming, but can also handle some 4K gaming.
EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC Gaming
Best 1080p Graphics Card
If you’re looking for great performance at a reasonable price tag then look no further, the 1660Ti sits 5th in our best graphics card’s list this 2019. It’s mostly takes over from the 1060 but with 15% better performance benchmarks, all this for a very affordable price makes it our top value for money card.
While more expensive than the 1080p pick, is definitely the most value-oriented pick. Straddling the line between perfect 1080p gaming and robust VR / 1440p gaming, the 1660Ti is the most easily priced-based GPU right now.
MSI GAMING GeForce RTX 2060 6GB
Best Graphics Card For The Money
The latest edition to the RTX family comes in the shape of the 2060 which is the perfect all round card for 1080p, 1440p and 144hz game play.
The 2060 is the second value-oriented GPU on our list and has good performance, solid performance between 1080p and 1440p and the ability to support future RTX compatible games. If you want to give proof of your rigging in the future, but do not have big money to splurge on 2080 then this is definitely the pick for you.
What should I be looking for in a GPU?
If you are on a budget and don’t buy technology often, you can possibly find the best value taker or cheapest card. In this situation, we recommend going for the price, even if it is slightly more expensive than the entry-level, so you can make the most of your shopping and enjoy it for the longest time.
If budget is not a concern, you should still be smart and do your research. For example, you wouldn’t want to leave $ 1K on last-gen or overpriced GPUs. You won’t even want to buy super high-end, when there is a new generation of GPUs in the corner … unless there is a significant rebate or trade-up program.
If you are somewhere in the middle… then make sure your needs are met. For example, if you only game at 1080p, you are best suited for a mid-range card that will fit your needs. If you need a higher refresh rate or a higher resolution push, you may want to consider a higher-end option … you get the idea.
Here are our top picks. Only 6 GPUs are listed below, but each operates in a valuable niche and anyone will make a good purchase for your gaming PC in 2019.
- Clock Speed – Measured in MHz, clock speed represents the “speed” of the GPU core within the graphics card. These alone don’t determine relative performance, but boosting your core clock speed via overclocking can give you some free performance bonuses.
- VRAM – Stands for Video – Random access memory and acts as a buffer between your CPU and GPU. The more VRAM your GPU has the more efficiently it can process graphics.
- GDDR6 – The latest VRAM available, it has more capacity and increased bandwidth making it the most powerful VRAM on the market.
- GDDR5 – The most common modern VRAM standard. Decently fast, shouldn’t bottleneck in most situations.
- GDDR5X – An amped-up version of GDDR5 used by Nvidia for their high-end cards.
- HBM2 – AMD’s go to VRAM standard, as quick as anything on the market however much more expensive thanks to production methods.
- Memory Bus – In massively-simplified terms, the wider the memory bus, the faster the core and VRAM are able to communicate with one another. The HBM2 cards use this to their advantage to greatly increase speed across the board.
How We Choose Our Products
How We Choose
This is actually a lot easier than you might think. As with other products, like a monitor, a lot of care should be taken when making a list of them. When it comes to graphics cards, however, the selection will pretty much always boil down to the following two questions:
- How well does it perform?
- How good is the value for that level of performance?
We also took into mind popular searches around the Internet, including:
- What is the best AMD/Nvidia graphics card?
- What is the best 1080p/1440p graphics card?
We aim to answer these questions to the best of our ability, while still providing you with a selection of high quality GPUs that you will not regret purchasing. We feel that we have succeeded in this goal.
Now, how should you choose from this list, because we have already done most of the work?
How You Should
Very simple too! Ask yourself the following questions:
What is my target resolution: 1080p, 1440p, or 4K?
Do I need to increase the frame rate to over 40?
How much can I spend on a graphics card?
As long as you know the answer to those three questions and read our detailed description of each of the graphics cards listed, you should have no problem choosing the right card for your needs. If you need our direct assistance, you can also choose to comment below.