Best Graphics Cards For Gaming

Playing games with a good graphic card is a beautiful experience, Playing games without lag or quality loss is a dream and these are the best graphics card for playing games with no lag

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Playing games with a good graphic card is a beautiful experience, Playing games without lag or quality loss is a dream and but for this you need a bag of money to buy a high end graphics card. And this guide will help you to choose a graphic card for playing a game in high graphic quality.

What are The Main Manufacturers of Graphic Cards

There are a lot of Manufacturers in the gpu market, thats obvious that all of them don't originally make the graphics and video chips, RAMDAC and other things in GPU.

There are 2 main original manufacturers Nvidia and AMD Radeon and these main companies mostly work on R&D and they make about 5,000 to 20,000 pieces when they are initially launching and after that they outsource the work by selling them the chips,RMDAC, VGA system and other things to companies known as an Original Equipment Manufacturers or OEMs and these companies includes MSI, ASUS, Zotac, PNY Technologies and others.

What Does a Graphics Card do

A Graphic Card or GPU is a processing unit which helps your computer render videos, images and games. A Graphic Card is also in your processor too but its not powerful enough for playing games smoothly. Not All the Graphic Cards are not made for gaming some of them are also for productivity means for video editing and other workstation stuff.

Industries in Which Graphics Card is Helpful

The first Graphics Card was invented in 1986 in Dallas, Texas by Texas Instruments and It was TMS34010. It was a powerful as of that time.And now Graphic Cards are used in a lot of industries from Personal use to Commercial use

Lets talk about what are the use cases of graphic cards

Use Cases of Graphic Cards

Nowadays Graphics Cards are used in a lot of industries and at the time of cryptocurrency boom, The Graphic cards were used for crypto mining and approving the transactions in the blockchain ledger network.

Cryptocurrency

Graphic Cards are used for mining because they consists a massive amounts of Arithmetic Logic Units which helps to perform and solve difficult arithmetic computations and that makes a gpu equipped of solving the cryptocurrency blockchain difficult problems which helps approve transactions and perform all the process and by this it leads to a successful transaction on the blockchain network.

Servers

There are specific types of graphics cards and those cards are not capable of playing games at 4k in 120 frame rate per second. GPU is used because most of the server grade cpu doesn't have integrated gpu in them and Some servers need high end gpu because some of them are used for Minecraft servers but obviously most of the servers are used by companies for storing data and running their websites.

Machine Learning & Deep Learning

It really helps the the weather forecasting and gpu is one of the best hardware for artificial intelligence intelligence and these technologies are best suited for graphics card. Graphics Cards are optimized and designed for deep learning and machine learning and this hardware have very high and better for computation of multiple parallel process and they have huge amount of memory with high speed and they also have a large number of cores.

Video Encoding and Live Streaming

Video Encoding and Live Streaming is a tool mostly used by influencers, Gamers and Videographers, Getting the best quality while video editing and Live streaming and GPU is a very crucial part and Video Encoding can be done with gpu and cpu both but its better with gpu and for live streaming and video editing. And it really helps offloading compute-intensive task to gpu from cpu. Nvidia uses NVENC for video-encoding and AMD Radeon uses VCE (Video Coding Engine).

3D Processing

GPUs are capable of rendering 3d and 2d graphics and if you're making a 3d or 2d game on unity engine or any other engine then you'll need a powerful Graphics card to render the elements and keep your workflow smooth without any application crashes or lag. But for keeping your engine work smoothly then you've to have a good memory to do multitasking too.


What are the Best 3 Graphics Cards Under 1000

Nvidia RTX 3080

  • Initial Release Date: September 17th , 2020
  • CUDA Cores: 10,240 CUDA cores
  • Memory: 12 GB (GDDR6X)
  • Transistors: 28.3 billion
  • Die Size: 628 mm²
  • Processor(Chipset): GA102-200-KD-A1 (8 NM Process)
  • Memory Interface Width: 384-bit - Bandidth is 912 GB/s
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Architecture: Ampere
  • Connectors:8 pin PCI Express
  • Stores where you can find them: Best Buy, Micro Center, B&H, Newegg and Amazon.
  • Series: GeForce RTX™ 30 Series
  • Retail Pricing: $699.99

GeForce Nvidia RTX 3080 is a cheaper version than RTX 3090, At This time, 3080 is cheaper and better than RTX 2080 Ti and The GeForce RTX™ 30 Series is now way better than GeForce RTX™ 20 Series and RTX 3080 has ray tracing with high quality and way faster memory. You can Run 4k resolution games on this GPU with very less lag. Nvidia RTX 3080 is not a bad deal, it's actually a very good value card. And you'll know why this GPU is a great deal by looking at the FPS on the games below

  • Ports: Display outputs include: 2x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a

These are the most famous games with Frames Per Second(FPS) at Ultra Graphics (1440p)if you use Geforce Nvidia RTX 3080.

  • GTA V: 84- 99 FPS at Ultra Graphics (with Ryzen 5 3600 processor)
  • Fortnite: 129 - 153 FPS at Epic Graphics (with Ryzen 5 3600)
  • Minecraft Java Edition: 75 - 98 FPS at 14 chunks(Vanilla Shaders)( with Intel i7-10700k @5.0)
  • Cyberpunk 2077: 65 - 78 FPS at High Graphics (Intel i9 10900K)
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 150 - 195 FPS (with Ryzen 5 3600)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: 125 - 155 FPS (Ryzen 5 3600 @4.1GHz)

Nvidia RTX 3070

  • Initial Release Date: October 29th , 2020
  • CUDA Cores: 5,888 CUDA Cores
  • Tensor Cores: 184 Cores (3rd Generation)
  • Ray Tracing Cores: 48 Cores (2nd Generation)
  • Memory: 8 GB (GDDR6)
  • Transistors: 17.4 Billion
  • Die Size: 392.5 mm²
  • Processor(Chipset): GA104-300
  • Memory Interface Width: 256-bit - Bandwidth is 448GB/s
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Architecture: Ampere
  • Connectors:8 pin PCI Express
  • Stores where you can find them: Best Buy, Micro Center, B&H, Newegg and Amazon.
  • Series: GeForce RTX™ 30 Series
  • Retail Pricing: $499

GeForce Nvidia RTX 3070 is a cheaper version than RTX 3080, RTX 3070 was launched on 29th of October in 2020 and It is giving bang for your buck and it will get you to play games at 4k resolution  with no lag and It has ray tracing and its also wayy better than 2080 Ti. You can Run 4k resolution games on this GPU. Nvidia RTX 3070 is not a bad deal, it's actually a very good value card. And you'll know why this GPU is a great deal by looking at the FPS on the games.

  • Ports: Display outputs include: 2x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a

These are the most famous games with Frames Per Second(FPS) at Ultra Graphics (1440p)if you use Geforce Nvidia RTX 3080.

  • GTA V: 58- 89 FPS at Ultra MSAA X4 Graphics (with Ryzen 5 3600 processor)
  • Fortnite: 101 - 144 FPS at Epic Graphics (with Ryzen 5 3600)
  • Minecraft Java Edition: 55 - 74 FPS at 14 chunks(Vanilla Shaders)( with Ryzen 7-3700k)
  • Cyberpunk 2077: 40 - 48 FPS at Ray Tracing Ultra + DLSS Quality Graphics (Ryzen 5800X)
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 106 - 151 FPS at Ultra Settings (with Ryzen 5 3600)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: 76 - 105 FPS at Ultra Settings(Intel i9 10900K)

Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti

  • Initial Release Date: December 1st, 2020
  • CUDA Cores: 4,864 CUDA Cores
  • Tensor Cores: 152 Cores (3rd Generation)
  • Ray Tracing Cores: 38 Cores (2nd Generation)
  • Memory: 8 GB (GDDR6)
  • Transistors: 17.4 Billion
  • Die Size: 392 mm²
  • Processor(Chipset): GA104-200-A1
  • Memory Bus and Bandwidth: 256-bit - Bandwidth is 448GB/s
  • Bus Interface: PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Architecture: Ampere
  • Connectors:8 pin PCI Express
  • Stores where you can find them: Best Buy, Micro Center, B&H, Newegg and Amazon.
  • Series: GeForce RTX™ 30 Series
  • Retail Pricing: $499

GeForce Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti is a cheaper model than RTX 3070, RTX 3060 Ti was launched on 29th of October in 2020 and It is giving bang for your buck and it will get you to play games at 1440p resolution with no lag and It has ray tracing and its also wayy better than 2080 Ti. You can Run 4k resolution games on this GPU. Nvidia RTX 3070 is not a bad deal, it's actually a very good value card. And you'll know why this GPU is a great deal by looking at the FPS on the famous games.

  • Ports: Display outputs include: 2x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a

These are the most famous games with Frames Per Second(FPS) at Ultra Graphics (1440p)if you use Geforce Nvidia RTX 3080.

  • GTA V: 45- 58 FPS at Ultra Graphics MSAA x4 (with Ryzen 5 3600 processor)
  • Fortnite: 100 - 129 FPS at Epic Graphics (with Ryzen 5 5600x)
  • Minecraft Java Edition: 65 - 79 FPS at 14 chunks(Vanilla Shaders)( with RYZEN 5 3600x)
  • Cyberpunk 2077: 46 - 62 FPS at High Graphics DLSS Performance (Ryzen 5 3600)
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 85 - 165 FPS (with Ryzen 7 5800x)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: 75 - 99 FPS (Intel i9 10900K)

Conclusion

These are all the information I got for you about the best graphics card for gaming.

We Tested all the famous games that you are likely to play and we tested all the games and added all the performance we got while testing and you've seen our deep dive review of these graphics card and all the fps are given and tested on 1440p resolution.

See our deep-dive reviews below of individual cards for a good idea of the kind of frame rates you can expect in games that you might play

Yeah, I know that all the graphics cards in this list are from only one brand and thats Nvidia and there's a reason behind this. why this brand is only in the list because AMD Radeon graphics cards are mostly good for productivity stuff and they are not that good enough at ray tracing stuff, Nvidia has 2nd gen ray tracing hardware and 3rd gen, AMD Radeon graphics card meanwhile has 1st gen ray accelerators, and no comparison to Nvidia's Tensor cores no direct equivalent of Nvidia's Tensor cores.

Thanks for reading this article about Best Graphics Cards For Gaming and you're now ready to make a decision about what GPU to buy.

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