The GPU market has never been so massive. There are literally dozens of different high and mid-end cards with performances that would push any video game on the highest settings without breaking a sweat. However, if you own a huge 144p monitor or maybe even more than one, a powerful GPU is a must.
Luckily, 2020 looks promising in the GPU department. Nvidia and AMD Radeon keep pushing each other every year, which led to some really powerful graphics cards that are not that expensive really. But which GPU offers the best value and performances? Keep reading and find out.
AMD Radeon RX 5700
First on our list of the best gaming GPUs of 2020 is the AMD Radeon RX 5700. It's a great GPU with excellent performance, yet it's one of the cheapest options on the market. It was designed as AMD's answer to Nvidia's RTX 2060, and it definitely won the battle. The GPU is currently around 350 dollars, and it's ideal for 1440p gaming on the highest settings.
You basically get an 8 GB DDR6 GPU that should be able to run all games in the next 2-3 years without any issues. The only thing it's missing is ray tracing. But, when all things are considered, the AMD Radeon RX 5700 is without a doubt one of the best mid-range graphics cards on the market. Try playing adult games on it and enjoy every little detail.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Now, if you want to get the best GPU there is, RTX 2080 Ti is as good as it gets. The 11 GB card is one of the most powerful options on the market, but it's also expensive. You can get one for around 1150 dollars, but it's worth every penny, as it offers unprecedented performance.
It's designed to run the latest AAA titles like Metro Exodus, BFV, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider with RTX features. These features allow real-time reflections from all surfaces, bringing a whole new level of realism to gaming in 4K resolution. The 2080 Ti has the latest ray tracing, but it's just the first GPU of its kind. We can only imagine what the next Nvidia series will bring to the table.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
RTX 2070 is an excellent choice if you want to get ray tracing, but you don't want to spend a fortune on a GPU. It can push the latest game on the highest details in 1440p with ease. The GPU is available for about 500 dollars, which makes it one of the best options in the mid-range category.
With 8GB DDR6 memory and a clock of 14 Gbps, there's little that this GPU can't do. It was tested on RDR2, BFV, and other popular games, pulling off over 150 frames per second. If that's not impressive enough for you, we don't know what is. You can play all online games and dominate the servers.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super
The GTX 1660 used to be one of the best GPUs just a year ago, but it was quickly surpassed by GTX 1660 Ti, which evolved into the GTX 1660 Super. The third generation of the 1660 card brings improvements in Core and Memory clocks, and it costs only 20 dollars more than the previous versions.
The GTX 1660 Super provides impressive frame rates in all games, and it's the cheapest option on our list so far. That means that you can enjoy HD gaming without spending more than 350-400 bucks on a GPU. If you're looking for a graphics card that has the best value for the money, this is an excellent choice.
AMD Radeon VII
AMD dominated the GPU market in 2017 with the Radeon Vega 64, and Radeon VII is here to end the reign. This GPU has 16 GB HBM2 of VRAM, meaning that there's nothing it can't do. That includes 4K gaming and content creation. It's currently one of the best GPUs of 2020, but it will surely get an overclocked version in the near future.
AMD Radeon VII is great at running the best online games on the highest settings. While most players experience a serious frame drop when the servers are full of players, this GPU won't even flinch. Even if the frame rate drops, you won't be able to tell the difference.
Zotac GeForce 1080 GTX Ti Mini
While most high-end GPUs take a lot of space in your rig, Zotac's 1080 GTX Ti Mini, is the exact opposite. This 11 GB DDR5X card comes with SLI support and it's one of the smallest cards on the market, measuring at 211 x 125 x 41 mm. It doesn't offer the highest performances on this list, but it still has what it takes to run all AAA titles without problems.
The best gaming GPUs of 2020
Posted on Wednesday, Feb 12 2020 @ 12:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck