Graphic Cards by Nvidia or AMD, which one is for you?
Looking for the right video card these days can be a challenge since there is so much to chose from! AMD has made some serious awesome cards in the past year with their RX 5700 XT series graphics card and the RX 5600 XT which hit the sweet spot for Ultimate 1080p gaming. While their 1080p and 1440p performance is top notch and the aggressive pricing is attractive to buyers, Nvidia has an edge with other features such as RTX support in the latest game titles. Now we have the "Super" RTX series of the RTX 2060, 2070 and 2080 GPU's which gives you even more choice than ever before!
Dont get me wrong, if you want 4K gaming with RTX enabled, the GeForce RTX 2080 will give you just that if cost is not an issue.
Below we have a list of video cards PCWizKid has reviewed in the past that you might think about upgrading towards in the near future. While I have used the RTX 2060 to 2080, there is always a sweat spot for each GPU and a and limit of what they each can offer. The range starts from entry level cards first such as the RTX 2060, then mainstream single GPU to high end enthusiast like a RTX 2080 Ti or dual 2080's GPU graphics cards in SLI. Same goes for the NAVI 10 AMD RDNA GPU's, I find that the more we see the 7nm architecture being used the less power requirements are needed to give us even more gaming performance.
This chart shows the latest Desktop PC GPU hierarchy from the most recent 2019-2020 graphics cards. I have here a top 20 list (yes there are many more) but this list contains the most commonly purchased graphics cards for today's home/gaming PC and more.
|Graphics Card Name||GPU||Base/Boost||Memory||Power (Watts)||Latest Deal/Price (USD)|
|Nvidia Titan RTX||TU102||1350/1770 MHz||24GB GDDR6||280W||Titan RTX|
|Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti||TU102||1350/1635 MHz||11GB GDDR6||260W||Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti|
|Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super||TU104||1650/1815 MHz||8GB GDDR6||250W||GeForce RTX 2080 Super|
|Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080||TU104||1515/1800 MHz||8GB GDDR6||225W||GeForce RTX 2080|
|Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super||TU104||1605/1770 MHz||8GB GDDR6||215W||GeForce RTX 2070 Super|
|Nvidia Titan X||GP102||1405/1480 MHz||12GB GDDR5X||250W||GeForce GTX Titan X|
|Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti||GP102||1480/1582 MHz||11GB GDDR5X||250W||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti|
|AMD Radeon VII||Vega 20||1400/1750 MHz||16GB HBM2||300W||Radeon VII|
|AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT||Navi 10||1605/1905 MHz||8GB GDDR6||225W||AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT|
|Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070||TU106||1410/1710 MHz||8GB GDDR6||185W||GeForce RTX 2070|
|Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super||TU106||1470/1650 MHz||8GB GDDR6||175W||GeForce RTX 2060 Super|
|AMD Radeon RX 5700||Navi 10||1465/1725 MHz||8GB GDDR6||185W||AMD Radeon RX 5700|
|Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080||GP104||1607/1733 MHz||8GB GDDR5X||180W||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080|
|AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT||Navi 10||1560/1620 MHz||6GB GDDR6||150W||Radeon RX 5600 XT|
|AMD Radeon RX Vega 64||Vega 10||1274/1546 MHz||8GB HBM2||295W||Radeon RX Vega 64|
|Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060||TU106||1365/1680 MHz||6GB GDDR6||160W||Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 FE|
|AMD Radeon RX Vega 56||Vega 10||1156/1471 MHz||8GB HBM2||210W||Radeon RX Vega 56|
|Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti||GP104||1607/1683 MHz||8GB GDDR5||180W||GeForce GTX 1070 Ti|
|Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti||TU116||1365/1680 MHz||6GB GDDR6||120W||GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB|
|Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070||GP104||1506/1683 MHz||8GB GDDR5||150W||Nvidia GTX 1070|
|Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super||TU116||1530/1785 MHz||6GB GDDR6||125W||GeForce GTX 1660 Super|
Below I have a video playlist with recent generations of graphics cards and a variety of older GPU's also to compare against. Make an informative decision by seeing for yourself the benchmarks and performance results PCWizKid has recorded for you.