Serious gamers know that if the CPU is the heart of every gaming rig, the video card certainly is its soul.
It makes the difference between a vivid, real-world-like experience in the environment of your favorite computer game and a mediocre one that leaves a bitter taste in your mouth.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 – A Pocket-friendly Beast
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 is the flagman in the AMD graphic cards’ family this year. The original chipset comes with 8GB HBM2 video memory, and 2048-bit memory interface.
This is one of the best video cards out there for just under $500, although some users voice concerns about its power efficiency.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 – Arguably the Best Value for Money
With a price tag of just under $400, this video card is more pocket-friendly than AMD’s Vega 56, for instance. Yet, it is just perfect for playing computer games at 2560 x 1440.
In terms of average frame rates, this GPU appears to be faster than the higher-rated GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. Yet, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 seems to be much more power-efficient than its AMD rival above.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti – If Money Is No Object
If you’ve got $1,200+ to spend on a video card, this gaming gem is what you should get! Designed for gaming fanatics, its core clock stands at 1,350 MHz, while the video RAM boasts the mind-bogging 11 GB GDDR5X.
With a thermal design power of 260 watts, this GPU promises a smooth performance even in 4K gaming environments.
Keeping in mind that we are still in the first quarter of 2019, chances are that the GPUs discussed above may soon be outperformed by even more productive and power-efficient video cards. Stay tuned for more updates!