Video games are getting more intense and realistic, thanks to the progress in GPUs and cooling systems, you can now enjoy lifelike gaming at a fraction of what it cost us a few years ago.
As Mobile gaming continues to take hold, PC gaming is not showing any signs of stopping anytime soon. In fact, the competition to produce the best video card is heating up like never before. And we now have video cards in different price ranges to suit most budgets.
Here are the top video cards for gaming in December 2018. One of these can make a great holiday gift for your gamer friends.
1. Gigabyte Radeon RX 550 D5
At the entry level, we have Gigabyte Radeon RX 550 D5. It can give you 1080p at 30 frames resolution. It comes with the standard mix of 1 display port, 1 HDMI and 1 DVI port. It is currently priced about $120.
2. MSI GeForce GTX 1050 It
In the budget category, we have MSI GeForce GTX 1050 It, which promises a 1080p at 30-60 frames per minute. As expected, it costs more than our first entry. Currently, the 4 Gb card is priced at $196.
3. Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 580
If you can spend a little more, we suggest you try the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 580 which can give you 1080p resolution at 60 fps or 1440p at 30 fps. It comes with 2 display ports and 2 HDMI ports, making it perfect for dual monitor systems.
4. Asus RoG Strix GeForce RTX 2070
In our high-end recommendation, we have Asus RoG Strix GeForce RTX 2070. This monster can render 1440p @ 60 FPS or 2160p @ 30 Frames. Needless to say, the rest of your system should able to handle this kind of load. Be ready to fork out about $650 for this beast.