I have to admit that I am quite impressed by the latest GPUs from NVIDIA or AMD. The new graphics cards are way more powerful than those released barely two years ago. I shouldn’t be so surprised since the manufacturers can simply add more and more cores as these cores work in parallel while they also make architectural improvements.
NVIDIA’s GeForce is the leading brand of graphics cards, but AMD’s Radeon line of GPUs is also quite impressive. Both companies are boasting cards with transistor counts in the billions, and there is no sign they will hit a limit soon. For gamers like me this very good news! Playing the latest games in ultra high-resolution is definitely neat if you can afford the latest and most powerful cards that cost more than $700!
For those like me with a smaller budget, there is no need to despair. You can find more than capable GeForce graphics cards for less than $200 with excellent ratings such as this one from EVGA.
Now, what if you can spare $600 or $700 for the latest monster? Maybe I can point you to the fastest GeForce GTX cards that do indeed look like superpowered versions of the model above!