Rodger: Mention not buddy. And Yes I can help you out to choose the best graphics card. But one thing that leads to your decision is the priority. What’s your priority to get a new GPU, let’s figure it out and from there you will get a clear picture of where you actually need to spend your money.
AMD GPU VS Nvidia GPU
Which company (AMD or Nvidia) is manufacturing the best graphics card for your computers is a long debate since the late ’90s. The answer to this question, which one of them is best or better than the other is an eternal debate without an end for sure the way both are coming up with the powerful and efficient graphics cards after one another with each passing year.
It seems like no matter how good they are in this respective domain and how they are struggling and putting their efforts from the last drop of blood in their veins, one thing is crystal clear, that we are getting every time something more powerful, efficient and reliable than before each time. This means when you are upgrading or buying a new graphics card for your PC, every time you are scaling up in terms of performance no matter what.
Coming back to the main debate here. We are not going to discuss technicalities that will make this buying more difficult. There are so many experts out there to put some light on the features and possibilities in an expert language. So we leave this task on them, instead, we are going to discuss this debate in two basic aspects in order to ease the choosing part.
Performance perspective and Affordability/ Pricing perspective. We believe you have one of these (or both) priority(s) when you are shuffling for the best graphics card for gaming in the market today.
Performance-wise, both the brands have competed with each other so well that we found it incredibly difficult to announce the winner. The main reason for this imbalance is that the performance of each of the graphics cards depends highly on the cost you have paid for it. Of course, a mid-range GPU is less efficient compared to a high-end graphics card.
However to give a fair idea we will compare graphics cards for AAA games at 1080p, 1440p and 4k with up to 60FPS at least. From this you can figure out the cost effectiveness as well as the performance of the particular graphics card.
For 1080p gaming, we have picked two solid GPUs, namely RTX 2060 and RX 5600 XT by Nvidia and AMD, respectively.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
|Memory: 6GB GDDR6
Base clock: 1365MHz
Boost clock: 1680MHz
|Memory: 6GB GDDR6
Base clock: 1375MHz
Boost clock: 1750MHz
Both of the above graphics cards are close competitors with toe to toe performance at 1080p resolution on AAA game titles. Although the price differences gives favour to AMD graphics card, that is more than $100 less compared to the Nvidia GPU for the same level of performance. However, AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT lacks Ray Tracing and Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 do have this feature. Nonetheless, this feature might not fancy many of us since it lowers the frame rates when it’s on. So we rather have compared both the GPUs on the nil feature scale.
Similarly, for 1440p gaming with at least 60FPS for AAA game titles, we have picked the famous rivals, that are Nvidia Geforce 2080 Super and AMD Radeon RX 5700.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
AMD Radeon RX 5700
|Memory: 8GB GDDR6
Base clock: 1650MHz
Boost clock: 1815MHz
|Memory: 8GB GDDR6
Base clock: 1465MHz
Boost clock: 1725MHz
Performance wise, Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 Super gives a more edge to play games at 1440p compared to AMD Radeon RX 5700. Though if the cost is your focus, then AMD has a value to appreciate which is almost half the price you have to pay for the RTX 2080 Super.
Finally, for 4k gaming, we decided to check the latest Geforce 30 Series and Radeon RX 6000 Series. With a 4k performance badge, we compared Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090 and AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
|Memory: 24GB GDDR6X
Base clock: 1395MHz
Boost clock: 1695MHz
|Memory: 12GB GDDR6
Base clock: 2321MHz
Boost clock: 2581MHz
Despite all the expectations towards the Nvidia 30 Series graphics card, Radeon RX 6000 Series turned out to be more efficient and powerful GPUs by AMD instead. Each of these graphics cards under the 6000 Series is extremely good for 4k gaming with high frame rates for most demanding games. Not only this, they are less expensive than Nvidia’s hyped GPUs came the same year.
Nvidia graphics cards are always known for their strength, although they are pricey but they are extremely potential compared to AMD GPUs. Whereas AMD graphics cards are catchy for affordability. But now the table is turned. The new addition from AMD 6000 series has beat the new arrival from Nvidia 30 Series in terms of performance as well as being cost effective.
Therefore, for 1080p, AMD has great options for the best gaming experience and is less expensive too. For 1440p, Nvidia has beaten the AMD GPUs but is costly. Lastly, for 4k gaming, AMD graphics cards are much better than Nvidia.
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