It was never this hard to get a new graphics card since the demand has exploded over the past couple of years. This is mainly because of the growing cryptocurrency market in which the “miners” need the best graphics card. However, it’s expected that the struggle will end soon and that ordinary Joe and Jane will be able to get their hands on the high-quality graphics cards once again.
And while we wait for our favorite graphics cards to reappear in stores, let’s take a look at some of the best ones that will be worth every penny that you spend on them.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080
With a base clock of 1,440 MHz and 10GB GDDR6X memory this graphics card has found itself on the very top of our and many other lists. It features a memory bandwidth of 760 GB/s and it is an absolute rarity on the market at the moment. It seems that everyone wants to get one for themselves, and this is one of its main faults – the fact that you will need a great deal of patience to get one. However, the RTX 3080 made it possible for ray tracing to look like a completely doable task, something that hardly any other graphics card managed to do in the past.
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
This graphics card has a memory bandwidth of 512 GB/s whereas its memory clock is 16 GT/s and base clock is 1,825 MHz. The RX 6800 XT is an excellent choice for a 4K resolution that is more budget-friendly than RTX 3080. Even though its ray tracing performance is moderate and slower than the RTX 3080, it still does an amazing job. Moreover, this is an amazing choice for most PC gamers who think that the RTX 3080 could be a little less expensive.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
There isn’t that huge of a difference between AMD’s RX 6800 XT, and RTX 3060 Ti when it comes to performance. However, the difference in price can be crucial for many people to opt for the second one.
THe RTX 3060 Ti is way more affordable, and you can get 14 GT/s memory clock, 1,410 base clock, memory of 8 GB GDDR6, with a memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s. THis graphics card is your best deal if you are looking for something under 400 bucks.
However, if you are aiming at good 4K quality, then you should probably wait a little longer to boost your budget so you can get one of the first two on this list.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
Even though the specs for our no. 4 are better than the ones we saw for the previous card, the RTX 3070 is not that much better to justify the difference in price. The RTX 3070 has a memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s, a 1,500 MHz base clock, and a 14 GT/s memory clock. This card will be ideal for 1440p, and even show acceptable results with 4K.