Today’s GPUs are an exciting mix of powerful, budget-oriented, and aesthetically pleasing variants, most of which are tailored to a specific game or workstation scenario.
At the bottom of the ladder you’ll find the latest in integrated APU graphics processors. The 3200G / 3400G from AMD offers the best performance in terms of integrated graphics. However, playing non-intense games with any of these games gives pretty good results. As we shall see later, the next generation of integrated graphics will deliver current offerings look extremely dated.
Viewing discrete graphics and the latest information from both camps offers fantastic affordability and performance alike. From AMD we have the RX 5000 series of navigation-based GPUs that landed a year ago. They shook the Nvidia cage for the first time in years and let their bitter rivals drop the price of their RTX 2000 SUPER card series to keep them competitive. At the top of the AMD GPU hierarchy is the hugely popular RX 5700 XT, the first GPU to use the 7nm process node and RDNA architecture. This GPU offers fantastic performance that challenges Nvidia’s RTX 2060 SUPER on all fronts – and is a little cheaper at the same time. This GPU offers well over 100 FPS in the popular AAA titles and offers the best value for money on the market today.
On the other side of the GPU pond we find Nvidia doing her thing. Nvidia dominates the GPU market in the mid-range GPU and above. The ray-tracing series of graphics cards were the first to take advantage of the new RTX technology, which gave Nvidia an even bigger edge over AMD. At the top of the GPU ladder is the mighty RTX 2080 Ti, a card that currently costs well over $ 1000 and offers the highest gaming performance you can find. However, thanks to Nvidia’s new GPUs (expected to be launched this year), the RTX 2080TI no longer appears to be the king of the neighborhood.