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What to Look for in a Graphics Card and How to Make Your Decision

Next to the CPU, the graphics processing unit (GPU) is the part of a gaming PC that has the most effect on how well it works. The GPU is made up of an extra processor that takes information from the CPU and turns it into images that can be shown on your screen. In other words, when you play a game, most of the work is done by the GPU.

The more powerful the GPU (sometimes called a graphics card), the more information that can be calculated and shown in less time, and the better your overall gaming experience will be. The following guide should help you pick the right graphics card:


Before you buy a graphics card, you should know that there are only two major GPU makers: NVIDIA and AMD. (Although Intel is close to releasing its first set of desktop graphics cards.)

NVIDIA and AMD are the only companies that make GPUs, but they let other companies sell their GPUs. Companies like ASUS, Gigabyte, EVGA, MSI, etc. also manufacture high-quality cards with AMD or NVIDIA GPUs. Most of the time, these companies offer different ways to cool their video cards, different clock rates, and different software. So, the GPUs in different resellers’ graphics cards may be the same, but the cooling and software (and, by extension, the performance) can be different.

What do you do for fun?

The games you play are another important factor that will help you decide what kind of graphics card to get. The idea is that if you play games with a lot of graphics, you should get a graphics card with more power.

Games like Assassin’s Creed, Tomb Raider, God of War, and VR games will need a better GPU than games like World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Fortnite, Minecraft, etc. So, if you play games that don’t require as much power, you can save some money by getting an entry-level graphics card that costs less.

What is the screen’s resolution and refresh rate?

Along with the kinds of games you play, it’s important to think about the resolution at which you’ll play them. The more pixels that need to be drawn on each frame, the higher the resolution of your screen. And the harder your GPU has to work, the more pixels need to be drawn for each frame.

Or, to put it another way, games get more difficult as the resolution goes up. If you want to build a gaming computer that can play games on a 4K monitor, make sure you get a high-end graphics card.


You must ensure that your graphics card is compatible with your other components, just as you must ensure that your processor and motherboard and motherboard and case are compatible.

There are a few other small and less common compatibility problems that can happen with graphics cards, but they are not as common. But your power supply and case are the most important parts to check to see if your graphics card will work with them.

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such as spending $300 or more on a processor and then another $100 on a graphics card. Alternatively, you could spend $400 on a graphics card and $100 on a CPU.This could cause a bottleneck in your system. This means that a $400 graphics card paired with a $100 processor will not perform at its optimal level in the vast majority of use cases, especially when playing games.

This could mean spending $300 on a graphics card and $200 on a processor instead of the usual $400 on the former and $100 on the latter.