Which brand of graphics card should you buy?


German hardware site Computerbase  has compared over 60 different Nvidia GTX 1080 cards in order to determine which brand gives you the best bang for your buck.

The first thing that is immediately apparent is that Founders Edition cards offer the highest clock speeds across the board.

This doesn’t necessarily equate to the best all-round card however, as is reflected in gaming performance and power used.

You can check out the results for yourself below:

Please note that this is not meant to be an all-encompassing guide. It is merely meant to be a comparison in order to help inform your purchasing decisions.

GPU 01

Performance (3840 x 2160)

GPU 02

Sound output

GPU 03

Temeperature (Celsius)

GPU 04

Wattage output (Anno 2205)

GPU 05

The result? The Gainward GeForce GTX 1080 Phoenix GLH and the Palit GeForce GTX 1080 Game Rock Premium Edition are the two best all-rounders currently available.

Neither of these cards are currently available to purchase from retail stores in South Africa, but can be sourced from international sites like Newegg.

The next best card, the ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Strix can be purchased from Rebeltech for R14,002.

The only drawback on all three cards are their size. As they boast a three-slot cooler with overhang, you may have to double-check whether your case can properly fit any of them.

Have you upgraded to Nvidia’s new GPUs yet? Let us know in the comments below and in our forums.

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