Anytime you want to enjoy a high quality video, you never want to forget using a graphic card. The card also comes in handy if you want to enjoy videos in the ultra setting mode. Graphic cards are used along with powerful CPUs. They help you watch content even at a maximum of 60fps. Retailing between $100- $200, the graphic cards last over two 2 years even at ultra high setting mode.
If you are a gamer looking to enjoy content at 1080 pixels, you can also get a graphic card for less than $200. The cards still achieve high definition capabilities though they appear cheaper compared to their counterparts. To be specific, the 1080p graphic cards are designed to work efficiently at 60fps. At 40fps, the cards also work extremely well before getting to the ultra setting mode.
Also available on the market are graphic cards that cost well between $500 and $600. If you have some cash to throw around, these are definitely the best options. The cards are designed to work with Intel Core 5 processors. They also work well with other processors such as AMD Ryzen processors. The cards reviewed below are Direct 12 compatible. You will not be disappointed by their overall performance.
Gigabyte GTX 1050 2GB OC
- 2GB VRAM
- 128-bit memory interface
- 640 Cuda Cores
- HDMI, DVID and Display port outputs
This is one of the best cards available in the market for 1080p as it allows you to view nothing but on ultra setting mode. Enjoy videos such as Doom and Rise of The Tomb Raider at their best quality. The Gigabyte GTX is designed for electronic sports with average intensity such as Dead by Daylight and Overwatch.
Features and specs
Two fans covered with a shroud are placed on the graphic card’s exterior. The fans enable the card to control the heat by releasing it thanks to the aluminum heat sink. It cools off pretty well and we expect more from the manufacturer.
Gigabyte cards have two modes namely the Gaming and the OC mode. Each mode has its score and boost clock. The gaming mode has a core of 1379 and a boost clock of 1493Mhz. The OC mode slightly varies with a core of 1404 and a boost clock of 1518Mhz.
Another key feature of the Gigabyte card is the 2GB Random Access Memory that allows you to get the best graphic settings without much struggle. Gigabyte cards do not perform optimally at 60fps. It does a pretty good job with esport games.
The card sources it power from PCI-Ex 16 which is located on it’s own motherboard. No external power sources are required.
EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 ti SC 4GB
- 4GB Gddr5 memory
- 768 Cuda core
VRAM never disappoints for gamers who love enjoying content at ultra high settings. Most games being released to the market such as the Witcher 3 are incorporating VRAM. The 4GB memory capacities ensures that the quality of the graphics is consistently topnotch.
The GeForce 1050 to is an improvement of the GeForce 1050. It is 20 times faster than its predecessor. GTX cards are designed using the Pascal architecture which makes the Graphic card more efficient on power use. GTX 1050 ti does not include 6-pin and 8-pin ports for power. Compared to RX 170, this card is much slower but comes at a very good price.
NVidia, the manufacturer, has also introduced another card- the EVGA SC edition which is very similar to the EVGA GeForce. It is comes in a compact size which make it portable. Both graphic cards are excellent choices especially for small gaming platforms. Unlike other brands, the two will definitely boost the gaming performance.