3 Best Nvidia Video Cards for Gaming in 2018 [TL;DR]
- Editor’s Pick: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 – solid 1080p gaming in a less expensive state. Perfect value-for-performance ratio.
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti – 4K graphic behemoth. If you can withstand its price, then you have one hell of a video card.
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 – best budget graphic card. If you are starting on a rig, this might be a good entry level GPU to get.
Ah, Nvidia. Known as one of the – if not the – best companies out there that supplies graphic processing units (GPU, a.k.a video cards) out there for the PC.
Sure, they may be hits and misses, but most of these are hits; games are making their graphical outputs with Nvidia cards in mind.
It really fits their statements: The New Way to Game, The Way It’s Meant to be Played.
With that said, there are a lot, and by that a LOT, of Nvidia GPUs out there that many customers are having trouble which to buy to get the most out of their money.
Whether it’s for semi-serious gaming, professional use, or business, many people wonder just which of these babies they need to buy in order to enjoy graphic awesomeness.
We are here to shine a little more light on that.
Behold the three best Nvidia graphics cards that have been tried and tested by many people out there.
PC Gaming at its finest (graphics): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
- Stream Processors: 1,280
- Core Clock: 1,506MHz
- Memory: 6GB GDDR5
- Memory Clock: 8Gbps
See, not everyone needs masterful top-of-the-line graphics in all of their games. You’ll just be wasting money if you don’t regularly use it, and that’s not really a good thing, yeah?
Thankfully, we have the GeForce GTX 1060 for that.
I personally use this card, and I am totally loving it. It provides solid, 1080p gaming and can even reach 1440 or 4K – yes 4K graphic output – if you tweak some settings on your PC.
For the cost, we definitely recommend it especially if you are just starting to make a rig and you know yourself that you won’t be gaming 24/7 all the time.
The Titan X that does not have a Titan price: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
- Stream Processors: 3,584
- Core Clock: 1,480MHz
- Memory: 11GB GDDR5X
- Memory Clock: 11GHz
Now, for those who are really into gaming, or is using a PC to play games professionally at home like streamers or YouTubers, then this is definitely something you should upgrade to.
With a massively high CUDA core count, it outshines its titanic brethren in a mile.
If you are looking for a GPU that hands 4K gaming easily, then this definitely is something you can’t look away from.
Inexpensive, little monster: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
- Stream Processors: 640
- Core Clock: 1,354MHz
- Memory: 2GB GDDR5
- Memory Clock: 7Gbps
Ah, I miss my GTX 1050. Before I switched to the 1060, this had been my card and I kid you not, this is one hell of an entry level video card.
Oh, this video card is compact too! So if you plan to create a smaller CPU unit for you right now, then this is the one you are looking for.
Are you using any other Nvidia video cards? Do tell us what you are using! We would like to hear more and we might just feature it here.