Picking up a graphics card for your PC doesn’t have to be a difficult task, You just have to make sure that you are spending your money on a worthy product by keeping the balance of your gaming rig. Make sure to check out our build guide (Click here) for examples of balance specifications formulate gaming at each price point.
We are making a guide from which you can choose the perfect GPU that matches your budget and build. In this guide we will talk about both Nvidia and AMD GPUs but we will discuss about Nvidia’s graphics card first.
Graphics Card for 1080p Gaming :
Lets talk about eSports, Gamers who plays games like CS:GO,Dota 2 & other similar games mostly look for GPUs that does’nt cost much but can run these games at decent settings with decent frame-rates. In my opinion the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050,1050 Ti & Radeon RX 560,570 are the best graphics card with a moderate price & the GTX 1060 6GB & RX 580 for High-End 1080p gaming. The GTX 1060 & RX 580 are enough for today’s demanding titles, You can still for go for a GTX 1070 or 1080 but it would be an overkill so we will only discuss about the mentioned GPUs.
About Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti
The GeForce GTX 1050 have 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM while the 1050 Ti have 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM which is more than for today’s modern eSport games, You can also run AAA titles like Witcher 3,Grand Theft Auto V & other respective titles with pretty good settings. GTX 1050 Ti 4GB should improve performance if you want to turn up the graphics settings in the latest AAA games it can easily run the demanding titles in Medium to High settings and in Ultra in some cases. These GPUs have very low power consumption so you can also pair it with a PC with low power supply but some variants for different manufacturers requires an 6 Pin PCI-E connector.
Key Features :
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
- Can pull all the power from PCI-E
- Capable of HD Gaming
- Good for eSport with a fair price tag
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
- Low power requirement
- Best for gaming on 1080p Mid-High
- 4GB GDDR5 Video Memory
About Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
If you are looking to play AAA titles on max 1080p or even 1440p settings than better get your hands on a GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (GTX 1060 6GB 9GBPS is also available). Why am i keep calling this GTX 1060 6GB? Because it also comes with a 3GB VRAM version which is not worth it for a GTX 1060 because of low VRAM for modern day titles, It might stutter in few games which is a bit of a risk. Nvidia’s GTX 1060 is very competitive, going toe-to-toe with the AMD Radeon RX 580. I myself is personally using a GTX 1060 6GB paired with i5 6400 and i’m enjoying all the latest AAA titles without any worries. Most of the games are running at maxed 1080p with 60fps or above. It has slightly less VRAM, with 6GB of GDDR5 instead of AMD’s 8GB, but the GPU itself is slightly more powerful. This GPU is VR-Ready and only requires 400watt of PSU and requires an 6 Pin or 8 Pin PCI-E connector.
Key Features :
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
- 6GB GDDR5 VRAM
- Best for 1080p & 1440p Gaming
About AMD Radeon RX 560 & 570
These GPUs are the alternative of Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti, You can go with these graphics card or rather with the AMD’s RX 560 & 570. RX 560 comes with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM (also available in 4GB) and RX 570 comes with 4GB of GDDR5 memory (also available in 8GB). The performance is comparable to GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti so lets jump into the key features.
Key Features :
AMD Radeon RX 560
- Great for HD performance
- 2GB or 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
- Same as RX 460
AMD Radeon RX 570
- Decent for 1080p Gaming Mid-High
- 4GB or 8GB GDDR5 Video Memory
- Same as RX 470
About AMD Radron RX 580 8GB
A minor update to the RX 480, the 580 is the new graphics card of choice for those with a budget. It’s very similar to the RX 480, and is based on the same GPU as RX 480. AMD Radeon RX 580 is also available in 4GB Video Memory. RX 580 is VR-Ready and the gaming performance of RX 580 is near-identical to RX 480 and GTX 1060 6GB. This GPU requires a single 8 Pin or 8+6 Pin PCI-E connector. For pure bang-for-buck, though, the RX 580 is hard to beat.
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB
- Prime for 1080p & 1440p Gaming
- 4GB or 8GB GDDR5 VRAM
- Same as RX 480