Best Graphics Cards 2022

Best Graphics Cards 2022
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I'm sorry to tell you this, but we've entered the final quarter of 2021, and if you're looking to upgrade your tech in 2022, there is no better time than now to do your research. Stuff your piggy bank and get ready to invest in one of the best graphics cards on the market.

Why do you Need a Graphics Card Upgrade?

Look, I don't know you, I don't know your story, and you may be more than content with your current GPU, that's graphics processing unit to you. Just in case you are curious, here are two reasons you may be looking to upgrade:

  • You're a Gamer: if you're a PC gamer, a great graphics card is one of the essential pieces of hardware you need. As graphics get better, graphics cards need to keep up. Likely, your basic, default video card won't perform like a new graphics card.
  • You're a Video Editor: whether by trade or for fun, installing a stellar graphics card can help you get work done without annoying lags and crashes. Wanna edit multiple videos at the same time and create content in 4K? Time to upgrade, my friend.

Best Graphics Cards of 2022

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090

We're starting with a bang. This graphics card by Nvidia is the most powerful graphics card on the market at the moment. That means:

  • Best GPU equals smooth rendering and beautiful 4K experiences. Whenever 8K becomes a thing, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is ready.
  • Unrivaled cooling performance means the only sweat you break is due to mounting deadlines and complex fight scenes.
  • Expensive at a staggering $1,499, but if you have that lying around, it's well worth it.

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

Say hi to Big Navi. AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XT shoots and fires directly at our above candidate, but how successful are they for a third of the price?

  • Comes close to matching the RX 3090 in performance.
  • Highly power-efficient.
  • Disappointing ray tracing performance.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti remains an absolute beast, even with new graphics cards on the market surpassing it on paper.

  • Runs 4K graphics without a care in the world.
  • Beautiful ray tracing, as to be expected by pioneer Nvidia.
  • USB-C connectivity.

Gigabyte Gv-N1660OC-6GD GeForce GTX 1660

I get it; you've got bills to pay, you've got mouths to feed, and dropping an easy 1K on a graphics card isn't in the cards. Gigabyte's offering is more affordable and still give you:

  • Exceptional 1080p gaming experience.
  • Whisper quiet performance won't get in the way of your work or play.
  • Excellent price to performance ratio at $219.
  • It can sometimes run a little hot.

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