Do you want to choose the best graphics card for gaming? How to choose a GPU suitable for you? This post from MiniTool Partition Wizard tells you whether you need a GPU for gaming and how to choose one for you.
Do You Need a Graphics Card for Gaming?
Almost every PC has a GPU. Sometimes, the GPU is integrated into the CPU or motherboards while sometimes the GPU is independent of the CPU.
The GPU is an accessory in the computer responsible for processing graphics, including 3D graphics processing and acceleration. The current GPU is also responsible for the acceleration of high-definition video. Without GPU, the computer cannot display anything.
Do you need a graphics card for gaming if your PC has an integrated GPU? It depends on what game you want to play. In general, integrated GPUs can only allow you to play some online games on websites and some old client games.
1. Integrated graphics are generally weaker than discrete graphics. But when it comes to specific models, specific analysis is required.
2. Currently, AMD's integrated graphics are generally weaker than Intel's integrated graphics.
3. When you use integrated GPUs to play some games, you may need to adopt the lowest gaming picture settings.
Some games are CPU-intensive while some are GPU-intensive. If you want to play GPU-intensive games that need to deal with many screens, a dedicated graphics card for gaming is needed.
How to Choose the Best GPU for Gaming?
Most games will tell you the minimum and recommended system requirements, including the OS, CPU, GPU, and storage requirements. If possible, please choose the recommended GPU or better for the game.
If you want to play many games, you need to choose the GPU that is capable of all of these games. If your budget is enough, you can also choose a better GPU. In this case, you need the GPU hierarchy chart, which will tell you which GPU is better.
1. In general, many people will trust the GPU hierarchy offered by Tom’s Hardware. You can choose a GPU according to it.
2. According to Steam Hardware & Software Survey: April 2022, the most common GPU used by its users is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060. If you don’t know which GPU to choose, you can also refer to this survey.
Best Graphics Card for Gaming
Currently, the top 10 best graphics cards for gaming are as follows:
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (the best Nvidia graphics card)
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080
- AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT (best AMD graphics card)
- AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
- AMD Radeon RX 6800
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
- AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060
- AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
- AMD Radeon RX 6600
The downside of these GPUs is the high price. If you want a budget GPU, you can consider NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or other GPUs similar to it.
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