To play latest games with ultra-high settings and to edit videos and speed up your system you must have a Graphic card which best suits you. The newer and faster models of graphic cards releasing frequently. With the available options, terminology and information we can easy to feel lost and overwhelmed the graphic cards. Your needs, that is the first factor you want to consider while selecting a graphic card. Let us take a look at the given key aspects. These will help you to select the appropriate one for you.
GPU or Graphic Processing Unit is the most important aspect of a graphic card. By processing the graphics separately, the GPU helps to lighten the load of CPU. It also helps the PC to function faster. If you want to have a graphic card, select the one which has high pixel and texture fill rates, fast and smooth scrolling and animation, and as these determine your frame rate.
To store pictures and information, graphic card needs enough RAM like a computer. The high-end graphics card with lots of RAM and a CPU ill not be fast. So, keep in mind that more RAM will not be better. The graphics card with 1GB of RAM will be better and faster. So select the graphic card with high memory bus width and has at least 1GB of RAM. Faster graphics cards can process information simultaneously.
ATI and nVidia are the major manufacturers of graphics cards in the world. To process graphical data they developed their own rendering technologies. The technology is being used by ATI is ATI Stream and nVidia is CUDA Cores. These two differently measured technologies are used to accelerate the communication rate between the graphics card GPU and computer’s CPU. So select a graphic card which has higher numbers of CUDA Cores or ATI Stream capabilities. If higher the number, the faster your video. This will help you for smooth and faster running of games and programs. Both the two companies offer 3D capabilities too.
DirectX, OpenCL and OpenGL are the Application Programming Interface (API), help to interact the graphic card with your software. The graphic card should be compatible with the API of the program that you want to run.
To connect your monitor to your computer you want to display interfaces. Most of the graphics cards have HDMI and DVI connections. DVI channel is the most common in use and both channels support higher resolutions. Use the correct connection cable to enjoy high definition on your monitor. So ensure that the DVI and HDMI are compatible with your monitor. Choose a card which can connect with many monitors as you want.
If you have a mid-sized or mini tower, dimension of the graphics card will be important. The power required to run have to consider to select a graphic card. You can upgrade your power supply and select a card which can run current voltage supply if your PC’s current power supply does not supply enough power.
The newest and fastest cards will be very expensive. Select graphic card by considering your needs. Then only it can fulfill your needs. Let us go through the graphics cards.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 690
AMD Radeon HD 7970
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
AMD Radeon HD 7870
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 7850
Nvidia GeForce GTX 580
Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 6670
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