For PC Gaming Week 2018, we here at TechRadar are celebrating all the components that make the best gaming PCs tick. And, today we’re looking at the big one – the best graphics cards.It’s definitely a weird time for the best graphics cards, as we’re left waiting to see what the next products from both AMD and Nvidia are going to look like, as AMD’s recently introduced Radeon RX 500X Polaris cards didn’t exactly leave us chomping at the bit. Who knows, maybe Intel will enter the GPU market to shake things up? PCGW Deal: PNY NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 for just $319Right now, you can pick up this awesome GTX 1060, which is great for anyone running 1080P for a whopping 24% off on Amazon.View DealConsumers are then faced with a dilemma. Now that the best graphics cards have settled at a reasonable price, do you buy one today? Or do you wait until August to see if the Nvidia GTX 1180 and the rest of the Turing family actually come out for real this time? … [Read more...] about The best graphics cards 2018: all the top GPUs for gaming
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External graphics card support, a feature promised by Apple since the launch of macOS High Sierra back in September 2017, has finally arrived via version update 10.13.4 that is available now.Apple has detailed how the feature works through a support page on its website, noting that this function only works with Macs that support Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. So, that means MacBook Pro models released since 2016, iMac models since 2017 and the brand new iMac Pro.Of course, you’ll also need this update installed, which is available through the Mac App Store.Having an external graphics card, or eGPU, connected to your allows for far more functionality than just improved graphics brunt, however. Here are the highlights of what the feature allows for, straight from the horse’s mouth:Accelerate applications that use Metal, OpenGL, and OpenCLConnect additional external monitors and displaysUse virtual reality headsets plugged into the eGPUCharge your MacBook Pro while using the … [Read more...] about Macs finally support external graphics cards with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4
Ask any console gamer, and they’ll gladly speak at length about the never-ending rivalry between the Xbox One and PS4. However, PC gamers have their own little internal feud, though it doesn’t get as many headlines: Nvidia vs AMD. It’s not a bad thing though – the sheer amount of competition and innovation springing from this tech competition is nothing short of amazing. However, if you’re not willing to pledge loyalty to one of these tech behemoths it can be hard to figure out what the best graphics card for your needs is. That’s why we here at TechRadar decided to sit down and figure out which manufacturer will be left standing when the battle of Nvidia vs AMD is over. (Spoiler: it’ll never be over.)At the dawn of 2018, Nvidia and AMD are still at each other's throats as much as ever. Nvidia launched its GeForce 10 series almost two years ago now, and while it’s likely that Nvidia will replace its Pascal architecture in 2018, it … [Read more...] about Nvidia vs AMD: which should be your next graphics card?
These days in the realm of the best graphics cards, we’ve been facing quite the enigma. While sales for Nvidia are up, that also means that the best graphics cards are in high demand. This means that it’s nearly impossible to buy a graphics card (GPU) at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) due to cryptocurrency mining and the unprecedented growth of PC gaming. For anyone who isn’t hip to cryptocurrency – a lot of people are buying GPUs in bulk to try to make a quick buck by mining Bitcoin, Ethereum, or even Dogecoin.Put simply, PC gamers are faced with a difficult choice. We can wait until the next generation of graphics cards to strike down like lightning (or Nvidia Volta), or we can buy the best graphics card for gaming right now at a premium. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be able to sell it to a crypto miner for a profit in the coming months. In the meantime, however, you can use the graphics card of your choosing to run the latest, most … [Read more...] about Best graphics cards 2018: the best GPUs for gaming
Specs at a glance: GeForce GTX 1070 Ti CUDA CORES 2432 TEXTURE UNITS 152 ROPS 64 CORE CLOCK 1,607MHz BOOST CLOCK 1,683MHz MEMORY BUS WIDTH 256-bit MEMORY BANDWIDTH 256GB/s MEMORY SIZE 8GB GDDR5 Outputs 3x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0b with support for 4K60 HDR 10/12b HEVC Decode, 1x dual-link DVI Release date November 2 PRICE Founders Edition (as reviewed): £419/$449/€469 The GTX 1070 Ti is a great graphics card but a frustrating product. In the year and a half since the GTX 1080 and the GTX 1070 launched, Nvidia has faced little competition from rival AMD, which has been stretched thin across the launch of mainstream graphics cards like the RX 480 and high-end processors like Ryzen Threadripper. As brilliant as those products are, particularly Threadripper, it took until August of this year for AMD to launch a competitor to Nvidia's year-old graphics cards. The resulting RX Vega 64 wasn't the graphical powerhouse many were hoping for, with … [Read more...] about Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti review: A fine graphics card—but price remains high