Best Graphics Card for 1440p

Best Graphics Card for 1440p – A lot of mid-range and even some budget cards can handle 1440p gaming, but the purchase depends on what refresh rate you’re playing and how much price/performance matters to you. So we’ll help you find the best graphics card for your needs, whether that be for 1440p at 60Hz or all the way up to 1440P 144Hz. Let’s have a look at the best 1440p graphics card you can get in 2021.

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1.Sapphire Technology 11293-09-20G

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Sapphire makes comparisons of its graphics card quite easy as you can browse through them and add them to a list which you can later compare. I’ve done this with the new ‘BE’ card (11293-09-20G) and its nearest neighbour, the regular Pulse RX 5700 XT 8G (11293-01-20G). You can see a screenshot showing the key similarities below. The screenshot tallies precisely, but there are important specs – so basically out of the box performance should be pretty comparable.

When pushed it is possible that the new ‘BE’ model will be faster / more likely to throttle simply due to the downgraded cooler. Among a wide range of competitors the regular RX 5700 XT Pulse had middling thermal performance but was better than reference by some margin. It will be interesting to see the same tests done on the ‘BE’

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2.ASUS ROG STRIX NVIDIA GeForce RTX

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The ROG Strix G17 G713 series succeeds last year’s G712 series by bumping off Intel for AMD and upgrading most SKUs to GeForce Ampere graphics. Configurable options are extensive with no less than than 16 (!) individual SKUs all detailed here on Asus’ official product page.

Options are subsequently massive ranging from the Zen 2 Ryzen 7 4800H to the Zen 3 Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU and 65 W GeForce GTX 1650 graphics up to the 130 W GeForce RTX 3070. Display options also range wildly from the base 144 Hz FHD panel to 165 Hz QHD or 300 Hz FHD with fuller colors. Even battery capacities, thicknesses, and AC adapters are different depending on the graphics.

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3.ASUS TUF NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

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Today we’re looking at our first custom 3070 card, the Asus GeForce RTX 3070 TUF Gaming OC. Like all the other recent GPUs, Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3070 continues to be highly sought after — by gamers and miners alike. Originally revealed with a  base price, with performance relatively close to the previous generation RTX 2080 Ti, the GPU looked to land right in the sweet spot.

The theoretical price easily earns the card a place on our best graphics cards list, and it sits in seventh place in our GPU benchmarks hierarchy (not including the Titan RTX). What does the Asus card bring to the table? Less and more, depending on your perspective.

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4.AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB

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Luckily, the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT is more than up to the task, which perhaps makes it all the more impressive. Even in the shadow of its successor, the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, it’s still a capable GPU that’s even more appealing due to the stock shortages newer GPUs are experiencing.

Alongside the Radeon RX 5700, it’s AMD’s RDNA architecture and taken it to a level where it can contend with Nvidia’s powerful offerings. Not only does it give the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 a good run for its money, but it can also holds its own against the new Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super. By doing so, it helped paved the way for AMD to make a dramatic comeback.

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5.MSI Radeon RX 5700

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The Radeon RX 5700 is the second of AMD’s new Navi 10 graphics cards, sporting the new / improved RDNA architecture and playing second fiddle to the RX 5700 XT’s leading role.

It’s a story we’ve seen many times over the years—the RX 570 was a modest step down from the RX 580, same for Vega 56 compared to Vega 64, or if you prefer the Nvidia side of things it’s a bit like the GTX 1660 vs. the GTX 1660 Ti or GTX 970 vs. GTX 980. Sporting a last minute price drop, thanks to Nvidia’s launch of the RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super, the direct competition is the RTX 2060.

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WRAP UP

Best Graphics Card for 1440p – Picking the best 1440p graphics card can be somewhat complicated however. Here, you’ll start to see a wider array of monitor types and features than you typically do at 1080p resolution, with ultra-wide resolutions and high refresh rates becoming much more common. You need to keep the specifics of your setup in mind when you’re buying a new GPU.

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