Best Graphics Card for Recording Gameplay – See our deep-dive reviews below of individual cards for Recording Gameplay of the kind of frame rates you can expect in games that you might play. We test with demanding new titles and some staple older offerings. Also, for a look at our picks for the best overall video cards, see our roundup of the best graphics cards; for Recording Gameplay (3,840 by 2,160 pixels), check out the best graphics cards for Recording Gameplay; and if you have a small-form-factor desktop, check out the best graphics cards for compact PCs.
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1.EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3
- Real boost clock: 1800 MHz; Memory detail: 24576 MB GDDR6X.
- Real-time ray tracing in games for cutting-edge, hyper-realistic graphics.
We have with us the EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra graphics card, the company’s premium air-cooled custom-design RTX 3090 offering. The RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra features EVGA’s iCX3 cooling solution that approaches the task of cooling this 350 W GPU with not just a meaty heatsink ventilated by fans, but such innovations as cutouts in the PCB that let the airflow through, and a network of thermal sensors at critical areas to help the cooler respond better to heat. T
he GeForce RTX 3090 transcends the barrier between client gaming graphics and professional visualization, letting content creators leverage its awesome 24 GB video memory and nearly 1 TB/s memory bandwidth to deal with vast graphics rendering datasets, especially when paired with NVIDIA’s GeForce Studio drivers. No doubt, it’s better endowed than the RTX 3080, but NVIDIA believes that its gaming capabilities can’t be seen in isolation to justify double the price of the RTX 3080. Hence, the company considers the RTX 3080 to be its “flagship” gaming product.back to menu ↑
2.XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX
- ✅ The XFX RX 580 series graphics card feature the latest Polaris architecture which includes the 4th Gen GCN graphics cores, a brand new display engine, new multimedia cores, all on the revolutionary Next FinFET 14 process technology for enhanced performance and efficiency.
- ✅ Equipped with XFX Double Dissipation Cooling Technology for optimal cooling and performance
The Radeon RX 580, which we’re looking at here in the form of an XFX card (the -MSRP Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition), and the Radeon RX 570 (which you can expect a review of here shortly) are expected to compete with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 and GTX 1050 Ti, respectively. Cards based on the lower-end Radeon RX 560 will also be available starting today, with Radeon RX 550 cards on the way later in the week. RX 580 cards with 8GB of memory should start at .
Now, those paying close attention to the graphics-card game will note that the RX 580 and RX 570 are positioned pretty much in line with the RX 400 series cards they’re replacing. Given that, and the fact that these are also based on Polaris chips (plus AMD’s history of, at times, rebadging existing silicon with a few minor tweaks and calling it a next-generation card), you might be thinking that that’s what’s going on here. But AMD insists that the Radeon RX 580 is based on a new Polaris graphics chip, dubbed “Polaris 20.”back to menu ↑
3.Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
- Core clock (MHz): 1442/1328 (boost/base) in OC mode and 1417/1303 (boost/base) in gaming mode
- Low profile design with 167 millimeter card length
This Gigabyte card is launching at a MSRP, which is more than Nvidia’s MSRP for “stock” or basic versions of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. That puts this specific Gigabyte card into the same rough pricing tier as AMD’s Radeon RX 470 cards, of which we’ve tested one (the PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 470) and have more in the hopper. Nvidia was generally pushing the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti in its launch announcement, since it’s the slightly higher-spec of the new GTX 1050-series cards, versus the vanilla GeForce GTX 1050.
So it’s not a surprise that the first card we’re getting our grubby mitts on is one of the higher-end GTX 1050 Ti models, since card makers tend to want to put their best silicon foot forward. (That said, we have a couple of GeForce GTX 1050 non-Ti cards on the bench right behind it, and we’ll include one of those in the discussion here, as well.)back to menu ↑
4.ASRock Phantom Radeon RX 570
- 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5, Default Mode: 1244 MHz
- Core Clock OC Mode: 1293 MHz
ASRock has announced that its Phantom Gaming GPUs will be made available in Europe starting July 1. The Phantom Gaming series is based on the now old but still capable AMD Radeon RX 570 and RX 580 making them a perfect launchpad for ASRock, which has traditionally been a motherboard manufacturer.
This news comes as a relief to prospective buyers as there were reports that AMD didn’t want ASRock to sell their GPUs in the EU. Also, the EU was not on ASRock’s initial plans as it preferred to focus more on the APEC and Latin America regions. The speculated reason was due to the inflated prices third-party retailers would charge due to crytocurrency mining. However, now it looks like street prices have somewhat normalized and ASRock is willing to expand its footprint.back to menu ↑
5.ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1650
- New turing architecture
- 8GB 256 bit gddr6, 14gbps; boost clock 1710 MHz, extreme factory overclocked graphics card
Like the GTX 1050 before it, the Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 OC is about as no-frills as video cards come. The card itself is on the smaller side of the GPU spectrum, at just under 6 inches long and a little over an inch deep, but it will still take up two slots across in your PC chassis. So be aware of that before you plan your next build with it.
We review the Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming, this incredibly small GeForce GTX 1650 has been fabbed to be a budget-friendly product, with an extremely small and compact size. We’re talking less than 15cm here. The single fan product is energy friendly as well, there’s no need for even a power connector as it feeds from the 75 Watt PCIe power slot.back to menu ↑
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