Best Graphics Card for Ryzen Processors

Best Graphics Card for Ryzen Processors – Overall, if you want the best graphics card to pair with your Ryzen 5000 series processor, it’s really hard not to stay in the AMD family and opt for the Radeon RX 6900 XT. It has those synergies right out the box which further enhance performance and costs a bunch less than Nvidia’s top selection – the RTX 3090. We think that the PowerColor Red Devil is the top selection of the 6900 XT variants due to its brilliant cooling and overall aesthetics. Obviously, if you just want raw power and don’t really care how much it costs then maybe the ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3090 is the one for you. It has been performing exceptionally well both in gaming and creative aspects and one you certainly shouldn’t shy away from just because it doesn’t share that same AMD architecture.

Now you know which graphics card you’re wanting to pair your 5000 series CPU with, what about RAM? We’ve got another whole article dedicated to that which you can see right here.

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1.ASRock AMD Radeon RX 6800

Pros & Cons

ASRock Radeon RX 6800 XT Taichi X, the company’s most premium custom-design version of the RX 6800 XT “Big Navi.” Although a giant with motherboards, ASRock is one of the youngest in the graphics card business, making its debut exclusively with the AMD Radeon brand.

Given “Big Navi” is the first enthusiast segment GPU by AMD since ASRock’s foray, the RX 6800 XT Taichi ends up being the most top-shelf graphics card by the company. The Taichi X combines a custom-design PCB with ASRock’s 3X cooling solution. The “gearwheel” design language of ASRock has been well received by enthusiasts and is used across the company’s motherboard and graphics card families.

AMD launched the Radeon RX 6800 XT this November, introducing the RDNA2 graphics architecture that meets all the feature requirements for DirectX 12 Ultimate, including real-time raytracing. This is particularly important as RDNA2 is deployed across the latest PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S next-gen consoles, which is where the money is for game developers, and optimizing for these consoles makes it easier to optimize for AMD Radeon.

2.MSI Gaming Radeon RX 6800

Pros & Cons

MSI always impresses with its flagship graphics card, so I’m expecting the Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING X TRIO to give me what the RTX 3080 GAMING X TRIO did — a kick ass card for the money, that stays nice and cool and has some overclocking headroom.

Well, MSI delivers in every department as expected but now that the new SUPRIM X brand is here the GAMING X TRIO just… I don’t know, it doesn’t feel as special. It’s not to take away that the GAMING X TRIO isn’t an awesome card, it’s just that it would be great to see a Radeon RX 6800 XT SUPRIM X that follows through soon.

3.Sapphire 11305-02-20G

Pros & Cons

Sapphire PULSE RX 6800 graphics card is a factory-overclocked version of the RX 6800, thanks to the higher thermal headroom offered by its larger PCB and thicker heatsink compare to the reference card.
Sapphire’s Tri-X Cooling Technology with alternate-spinning fans, all-aluminum backplate, and Sapphire’s TriXX Boost together contribute to stability in support the increase in performance brought by the increase in boost clock to 2170MHz.
For the reference design, Sapphire markets the base Radeon RX 6800. Alternatively, there is also a more extreme model in the NITRO series with RGB lighting.

4.GIGABYTE AMD Radeon RX 6800

Pros & Cons

Gigabyte has always proven to be a big hit for many gamers. They often blend great performance and competitive prices, making them a solid choice for any PC gamer. Their new RX 6800 XT Gaming OC 16G takes the existing AMD base but aims to increase the performance with their fairly new heatsink design.

WINDFORCE 3X fans, and even their own high-performance thermal paste… Sorry, I mean “graphene nano lubricant” which sounds much more high-end. Plus, you get luxuries like full RGB, dual BIOS should you stuff up an overclock, and even a full metal backplate!

5.PowerColor Red Dragon AMD Radeon

Pros & Cons

Along with the PowerColor Red Dragon RX 6800 GPU, ASUS also sent an ASUS X570 Hero motherboard for the SAM testing, as not all motherboards currently support it.

After the latest batch of AMD cards released last month, we got a chance to take a look at the newest RDNA2 powered GPU the RX 6800. This card specifically is the PowerColor Red Dragon model, which has all the features you would expect from the reference model; but this time with custom cooling, overclocked, and with a bit of a different flair.


Best Graphics Card for Ryzen Processors – So, you‘ve just got your hands on a shiny new Ryzen 5000 series processor but you want to pair it with one of the best graphics cards around? You came to the right place. Below, we have listed the best GPUs for Ryzen 5000 series available so you can create a powerhouse PC that’ll be capable of whatever you throw at it.

We’ll also get onto some things to consider when picking out the best graphics card for your Ryzen setup including new AMD Synergies that have been put in place with this generation of processors. This should help you out even further and potentially narrow down your choices.