Best Graphics Cards for Gaming 2023

Many avid gamers might be keen to buy internal hard drives that would enable them to install plenty of high-intensity PC games as well as load them quickly. However, the real ‘heart’ of a gaming PC is its graphics card — as an insufficiently powerful one could easily hold back even a zippy CPU.

We also know, though, that there is no single ‘right’ graphics card for absolutely everyone. It is important for you to account for your specific situation when choosing between the best graphic cards for gaming.

What is the Most Powerful Graphics Card for Gaming?

If you want to enjoy 4K gaming at its slickest, you might not be willing to compromise when it comes to the graphics card’s power. Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4090 is currently the most powerful GPU (graphics processing unit) on the market, and could remain that way until 2025, when newer GPUs are set to arrive.

The RTX 4090 has been found to outpace Nvidia’s RTX 4080 by 35% and AMD’s champion GPU the RX 7900 XTX by 51%. Nonetheless, to leverage the RTX 4090 to its full potential, you will require a high-refresh-rate 4K monitor as well as the speediest CPU (central processing unit) possible.

What is the Minimum Graphics Card for Gaming?

The answer to this question very much depends on what you would deem an acceptable bare minimum for gaming performance. For example, while you might be able to get by with as little as 6GB of memory on your graphics card, you should opt for at least 8GB if your heart is set on 1080p gaming.

What is the Best Budget Graphics Card?

Since the beneficial effect you would be able to garner from a GPU can be limited by what hardware you use it with, you shouldn’t be quick to assume that a ‘cheap’ graphics card would not necessarily be the best in practice for you personally.

For this reason, you might be willing to consider the AMD Radeon RX 7600, which TechRadar has declared the “best cheap graphics card overall”. It’s got one HDMI and three DisplayPort outputs not to mention 18Gbps on the memory clock, allowing for excellent 1080p results.

It might not always be easy to discern the best graphic cards for gaming, but we can discuss many of the options with you over the phone on (07) 827 6130. With our help, you can also easily order graphics cards online and have them time-efficiently delivered to your New Zealand home.