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KITGURU SHORTLISTS: THE BEST GRAPHICS CARD OF 2019

Nothing affects frame rate quite as much as your graphics card. But which GPU? Which manufacturer? Which clock/memory configuration? All of these factors come into play – making the difference between choppy frames and silky smooth action.

Nvidia RTX 2060 Founders Edition 6GB - The Best Of The Bunch

Despite being the cheapest of Nvidia's RTX cards, the RTX 2060 Founders Edition is a great buy. It has enough Turing shaders to out-muscle the Pascal-based GTX 1070 Ti, and does so while dropping the price to £329. There's even enough RT cores to get playable frame rates at 1080p with real-time ray tracing enabled. If you want a great gaming experience, with or without RTX, the 2060 is the way to go.

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Gigabyte GTX 1660 Ti OC 6G

Positioned below the RTX 2060, but without any RTX features, the GTX 1660 Ti is still a great card for 1080p and 1440p gaming. Gigabyte's OC 6G model builds on this with a decent cooler that lets the card run fast, quiet and cool. What's more, it will only set you back £269.

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MSI RTX 2070 Armor 8G

RTX 2070 is a great GPU, effectively replacing the last-gen GTX 1080. MSI makes it even more appealing with the Armor 8G card - it's priced at MSRP so you're not paying a premium for a fancy design and factory overclocked core, but it's still a fast card that is whisper-quiet under load. What's not to like?

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Nvidia RTX 2080 Founders Edition 8GB

One of the first RTX cards to launch in September 2018, the RTX 2080 has enough firepower for 4K gaming, or you can drop down to 1440p and make the most out of that high refresh-rate monitor. Its 46 RT Cores also make gaming with ray-tracing enabled a real possibility at 1080p or 1440p.

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MSI RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z 11GB

Its price means only a handful of gamers will actually be able to buy it, but simply put this is the fastest gaming graphics card we have ever reviewed. It sports a load of features designed for the hardcore enthusiast, and how can you not love that real carbon backplate. If you have the cash to burn want to squeeze every last frame out of your games, this is the way to go.

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