graphics card

graphics card

About graphics card
Graphics card, also known under the abbreviation GFX. A Graphics card is the component in your PC that, so to speak, calculates the image that is shown on your monitor. On a GFX there is a central processing unit, called a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) which handles all graphic related calculations.

There are two main ways to acquire a graphics card, either as seperate plug-in cards which are plugged directly into the motherboard or alternatively “on-chip” solutions (APU), where it is integrated into the CPU, such AMD’s Ryzen 2200G.
The new APU solutions can often be used for games on minimal graphic settings, with a somewhat satisfactory result. If you want to play with super high frames rates and graphical details cranked up to ultra, then you will want to invest heavily in a dedicated graphics card. Some newer GFX even support SLI or CrossFire, where you can match two graphics cards to achieve even better performance. However, remember that two cards, does not mean double performance.
Like a CPU, a GFX can be overclocked and thus can benefit from water cooling.
There are not that many different manufacturers of graphics cards for PCs. When looking at integrated solutions it is more or less only AMD and Intel, and continuing on to dedicated GFXs, it is heavily dominated by Nvidia and AMD (after buying ATi).
There are quite a lot of things to consider when acquiring a new graphics card.
That is why we, at Tweak Reviews, have implemented a series of filters, which hopefully can help you down the road of choosing the perfect match between what you need and the GFX you are looking at.
Remember that there are also AIB manufacturers who make amped up versions of the original cards from AMD or Nvidia.
If you want to view all the graphics cards we have tested over the years, you should not pick a filter and thus form a great overview. Do you, however, wish to see something specific, you could choose Zotac, AMD or Nvidia under brands.

In the brands dropdown, choose and click on Nvidia. The other filters work much in the same way. Should you only wish to see Zotac cards that score a 4 or above, just go ahead and select these values. You can even apply price filters, allowing you to only be shown GFXs with a price below $429.
Should you find that there are no results at all, you can return and adjust your requirements until results start popping up in the search.

If you are ever in doubt what different things mean on our website, you can follow the little how-to buttons. That will lead you to our dedicated area, where we try to explain as much as possible about graphics cards - ie. how to attain the maximum performance.

In our GFX test section you will be able to find all the tests of graphics cards, that we have done over the years. Remember, we always review products based on our own subjective findings and experiences with the product. That is also why we guarantee untainted stories of how a product performs.

The news button is meant for when you have an interest in reading the latest news about graphics cards. It might be very relevant, if you want to form an overview of new products coming soon, or just recent trends and developments.


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News
13 May

MSI launches new RTX 4070 Ti SUPER

Despite the fact that the RTX 50 series is probably just around the corner, MSI has introduced the "new" GPU GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER 16G SHADOW 3X O...
Despite the fact that the RTX 50 series is probably just aro...
Despite the fact that the RTX 50 series is probably just around the corner, MSI...
Despite the fact that the RTX 50 series is probably just around the corner, MSI has introduced the "new" GPU GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER 16G SHADOW 3X O...
News
13 May

GeForce RTX 5080: China-friendly, RTX 4090 perform

Recent rumors about upcoming GeForce RTX 50 Series graphics cards suggest that the cards may be tweaked and perhaps even limited in performance to comply with c...
Recent rumors about upcoming GeForce RTX 50 Series graphics...
Recent rumors about upcoming GeForce RTX 50 Series graphics cards suggest that t...
Recent rumors about upcoming GeForce RTX 50 Series graphics cards suggest that the cards may be tweaked and perhaps even limited in performance to comply with c...
News
17 Apr

NVIDIA launches RTX A400 and A1000

NVIDIA launches RTX A400 & A1000, new entry-level professional graphics cards. More efficient applications in CAD, video editing and other professional fiel...
NVIDIA launches RTX A400 & A1000, new entry-level profes...
NVIDIA launches RTX A400 & A1000, new entry-level professional graphics card...
NVIDIA launches RTX A400 & A1000, new entry-level professional graphics cards. More efficient applications in CAD, video editing and other professional fiel...
News
03 Apr

These graphics cards are the most popular

The Steam Hardware & Software Survey results for March 2024 are now available. The GeForce RTX 3060 is still the most popular graphics card among Steam play...
The Steam Hardware & Software Survey results for March 2...
The Steam Hardware & Software Survey results for March 2024 are now availabl...
The Steam Hardware & Software Survey results for March 2024 are now available. The GeForce RTX 3060 is still the most popular graphics card among Steam play...
News
02 Apr

Increased demand for Nvidia's graphics cards in Ch

Dealers at Huaqiangbei, the world's largest electronics wholesale market, are hoarding graphics cards before revised US restrictions take effect.
Dealers at Huaqiangbei, the world's largest electronics whol...
Dealers at Huaqiangbei, the world's largest electronics wholesale market, are ho...
Dealers at Huaqiangbei, the world's largest electronics wholesale market, are hoarding graphics cards before revised US restrictions take effect.
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graphics card

About graphics card
Graphics card, also known under the abbreviation GFX. A Graphics card is the component in your PC that, so to speak, calculates the image that is shown on your monitor. On a GFX there is a central processing unit, called a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) which handles all graphic related calculations.

There are two main ways to acquire a graphics card, either as seperate plug-in cards which are plugged directly into the motherboard or alternatively “on-chip” solutions (APU), where it is integrated into the CPU, such AMD’s Ryzen 2200G.
The new APU solutions can often be used for games on minimal graphic settings, with a somewhat satisfactory result. If you want to play with super high frames rates and graphical details cranked up to ultra, then you will want to invest heavily in a dedicated graphics card. Some newer GFX even support SLI or CrossFire, where you can match two graphics cards to achieve even better performance. However, remember that two cards, does not mean double performance.
Like a CPU, a GFX can be overclocked and thus can benefit from water cooling.
There are not that many different manufacturers of graphics cards for PCs. When looking at integrated solutions it is more or less only AMD and Intel, and continuing on to dedicated GFXs, it is heavily dominated by Nvidia and AMD (after buying ATi).
There are quite a lot of things to consider when acquiring a new graphics card.
That is why we, at Tweak Reviews, have implemented a series of filters, which hopefully can help you down the road of choosing the perfect match between what you need and the GFX you are looking at.
Remember that there are also AIB manufacturers who make amped up versions of the original cards from AMD or Nvidia.
If you want to view all the graphics cards we have tested over the years, you should not pick a filter and thus form a great overview. Do you, however, wish to see something specific, you could choose Zotac, AMD or Nvidia under brands.

In the brands dropdown, choose and click on Nvidia. The other filters work much in the same way. Should you only wish to see Zotac cards that score a 4 or above, just go ahead and select these values. You can even apply price filters, allowing you to only be shown GFXs with a price below $429.
Should you find that there are no results at all, you can return and adjust your requirements until results start popping up in the search.

If you are ever in doubt what different things mean on our website, you can follow the little how-to buttons. That will lead you to our dedicated area, where we try to explain as much as possible about graphics cards - ie. how to attain the maximum performance.

In our GFX test section you will be able to find all the tests of graphics cards, that we have done over the years. Remember, we always review products based on our own subjective findings and experiences with the product. That is also why we guarantee untainted stories of how a product performs.

The news button is meant for when you have an interest in reading the latest news about graphics cards. It might be very relevant, if you want to form an overview of new products coming soon, or just recent trends and developments.


Read more

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