We’re going through the best graphics cards of 2019, one GPU at a time, to help with PC builds before the end of the year. AMD & NVIDIA had a lot in store.
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Referring to a year’s worth of benchmarks, we’ll be talking about the best video cards / GPUs of 2019, with categories like Best Overall, Most Well-Rounded, Best Enthusiast Card, Best Budget, and more. AMD really came out swinging this year, finally, but is still lacking cards in half the price classes. Even still, the RX 5700 XT and non-XT cards are competitive with NVIDIA. Meanwhile, NVIDIA has refreshed its lineup to push its offerings from low-end to high-end.
With #BlackFriday here, and #CyberMonday next, it’s clearly peak consumerism season. As a reminder, we’d ask that you don’t get caught-up in discounts and try to instead buy only what’s actually wanted or needed. Practice responsible buying and don’t generate more e-waste if it’s not a product you really want.
Watch our Best RX 5700 XT partner card break-down here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5McVc0SQMHU
GPUs FEATURED (in order of appearance)
AMD RX 5700 XT (Sapphire Pulse on Amazon): https://geni.us/MVkw
NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super (Gigabyte Windforce on Amazon): https://geni.us/flTk1d
BEST ENTHUSIAST CARD
AMD RX 5700 (Powercolor Red Dragon on Amazon): https://geni.us/AzXLD7B
HONORABLE MENTION: EVGA RTX 2080 Ti KINGPIN (Amazon): https://geni.us/Ah4CX
NVIDIA GTX 1660 Super (MSI Ventus on Amazon): https://geni.us/YlUZUjB
NVIDIA GTX 1650 Super (MSI Ventus on Amazon): https://geni.us/kH318
HONORABLE MENTION: If you can wait, AMD has an RX 5500 and allegedly an RX 5300 coming out toward end of year, but we’re not sure on expected availability
WORST TREND: Video card naming & pointless product segmentation!
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