Top 6 Graphics Cards For Gaming January 2017

Updated on April 23, 2022

Are you in the market for a new graphics card for 2017? High-end and entry-level models are represented in this list of the best-selling graphics processing units (GPUs).

Graphics Card: ROG Strix Gaming OC 8GB GTX 1080 from ASUS

ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 ROG Strix Gaming OC 8GB Video Card

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  • Memory Size: 8GB
  • Memory Bandwidth: GDDR5X
  • Core Clock:
    • OC Mode: 1936 MHz/1784 MHz
    • Gaming Mode: 1898 MHz/1759 MHz
  • Number of Fans: 3

 

When ASUS blends Republic of Gamers (ROG) branding with Strix branding to produce a unique feature for this finest aftermarket graphics card, you can’t miss the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 series.

Performance-wise, the card is 5.7 percent faster than any Founders Edition GPU while running at 1440p, compared to any other card. That it can boost up to over 60 frames per second on any 4K panel, a feature significantly greater to that of other graphics cards and critical to a high-end gaming experience, is what sets this card apart. Virtual reality experiences may be enjoyed at any moment thanks to the HDMI ports on this ROG Strix video card.

The card’s shroud features RGB LED lights, making it appealing to those who want to build visually stunning PC systems. In addition, the card employs DirectCU III technology with three fans to reduce noise and heat by 30% while increasing performance by 3 times.

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Two. Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming 8GB Video Card

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming 8GB Video Card

  • Memory Size: 8GB
  • Memory Bandwidth: GDDR5
  • Core Clock:
    • OC Mode: 1822 MHz/1620 MHz
    • Gaming Mode: 1784 MHz/1594 MHz
  • Number of Fans: 3

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The GeForce GTX 1070 is a mid-to-high-end graphics card, capable of playing 1440p games just well, despite its inability to handle 4K resolutions. This GTX 1070 card is more likely to be the second choice for gamers who want to save money but still get a great high-performance experience from their graphics card purchase.

As a reminder, the GTX 1070 is just 10% faster than the GTX 980 Ti, so if you’re looking to upgrade from the 980 Ti, this isn’t the best option.

AMD Radeon RX 480 Nitro+ 8GB Graphics Card from Sapphire

Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 480 NITRO+ 8GB Video Card

  • Memory Size: 8GB
  • Memory Bandwidth: GDDDR5
  • Core Clock:
    • OC Mode: N/A
    • Gaming Mode: 1342 MHz/1208MHz
  • Number of Fans: 2

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There are no AMD graphics cards that can compete with the Geforce GTX 1080 or GTX 1070 series, which are the top of the line from NVIDIA. The AMD Radeon RX 480, on the other hand, is one of AMD’s greatest mid-range graphics cards.

Since its initial release, AMD Radeon RX 480 GPU has seen a substantial increase in performance thanks to AMD’s extensive driver support, and as a result has been steadily ascending the ranks of mid-range GPUs. 60 FPS and above 1,200 MHz while boosting in gaming mode make this card the greatest value for your money. As an example, the Saphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 GPU is VR-ready, DX 12 compliant, and CrossFire-compatible. There are 4GB and 8GB versions of the card, but the majority of gamers choose the 8GB model because it offers superior performance and is more future-proof.

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Before upgrading your graphics card, take a look at our post Research Before Upgrading Your Graphics Cards for a list of things to keep in mind.

A GTX 1060 6GB graphics card from Gigabyte.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming G1 6GB Video Card

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  • Memory Size: 6GB
  • Memory Bandwidth: GDDR5
  • Core Clock:
    • OC Mode: 1847 MHz/1620 MHz
    • Gaming Mode: 1809 MHz/1594 MHz
  • Number of Fans: 2

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The GeFrce GTX 1060 is a fantastic mid-range option that’s well worth the money. The card is VR-ready and supports DirectX 12 on 1080p monitors. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming G1 6GB, another product from Gigabyte, gives you the stunning aesthetic you’ve seen in higher-end cards. It has RGB lighting and a stylish design.

Video Card: Gigabyte AMD Radeon RX 460 WindForce OC 4GB

Gigabyte AMD Radeon RX 460 WindForce OC 4GB Video Card

  • Memory Size: 4GB
  • Memory Bandwidth: GDDR5
  • Core Clock:
    • OC Mode: N/A
    • Gaming Mode: 1212 MHz/1125 MHz
  • Number of Fans: 2

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In games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 where high performance is not required, the RX 460 is the finest budget card.

The 4GB edition of the Gigabyte AMD Radeon RX 460 has adequate RAM for 1080p gaming resolution and fits well in a tiny form factor. As a bonus, the power consumption of this card is rather low, making it ideal for those who don’t have a power source capable of supporting high watts.

6. MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GAMING X 4GB Graphics Card. ‘

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GAMING X 4GB Video Card

  • Memory Size: 4GB
  • Memory Bandwidth: GDDR5
  • Core Clock:
    • OC Mode: 1493MHz/1379MHz
    • Gaming Mode: 1468MHz/1354 MHz
    • Silent Mode: 1392MHz/1290MHz
  • Number of Fans: 2

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Equivalent with RX 460, the Geforce GTX 1050 Ti is another budget card with relatively low requirements of power watts. Even though just being released a few months ago, GTX 1050 Ti draws gamers’ attention due to its affordable price, the great combination of performance and power usage. It is way enough for people playing games like Dota, Counter Strike and some other games that share similar features.

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