GPU - AMD

Graphics cards are of the utmost importance in rigs intended for gaming or workstation PCs. For graphically intensive software and high-end games, a discrete card like those here is a must. AMD and NVIDIA dominate this market, and both firms offer a huge variety of cards across a broad spectrum of prices – cards for gamers start at just over £20 and can reach almost £1,000. Features and cooling solutions are just as diverse, but with any card you need to check that your case has room for it, your PSU has the right connections and that its display outputs meet your needs.

Radeon RX 470 Graphics Cards

ased on the new power efficient Polaris architecture with 14nm FinFET transistors, the RX 470 has 2,048 stream processors and 4 or 8GB of GDDR5 memory and so provides silky smooth frame rates on a 1920 x 1080 and good frame rates at 2560 x 1440 too. The Radeon RX 470 is a commedable choice for a mid range gaming PC as it supports advanced technologies such as DirectX 12, CrossFire and FreeSync.

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Radeon RX 480 Graphics Cards

Based on the new power efficient Polaris architecture with 14nm FinFET transistors, the RX 480 has 2,304 stream processors and 8GB of GDDR5 memory and so provides silky smooth frame rates on a 1920 x 1080 or 2560 x 1440 monitor with all the detail settings dialled up. The Radeon RX 480 is a solid choice for a high end gaming PC especially as it supports advanced technologies such as DirectX 12, CrossFire and FreeSync.

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