GPU - NVIDIA

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.

GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Graphics Cards

The 6GB version of the GeForce GTX 1060 mid-range graphics card has more cores than the 3GB version (1280 versus 1152) and so runs games faster. As the third card based on the new Pascal architecture it not only runs games faster than previous generation Maxwell cards, but consumes less power and is quieter. Keep an eye out for the latest Plus versions which have higher clocked memory for even faster performance in games.

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GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics Cards

The GeForce GTX 1070 is the second GPU using the new Pascal architecture that replaces older Maxwell cards such as the GTX 970. Pascal means much higher performance and power efficiency, so the GTX 1070 with 1,920 cores is ideally suited for gaming at resolutions such as 2,560 x 1,440 or a VR headset.

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GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Cards

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the latest graphics card based on Pascal architecture and is so powerful it delivers silky smooth frame rates in games at 4K and VR. Featuring 3584 cores and a whopping 11GB of GDDR5X memory the GTX 1080 Ti is the most powerful gaming graphics card on the market and is a perfect combination with a high resolution monitor or VR headset.

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