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 GT 1030 Graphics Cards

The GeForce GT 1030 is the latest entry-level NVIDIA graphics card that is based on the super power efficient Pascal architecture. With 384 cores and support for multiple displays it makes a great choice for a home or office PC.

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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Graphics Cards

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is based on the latest Pascal architecture which provides awesome performance while consuming very little power. Armed with 768 cores and 4GB of GDDR5 memory the GTX 1050 Ti provides smooth frame rates in all games at 1920 x 1080.

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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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GeForce GT 730 Graphics Cards

NVIDIA's GeForce GT 730 is available in a number of configurations. The one with 96 cores uses the older Fermi architecture, while the 384 core version uses the latest, highly efficient Maxwell one, and is available with either 2GB of DDR3 or 1GB of faster GDDR5. They all run over the PCI Express 2.0 bus and require no PSU connection, making them very suitable for upgrading older machines. They can handle some very light gaming workloads but are most suitable for silent home theatre and multimedia PCs.

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Graphics Card Cooler Kits

VGA coolers are the best way to cool your Graphics card when overclocking. This prevents damage to your components and can also decrease fan noise on certain graphics cards. Updated

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SLI Bridges

An SLI (Scalable Link Interface) bridge is used to connect two or more NVIDIA graphics cards together for increased performance in games and applications. SLI bridges come in different sizes as the PCI-E slots are not always in the same place on motherboards, so make sure you buy the right size SLI bridge.

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