Updated in May 2021
Despite the rather tragic situation in which the market finds itself, we still wanted to update the guide to give you an idea of which video cards to buy when, finally, they become available again. The scene is dominated by Nvidia solutions, mainly for their excellent support for ray tracing and for the presence of DLSS, which guarantees a truly remarkable performance improvement even when you do not go to enable ray tracing. If you are still convinced that technology is superfluous then you might be interested in the Radeon RX 6700 XT, a video card that offers great performance in classic rasterization and is perfect for playing in Full HD and Quad HD without active ray tracing.
What is the video card?
It is a vital component if you want to build a PC for gaming. The graphics card takes care of rendering video game graphics, then displaying them on your monitor.
The more powerful the better, as a powerful video card allows you to have high performance, therefore smooth video games, but also to set a higher graphic quality, therefore to see more beautiful images.
Performance and quality of detail are closely tied to the resolution you want to play at. To play games on a monitor capable of showing content in Full HD (1080p) you need a video card of not too high power, so you can spend relatively little.
If, on the other hand, you have a 4K screen and you want to play with good performance, the required investment will be much higher.
You can go more into the merits of choosing the video card in the article “How to choose the video card”(Which you can consult here), in which we explain all the facets of a choice on which your gameplay experience will depend.
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