2019 has seen a great selection of new graphics cards enter the market, offering powerful performance for gamers and other power users.
For those buying a new graphics card, it is important to understand which provides the best performance within your budget.
While new GPUs offer superior performance to these older-generation graphics cards, the older technologies are sometimes available at cheaper prices.
RTX Super range
Nvidia recently launched its new Super range of GeForce RTX graphics cards, which offer improved performance compared to the previous-generation lineup.
The RTX 2060 Super offers more memory than the original RTX 2060, and is nearly as powerful as the original RTX 2070.
Both the RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080 Super graphics cards have a similar price to the cards they replace, despite their improved performance.
Radeon RX 5700
AMD also recently launched new two new GPUs: the Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT, which compete with the RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 GPUs respectively.
At a press conference that showcased these new cards, AMD claimed that the RX 5700 XT was capable of outperforming the GeForce RTX 2070 by 20fps in 1440p gaming.
Both cards offer 8GB GDDR6 memory and support 4K HDR content at 144Hz.
The best graphics cards on the market
G3D Mark displays the benchmark figures for the leading high-end graphics cards typically used by gamers.
The results comprise thousands of graphics card benchmark tests performed using the PerformanceTest benchmarking platform.
These results show that the RTX 2080 Ti remains the best card for gamers, with the RTX 2080 Super not far behind, despite its much cheaper price.
The top-performing graphics cards for gamers can be found below along with their local pricing. This pricing is taken from Wootware, unless stated otherwise.
Special edition versions of these GPUs have been excluded from the comparison.
|Best Graphics Cards in South Africa|
|Graphics card||G3D Mark Score||Price|
|GeForce RTX 2080 Ti||16,785||R22,999|
|GeForce RTX 2080 Super||16,640||R14,599 (Aorus)|
|GeForce RTX 2080||15,569||R16,075|
|Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000||14,916||R63,100|
|GeForce RTX 2070 Super||14,467||R10,699|
|GeForce GTX 1080 Ti||14,257||N/A|
|GeForce RTX 2070||14,168||R7,584|
|Nvidia Titan X||13,665||N/A|
|Quadro RTX 4000||13,664||R14,799|
|GeForce RTX 2060 Super||13,403||R12,199 (ROG)|
|Radeon RX 5700 XT||13,046||R8,799|
|GeForce RTX 2060||12,903||R7,399|
|Quadro RTX 5000||12,717||R31,870|
|GeForce GTX 1080||12,453||R13,899 (ROG)|
|GeForce GTX 1070 Ti||12,329||R14,370 (ROG)|
|Quadro RTX 8000||12,276||R86,038|
|Radeon RX Vega 64||11,993||R9,342 (Sapphire Nitro+)|
|Radeon Pro Vega 56||11,950||N/A|
|Radeon RX Vega 56||11,919||R6,999 (ROG)|
|Radeon RX 5700||11,640||R7,648|
|GeForce GTX 1660 Ti||11,456||R5,499|
|Radeon Pro Vega 64||11,456||N/A|
|GeForce GTX 980 Ti||11,407||N/A|
|GeForce GTX 1070||11,358||R9,176|
|GeForce GTX 1660||10,716||R5,099|
|GeForce GTX Titan X (Evetech)||10,700||R20,999|
|Radeon RX 590||9,367||R3,779 (XFX)|
|Radeon R9 Fury||9,175||N/A|
|GeForce GTX 1060 6GB||9,096||R4,952|
|GeForce GTX 1060 3GB||8,983||R4,297|
|Radeon R9 390X||8,510||N/A|
|Radeon RX 580||8,490||R7,166|
|Radeon RX 480||8,137||N/A|
|Radeon R9 390||8,099||N/A|
|GeForce GTX 1650||7,858||R2,899|
|Radeon RX 470||7,678||N/A|
|Radeon RX 570||6,886||R4,239|
|GeForce 1050 Ti||6,030||R2,949|