The best graphics cards for South African PC gamers

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
Radeon VII 14,287 R13,343
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
Quadro P600 13,556 N/A
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 GP100 12,817 R91,724
Quadro RTX 5000 12,717 R31,870
Quadro GV100 12,699 R141,421
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

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