If you follow the PC gaming community you know of NVIDIA; they basically own the high end GPU market. If you want one of the strongest GPUs for your computer, you’ll be buying an NVIDIA card. In your studies for the strongest GPU, you may have come across a mysterious card from NVIDIA. It costs more than a Titan X GPU, it isn’t a part of their GeForce line, and costs way more than any graphics card out there. Why does it cost so much? Do I need to get one for my high end PC? Read more “The Quadro: Not for the Weak of Wallet”
At the Game Developers Conference, Nvidia dropped a bomb: the 1080 Ti is real and it is coming very soon. Nvidia has been relatively silent after the release of the GTX 1080 back in May of 2016. They have had control of the GPU market for quite a while; their GPUs are by far the strongest on the market, with AMD lagging far behind them in terms of power. However, Nvidia have seemed to back themselves into a corner; they have the most powerful GPU on the market, the Titan X, which was leagues above any other graphics card, but did not sell due to its ridiculous price tag of $1200. Nvidia had a choice: either keep their current course and slowly increment their cards while their strongest cards don’t sell, or do something radically different. They chose to do the latter and thus, the 1080 Ti was born.
Many new PC gamers are duped yearly into thinking that more than 60 fps (frames per second) means a better PC gaming experience. PC gamers are wasting money and resources on such endeavors as a high volume of frames per second, when more than a certain amount just won’t make a difference.
Frames per second (or FPS) are a necessary qualification for any gaming PC. The frame rate on the computer dictates how fast, visually, a game will run.
Running more than the optimum range for frames per second takes up valuable GPU, memory, and time. The rule of thumb: Try to keep it between 30 and 60 fps for the smoothest experience, without using too many resources. Read more “Is More Than 60 FPS Better?”