Read our buyer's guide before picking out your next GPU
Looking to upgrade your graphics card? Follow our tips to help you choose the right GPU for your PC...
It's easy to get carried away and overprovision for your next graphics card. Our advice is to set a generous GPU budget then make sure you stick to it.
There's no point dropping a grand on a graphics card to play games on your 720p TV. Check your resolution and refresh rate and buy accordingly.
High refresh rate monitors keep getting cheaper. If you're planning an upgrade, buy a GPU that can squeeze the most out of that new display.
Our general rule: You should buy new tech when you need new tech... unless a new generation of GPU is imminent.
Nvidia once ruled the enthusiast lineup and AMD the entry-level kit. That's not always the case now. Read our reviews to pick the right model of GPU for you.
Factory overclocks let manufacturers up clock speeds, offering you more for your money. Don't want to manually overclock? A factory OC can help.
There are two common types of GPU cooling: blower and axial. Blower cards are cheaper but run hotter, while Axials feature more fans and run cooler.
The more powerful the graphics card, the bigger the GPU. Hence more power draw. Make sure your PSU meets the wattage specs of your next GPU.
Rocking a mini-ITX PC or have a particularly compact mini tower? Ensure there's enough horizontal and vertical space to fit the GPU you're eying up.
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