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2021 has been great for PC games, seeing the release of hugely popular titles such as Hitman 3 and Ghostrunner, with the latest versions of established series like Far Cry (Far Cry 6) and Battlefield (Battlefield 2042) set to release before the year ends.

The release of the aforementioned PC games makes the need for a great graphics processing unit (GPU) for gamers even more pressing. A good GPU not only provides a richer gaming experience, it effectively takes some load off from the CPU and increases the overall performance of 3D applications and software you use.

In this article, we’ll take a detailed look at the top 5 GPUs you should consider buying to make the most of current and upcoming PC titles. We’ll also discuss their crypto-mining capabilities, as GPUs have now started being used for mining due to their efficiency over CPUs.

GPUs for Crypto Mining and Gaming:

  1. Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080
  2. AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
  3. Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090
  4. Nvidia CMP 40HX
  5. AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

After introducing each GPU, we will explain:

  • Which GPU is best for crypto mining
  • Which GPU is best for gaming

1. Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080

Starting at just $699, Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 contains the new and improved Ampere architecture. Crafted with 54 billion transistors, the Ampere architecture is a technology that accelerates AI adoption. The architecture also brings upgraded tensor cores for Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), tapping into groundbreaking AI to boost frame rates while generating excellent, crisp game images.

By extending the power of tensor cores, Ampere architecture allows you plenty of room to crank up your gaming resolutions to the max for a stunning visual experience. The RTX 3080 brings 10GB of GDDR6X graphics RAM, 320-bit memory interface width, memory speed of 19,000 MHz and a maximum digital resolution of 7680×4320, allowing it to provide a splendid gaming experience while delivering a highly improved performance in comparison to its predecessor, the RTX 2080.


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Furthermore, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 features ray tracing, simulating the physical behavior of light to bring real-time and cinematic-quality rendering to even the most visually intense games. The best thing about the ray tracing feature in this card is that due to DLSS technology’s video rendering techniques, it doesn’t sacrifice the frame rate while maintaining amazing video…

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