This last month for computer gaming has been busy; with Computex in Taipei pushing out product announcements and Nvidia and AMD releasing their latest gaming graphics cards. As gamers, we all know the graphics card in your computer is one of the main focus for your games. With the rise of increasingly demanding games, having the right graphics card matters. Recently, monitors with a 1920x1080 resolution is entry level, with 1440p monitors taking center stage, and 4k being the trend that has not hit all homes yet. However the triple A (AAA) game development companies aren't holding back and making their games look sleeker and prettier with every new game release.
Nvidia just announced their GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards which is bringing in the true dawn of ultra high resolution capability. Before this new generation of graphics cards from Nvidia, playing games at ultra high detail at 1080p was easy for most top end cards. The GTX 980 and GTX 970 that were released in 2014 existed during the transition from 1080p gaming into the 1440p and 4k era. These cards couldn't offer the performance that was needed to push a game at a 1440p or 4k resolution monitor, especially at a $500-$700 price point. What existed from 2014-2015 was the $700 980ti and $1000 GTX Titan X from Nvidia.
Enter the GTX 1080, a graphics card that doubles the performance of the GTX Titan X but at a $600 price and including the GTX 1070 that still exceeds the Titan X but at a $350 price. This new lineup of graphics cards will make gaming cheap with massive performance boosts. In the past, to play big titles like Battlefield or Rise of the Tomb Raider at max detail levels you would need to invest big money into graphics cards that were almost $1000. Now you can spend a quarter of that cost and experience demanding titles at max detail without breaking the bank.
AMD also just announced their new and current flag ship card; the RX 480, that will offer high resolution game play at max detail starting at $199.00, that will near compete with Nvidia's GTX 1070 card. Clearly 2016 is the year for exciting new gaming experiences. Now almost anyone can buy a brand new graphics card and play any game that is on the market at that precious ultra high setting and see that FPS counter exceed 60 or more!
In Boise Idaho, we are limited dramatically to where we can buy in town. RJM Computers is the place for a gamers delight and will be stocking all new NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards once they become available to stock at the store. In writing this I am known as the gaming and graphics card “guy” at RJM. Stop by the store at 4524 W. Overland Road or call 472-2800 and ask for Austin if you have any more questions about these new video cards. We also stock over 3000 other computer items and service all brands of computer desktops and laptops.
Radeon™ RX 480 set to drive premium VR experiences into the hands of millions of consumers; starting at just $199First Polaris architecture-based graphics processor to deliver premium VR capability with less than half the power consumption; expected to accelerate the size of the VR-ready install-base and dramatically increase the pace of VR ecosystem growth
COMPUTEX 2016, TAIPEI, Taiwan 6/1/2016AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today unveiled the company’s strategy for its upcoming Polaris architecture-based Radeon™ RX Series graphics cards, introducing impressive levels of VR performance and future-proof technologies1 at a variety of price points. The Radeon RX 480 delivers premium VR capability at a stunning price of starting at just $199 for the 4GB edition.
Set for launch and availability on June 29th, the Radeon™ RX 480 will deliver the world’s most affordable solution for premium PC VR experiences, delivering VR capability common in $500 GPUs.
“VR is the most eagerly anticipated development in immersive computing ever, and is the realization of AMD’s Cinema 2.0 vision that predicted the convergence of immersive experiences and interactivity back in 2008,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “As we look to fully connect and immerse humanity through VR, cost remains the daylight between VR being only for the select few, and universal access for everyone. The Radeon™ RX Series is a disruptive technology that adds rocket fuel to the VR inflection point, turning it into a technology with transformational relevance to consumers.”