How to choose a graphics card: Your 2020 buying guide

This video will walk you through the basic factors you’ll need to consider when choosing a graphics card, or GPU. Though a computer can do basic work and even play some games without a dedicated graphics card, you’ll want a GPU to do any serious gaming or video production.

When picking a GPU you’ll likely start by determining your performance needs and price range – and then you’ll want to take a look at whether NVIDIA or AMD has the bettering products to fit your needs. Once you’ve narrowed down your choice, you should start to consider the different options offered by companies like ASUS, MSI, and Gigabyte in order to get the exact features you want at the right price for you.

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  1. Priyanshu Sinha on March 26, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    God of war gameplay

  2. RumblingAviationWW2 on March 26, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Don’t use intel!

  3. Loops on March 26, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    I ordered a faulty graphics card from you and never got a new one

  4. Priyanshu Sinha on March 26, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    🔥Suicide Story (TNA IMPACT GAME)🔥

  5. Christo Hees on March 26, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Bro i would call an rx570 and gtx 1650 low end and an rtx 2060 rx 5700 midrange

  6. Nayeli Rangel on March 26, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Okay great but i just want to play Minecraft

    (My laptop sounds like it just ran a mile after I open one tab)

  7. XanBlade on March 26, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    2060 is entry level? i think your marketing is entry level.

  8. Art Person on March 26, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Newegg is shady business. They make returns a nightmare. I still don’t have a refund.

  9. ittegapS Sauce on March 26, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Didn’t notice this was newegg until the end

  10. mouse mickey on March 26, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    is there ANY way i can contact someone at newegg customer support that
    can ACTUALLY HELP ME other than getting hung up on 6-7 times in a row ?
    is that the "newegg" customer service training at play here ? just keep
    hanging up until they go away ? over month i been trying to resolve such
    this .ANY phone number ?? ANY email? or is it ALL "go away" support ? i got do this kind crap to resolve issues ?

  11. Hitesh Hotchandani on March 26, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Hi I am planning to buy RTX 3080 Graphic Card –> Can you suggest which option should i choose:

    COLORFUL-iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Advanced 10G-V OR
    INNO 3D I Chill X4 RTX 3080

  12. UplaySucks on March 26, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    2021 guide: Just don’t

  13. King of Eden on March 26, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    When the "entry level" graphics cards are well out of budget 🙃🙃

  14. Oldy Boy on March 26, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    I have YouTube channel I want to record gameplay in high setting and end edit them in 4k resolution what GPU I need
    I’m going to play old games bcz playing old games in 4k that’s my niche

  15. PhYcOpAtHs • on March 26, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Someone tell me what display port is

  16. Bart B. on March 26, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Left pc gaming somewhat in 2005 to become "adult".
    Comes back in 2020, thinks he wil now have the money for top tier products.

    This is STILL studying…

  17. HollyJolly on March 26, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    So I’m seeing mixed reactions in the comments. Is the 2060 not a good fit for beginners? I’m just trying to play XIV and be able to stream it and I’m quite new to these level of specs (man, and I thought I knew about computers)

  18. Justin Hernandez on March 26, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Well, this video didn’t age well. Just heard last week that Nvidia is working on the 4080.

  19. Dale Wilson on March 26, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Can somebody tell me what card I could get for around 150usd ?

  20. Perfecto Reviews and Gigs on March 26, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Awesome Video! What Nvidia card DDR3 4GB-6GB can I use on a HP Compaq 8200 (slim) that can fit ?

  21. guy on March 26, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    How do you pick a video card?
    Mario says: Check the specs and tech, test it out also to see if its good. Luigi says: B I G N U M B E R S I N T H E N A M E,
    M O R E F R A M E S I N T H E
    G A M E

    Tico will be considered a good quality video card:

  22. keepsii on March 26, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    TL ; DR get a single fan blower style gpu for better temperatures

  23. Mengwai Jim on March 26, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    What does those numbers mean like “2080ti”? Is the higher it is, the better it is?

  24. Marcel Selmanovic on March 26, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    0:37 *demonetized*

  25. Muhammad RafZor on March 26, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Meh. In the past centuries you can get a performance graphics card for just 250$.
    In now days we are fightning against scalpers, deep AI learners, bitcoin miners, cloud gaming servers. Are you wish this situations gonna Let the price down? Lol. Gtx 1080Ti is still expensive in 2021.gatcha

  26. Aj K on March 26, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    I usually play only nvidia type games. But with the smart memory on the new Amd gpu I really wanna know which would be t

  27. Alex Brg on March 26, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    So if i understand i cant run warzone better than a console without spending 2k on a card…

  28. Grapplex on March 26, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    if i have a monitor that uses VGA, will it still work if the graphics card doesnt have one?

  29. I_Mito on March 26, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    These graphics cards cost as much as my pc I’m just selling my ox and switching back to console so I don’t have to deal with this

  30. SenpaiWii on March 26, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    ah yes low price

  31. captianyomama4500 on March 26, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    i would say watch out for the 2080 ti. mine broke within a year, with no hope for a refund. its really janky on the newest windows as well

  32. Obito Is Best Uchiha on March 26, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I’m a simple man

    Give me good graphic at base setting and we good

    Although I would like to see RTX as I’ve never experienced it before

  33. Eijiro Kirishima on March 26, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Which one should I get for running streams and Minecraft? The information in this video went one ear and out the other

  34. Ehren Morris on March 26, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    The tariff was removed why the prices still like 40% higher?!

  35. sandip shinde on March 26, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    How use for 4k video editing gpu

  36. Kryo on March 26, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    why are pc parts soooooo expensive with how much all this stuff costs i could just buy a ps5

  37. Pat Adams on March 26, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Is the rtx3080 better than the 2080super?

  38. espnz _ on March 26, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    I bought my monitor not knowing anything. I just thought I could plug in my Xbox and play. For some reason I can’t control the audio or the brightness does that mean I need a graphic card?

  39. BluTofu on March 26, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    “Your Graphics Card does not meet the minimum requirement to run sfm”

  40. Cosmia's Stash on March 26, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    guess I’ll go back to playing stardew valley

  41. Shahjahan Mir on March 26, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    this is the best video!! thank you simplifying GPUs on the market. Theres so many and its so hard to choose the best one! this made it much easier for me <3

  42. Dr.D Strudel on March 26, 2021 at 11:35 pm


  43. The Lost Boy on March 26, 2021 at 11:37 pm


  44. Grove street Family member on March 26, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    THX I have a low on pc thank you for telling me this now I can finally run arma 3 better and counter strike

  45. boredstudent on March 26, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    I want to eventually get a 20 or 30 series GPU but for my first gaming PC that I built, I went with a GTX 1080 Ti. And I went with an Intel CPU. i7-9700K. I was considering going with an i9-9900K but 9700 is what I hear a lot of gaming PCs use

  46. Daniel Pinilla on March 26, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    "The 2060 super, Nvidia’s entry level GPU"


  47. Fahrrad Mittelfranken on March 26, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    2:40 super card? Like a GTX 1660 Super?

  48. conchkritz on March 26, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    *cries in integrated graphics*

  49. conchkritz on March 26, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    graphics card is strong

    *but source spaghetti is stronger*

  50. Jennifer Doyle on March 26, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Here’s a list that helped me out.
    In the end, I went with #5.


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