As consoles continue to disappoint, PC gaming takes more strides forwards.
We all knew they were coming. They’d been leaked, rumored, and pretty much verified by the concrete benchmark tests that went online a few days ago. Then Nvidia went ahead and announced a 24 hour event, and we knew that was that. They would announce another set of graphics cards, presumably at the high end, and the PC gaming market would move forward by another generation, at least as far as hardware is concerned.
And yep, they have done it.
Nvidia have announced two new high end GPUs, called the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970- as expected, they skipped straight to the 900s with these new ones. Both cards are shockingly high value, costing very little for the amount of power they deliver- the 980 packs 4GB of GDDR5 video ram and runs at just 165w TDP, and 5.2 billion transistors, and it is available for just £429. The 970 offers 4GB of VRAM and offers a TDP of just 145w, and it will retail for £259.
All in all, both are great graphics cards, and now, more than ever, is a good time to jump on board to PC gaming if you haven’t already, especially since the new consoles continue to disappoint.