The best graphics card is as intangible a commodity in 2021 as it was in the last few months of 2020. Stock is still tight, production remains constrained, and we have as much visibility over fresh cards coming into the channel as we do to the reasoning behind Jen-Hsun Huang’s vast spatula collection. It surely has to go further than, man likes to cook.
It’s been quite the circus if you’ve been looking for the best graphics card for your gaming PC over the last six months or so. With each passing generation throwing up new and exciting features, everyone wants a piece of the action. Unfortunately, this means the good GPU stock manages to fly off the shelves before anyone has a chance to check their bank balance.
Nvidia doesn’t expect to have normalcy return until May, at the earliest, and we’ve not heard one word from AMD on the matter…
Still, this year we find ourselves in the unprecedented situation where both Nvidia and AMD are offering up genuinely competitive gaming GPUs. The Nvidia Ampere generation offers a huge leap in performance over its previous architecture, with the Nvidia RTX 3080 and Nvidia RTX 3070 cards