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We tested 898 graphics cards in the Hardware.Info test lab. This overview shows you the best graphics cards according to our editorial staff, based on our most recent test results. This page is updated whenever we conclude new tests.

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AMD Radeon RX 580

Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ 8GB
May 21, 2017

Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ 8GB: Affordable and fast RX 580

The Sapphire Nitro+ is an affordable RX 580 and, while it is not the quietest, can overclock very well considering the 'regular' XTX-chip and has good performance.
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AMD Radeon RX 570

MSI Radeon RX 570 Gaming X 4GB
May 21, 2017

MSI Radeon RX 570 Gaming X 4GB: Quiet and fast Radeon RX 570

The MSI RX 570 Gaming X is fast and quiet. Combined with the relatively low price it is an excellent choice.
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Gigabyte Aorus Radeon RX 570 4GB
May 21, 2017

Gigabyte Aorus Radeon RX 570 4GB: Fast and quiet Radeon RX 570

The Gigabyte RX 570 Aorus is fast and quiet. Combined with the relatively low price it is an excellent choice.
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini 11GB
July 27, 2017

Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini 11GB: Mini-ITX performance breakthrough

Zotac offers a completely new performance level at this size with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini. If your case does not have room for monstercards of 27 cm or even longer, a GeForce GTX 1070 was the fastest card you could install up until this point. This can be the difference between fine and unplayable in a lot of games and is a big achievement.
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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11GB
May 16, 2017

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11GB: Affordable but excellent GTX 1080 Ti

If you want to spend a bit less, MSI has the best alternative. The GTX 1080 Ti Gaminx X is significantly cheaper than the Gigabyte card while not being loud or slow, however it's a bit less powerful in every area. The cooling efficiency is excellent and if you tune the fan profile a little you can make the card just as silent, if not even more silent than the Gigabyte Aorus.
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Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11GB
May 16, 2017

Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11GB: The best GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Aorus Xtreme is not the cheapest card in the test, but it is the fastest and quietest one. The 4 year warranty period is also outstanding.
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ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC 11GB
May 16, 2017

ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC 11GB: GTX 1080 Ti with extra features

The GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC is not a bad buy at all. It's nice and fast and packs plenty of features, such as Aura Sync and FanConnect, however the card is not the quietest.
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming X 4GB
August 6, 2017

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming X 4GB: Whisper-quiet GTX 1050 Ti with excellent performance

Both the GTX 1050 Gaming X and the GTX 1050 Ti Gaming X receive an Excellent Choice Award - they perform excellently and they operate silently. The dual-fan cooler might be a bit overkill, however this allows MSI to reduce the noise level to a minimum.
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 OC LP 2GB
May 1, 2017

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 OC LP 2GB: Ideal card for a HTPC

The Gigabyte GTX 1050 OC LP is affordable and ideal for a HTPC: it's low-profile, not longer than a motherboard in fact, and what's more, it's also fairly quiet. A second HDMI port makes things even better.
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MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Gaming X 2GB
February 5, 2017

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Gaming X 2GB: Very quiet GTX 1050

The MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Gaming X 2GB offers decent performance and is far from audible thanks to its cooler and the fan profile.
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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 G1 Gaming 2GB
February 5, 2017

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 G1 Gaming 2GB: Fine performance at Full HD

Gigabyte's GTX 1050 performs just a bit better than the other cards we have tested so far. It also gets a bit warmer while being marginally louder, however all in all it's an acceptable trade-off. Get this one, if you're looking for the best GTX 1050 in terms of performance.
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB
December 20, 2016

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB: Solid GTX 1060 6GB at a good price

The Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB and Inno3D GTX 1060 Gaming OC 6GB receive a Great Value award. They produce some noise but are still {c:gb}26 pounds / 30 euros{/c:gb}{c:us}31 dollars{/c:us} to {c:gb}34 pounds / 40 euros{/c:gb}{c:us}42 dollars{/c:us} cheaper than the MSI. With that they are solid options for someone that does not care about silence.
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080

ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Strix OC 8GB
June 17, 2016

ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Strix OC 8GB: Quiet, cool GTX 1080 with nice extras.

ASUS has released a total package. The card is fast, quiet and remains quiet during long gaming sessions. It's definitely worth considering, especially if you like the extra features that the GTX 1080 Strix offers.
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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8GB
June 1, 2016

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8GB: Efficient cooler, high performance in games and relatively quiet

MSI has set the benchmark for the other variants of the GeForce GTX 1080. The cooler is efficient and is able to retain the boost speed, without producing a lot of noise.
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC 8GB
September 2, 2016

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC 8GB: The fastest Mini-ITX graphics card at the moment

If you have a compact case that is too small to house a full-size graphics card, this Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini-ITX is the card for you. It is clearly faster than the R9 Nano, up until this point the fastest option for a so-called ‘ITX graphics card.’ However, if you have room for a bigger card, we advise you to utilize this space.
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB
July 22, 2015

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB: Sharply priced GTX 980 Ti without any disadvantages.

A GTX 980 Ti with good performance, adequate cooling and a low noise level. The card doesn't stand out in terms of clock frequencies or overclocking potential, but we weren't able to find any real downsides to this card. Combine that fact with the good price and it makes this card from MSI the ideal GTX 980 Ti for the 'normal' gamer.
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