I haven’t written much about graphics cards in the last couple of years. While they are a very important part of having a powerful computer, it was extremely expensive to buy them. Today I’m going to dip my toe back into the graphics card waters even though the prices aren’t completely back to normal. Yes, there will be a link to Amazon that offers you the best price currently available while earning me a small commission. Nothing else was provided to me for writing this.
Whether or not you’ve delved into cryptocurrency, it has had a massive effect on the graphics card market. The most powerful cards were horded because they could be used for mining crypto. Unfortunately this meant they were either unavailable or priced sky high for folks wanting one to power the graphics on their computer.
Prices have come down and so I’ll suggest the ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti as a very powerful graphics card with a price more reasonable than in the past months. Yes, it is still priced higher than where it should be priced. But the premium is far less than in the past. Part of the reason is that NVIDIA made the cards less desirable for crypto miners.
No, it isn’t the absolute fastest card out there as you’d pay far more for that card. It is considered the best mid-range card. Don’t let that fool you, it is still really fast for those who want great graphics performance on their computer. While they are marketed towards gamers, they can also boost performance of other graphics and video apps.
If you are building a new computer, this would be a great option for you. For those with computers a couple of years old, you’d likely see less of a boost.