Graphics cards are an extremely important part of anyone’s PC build. Usually it's the most expensive part of your system, and is the main powerhorse behind what kind of performance you can get in the latest games. But simply choosing what GPU you want is only half the battle, as there are also other benefits to look out for.
To put it simply, when buying a graphics card there are two major brands to choose from: Nvidia or AMD. With Nvidia, you’ll get many benefits like the GeForce Experience and DLSS support. AMD has a similar software to GeForce Experience, and its version of DLSS (FSR) is available for GPUs from other brands, so the software there is a bigger selling point.
That’s one of the more obvious choices to make when buying a new card and the benefits that come with it. But then custom cards also introduce different designs with various cooling options, clock speeds, and other benefits like RGB lighting support or even a small LCD screen on the side.
Either way, picking the right graphics card isn’t always just about buying what you can afford (although, that is certainly the case at the moment), as there are other features you can look out for. So we want to know what features do you look for in a graphics card other than performance? And just to be clear: we're talking about choosing between different brands and what they offer for the same GPU, not necessarily the difference between buying differently performing cards.
So what do you think? How do you normally choose your graphics card? Is it based on price, performance, or other features you get with it? Do you care about smaller features like RGB lighting or a small LCD screen on the side? And how has your experience been with the GPU you’ve chosen in terms of extra features? Would you choose a different brand or design next time? Let’s debate!