The higher the resolution, the higher the hardware requirements: it was like that long before the 4K era, but this rule of thumb still holds today. As 4K Gaming is on the rise, we are introducing some graphics cards that meet the requirements.
Graphics cards for 4K Gaming: what Nvidia and AMD offer
Theoretically, even older, very cheap graphics cards are able to resolve the screen in 4K. In practice, this does not do much if the Framerate drops. Graphics cards that can also display 4K content fluently (i.e. with at least 30-40 FPS) are in demand.
Another advantage of graphics cards designed specifically for 4K Gaming is the cooling. Even under very high loads, the cards remain cool, so that the FPS are smooth and no damage occurs in the long run.
With the Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Super OC, you get an energy-efficient, overclocked graphics card that can display 4K content in detail.
The EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming is currently one of the top models among graphics cards. Thanks to the fans and a large GPU, 4K Gaming is no Problem for this graphics card.
From Nvidia, the slightly cheaper models Geforce GTX 1080 Ti and Geforce GTX 1070 Ti are also recommended with only slightly lower performance.
AMD also offers the Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX Vega 56.
So it remains that the graphics card is currently the biggest price factor for high-end Gaming. Unlike CPU and RAM, graphics cards are also relatively quickly outdated again, which makes the investment all the more expensive if you want to operate 4K Gaming.