11 Most Expensive Graphics Cards 2021

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The Graphics card is a necessary part of your laptop, that tackles graphic intensive tasks such as video games, media editing, and 3D design, etc. A laptop bearing a great graphics card can enhance and improve your experience and overall visual performance. It is a great tool that gives smooth computing, and therefore we listed her 10 most expensive graphics cards if the budget is not the problem.

In this era of video games and online content creation, graphics cards are in demand. NVIDIA and AMD are continuously releasing new tech graphics cards and increasingly competing. To find the best suitable for your work needs a lot of research but we have compiled the top ten for your ease. The expensive graphics card means the best gaming experience. Laptops sometimes fail to fulfil the need, and therefore you need to attach an extra to get the best gaming.

10 Most Expensive Graphics Cards Best for The Computers

Here we have compiled and reviewed the most expensive graphics cards present in the tech market. You can easily choose with its listed specs and purchase easily according to your need.

NVIDIA Titan RTX Graphics Card

Specifications:

Processor Cores 4608
Core Clock speed 1770 MHz
Memory 24 GB GDDR6
Memory Clock speed 7000 MHz
Memory Bandwidth 672 GBps
Outputs three DisplayPort 1.4 ports, one HDMI 2.0, and a USB Type-C port
Weight 4.5 pounds
Dimensions 12.95 x 3.66 x 6.89 inches

Design:

The Nvidia Titan RTX is one of the most expensive graphic cards in the market and may not be for everyone. It works for professionals who are working on heavy projects like geometry models, neural networks, etc. It might not be suitable for gamers as they can simply get two GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics with the price of this graphic card, and have a better gaming experience.

Nvidia states that it is designed for AI researchers, data scientists, content creators, deep learning developers and artists. Titan RTX features the same Thermal solution as the below GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card. It has a vapor chamber spread all over the PCB and has an aluminum fin stack on top. Shroud over the heatsink has dual 8.5cm fans with 13 blades. Fans blow the air through fins and exhaust the hot air from the top and bottom edges of the graphic card.

It features Turning-based colliers which are a lot better than blower-style. The graphic card looks attractive with matt black metal and polish gold finish accents around fans and shrouds. On the back of the graphic card, it supports three DisplayPort, an HDMI and a USB-C port.

Specs:

The Nvidia Titan RTX graphic card supports more CUDA cores and GPU boost clock speed than GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. It comes with 4608 CUDA cores, 1770 MHz GPU boost clock rating, a massive 24 GB GDDR6 RAM that has 7000 MHz speed and 672 GBps Bandwidth.

Software:

Nvidia offers different drivers for controlling LED backlight if your graphic card has any, overclocking, fan speed and many more features. You can install and update the driver from its website. The most common software in usage is Nvidiux; it detects the GPU you are using and allows you to control the configuration anytime.

 

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NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition

Specifications:

Processor Cores 4352
Core Clock speed 1635 MHz
Memory 11 GB GDDR6
Memory Clock speed 14000 MHz
Memory Bandwidth 616 GB
Outputs DisplayPort, HDMI, USB Type-C
Weight 4.4 pounds
Dimensions 10.5 x 1.75 x 4.55 inches

Design:

The Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition is among the most expensive cards from Nvidia. It introduces dual-fan cooling systems, the first time in Nvidia’s graphic card. Dual fans take the cool air from outside and blow it over the heat sink to distribute the heat and cool it down. Such a dual-fan technique is much better than blower-style coolers who only take in the cool air and throw the warm air from the back.

It also has a full-length vapor chamber that spreads out all over the graphic card’s PCB (printed circuit board). Both technologies combined give you quiet and cool performance while working or gaming. It features quite a number of ports compared to its predecessor. For the past four years, Nvidia used a multi-card setup but has ditched it with the NVLink that gives much better performance.

It transfers data at 50x more speed than the previous setup. The RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition has two such connectors which collectively can send data with 100GB bandwidth and easily connect the 8K monitors, multiple of them. On the backside of the card, it features a USB-C 3.1 Gen to port for connecting VR headsets, supporting UHD video, and 27 watts power connectivity.

Specs:

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition is the most expensive graphic card, and it justifies it with great specs. It has 4352 CUDA cores that are made up of two different cores, RT cores, and Tensor cores. The RT cores power up the ray-tracing technology and Tensor cores work with AI technology.

The Graphic card has a boost clock of 1635MHz and 11 GB GDDR6 VRAM with 14 Gbps memory bandwidth. RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition also has an additional technology called Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). It applies anti-aliasing and increases the resolution of the program at the same time.  

Software:

Nvidia offers different drivers for controlling LED backlight if your graphic card has any, overclocking, fan speed, and many more features. You can install and update the driver from its website. The most common software in usage is Nvidiux, it detects the GPU you are using and allows you to control the configuration anytime. Another software by the name GeForce experience LED visualizer gives you control of RGB lighting and you can set the color and patterns as you like.

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EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Graphics Card

Specifications:

Processor Cores 4532
Core Clock speed 1545 MHz
Memory 11 GB
Memory Clock speed 14000 MHz
Memory Bandwidth 616 Gbps
Outputs Three DisplayPort, USB Type-C, HDMI
Weight 3.7 pounds
Dimensions 10.62 x 15.1 x 4.38 inches

Design:

EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphic card is quite expensive and ideal for playing games like Apex Legends, Fortnite, PUBG, GTA V, Minecraft, and many more like these. In recent years, EVGA has claimed to be the best Nvidia GPU manufacturers and lived up to the claim with no failure at all. If you have used an EVGA GPU before, then you will realize it is the better and updated version of its predecessors.

It is available in dual or triple fans that work quietly and keep the device cool. At the back, the connectivity section features three DisplayPort, an HDMI-out port, and a USB-C port for VR headset and power connectivity.

Specs:

This version of EVGA GeForce 2080 Ti comes with dual fans, and you can also opt for three fans with a bit more price. It works flawlessly with a 1755MHz boost clock, 11 GB GDDR6 memory, and 616 GB memory bandwidth. The Graphics card also features RGB lighting with different colors and pattern options that you can configure through software.

To adjust this graphic card with your PC, you need to have these system requirements: Windows 10 64bit, Windows 7 64bit, PCIs either Express or Express 2.0, Two available 8-pin or 6+2pin PCIe power dongles, and 650 Watt or greater power supply.

Software:

It operates through Precision x1 software. The software lets you see all the system functions and stats, and you can configure it according to the preference. It opens in a small window with various sections, each dedicated to a specific function. On the top line, there is a Memory box to check the stats and a GPU box to control the clock speed, voltage, and temperature.

In the bottom section, you will see a Fan box from where you can control the speed of dual-fans, and it also shows the current speed and overclocking. From the top divided sections, one is dedicated to RGB lighting and lets you set the color and pattern of the graphic card.

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ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080TI

Specifications:

Processor Cores 4352
Core Clock speed 1665 MHz
Memory 11 GB
Memory Clock speed 14000 MHz
Memory Bandwidth 616 GB/s
Outputs Two DisplayPort 1. 4, two HDMI 2. 0, and USB Type C ports.
Weight 4.8 pounds
Dimensions 12 x 5.1 x 2.1 inches

Design:

ASUS RTX 2080 Ti is among the most expensive graphic cards because it comes loaded with the new technology, real-time ray tracing for a realistic effect, and Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). The ray-tracing feature was the most in-demand by gamers and professionals, and they got their wish for the first time granted in the form of ASUS RTX 2080 Ti graphic card. Money should not be a problem if you want only the best and latest tech.

It is quite a long graphic card with 12-inch in length and takes up to 2.7 PCI slots, which means you must remove three PCI slots on your PC’s motherboard to make space. The size of it should not come as a surprise because it fits the decent-sized three fans in it for better performance.

Graphic cards have extensive RGB lighting, which is a signature feature in every ASUS product. It only has a ROG logo and a soft glow around the heatsink, also you can control the colors and patterns from the software. ASUS ROG Strix undoubtedly features attractive lighting and lets you sync the lighting pattern with other ASUS hardware. On the back of the graphic card, it has two DisplayPort 1.4 ports, two HDMI 2.0b ports, and a USB-C for VR headset and power connectivity.

Specs:

The ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti comes with 4352 CUDA cores and a 1665MHz boost clock. The Graphics card has 11GB of GDDR6 memory with a 14Gbps memory clock. It differs from other models in terms of boost clock as it peaks at 1665 MHz, most high.

If you are thinking of installing this graphic card, your system must fulfill these requirements, Windows 10 64bit, Windows 7 64bit, 650 Watt or greater power supply, PCIs either Express or Express 2.0, 3.0 compliant motherboard with a wide slot, and Two available 8-pin or 6+2pin PCIe power dongles.

Software:

ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti is controlled through ASUS GPU Tweak software, pretty much every ASUS hardware works through this. On a small window, you can monitor the performance and configure the settings according to your preferences. It offers you three modes with different settings and boost clock, gaming, OC, and silent. The gaming mode clocks at 1650 MHz, OCmode at 1665 MHz, and silent mode at 1635MHz.

Unfortunately, this software does not control RGB lighting, and you have to install another one which is called ASUS Aura. It allows you to set any color, brightness level, and choose lighting patterns from static, breathing, cycle, and strobing. Additionally, it has a setting that makes the lighting to go in sync with music or tempo.

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphic Card

Specifications:

Processor Cores 3584
Core Clock speed 1556 MHz
Memory 11 GB
Memory Clock speed 11016 MHz
Memory Bandwidth 484.4 GB/s
Outputs HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4, and Dual-Link DVI
Weight 1 pound
Dimensions 12.81 x 2.81 x 9.50 inches

Design:

The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 has iCX technology which has several sensors all over the GPU instead of just a single temperature sensor. It wasn’t in the previous-generation graphics cards, and they decided to upgrade a bit to give better performance. The GPU has ten sensors all around the back, a power controller, and memory modules to monitor the temperature.

The data from the sensor is used to control the function and speed of dual fans separately. You can see the temperature that the sensor picks up and fan settings in the software. Combine these new settings with VRM Heatpipe, and you get a quiet and cool working GPU. The cooling also allows the GPU to work at high clock speeds without slowing down. For connectivity, at the back of the card, it supports an HDMI 2.0b port, DisplayPort 1.4, and Dual-Link DVI connectors.

Specs:

The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti proves its worth by delivering a flawless performance. It is tuned with a 1556 MHz boost clock and has 3584 cores. As for the memory, the GPU is loaded with 11 GB memory, 11016 MHz speed, and 484.4 GB/s bandwidth. With such specs, it works smoothly, and even overclocking goes to new heights.

Software:

It operates through Precision x1 software. The software lets you see all the system functions and stats, and you can configure it according to the preference. It opens in a small window with various sections, each dedicated to a specific function. On the top line, there is a Memory box to check the stats and a GPU box to control the clock speed, voltage, and temperature.

In the bottom section, you will see a Fan box from where you can control the speed of dual-fans, and it also shows the current speed and overclocking. From the top divided sections, one is dedicated to RGB lighting and lets you set the color and pattern of the graphic card.

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NVIDIA Quadro P6000

Specifications:

Processor Cores 3840
Core Clock speed 1645 MHz
Memory 24 GB
Memory Clock speed 2 GHz
Memory Bandwidth 432 Gbps
Outputs Four DisplayPort and one DVI link Port
Weight 2.2 pounds
Dimensions 14.17 x 8.66 x 3.15 inches

Design:

Next in our list of most expensive graphic cards is the Nvidia Quadro P6000 which is also the second most powerful GPU for desktop workstations. The P in the name refers to Pascal architecture that uses a 16nm FinFET+ manufacturing process. Pascal architecture allows more transistors, operates at a higher frequency, and gives better performance than previous models. It also has larger framebuffers and more CUDA cores than the previous generation.

The P6000 measures 4.4-inch in height and 10.5-inch in length and has a dual-slot for PCI Express 3.0 x16 interface. Furthermore, it features four DisplayPort 1.2 and one DVI link Port, and an optional stereo port.

Specs:

NVIDIA Quadro P6000 comes loaded with 3840 CUDA cores and has a 1645 MHz boost clock speed. As for the memory, it features a massive 24 GB memory with 2 GHz speed and 432 Gbps bandwidth. It is the second top in Nvidia’s Quadro lineup that packs many high-end components and gives much better performance than other expensive GPUs. P6000 can handle any task in a desktop PC, whether gaming or heavy software work.  

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Asus GTX Titan X-12Gd5

Specifications:

Processor Cores 3072
Core Clock speed 1000-1075 MHz
Memory 12 GB
Memory Clock speed 7010 MHz
Memory Bandwidth 336.g GB/s
Outputs two DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
Weight 4 pounds
Dimensions 10.5 ” x 4.376 ” x 1.5 ” Inch

Design:

Nvidia introduced the GeForce GTX Titan X after the failure of the previous model and surprised its customers. It somehow looks identical to the previous model in looks but has subtle changes, and has a dark nickel alloy cooler shroud. The GPU now also has a nice green LED around the fan and logo in white.

It is a professional lineup GPU and therefore one of the most expensive graphic cards right now. On the backside, GeForce Titan X has a DVI port, two DisplayPort and an HDMI 2.0 port.

Specs:

The GPU is based on Maxwell, but this one has more transistors and almost the same GM200 GPU that you see in Quadro M6000. It has a massive 12 GB frame buffer that accumulates up to 3072 processors and nearly 8 billion transistors. The GPU has more than expected boost clock at 1076 MHz.

Memory wise, it has 12 GB memory with 7010 MHz speed and 336.g GB/s bandwidth. The boost clock combined with massive memory gives a powerful performance in gaming and work.

Software:

ASUS GPU Tweak software pretty much controls and monitors every ASUS hardware. On a small window, you can monitor the performance and configure the settings according to your preferences. It offers you three modes with different settings and boost clock, gaming, OC, and silent.

Unfortunately, this software does not control RGB lighting, and you have to install another one which is called ASUS Aura. It allows you to set any color, brightness level, and choose lighting patterns from static, breathing, cycle, and strobing. Additionally, it has a setting that makes the lighting to go in sync with music or tempo.

XFX AMD Radeon VII

Specifications:

Processor Cores 3840
Core Clock speed 1750-1801 MHz
Memory 16 GB
Memory Clock speed 1 GHz
Memory Bandwidth 1 TB/s
Outputs Three DisplayPort and one HDMI
Weight 2 pounds
Dimensions 13.6 x 9.5 x 3.2 inches

Design:

The AMD Radeon VII looks and differentiates in architecture and performance from the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and differs in only a few sections. It is an extremely powerful and expensive graphic card available right now from AMD, initially released to compete with GeForce RTX 2080 GPU. Radeon VII is basically an improved version of Vega 64 with a small fabrication process and a large memory that allows it to perform at higher clock frequencies.

It features three fans in a big cooler with a copper base and all VRM segments thermally padded. The GPU has a 10-phase, International Rectifier IR35217 controller and two empty solder pads for additional phases. In the output section, it has three DisplayPort and an HDMI.

Specs:

The Radeon VII, one of the most expensive graphic card, is the first one to be built on the 7nm architecture of AMD. According to AMD, the 7nm process increases the performance of the GPU by nearly 25% compared to the last model. The GPU also amp up the video performance two-fold with massive 16 memory, 1GHz speed, and nearly 1TB bandwidth.

The Radeon VII also features AMD’s 3840 GCN cores with a boost clock of 1801MHz that matched the factory overclock of Nvidia’s Founder Edition RTX 2080 GPU. Unfortunately, it does not have dedicated ray-tracing cores but still able to handle the performance with DirectML, which is an alternative to DLSS and Tensor cores.

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MSI Gaming GeForce RTX

Specifications:

Processor Cores 2560
Core Clock speed 1800 MHz
Memory 8 GB
Memory Clock speed 14 GHz
Memory Bandwidth 448 GB/s
Outputs Three DisplayPort and an HDMI
Weight 4 pound
Dimensions 10.70 x 2.20 x 5.60 inches

Design:

MSI has launched another GeForce RTX 2070 GPU which is the first in the series, Super, Gaming X, and Trio. in this GPU, the company has changed the super triple-fan cooler with the smaller dual-fans but still has the same specs as others. It uses the same cooler in all the series but has a different logo over it depending on the model. It offers a single HDMI port and three DisplayPort outputs and a USB-C as a Virtual Link.

Specs:

In terms of specs, GeForce RTX 2070 is based on TU104 GPU, the same used in RTX 2080 but has upgraded features with more CUDA cores, clock speed and SMs. It has 2560 activated shader processors and a 1770MHz boost clock. The graphic card is also loaded with 8 GB GDDR6 memory that has a speed of 14GHz and 448 Gb/s bandwidth. You will significantly notice that both have the same GPU but have a different configuration that makes all the difference.

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AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100

Specifications:

Processor Cores 2304
Core Clock speed 1.24 GHz
Memory 8 GB DDR5 SDRAM
Memory Clock speed 8000 MHz
Memory Bandwidth 224 GB/s
Outputs Four DisplayPort
Weight 2.8 pounds
Dimensions 2.87 x 15.00 x 9.49 inches

Design:

The Radeon Pro WX 7100 comes with a new naming series and a bold color to make an impression of being different from others. AMD has aimed to present the WX 7100 to a wide range of users from artists to developers to gamers. It is a thin and single slot card with 2-inch in height and 9-inch in length and only supports four DisplayPort ports.

On the back, PCB is much smaller than the cooling solution compared to previous model designs. Moreover, it has 6-pin connectors, gill-shaped air outlets that exhaust the hot air at the back of the card rather than letting it out of the vent.

Specs:

In the specification section, the graphic card has 2304 CUDA cores with a 1.24 GHz boost clock speed. Despite being expensive for some customers, it only offers 8 GB DDR5 SDRAM with 8000 MHz speed and 224 GB/s bandwidth.

 

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 Conclusion:

Graphics cards come at all prices, from high end to cheap. While high paying GPUs are always loaded with high-end tech and features, they might not be best for everyone. You should buy an expensive graphic card if it fulfils your needs and money is not an issue for you. There are many other graphics cards available that do the work you need at a lesser price. If you are looking for the most expensive graphic card for your PC, then this article will surely help you get the best one.

FAQs

Which is the most powerful GPU 2021?

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is currently the most powerful graphics card in 2021 available in the market. It supports multiple 4K resolution monitors at 60fps and with its real-time ray tracing technology, you get all that you want from a graphic card.

Why are graphic cards so expensive?

Currently, due to the rising demand for DRAM in the graphics card is the primary reason for graphic cards being expensive. The prices of Nvidia and AMD are rising even higher and the DRAM shortage this year is the main reason.

Which is a high-end GPU?

The RTX 2080 Ti is the latest, fastest, and high-end GPU currently available in the tech market. Its performance is mind-blowing with real-time ray tracing, multiple 4K resolutions, DLSS, and many more features. Moreover, the RTX 2070 also nails the impressive 4k performance with a high setting, making it another high-end GPU.

Is GTX better than RTX?

The RTX series is basically the upgraded version of GTX in every way. Nvidia’s RTX 2080 is a better card as it has newer technology, performs super-fast, and comes at a lower price than the other. Although there are some games that perform better with a GTX graphic card, it might not be worth it due to the high price.

How long does a graphics card last?

It all depends on the usage, might last for three years, and as long as ten years. If you use it every day and overclock it, then it is good for three years solid. Mainly fans stop working properly after some time and you can get it replaced, and use the graphic card for a longer time.

How do I choose a graphics card?

When choosing a GPU, you must first consider its memory and bandwidth because the performance mainly depends on it. The size of VRAM in your graphic card is important for high performing games as it takes massive amounts of data and displays it on your screen in seconds. Next comes the clocking speed, how fast performing you want, and choose according to the need in hand. Choose at least dual-fans with good technology and then the extra features that you need.

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