27: AMD Radeon R9 290X
Okay, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 780 Ti is the faster video card. But we think AMD’s Radeon R9 290X delivers more innovation. And with a price tag of $550—compared to the GTX 780 Ti’s $700 sticker—it delivers a lot more bang for the buck.
When a video card can deliver a game like BioShock Infinite at Ultra visual quality and 4K resolution (that’s 3840 by 2160 pixels) at 30 frames per second, how much more bang do you need?
We’re also super excited about the prospect of seeing game developers take advantage of AMD’s True Audio technology, which uses integrated DSP cores to offload audio processing chores from the CPU.