PC Gamer Hardware Awards: What is the best graphics card of 2021?

Let’s be totally honest: 2021 was a nightmarish year for graphics cards. If the surge

Let’s be totally honest: 2021 was a nightmarish year for graphics cards. If the surge in demand wasn’t bad enough, the global semiconductor shortage made matters a whole lot worse. Combined with increased cryptocurrency mining demand and ludicrous prices capable of sending any bot into overdrive, we’ve ended up with something of a dreadful drought in 2021.

Though these are the PC Gamer Hardware Awards and that means we still want to crown one of this year’s few graphics card releases as the best of the year. That entails rooting through AMD and Nvidia’s latest releases for our 2021 nominees, which unsurprisingly doesn’t leave us with all too many to choose from.