PC gaming guide
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Looking to upgrade your gaming? Gaming PCs are well known for their excellent graphics and high performance. Follow our guide below to discover your ideal laptop or desktop to suit your budget and gaming style.
Do you want a laptop or a desktop?
What graphics card do you need?
The graphics card, or GPU, is arguably the most important factor in choosing your gaming PC, especially if you're after the best graphics. A more expensive graphics card will allow you to play games at higher resolutions and higher frame rates. NVIDIA and AMD are the main producers of graphics cards and both have options for each level of gaming.
Play almost all the latest games on "ultra" graphics settings at 4K resolution and 60fps, or (if supported by your monitor) higher frame rates at 2K.
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
- AMD Radeon VII
In most cases, play the latest games at 1080p at 60fps, and over 30fps at 2K resolution.
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Super
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
- AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
- AMD Radeon RX 590
- AMD Radeon RX 580
- AMD Radeon RX 570
A good choice for eSports and other less demanding games at 1080p resolution. In some cases, you may have to scale back graphics settings to play with a smooth framerate.
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
- Nvidia GeForce GT 1030
- AMD Radeon RX 560
- AMD Radeon RX 550
What processor do you need?
The processor (or CPU) defines how well your PC runs and multi-tasks. If you're interested in virtual reality, it's recommended you get a high-end processor. Processor speed is measured in GHz (gigahertz) - 2.5GHz is the minimum recommended speed for mid-range gaming. The number of processor cores in a PC influences how many tasks it can handle simultaneously - quad core or hex core are recommended for gaming.
Hardware to consider
Displays and monitors
PC games and VR
Browse our fantastic range - from challenging strategy games and action-packed RPGs to engaging simulations, there's something for every type of gamer.
Looking to explore the world of VR? You'll need a headset which is compatible with your new PC - we've picked them out here.