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Best Gadgets for Gaming: Tech Awards 2022 Editor's Choice (Part 4)

By Team HardwareZone - 7 May 2022

Best Graphics Card

Best Gadgets for Gaming (Tech Awards 2022)

Gaming has always been a big deal for us at HardwareZone, but it gained ever greater prominence over the past two years because of the pandemic. Left with little or nowhere to go, us and many other people around the world turned to their PCs, consoles, tablets, and phones to play games and while away the hours and days. Regardless of what kind of games you play, and what devices you play them on, here's a list of the top devices to help you get the most out of your gaming sessions.

These are the award categories that the editors have assessed for this segment to play your favourite games on and to get the most out of your experience:-

  • Best Graphics Card
  • Best Console Gaming SSD (PS5)
  • Best Wireless Gaming Mouse
  • Best Gaming Notebook
  • Best Wi-Fi 6 Router
  • Best Premium Smartphone
  • Best High-end Smartphone
  • Best Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Best Mini Projector
  • Best OLED TV
  • Game of the Year
  • Innovation Awards

Other segments include the Best devices for the Home, Best of Mobile Gadgets, Best Devices for Office and Work, and Gaming (this article). Not to forget, our Readers' Choice results for the Best Tech Brands that's coming up in May 2022.

Read on and find out who the winners are in each category! For this segment, we begin with what's arguably the most important component in every gaming PC – the graphics card.


Best Graphics Card

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is the best gaming graphics card you can buy today. So how do you decide between custom cards that are all based on that same beastly GA102-225 GPU? We're splitting hairs when it comes down to it, and since performance is nearly identical, things like cooling performance, design, and price suddenly matter a lot more.

To make the cut for this year's awards, the cards must be at least high-end representatives of their respective brand line-ups.


  • ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC
  • MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Suprim X
  • Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Xtreme 12G


And the winner is...

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC (Image Source: ASUS)

The ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC ultimately inched ahead because of its strong performance and relatively more palatable price. While the MSI card was slightly faster and cooler, the differences were negligible and could not justify its significantly higher asking price.

The ASUS model offers far better bang for your buck. The entire card screams premium, with stunning customisable RGB LEDs, an incredibly beefy heatsink, and a rigid backplate to reinforce its structure. And with killer looks, stratospheric performance, and solid thermals, ASUS has made yet another winner.

  Performance Features Value Overall Price (as tested)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC 10 9.0 7.5 9.0 S$2,799
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Suprim X 10 9.0 6.5 8.5 S$3,288
Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Xtreme 12G 9.0 9.0 7.5 8.5 S$2,730

For more details on how we selected our winners, check out the full reviews and articles listed in the References section below.


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