Look for hardware comparisons!

Hey ya’ll, Jimi back here. I’ve recently started reading more and more into tech reviews online just because it’s the holiday season and I wanted to know more about some of the stuff I wanted to build my PC with. Usually, I find interest in a specific desktop component and then I look up reviews to see if it’s worth buying at a certain price. That is how the usual flow of things go. However, I recently noticed more websites are putting up actual comparison articles for two different pieces. This comparison article on the GTX 970 vs 1060 graphics cards is a prime example of what I am talking about, if you’re at all interested in it. The website pits the two cards against each other to see who performs better. This is useful in a number of ways, which I’ll go over below.

Comparing past generations with the new generations

I own both a Gigabyte GTX 970 and an MSI GTX 970, both with 4 GB of memory. The MSI wins hands down, but they are both still very solid cards.

The first thing I realized in that article is that it was comparing two complete different generation cards. This is good for a number of reasons. The GTX 970 was easily the best graphics card of last generation‘s set of GTX cards. It provided the best value for your money and while it was not as powerful as the GTX 980, it was significantly cheaper and more common to buy. On top of that, it consumed less power so middle-ranged PC builders were able to use it. The GTX 1060, on the other hand, is a budget-oriented video card that NVIDIA released for this generation. You should know that the “60” in that name pretty much means it is more budget-friendly. The 1070 is a little more expensive, and the 1080 is the premium solution. This also stands for the last generations of cards. For example, the GTX 960 would be this generation’s “equivalent” of the GTX 1060, since it was last generation’s budget card. The GTX 760 was the budget card by NVIDIA prior to that one. And so on and so forth.

So what’s interesting about the website’s comparison is that, between the two generations, the cards are not even of the same “class”, so to speak. The proper comparison would have been the GTX 970 vs the GTX 1070, but that isn’t the case here. Instead, we compare last generation’s most popular video card option to this generation’s budget option.

And guess what, I kind of like it this way. It gives us a perspective of how much hardware has upgraded over the years. By comparing last generation’s powerhouse graphics card to this generation’s budget card, we can see if technology has gotten better and cheaper over the years. I won’t spoil the results since I like to promote websites with highly interesting and thorough articles, so read it if it interests you!

Hardware comparisons in general

Even just the idea of comparing hardware is awesome. Most tech websites merely analyze just one tech component. While they are still incredibly useful, consumers likely aren’t just looking at one or two components. It is useful to compare and contrast between different parts. In this case, the author was able to thoroughly analyze not just one piece but two very comparable cards. To add, he even makes up his own conclusion in terms of overall money value vs. overall power between the cards. It is just a great idea that I hope to see more of in the future.

Of course, websites are not going to be able to write hardware comparisons for every single part out there. There are just too much out there to compare them all with each other. Additionally, hardware manufacturers are consistently coming up with new versions of their graphics cards, processors, RAM, etc. that it would be impossible to document real analyses of their tech while also comparing them.

Whenever you spot articles like this, read them. I wholeheartedly support tech sites that go over and beyond to criticize PC hardware for consumers such as myself. It has made shopping significantly easier for myself since I know which part provides me more value.

GTX 760 Review

As my opener for my personal blog JimiIsHappy.com, I thought I would do a review of a new video card I just picked up. The GTX 760 isn’t new at all, but I bought it from somebody else and having previously never owned a single video card in my life, it makes me happy. Thus, this post about it. I look forward to improving my reviewing  skills, picking up different pieces of computer equipment, and also figuring out this whole site. Thank you everyone for checking me out!

Generally speaking, you all know that the graphics card is helpful to play the graphics video games effectively. Most of the people choose the wrong product while going to buy the graphics card in the open market.

Of course, it is very hard to shortlist the top best graphics card in the tons of the products. So, are you looking the best video card? Do you want to enjoy playing the graphics video games? If so, then buy the most wonderful as well as the affordable rate of the GTX 760 graphics card. Now, we have to talk about the reviews of the perfect graphics card of the GTX 760.

  • Trouble free connection:

When it comes to the size of this graphics card is mid-range so it is easy to install. In addition, with the help of this GTX 760, you can enjoy playing the video games effectively with high-quality video. Moreover, this GTX 760 holds with 2 DVI such as HDMI and output display port. So, this 2 DVI allows you to connect it to your monitor without facing any troubles.

  • It supports the high graphics quality:

Yes, this GTX 760 graphics card allows you to play the many graphics games. But, before going to play the games check whether the video games have the resolution of 1,920*1,080 or not. Moreover, it allows you to reduce the graphics quality if you want.

  • Cooling system:

To speed up the performance, this GTX 760 contains the triple-fan. This fan helps to cool the entire system gently without facing any issues. Moreover, this graphics card is great in performance when comparing than the other. Definitely, if you are using this GTX 760 video card, then you can play varieties of the graphics games.

  • Excellent gaming experience:

Actually, when comparing to the other versions of the video card, it is made using the advanced software as well as the hardware innovations. So, while you playing with the help of it, you will get the fabulous gaming experience. In addition, it allows you to enjoy all the features of this video card completely without getting any issues.

  • Price and the warranty:

Certainly, while going to purchase the graphics card, you should pay the attention to the price of it. Similarly, when it comes to the cost of this graphics card comes at a reasonable price in the market so definitely, you can buy it within your budget.

Here’s a benchmark for one of the best games of last generation. Image source goes to Tech Blog.Tech

Furthermore, it comes with the 1 year of the warranty. It ensures the long life of the graphics card. To enjoy the crystal clear quality, this video card delivers the 4 video outputs such as DVI-I, HDMI, mini-DP, and DVI-D. On the other hand, it requires the 2 6-pin of the PCI-E power connectors.

With the help of this 2*6 pin, you can easily power through it. Moreover, its performance is 3 times faster than the other graphics card. So, you will not only get the speed but also you will get the crystal clear quality of the video games to play.


All things to consider, this graphics card is available only in the authorized dealers. So, buy it and enjoy the HD video quality with it. Make sure you compare hardware between other hardware as well. More on that PC buying technique here.