Intel is steadily prepping the launch of its new Meteor Lake lineup, and the i9 14900K is going to replace the older generation 13900K as the best Intel CPU on the market.
If you’re an enthusiast-level PC Master Race gamer who wants all the best tech, you surely wouldn’t skimp out on your GPU needs, right? The i9 14900K packs a serious punch, and you’d need a powerful GPU to make the most of this 24-core and 32-thread processor.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the best GPUs for the Intel Core i9 14900K.
Best Nvidia GPU: Nvidia RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition
Core Clock Speed
- Unmatched speed among current GPUs
- Notable architectural advancements
- DLSS 3 addresses potential CPU bottlenecks
- Elevated pricing and power consumption
- Limited performance gains at resolutions below 1440p
The Nvidia RTX 4090 is truly the best Nvidia GPU to currently hit the market. It takes the cake as the best GPU when it comes to raw horsepower and the tons of features it offers. The RTX 4090 outshines all of its competitors. Paired with the i9 14900K, you can expect to play all major AAA titles at 4K 60 FPS without breaking a sweat.
You can also enjoy some exclusive features like Nvidia’s AI upscaling technology, dubbed DLSS 3.5, Ray Tracing, and the newer Frame-Generation technology.
Best AMD GPU: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
XFX SPEEDSTER MERC 310 AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
Core Clock Speed
1,855 MHz base, 2,455 MHz game, 2,615 MHz boost
344 x 128 x 57mm
- Fastest and second-fastest among AMD GPUs
- Impressive efficiency improvements
- Innovative chipset design
- Higher cost compared to the 7900 XT
- Weaker performance in ray tracing and AI tasks
If you want the best of the best GPUs but don’t want to spend too much money, then the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX surely wins when it comes to the price-to-performance category. Though, it doesn’t support DLSS, AMD came up with its own upscaling technology known as FSR 3.0, which works surprisingly well.
The RX 7900 XTX is based on the Navi 31 T and boasts 84 compute units and a base clock of 2000 MHz that boosts all the way up to 2400 MHz. We get 84 Ray Accelerators, which do a good job of going up against Nvidia’s RT cores. You get tons of rasterization power under the hood, with 103 TFLOPs of compute power and 5376 stream processors– all just for 900 dollars MSRP.
Best Runner-Up Nvidia GPU: RTX 4080
ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 4080 GAMING OC
Core Clock Speed
2,535 MHz boost, 2,205 MHz base
357.6 x 149.3 x 70.1mm
- Second-fastest Nvidia GPU (for now)
- Enhanced efficiency
- Impressive ray tracing capabilities
- High price without the pinnacle performance of the 4090
- Optimal gaming performance relies on DLSS 3
Priced at 1200 dollars MSRP, the RTX 4080 comes with a steep price tag. Still, the price-to-performance you’re getting is still worth the salt. If you’re looking for a GPU that can extract every ounce of power from your 14900K, then the RTX 4080 is a worthy partner. With 16 gigs of GDDR6X memory, and clock speeds surpassing 2505 MHz, the RTX 4080 is one of the best GPUs for 4K gaming.
That pretty much wraps up our top GPU picks for the i9 14900K. You can surely go balls to the walls with Nvidia’s flagship GPUs. But if you’re looking for some serious performance with a value proposition in mind, the RX 7900 XTX is a viable alternative.