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Upgrading your GPU? Here are some of the best for V Rising
Last Updated on May 15, 2024
Best GPU for V Rising
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Two years of early access later, what is the best GPU for V Rising as it reaches version 1.0? Well, we’ve put together all the best available today and have a strong selection from the likes of Nvidia, AMD, and even Intel. The game isn’t the most demanding out there, but picking up a suitable graphics card that will last you for years to come is always a good investment.

We’ve put together many GPU reviews as of late to give you a good look at today’s market in 2024. Whether you’ve only just heard of V Rising or have finally decided to give it a go now that early access is over, it’s a good time to upgrade. So, without further ado, below we can jump straight into our selection – with more detailed analysis down below.

What GPU do you need for V Rising?

Now that the game has been fully launched, we can take a look at the recommended specs as of version 1.0 as it has now left early access. The V Rising system requirements tell us that Stunlock Studios recommend either a GeForce GTX 1070 or Radeon RX 590, both of which are 8GB cards. As for the minimum requirements, it goes much further back with a Nvidia “Maxwell or newer” GPU listed.

We’re going to stick to the latest on offer here as to not steer you towards an option which will soon be outdated. Plus, the Steam page does note that these requirements may change in future as the game develops. Luckily, the game isn’t incredibly demanding, so you can enjoy a smooth framerate on a modest budget.

Best GPU for V Rising
  • rtx 4070 ti vs rtx 4070 ti super
  • Asus TUF gaming RTX 4070 Super graphics card with triple fans.
  • Best GPU for 1440p 144Hz - RTX 4070 Super with PC Guide logo
  • Best RTX 4070 Super
  • RTX 4070 Super vs AMD RX 7700 XT
Best in ClassHighly Recommended
  • GPU: AD104
  • CUDA cores: 7,168
  • Bandwidth: 504 GB/s
  • Memory bus width: 192-bit
  • Boost clock speed: 2595 MHz
What We Think

We think that the RTX 4070 Super is one of the best GPUs from the 40 series and it deserves a spot on this list. If you want to enjoy the game in up to 4K with excellent performance, this is the way to do so without having to spend too much.

Reasons to Buy
  • Excellent for both gaming and productivity workflows
  • Has the power to push over 60 FPS at 4K in modern titles
  • Reasonably priced – an upgrade from the original 4070
Reasons to Avoid
  • Not necessary for lower resolutions such as 1080p
  • You may want to avoid the 16-pin connector

Having a read through our RTX 4070 Super review will give you a detailed look at this Nvidia GPU. It’s a real winner for both gaming and productivity – the latter thanks to its brilliant encoding performance. It is classified as a ‘leading 1440p GPU’ but our hands-on testing proved that it is also capable at 4K, this should be the same in V Rising if you wish to upgrade to that resolution. With a fast clock speed and suitable 12GB VRAM, this card will be a powerhouse for some time to come.

“Generally speaking, this new card holds up significantly better than its predecessor and we can see its leading performance in the likes of Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora as evidence”

RTX 4070 Super review, PCGuide

We’d suggest that you don’t need anything more powerful than the 4070 Super for something like V Rising, especially considering the recommended specs. So, it claims the top spot as our best right now. Furthermore, we’d argues it’s good value for money as far as the 40 series goes and the efficient 220W TDP makes it a strong upgrade path for many existing builds.

What users say

Since we reviewed the ASUS TUF model, we took to its Amazon user ratings to have a closer look at what people have to say. Outstanding performance is the main takeaway here, with many people also praising how cool this triple-fan SKU runs. Do note though that there are cheaper alternatives if you’re looking to spend around $50 less.

Best AMD GPU for V Rising
AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT
  • GPU: Navi 32
  • Stream Processors: 3,840
  • VRAM: 16 GDDR6
  • Memory bus width: 256-bit
  • Bandwidth: 624.1 GB/sec
  • Base clock speed: 1,295 MHz
  • Boost clock speed: 2,430 MHz
What We Think

AMD’s RX 7000 series is home to many great GPUs, and we think that the 7800 XT is one of the best. It is a powerhouse for 1440p gameplay especially, and the price to performance is incredibly hard to beat – especially if you don’t really care for tech like ray tracing.

Reasons to Buy
  • Attractive price tag
  • Ideal for 1440p and crushes 1080p
  • Large amount of memory is future-proof
Reasons to Avoid
  • Worse in 4K than the RTX 4070 range
  • Not the best encoding performance

We see the RX 7800 XT as one of the best 1440p GPUs right now – you could push it to 4K in many optimized titles if you wish, though it does fall behind in 4K for more graphically-intensive games. Regardless, the competitive price tag and large amount of memory are the two big selling points here. In our RX 7800 review, we gave it a strong rating as it truly is a top pick for gaming. You may also want to consider the cheaper RX 7700 XT as an alternative for 1440p gameplay on a more restricted budget.

“No matter how you slice it, maxed-out 1440p for under $500 is impressive, even if the RTX 4070 Super pulls ahead as a whole, not entirely unexpected from a GPU costing at least $100 more”

RX 7800 XT review, PCGuide

There are a couple of areas where the 7800 XT falls behind compared to something such as the 4070 Super. Nvidia’s AI chips have proven to be excellent for encoding and other demanding tasks such as ray tracing, though the latter is not relevant to V Rising as it doesn’t (currently) support it. So, the price tag is a real winner here, as we mentioned in our review.

What users say

The XFX Speedster model is a great option that’s inexpensive and features triple-fan cooling. Looking at user reviews for this popular model reveal that it proved to be a large upgrade for many people. Plus, the price to performance ratio is great with many boasting smooth gameplay at 1440p, maxed out.

Best Intel GPU for V Rising
  • The Intel Arc A770 GPU
  • Close-up of a modern Intel Arc A770 graphics card with distinctive branding logo.
  • Close-up of an Intel Arc A770 graphics card cooling fan with the label 'aeroblade 3d fan'.
  • Rear I/O of the Arc A770
  • The fans of the Arc A770
  • The heatsink of the Arc A770
  • Close-up view of the worth-it Intel Arc A770 graphics card with a distinctive logo on its surface.
  • Close-up review of the Intel Arc A770 graphics card with an aeroblade 3d fan.
  • Close-up review of an Intel Arc A770 graphics card on a desk.
What We Think

As a new(er) kid on the block, Intel has proven to be a solid alternative for gamers at the more entry-level tier. The A770 excels in 1080p especially and is a great option if you don’t have a massive budget. Plus, it offers a generous amount of memory to stay relevant for some time.

Reasons to Buy
  • Excellent performance in 1080p with good scores at 1440p
  • 16GB of VRAM is a strong selling point
  • Budget-friendly option from Intel
Reasons to Avoid
  • Avoid if you don’t have a ReBAR-compatible CPU
  • Driver support still a worry for some

Moving on to a more niche option from Intel, who are relatively new to the discrete GPU market. Back when it released, the disparity in driver support compared to the well-established Nvidia and AMD was a concern, but that has consistently improving to finally make Intel worth recommending here. In our Intel Arc A770 review, you’ll find that the card is quite comparable to the likes of the RX 7600 XT or RTX 4060 Ti, falling slightly behind overall. However, it often costs less than $300 to more than make up for it.

“Since its launch, the Intel Arc A770 has been something of an outlier in the GPU market. While it’s hard to stomach at its MSRP, factoring the price drop in, it becomes a far more viable video card”

Intel Arc A770 review, PCGuide

We’d recommend this graphics card for 1080p gameplay first and foremost, but it does have the power to aim for 1440p if you wish – which should be easily achievable in the likes of V Rising. One thing we definitely have to mention is that we’d only go for the A770 if your system supports Resizeable BAR (ReBAR), as this does have a significant effect on the performance of these Intel Arc cards if not enabled. For reference, that generally means any Intel Core 10th Gen, AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen, or newer processor.

What users say

The A770 is rated fairly well on Amazon reviews, and this overclocked variant from Acer we tested is a great choice. As you’d expect from a budget card, users comment on the “fantastic bang for your buck” and “great performance at [a] low price” – both solid 1080p and 1440p performance is reported.

Best budget GPU for V Rising
  • RTX 4060 and packaging
  • RTX 4060 vertical
  • ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4060
  • GPU: AD107 die
  • CUDA cores: 3,072
  • Bandwidth: 272 GB/s
  • Memory bus width: 128-bit memory bus
  • Base clock speed: 1830 MHz
  • Boost clock speed: 2670 MHz
What We Think

Currently the entry point to the 40 series, the RTX 4060 is a solid option if you don’t have the funds to reach any higher. It allows you to unlock the potential of DLSS 3 frame generation, which will be incredibly useful in a wide range of games moving forward, albeit not V Rising (for now). Even still, we’d recommend it.

Reasons to Buy
  • Low price tag, with the right model
  • Access to DLSS 3 frame generation (though not relevant for V Rising)
  • Suitable low-cost upgrade for those on older hardware
Reasons to Avoid
  • Not the best for 1440p or above
  • 8GB VRAM may become outdated for future games

Dropping down to the budget-pick from the 40 series, we have the RTX 4060. Generally speaking, it isn’t hailed as the very best value for money, but you can find it for a decent price from the right manufacturer. For example, the ASUS ROG Strix model we feature in our RTX 4060 review is definitely overpriced in our opinion, but that’s an outlier. If you want to stick to Team Green and make the most of the Ada Lovelace architecture, this is the most cost effective way of doing so. It will offer strong 1080p and 1440p in a game like V Rising.

“The benchmarks show that Team Green has enough under the hood to pull ahead, especially if you’re moving on up from older GTX models that lack RT cores and Tensor cores altogether”

RTX 4060 review, PCGuide

Unfortunately V Rising doesn’t support DLSS frame generation at the time of writing, though you always need to consider any other games you’ll be playing. Its 8GB of VRAM is a little lackluster, but suitable for nearly every game when playing at 1080p, which is what this GPU targets. Furthermore, the RTX 4060 is a great upgrade path for those using modest (or small form factor) hardware as the 115W TDP is incredibly efficient and fits right into most builds without need for further upgrades.

What users say

Since we’d say that the ROG Strix we reviewed is pretty pricey, we instead look at some user reviews for the ZOTAC Twin Edge and many say it is a “great GPU for the price”. We see that many people are targeting 1080p, and it offers a sizeable upgrade for those that finally want to upgrade – up from the GTX 1060 is one good example we spotted.

Things to consider before you buy a GPU for V Rising

V Rising doesn’t require the best hardware on the planet on the run, though you’ll want a decent rig for a smooth experience. Before you buy though, we’d recommend reading through of our ‘things to consider’.


Having a budget you can afford is relevant to any purchase you make, and GPUs are no different. There is a wide range of models to choose from, but luckily V Rising will run well on pretty much anything released in the past few years. As such, low-cost cards such as the RTX 4060 or Arc A770 we recommend here are great if you’re building a gaming PC on the cheap. If you’re targeting 4K though, then you’ll want to look higher up.


The recommend specs for the game are quite lenient by today’s standards, though not surprising given the game is actually a couple of years old now. Both the GPUs they recommend feature 8GB of VRAM, which has long been the standard for 1080p gaming. If you want to move on up though, 12GB is the next best thing and 16GB will allow for extra headroom if you wish to play more memory-hogging games in future. For V Rising though, at least 8GB is perfectly good.

Power draw

Before buying a video card, make sure your system is capable of handling it. Chances are, your new GPU is going to be significantly more powerful than the last – Nvidia offers excellent efficiency in the 40 series at least. Either way, you’ll want to ensure your PSU has the recommended wattage (or more) for your new GPU to avoid bottlenecking your system.

Final word

Now that we’re at the end of our guide to the best GPUs for V Rising, you should have all the resources you need to make your next purchase. If your current system has lackluster in-game performance, you’re probably due a much-needed upgrade and there is a lot on offer these days. If you want to learn more about how our team operates, see our how we test GPUs guide or take a look at our in-house testing lab.

At PC Guide, Jack is mostly responsible for reporting on hardware deals. He also specializes in monitors, TVs, and headsets and can be found putting his findings together in a review or best-of guide.