Which graphic card in my budget gives me the best value for my money?
That simple question is at the heart of what people are looking for a new graphic card that they are looking for: the most that they can afford. Of course, the technological leaps behind each new GPU can be interesting in themselves, but most users just want to increase the details settings in Battlefield and start playing.
Updated on 5/9/2019 to discuss the GeForce GTX 1650 in the GPU Budget section.
Answering the question can be a bit more complicated than it seems. Unprocessed performance is an important part, but factors such as noise, driving experience and additional software also play a role in determining which graphic card to buy. And do you want to pay the Nvidia RTX premium to make up for real-time ray tracing?
Let’s make it easy for you. We have tested almost all major GPUs that have taken to the streets in the last two years, from $ 100 budget cards to $ 1,200 luxury models. Our knowledge is summarized in this article: a buying guide with recommendations about which graphic card to buy, regardless of what kind of experience you are looking for.
Note: There are modified versions of each graphic card from a large number of suppliers. For example, you can purchase different GeForce GTX 1660 models from EVGA, Asus, MSI and Zotac.
We have linked our formal assessment to each recommendation, but the purchase links lead to models that meet the MSRP of each graphics card. The extra costs can result in you having to make overclocking from the factory, more robust cooling systems and more. See the “What to Look for on a Personalized Card” section below for tips on choosing a personalized card that suits you.