January 2017 - Edition
It's time for the best budget graphics card. For the records, these cards selected after
1.countless adding, subtracting and reading hundreds of reviews (reference) out there.
2. I'm not writing or adding gazillions of numbers here. You can see that on review sites
3. Under $200. I believe most of us looking for price performance ratio. Future proof, energy efficiency or best bang for buck
4. If you are into crossfire or SLI these budget cards, then it's not worth it, and some cards don't support pairing at this range. It's better to invest in a single slot option rather than gets into problems at this price bracket.
Without further ado,Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Mini ITX OC 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
XFX Radeon RX 470 RS 4GB
1050Ti is the fastest card without external power supply.Throw it on the crappy PSU and works fine.Its performance is 3X better than previous fastest 750Ti. Good for esports games and HTPC builds looking for upgrade. If you want to breath new life into old pc without upgrading PSU. its the best card you can get today.
RX 460 launch price is under $100 but the various models are asking for a hefty price tag of $149 at launch.Now it’s stabilized, 1050 2GB price is around the same as RX 460 and beats RX 460 by approx 30%.
There are older generation cards that can do 1080P games as well. But considering the price-performance ratio, new architecture, efficiency and performance these newly selected cards fit well here for 1080p gaming.Also, wait for holiday sales and price to drop further.Feel free to ask questions and express opinions as well. Budget gaming is really a mess.