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Misc. => Builder's Corner => Topic started by: Grauniad on August 03, 2013, 05:44:58 pm

Title: Best graphics cards for the money (July, 2013)
Post by: Grauniad on August 03, 2013, 05:44:58 pm
Now bear in mind that prices change all the time. Also new cards come out all the time. Just today I've read that AMD is readying a 7730 low-end card.

However Tom's hardware had a roundup of cards out there (,3107.html) and compiled a list (and brief reviews with specs) of what they consider to be the best video cards in every price bracket.

Here are their recommendations at each price point: Remember, if you can snag a more powerful card at the same or lower price, then you've got a good deal. :)

Entry-level gaming:
 $77  - Radeon HD 6670 DDR3
 $99 - Radeon HD 7750 (fastest card that does not need auxiliary power)

Mid-level gaming:
 $117 - Radeon HD 7770
 $127 - Radeon HD 7790

 $160 - Radeon HD 7850 2GB
 $170 - GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB
 $195 - GeForce GTX 660 (recent price drop)

High-end cards
 $250 - GeForce GTX 760
 $400 - GeForce GTX 770

 $650 - GeForce GTX 780
 $985 - GeForce GTX 690
 $1,000 - Geforce GTX Titan

Given how Nvidia rules the higher-performance price competition, I suspect we'll soon see some price drops on the higher-end Radeon cards. At current prices it hardly makes sense, since Nvidia cards outperform AMD cards in most higher-end brackets.