How do Graphics Cards Compare These Days?

A lot of people wonder which GPU to buy when you are on a budget. The truth is that most people today buy a PC for playing games but have no idea what they just bought. It is no secret that building your own PC is a lot cheaper than buying an already completed one. So, if you are on a budget, you can still get the most out of games.

amd_nvidia-600x276The endless battle between NVIDIA and AMD. Which one is really the better one? From my own experience, and from what I have heard and read, NVIDIA seems to be the better pick. The reason for this is that the newer AMD cards often need more power and are less efficient. However, buying a brand new next generation GPU could be a waste of cash if you don’t intend to using its full capacity by running 4K resolution. The best GPU I have ever heard of is the Gigabyte Radeon 7870 OC. It performs really great for a relatively low price. I have owned this card myself and was very satisfied. I can’t help but notice that the card is of AMD type and not NVIDIA. The truth is that it’s quite an old card today, but can still do 1080p and 60 fps on the latest games. I could even max out the settings on games like Hitman Absolution¬†and still get 60 fps. Obviously, there are other things you must consider to run games in high quality. With this GPU, I had an Intel i5 3570k CPU and 8 GB of RAM. This build does not cost very much at all today, and can still run games like GTA V in high quality. The only exception is if you would want to upgrade from 1920×1080 to a higher resolution. In this case, you would need a better GPU or run two of these simultaneously.

Keep a lookout for websites that compare the cost and performance of GPUs and try to find something that suites you. A good website you can use while searching for a new GPU is GPUBoss where you can view charts and compare GPUs. Now, happy hunting and¬†remember that the priciest GPUs aren’t always the ones you need!