This Video and Table Will Help You Choose the Best Graphics Card for You.
This video from the always excellent LinusTechTips is perfect if you’re upgrading or building a gaming PC before the end of the year. Getting started is a simple rundown of which graphics card you should buy, and once the TLDR section is over, the smallest aspect of price / performance comes into play.
The first video snippet is the TL section; DR, where Linus goes over the best graphics card options for each price point. For example, if you’re looking for something under a hundred dollars, you can’t go wrong with an AMD Radeon RX 460. Raise the price to around $ 200 and the NVIDIA GeForce GTC 1060 is a great companion at a good price. and if you have a little more money for a little more performance, the Radeon RX 480 is worth considering. The higher this value, the more you will end up in the “enthusiast” area where he recommends the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070.
You should definitely watch videos of the specific manufacturers and brands he recommends for each one – some are better than others (for example, he recommends EVGA due to customer support and warranty options for some cards), and then if you’re wondering how he compared the performance of each of these cards with its price, stay until the end of the video.
When he did this comparison, he used the spreadsheet below, which you can download from MEGA and drop into a Google spreadsheet to play with yourself. In general, you can enter prices for different cards in your area and see the comparison results for all of them to choose which one is best for you.
Nightmare GPU Analysis Table | MEGA