Many of you may be on a tight budget with the way the economy is nowadays. Finding a graphics card to fit your budget can be a daunting task. I have been gaming on the PC since the early 90’s I can remember running Doom for the first time on my 3d effects card. Things have changed so much since those days. video cards have skyrocketed in price due to newer games and software
So how do you choose a graphics cards that will fit all your needs, while keeping your out of bankruptcy? The thing you have to ask yourself is what do I need a graphics card for? Most of you will need a video card for gaming or video/picture editing. A small fraction may Best Graphics Card for Ryzen 5 3600 need it for 3d modeling or multi screen gaming “hardcore gaming”
I’m going to keep my focus on the more mainstream graphics card user to keep this article to the point. So how do you choose? If you are into gaming watching HD video or video/graphic editing a 1gb video card with GDDR5 memory should be just fine. Make sure your new video card supports Direct X 11 as well.
Once you start going into videos cards with more than 1GB of ram you will notice a huge jump in price. Those types of video cards are for people who are looking for the best performance. This comes with a price, sometimes over $1000! If your budget allows you to get such a card DO IT!
A typical video card with a 700Mhz core clock, 3696Mhz memory clock, 1 GB of GDDR5 memory with 256-bit interface and 118.3 GB/sec of bandwidth. Connections available: 2 X DVI, 1 Mini HDMI will cost you anywhere from $180-$240 depending on the brand.
ATI, AMD and NVIDIA have many different brands that carry their chips. It comes down to your own choice when deciding what chip set you want to purchase. ATI VS NVIDIA is a war that I don’t see ending anytime soon. Personally I think both chip sets are great. Just make sure whatever graphics cards you choose has exactly what you need for the price you can afford.
P.S Make sure that you have all the power you need to run your new card. Most cards will need a new power supply. Many computers come with a 400w power supply. Always check what power supply your new graphics card needs to run. Most need 600w-800w to run at optimal settings.