Gamers crave to have the latest graphic card installed on their system so they can enjoy games with incredible details and resolution. Unfortunately, not everybody can afford these high-end cards, but they are not completely out of luck. Budget cards allow you to enjoy most of your favorite games by compromising on detail and resolution. Here are five of the budget cards that offer a good price vs. value ratio:
1. Sapphire Radeon R7 250X is the fastest card in its price point and offers superior texture handling compared to other cards in same price range. According to benchmarks, it’s slightly ahead of the NVidia’s GT 740 in terms fps.
2. MSI Radeon R7 260X OC can handle games even at higher resolutions (1920×1200) and shows an average increase of 3-5 fps over other cards in the same price range. It shows impressive performance in Crysis 3 and can handle all modern games in medium to low settings. Although it is slightly faster than the Sapphire Radeon R7 250X, the difference cannot really justify spending more.
3. EVGA Geforce GTX 750 SuperClock offers performance similar to the MSI Radeon R7 260X OC. Although the specifications would suggest otherwise, the real world performance difference is negligible. 750 is a better choice if you are looking for less power consumption and a power supply-friendly card. The design is also innovative and if these things ring a bell, then 750 can be a good choice.
4. Asus GeForce GT 740 OC also offers a good bang for the buck in its price range. You can get good frame rates if you keep the detail level and textures to medium-low. The 250X is still a better choice in terms of performance, but 740 is better in power consumption.
5. MSI GeForce GT 730 (2GB) is one of the best low-priced cards and performs better than he R7 240 (although just little). It is a good option if you are very tight on budget, otherwise, 250X can offer better performance and it is not too expensive either.