Best Gaming Graphics Cards

Tom's Hardware writes:

"Detailed graphics card specifications and reviews are great - that is, if you have the time to do the research. But at the end of the day, what a gamer needs is the best graphics card within a certain budget.

If you don't have the time to research the benchmarks, or if you don't feel confident enough in your ability to make the right decision, fear not. We at Tom's Hardware Guide have come to your aid, with a simple list of the best gaming cards available for the money."

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ChickeyCantor3753d ago

" Best Gaming Graphics Cards"

next month :

"new Best Gaming Graphics Cards"

so on and on......>_>

gEnKiE3753d ago

omg! that a Reboot pic??

Crazyglues3753d ago (Edited 3753d ago )

This article came at just the right time for me.

What gaming Card is coming in March? Is it from Nvidia and will it be really good for gaming?

Looking for something that can handle Crysis? I'm still building my Killer PC, just waiting on Graphics Card now Got everything else I think i'll need.

-Disregard the Graphics card, just put that as my second choice-

cjp4eva3753d ago

@Crazyglues it hurts my eyes to see the choices of psu, graphics card, ram, and motherboard, srr but it shows you still need to do some research. PM me if u need help.

TheIneffableBob3753d ago

the NVIDIA 9 series graphics cards are releasing in February/March.

Crazyglues3751d ago

yeah i'm still a noob when it' comes to building a gaming PC, but I got some help, nothing was set in stone...

As you can see I still need to do some serious tweaking thanks for the comments... I will let you know when I get closer to the finally product.

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undacovabrothe3753d ago

I was just looking for a new cheap graphic card...

SaiyanFury3753d ago (Edited 3753d ago )

A couple of years ago I was really new to the whole updated video card thing, but if I can learn specs then anyone should be able to. Basic things to look at are:

GPU clock speed - higher is faster

Amount of RAM - 128MB, 256MB, 512MB and so on

RAM clock speed - If you want a decent card start with a number about 1400Mhz and go from there. If you have to have the latest thing look around.

Number of pixel pipelines - Start with 24. If you need the latest thing, again, look around and find what you think is best.

RAM "bit" number - 64-bit, 128-bit, 256-bit and so on. If you want to save a few bucks but still want good general performance look for a 256-bit card.

Lastly, look at the memory bandwidth. If you're hell bent on getting a lightning fast card, look for a card with at least 60-plus gigabytes per second.

If you aren't brand specific there are two options: ATi and nVIDIA.
I, myself prefer nVIDIA, but ATi should also serve your purpose.

Heh, some people here may scrutinize my advice and I will admit, I don't need the latest thing. I'm running 2 nVIDIA 7950GT KO Superclocked video cards in SLI and it works just fine for me. I built my PC with good enough video processing power that I'm satisfied with it. I suggest all of you looking to get into the gaming side of PCs do the same. Consider your choices well and think about what you really want from your PC graphics-wise. Taking the time to really think about what you want from your PC will save you a lot of money in the long run.

Lavagasm3752d ago

What about the 8800GT series? They are awesome cards and they are going for about 250 bucks.

SaiyanFury3752d ago

I didn't mention any specific card, I simply stated my own configuration. People are free to choose whichever card they want.

Lavagasm3752d ago

I was actually referring to the article, it states that nvidia has no competition vs ati in the 200 dollar range. Sorry for the mix-up.

bumnut3752d ago

8800gt wil be less than £100, once the 9 series lauch.

SaiyanFury3752d ago

Hey man no worries. I prefer nVIDIA myself, but everyone is free to choose their own options. No need to apologize. I guess we both could've been clearer in our responses. :)

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