The Best Gaming Graphics Cards for the Money

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.

So 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. Tom's Hardware have come to your aid with a simple list of the best gaming cards offered for the money.

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Rainbow3905d ago

8800GT I think it's the best choice for the money ....

Harry1903905d ago

for me right now,how sad.

deeznuts3905d ago

Confucius once say, "He who reads and Believes Tom's Hardware ... IS A FOOL!"

Charlie26883904d ago (Edited 3904d ago )

I would recommend

if you are VERY low on found but what to upgrade to play new games at a decent level get the 9600GT that right now is in 150 but in a few months will be even more cheap and you get all the benefits from the 9000 series apart of even more performance later on when the drivers mature more

if you have a slightly better budget get the 8800GT that will allow you to play the newer games in higher res and some extra options enable compared t the 9600GT, this one retails for around 180-200 but with the introduction of the 9000 series expect a heavy fall of prices

if you are aiming to a more quality and serious PC gaming and have a little extra budget get the 8800GTS 512mb that right now is the king of the 8000 series this one will guarantee you that you can play the newer games on high res and with all settings on max this one retails for around 220 to 250 and as the 8800GT with the launch of the 900 series expect a huge price drop later on

now if you are aiming at some long time quality PC gaming and you have the extra budget get the 98000GTX that will guarantee you that you can play new games and even games to come on high res and with all settings on max and same as the 9600GT you have the advantage to get extra performance as the drivers mature since right now the 9000 series drivers are in an infant stage this one should retail from around 300 to 349 which is a VERY good price for a high end

one thing to always consider is that fact that now a days is almost obligatory to get a card that is at least 512mb since that is now the minimum required memory for high res on new games

also always consider the factory OC version of card since for a few extra bucks you get a card OC to a higher performance and you still have factory warranty

remember that you can always SLI card together but you must know all the required info (is you mobo compatible?, do you have the necessary power?. is it will ventilated?)

and finally remember to take your entire rig (bottleneck) and even you monitor (higher res) into consideration when buying a card since the most expensive is not always the best choice in some cases

if you have any card questions fell free to PM me

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