Graphics Card buying guide for 2019

Gigabyte G1 Gaming 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5

Price: Tk. 21,000/-

One of the most sought after budget cards available right now, the 1050 Ti offers a good price to performance ratio when it comes to gaming. While it regularly dips below 60 fps for modern titles and games, such as, The Witcher 3, which gets only 39 fps. No game however, AAA or not, dips to unsatisfactory levels on this card. This card is for those who are looking to game on a budget. But don’t expect 60 fps on ultra settings.

 

XFX RX 580 GTS XXX Edition 8GB GDDR5

Price: Tk. 27,000/-

The predecessor to the Fatboy, the RX 580 is just as much a power hungry beast, which performs consistently well even with modern titles. It too scores consistently when it comes to offering up smooth graphical fidelity in games. It can easily handle games at 1080p whilst offering up 60 fps but unlike the Fatboy, there is more throttle to it when it comes to 1440p gaming.

 

XFX RX 590 Fatboy 8GB GDDR5

Price: Tk. 27,200/-

Fatboy lives up to its name, as it comes packed with lots of ports and a lot of heat. While this card can get very hot, it is also very consistent when it comes to offering up 1080p gaming. It offers up more than 60 fps on games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, GTA V and Middle Earth: Shadow of War. But be warned for as powerful as this budget card maybe, it is also very power hungry.

 

 

 

The mid-tier cards

 

Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 390 8GB GDDR5

Price: Tk. 32,500/-

The R9 390 is an affordable upper-mid-tier card and boy does it punch above its weight and then some. The card comes with extra cooling, having three fans making the card really loud but also cooler than a lot of other cards. In some games like Battlefield 4 and GTA V, you can get frame rates in the region of 100. The Sapphire variant of the R9 390 is the most affordable of the 390 graphics card.

 

ZOTAC GAMING GEFORCE RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6

Price: Tk. 37,500/-

Zotac’s RTX 2060 is the most affordable RTX card in the world right now. The card is considered as the successor of the GTX 1070 and it provides solid 1080p and 1440p gaming. Consider the card future proof too as the RTX 2060 comes with Nvidia’s next-gen ray tracing technology and Turing architecture. However, RTX isn’t widely supported yet but you are getting a very powerful card at a very decent price.

 

 

The best of the best

 

GALAX GeForce® GTX 1080 EXOC-SNPR 8GB GDDR5

Price: Tk. 67,000/-

The GTX 1080 is one of the best graphics cards in the world, becoming one of the first cards to make 4K gaming viable. The GTX 1080 offers great performance overall and you can game at higher refresh rates very smoothly with this powerhouse. But the cost of being such a beast comes at the cost of some heat, more heat than its predecessors the GTX 980s.

 

 

Gigabyte GeForce® RTX 2080 WINDFORCE OC 8GB GDDR6

Price: Tk. 74,000/-

Straight up, the RTX 2080 is an engineering marvel and a result of the decades of hard work that Nvidia has put into their craft. We recommend the Gigabyte RTX 2080 as it is the cheapest RTX 2080 card available. The card is cool to the touch and has higher GPU boosting capabilities compared to the GTX 2080. And the RTX 2080 is the most dependable option if you want 4K gaming.

 

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