Picking a graphics card on a budget is extremely hard, considering new releases are immediately scooped up by scalpers, supply shortages and the general price hike.
This article brings you the top seven GPUs you can pick up for under ₹20,000.
GPU: Radeon RX-550 | Price: ₹5000
You get two gigs of DDR5 graphics memory clocked at 6000MHz, a 64-bit memory bus, DirectX12 support, Freesync and 4k support. Now, sure this won’t be able to tear through any game you throw at it, but that feature list is impressive for the price.
You have the standard HDMI and DVI ports for connectivity. The size is weird, so you might have issues fitting this card if you have a narrow case; otherwise, it makes for a solid sell.
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Zotac GeForce GT 730
GPU: GeForce GT 730 | Price: ₹8,120
The card is a low-powered fanless GPU that’ll sit quietly in your machine. In terms of performance, you won’t get much, especially when you rack it against the latest games coming out, considering its 4GB DDR3 VRAM, but you’ll still be able to enjoy some if you turn down the settings all the way.
PNY Nvidia Quadro T400
GPU: Quadro T400 | Price: ₹10,999
For a slightly higher price, you can get your hands on the Nvidia Quadro T400 from PNY. This card isn’t exactly built for gaming, but the 2GB GDDR6 VRAM will come in handy if you decide to dive into the occasional gaming. It will crush other GPU related workloads with ease, however.
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Colorful GeForce GT 1030
GPU: GeForce GT 1030 | Price: ₹12,999
Next up, we’ve got a GT 1030. Now, this is a good desktop-grade medium range card, and while the 4GB DDR4 VRAM isn’t a lot and is relatively old, the raw power of the card means you will be able to run most AAA titles with some tweaking to the graphics settings.
Colorful GeForce GTX 1050Ti
GPU: GeForce GTX 1050Ti | Price: ₹19,700
Stretching your budget to the fullest means you’ll be able to pack the most power possible for the money you spend. This GTX 1050Ti may be two generations old, but its 4GB GDDR5 memory still got enough power to handle most games at medium to low settings.
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Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 OC
GPU: GeForce GTX 1650 | Price: ₹22,369
Stretching a little over our budget is the GTX 1650 card that sits between the 10 and 20 series cards from Nvidia. Thanks to its 4GB GDDR6 memory and 896 CUDA cores, the card packs quite a punch. You should be able to handle modern games for a couple of years with this card, and you should be able to get it for under ₹20,000 during the sale season.
Sapphire Pulse AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
GPU: Radeon RX 6500 XT | Price: ₹24,499
The last card on our list is also the most expensive one; however, you should be able to get it for around ₹20,000 when on sale. The card is based on the Radeon RX 6500 XT and has 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM. Regarding performance, you can consider it AMD’s answer to the GTX 1650, meaning it’ll run most modern games just fine.
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