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Best budget graphics cards for around Rs10k

Best budget graphics cards for around Rs10k

Picking a graphics card for your PC and specific needs isn’t easy. And it isn’t cheap either. Here we tell you about a few great budget options to turn your PC into a gaming station.

Although detailed graphics card specifications and reviews are great — assuming you have the time to do the research and the know-how to pick the best one for you — reading through the myriad options isn’t. And, at the end of the day, you need to know what the best graphics card is for your money. So, if you don’t have the time to look up benchmarks or if you don’t feel confident enough in your ability to pick the right card, then fear not. We’ve compiled a simple list of the best budget gaming graphics cards.

Graphic card Nvidia GTX 750 Ti AMD R7 260X AMD Radeon HD 7790 AMD R7 250X Nvidia GTX 750
Shading units 640 896 896 640 512
Base GPU clock speed 1,085MHz 1,175MHz 1,000MHz 950MHz 1,020MHz
Boost GPU clock speed 1,16MHz3 1,075MHz 1,000MHz 1,085MHz
Memory clock speed 1,375MHz 1,500MHz 1,500MHz 1,125MHz 1,253MHz
Standard memory 2GB 2GB 2GB 2GB 1GB
Memory interface GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory Interface width 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit 192-bit
Memory bandwidth (GB/sec) 80.2 96 96 72 80.2
Maximum digital resolution 4096×2160 (4K) 4096×2160 (4K) 4096×2160 (4K) 4096×2160 (4K) 4096×2160 (4K)
Crossfire/ SLI support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price Rs10,825 Rs9,443 Rs11,270 Rs6,999 Rs9,499

As you can see from the table, the best card to pick, based on its specs and what it offers, would be the AMD R7 260X. Even though you can’t boost GPU clock speeds, it’s already the fastest among the ones we’ve picked. It also has the most shading units and fastest memory clock.

The AMD R7 250X and the Nvidia GTX 750 are also worth considering. However, the latter has only 1GB of on-board memory, which might prove insufficient.

And remember: don’t just blindly pick a card; it may not be compatible with your PC. While we’ve given you a few budget options, make sure that a card is compatible with your PC before you buy.

Disclaimer: Prices may vary depending on manufacturer.

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