People often ask me – “Which Graphics card should I buy for $200?”
And interestingly, right now, the answer is incredibly simple. And you probably think I am exaggerating! You probably think that there are so many different graphics cards, that it would be very difficult to choose one! Well normally that is the case. Normally, the different manufacturers have many competitive GPU products for gamers. But right now, two cards completely blow away all the rest for value for money.
And which are they?
NVIDIA GTX 1050 TI and AMD Radeon RX 570
Well these two cards are about 50% better than other cards at this price point. In the case of NVIDIA, its about en par with their flagship GTX 1650, which costs closer to $300. (Some tests rate the 1650 as faster, others rate the 1050 TI as faster).
So if you are an NVIDIA fan, the only card to get for $200 is the GTX 1050 TI. And if you love Radeon cards, for $200 get yourself an RX 570.
Is there any point paying twice as much to get a card with 50% more performance again? For most people – probably not. If you have plenty of money to spend, sure. Otherwise, get one of these two cards and invest that extra money in an SSD. Or buy something nice for your mother for Christmas!