Budget & Mid-Range Graphics Card round-up @ TechSpot

By on December 20, 2008, 3:09 PM
Gamers will often find that there is a wide range of graphics cards to choose from, especially when buying a mid-range product that sits below the $200 price mark. However the trouble comes in determining just how much they need to spend in order to play the games they love and then reserve a bit of legroom for the titles to come.

The sub-$200 graphics card market is particularly strong at the moment, with products such as the Radeon HD 4850 and GeForce 9800 GTX+ existing well within this price bracket. There is also the Radeon HD 4830 and GeForce 9800 GT graphics cards priced at around $120. Those wishing to spend even less have the Radeon HD 4670 at just $80 or the GeForce 9500 GT at around $65.

So if you plan to spend less than $200 on a current generation graphics card, which is the best value option today?

Read the complete round-up.

Price Nvidia AMD/ATI
$150-200 GeForce 9800 GTX+ Radeon HD 4850
$100-150 GeForce 9800 GT Radeon HD 4830
~$100 GeForce 9600 GT Radeon HD 4670
Below $80 GeForce 9500 GT
GeForce 8600 GT/GTS
Radeon HD 4650
Radeon HD 2600XT


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