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Best Graphics Cards of 2016: Top picks for every budget

As you're likely aware, when it comes to graphics cards we go fully in-depth. But let's say you have missed some of that action, and you are just now looking to upgrade or buy a new GPU. Don't mind all that testing, marginal fps depending on the game you play, power consumption or overclocking potential. You want a simple question answered.

Given a certain budget, which is the graphics card you should buy? Fret no more.

VRAM to the Test: How Much Memory Is Enough?

Since publishing our annual graphics card roundup we've received several reader inquiries regarding the performance difference between GPUs sporting 2GB and 4GB. Therefore we've put together a clock-for-clock comparison of the GeForce GTX 960 and Radeon R9 380 using 2GB and 4GB cards. Also along for the ride is the previous-gen Radeon R9 290 4GB and the rebadged R9 390 8GB. So here's debunking the myth of VRAM once again.

The Best Graphics Cards for the Money: Nvidia & AMD GPUs tested and compared

Nvidia released four new GPUs in 2015 while AMD delivered eight cards if you're willing to be loose with the definition of "new" and three if you're not: Radeon R9 Fury X, Fury and Nano. With possibly no more releases for the remainder of the year, let's break down each price bracket where key battles are being played out to pick some bang-for-buck winners. The GPU battle awaits!

Nvidia's upcoming Pascal GPU pictured with HBM 2.0

Nvidia's next-generation graphics core, codenamed 'Pascal', is expected to launch in the first half of 2016, bringing a large jump in performance that should impress the PC gaming enthusiasts out there. But before the GPU could be publicly detailed by…

Nvidia rebrands Grid game streaming service as GeForce Now

Nvidia’s Grid game streaming service is ready for prime time. The Santa Clara-based graphics giant is rebranding the on-demand service as GeForce Now with plans to compete directly with services like PlayStation Now at a much cheaper price point. …