Best Graphics Card Under $500

Best Graphics Card Under $500

Gigabyte Geforce Nvidia  GTX 1070 (8 GB)

Nvidia GTX1070 is the best card under $500 if you are looking to play titles in 4K. You can notice a huge gap between the performance of the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1060. 3D renders are rather smooth with the GTX 1070, you can expect to achieve decent frame rates at 4 or max settings for most heavy titles at 1080p.

  • Offers a great performance 1080p as well as 1440p.
  • It can easily stretch to 4K gaming, particularly with G-sync monitoring system.
  • It is relatively cool and efficient.



MSI RX580 Armor  8GB OC

AMD RX580 is another affordable option. Though the card is a little old, it still can handle most of the AAA title on high settings at 1080p. AMD managed to pack enough heat that the RX580 can go head to head against Nvidia’s GTX 1060 (6GB). On the bright, you still get the additional 2GB VRAM which is idle for handling heavy titles. The only downside is that the RX580 is the most power consuming card on the list.

  • The best option for 1080p and can easily handle 1440p for most titles
  • Available at an affordable price.
  • AMD crossfire compatible





Zotac GTX 1060 6GB AMP! Edition

Nvidia’s GTX 1060 is an idle choice for both gamers and content creators as it is capable of 4K gaming although that won’t be suggested. 1060 is a powerful card and can easily handle most AAA titles at 1080p. More performance overclocking is an option but make sure you measure the temperature of the fan frequently and opt for a third party cooler if needed.


Zotac GeForce GTX1050 Ti 4GB

The GTX 1050 is a reasonable Graphics card if you are looking for the decent graphics at an affordable price  Then the GTX 1050 will allow you to run most AAA titles at medium-high settings at 720p or with some games you can go up to 1080p with decent frame rates.

  • A great price to performance value.
  • Can handle titles at an average of 70 frames per second for most AAA titles at medium settings.
  • Consume less power and also available in small factors and doesn’t need an extra  PCI-E  power input.



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