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15 Powerful Graphic Cards for Gaming

We all love to play latest games on our computers but we get really frustrated when we are unable to run a game due to weak or low end graphic card installed in our computers. Today we would tell you about 15 best and powerful graphic cards for you computers which will enhance your gaming experience to an unbelievable level. So here are the best graphic cards for gaming available in the market :

1. ATI Radeon HD 5970

ati radeon hd 5970

This is one of the best graphics card in the computer industry. It has a twin pair GPUs that makes it’s the fastest and powerful in the world. This twin GPU powered beauty is capable of performing several instructions at a time. The GPU are packed on a single PCB thereby reducing noise and heat.

2. Nvidia GeForce GTX 480

nvidia geforce gtx 480

This one of the best examples of first generation Graphics cards built on Fermi architecture. The card is capable of handling complex instructions and geometrical models, when combined with Microsoft’s DirectX 11. Other features include Nvidia’s 3D Vision surround and ray tracing in real time. Ideal for gamers.

3. AMD Radeon HD 6870

amd radeon hd 6870

This is another offering from AMD. This card is driven by BARTS GPU. The card will fill the gap become between 6800 and 5000 series. The card introduces the AMD’s passive 3D technology and also supports HDMI output for Blue Ray DVDs.

4. Nvidia GeForce GTX 470

nvidia geforce gtx 470

This is the most affordable high-end Fermi card that is available in the market. GTX 470 is the cut out version of its big brother GTX 480. The card supports a resolution of 1680×1050. The card has its clock speed of 607 MHz with 448 cores along with 1.2 GB of GDDR5 memory.

5. Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1GB

nvidia geforce gtx 460

This is 1 GB version of GTX 470 and is powered by GF104 GPU. This card is less powerful and is for those in $150-200 segment. With seven streaming microprocessors (SM), there has been lot improvement as compared to its predecessors. The SMs hold the CUDA cores and special Functional Units (FU) which performs all this graphics operations.

6. AMD Radeon HD 6850

radeon hd 6850

This card seems to give a tough competition to GTX 460 series, even though it is far more expensive than latter. This card like its other members boasts of new Anti-Aliasing mode or better known as MorphoLogical Anti-Aliasing. The card is capable of handling resolutions up to 1920×1200. The GPU of this card is BARTS XT and memory of 1Gb of GDDR5.

7. AMD Radeon HD 5770

amd radeon hd 5770

This is a slightly watered down version of HD 5870. This card has entered lately into graphics arena but due to its excellent performance and efficiency, has become best value for money. The card boasts features more or less similar to HD 5870 and supports resolutions up to 1680×1050.

8. Nvidia GeForce GTS 450

nvidia geforce gts 450

This is the NVIDIA’s offering on lower price cards that are built on Fermi architecture. The card is well suited for gamers with tighter budgets. The card is capable of supporting resolutions upto 1680×1050.

9. Nvidia Geforce GT 430

nvidia geforce gt 430

This card is at the lower segment of Nvidia’s DX11 class products. The card is not only for gamers, but can also cater to those using normal PCs and laptops. It offers a value for money for this segment. This card is not really a gamer choice, but it can solve various purposes for a normal user with moderate needs.

10. AMD Radeon HD 5750

amd radeon hd 5750

This is another card that is not suited best for gamers. It is mainly focused for normal PC users who just want to have a rich multimedia experience. The card can support resolutions up to 1680×1050. The effects like Tessellation and Multi-Threading Rendering require more resource overheads.

11. Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 5870

Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 5870

This card with a clock speed of 870 MHz is focused for hard core gamers and for those who want to get high-end DirectX 11 card with over clocking potentials. The card has twin dual link ports for HDMI, DVI and other format outputs.

12. Nvidia GTX 275

nvidia gtx 275

This card is offers some of its DX10 performance with support for 1920×1200 resolution without any hassles. The card also has added features like PhysX and CUDA capabilities.

13. AMD Radeon HD 4890

AMD Radeon HD 4890

This product is the incremental update of Radeon HD 4870. Yet it is a powerful and efficient product. The product has 1 GB memory which is not ideal for gaming, but it can be ideal for photos and other videos.

14. Nvidia GTX 295

nvidia gtx 295

This stunning black looking card is neatly packed in its monolithic casing making it distinct from others. Having clock speed of 576 MHz with total memory of 1.5 GB.

15. AMD Radeon 4870 X2

amd radeon 4870x2

This is the result of years of hard work and research on multi GPU on a single PCB. This card was not able to handle the DX11 issues effectively, but this card is best suited for general purpose performances.

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Akshay is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to write about Technology and Gadgets. He is very passionate about blogging and has been blogging since 2009. You can follow him on twitter @akshayable.

Comments (5)

  1. Arjun Singh says:

    gtx 480 has always been a disaster ! πŸ˜€

    I WOULD LIKE TO GET ONE SOON>> πŸ˜›

  2. Gagan Arora says:

    nice list i always prefer nvidia gaphics card…..

  3. Thiru says:

    Great collection dude. Just noted it and tweeted to my followers..

  4. TechGopal says:

    really nice review ………
    according to me Nvidia is best in their class….

  5. Nice article. I really like the techy looking pictures. But I think graphic cards are doomed anyway with smartphones and tablets taking over at a rapid rate. Would love to see an article talking about the new quad core and more chips powering these badboys.

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