Graphics cards are one of the most important factors while we talk about high-end PC uses. To get good performance, in 2020, it is really very important to have a decent GPU in your system.
I know you might be thinking about its humongous price. Don’t worry, there are cheaper GPUs also in the market. You shouldn’t have to buy a $1000 GPU every time at all.
But, the question is how much does a GPU costs? Let’s discuss in this post.
How much does a GPU cost on average?
I know the answer is obvious, it depends. But wait, I am not writing this post to say this. I have some interesting information to share with you guys-
For your help, I am gonna divide this post into three categories, the entry-level, Mid-range, and the pro-level GPUs. I hope you can easily get an account of the prices of GPUs that fell in these three categories.
- The price of entry-level graphics cards: $150-$250
- The price of mid-range GPUs: $250-$500
- The top tier GPUs prices: up to $1,149.
#1. The price of entry-level graphics cards:
In this category, I would like to wrap the graphics cards under $250. For the last 10 years, I am related to gaming and pc hardware as well. And in 2020, I feel that below $100-$150, it is way too hard to find a good GPU that can actually capable of giving good, al least minimum gaming performance.
No doubt, you are gonna find tons of GPUs below $100, but it is way better to add those extra $100 on your CPU than buying a GPU below $100.
Now, which GPUs costs how much? Well, this is also a pretty important question. Don’t worry I am gonna answer all of the questions today.
Here is a table in which I included all the prices of the best entry-level GPUs which I think will be the best for you and can give an awesome price to performance ratio.
|ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660 Super||$240|
|XFX Radeon RX 580||$155|
|Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti||$230|
|Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030||$115|
So, my top priority for under $250 range will be Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 super. It costs around $240, really. This card is amazing seeing its price. If you are wondering if you can find a good GPU under $250, this is for you.
Moreover, I have also included some good GPUs in this entry-level category i.e. MD RX 580-8GB, Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti, Nvidia GeForce GT 1030. Everyone has their own benefits and system specifications.
But, my first preference will be GTX 1660 super. So, seeing the price of the following GPUs we can get a conclusion that an entry-level GPU costs around $150-$250.
- Also Read: Best motherboards for dual GPUs in 2020.
#2. The price of mid-range GPUs:
In this category, I am gonna discuss the average price of the medium-range GPUs. More specifically, if you buy a medium level GPU, you can play games at up to 1080P ultra settings and with a decent fps. But, some cards in this category can also provide up to 4K gaming.
Of course, depending on the price, their performance also varies but I have selected $250 to $500 GPUs in this category. And with GPUs in this price range, you can play games 1080p minimum to ultra-resolution with 60+ fps. Okay, don’t surprise to see some GPUs in this category touching 4K.
Here is the price list of some good medium range graphics cards–
|EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER||$539|
|MSI Radeon Rx 5700 XT||$365|
|MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Super||$475|
|MSI Radeon RX 5700||$375|
If you ask me which are the best graphics cards under the $500 price range, my answer will be RTX 2070 SUPER. I mean you may have to pay a $30-$40 extra to buy it, but believe me with this graphics card it is possible to push game resolution up to 4K.
These super cards from Nvidia designed for less power consumption and can give more performance. Most importantly some of them also support real-time Ray tracing, AI overclocking and lots more interesting features.
Overall, for medium range graphics cards, I like RTX 2070 super the most which costs around $540. But, if you don’t have enough budget and can afford GPUs higher than $250, I have also listed some good mid-range GPUs at a cheaper price above.
But don’t forget the tremendous price to performance ratio given by it.
However, you can also consider buying other medium-range GPUs I have mentioned above. That’s why for your convenience I have listed down all good GPUs and their prices in the table.
How much mid-range GPUs costs:
Overall, seeing the chart of all the mid-range GPUs, we can say that the minimum price you have to spend buy one GPU is around $300 and the maximum will be $540.
Since these GPUs are not the same and can give various performance ratios, the price also varies too. You can play 1080P minimum settings up to 4K if you buy one of them.
So, the mid-range GPUs cost varies around $250-$500.
#3. The top tier GPUs prices:
Now we are in the last section of this post and here comes the most powerful GPU i.e. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080Ti and RTX 2080 super.
Although it is unbelievably expensive but also seeing its performance you can’t say it is not worth buying. However, I have tried to put extremely expensive GPUs like 2080Ti, 2080 super, In this category.
Here are the price chart of top tier graphics cards-
|ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080Ti||$1,149|
|Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Super||$819|
|ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080TI||$830|
Seeing the price of these top-tier GPUs, we can say that the price of these extreme GPUs can go beyond $1,150, still excited to see Nvidia’s new GPUs price, how much they increase it.
So, you can buy a GPU from $150 to $1,149, it completely depends upon you and your budget. If you have the budget to buy RTX 2080Ti, go ahead. But, don’t make a mistake buying too old GPUs which can’t even hangle new games properly.
In this post, I have discussed about how much graphics cards cost? how can you buy a graphics card in your budget and which are the best ones for you?
I hope after reading this post, you can finally decide your GPU and understand which GPU costs how much.
That’s it for today if you have any doubt please comment down below or email me. See you in the next post, tada:)