Best Graphics Cards Under $200 for Gaming

Looking for a graphics card under a tight budget?

Looking for a graphics card that can beat all other cards under a tight budget?

If those are your questions then there is an answer to your question in this article, which will exclusively be dealing with graphics card under 200 and which can give unparalleled performance and enhance your gaming experience.

In this article I am gonna list down all the best graphics card under 200 which I have compiled through tests, experiments and experience.

To ensure the best bang for the buck, I have compiled a list of amazing graphics cards for which you do not need to spend more than $200. This list has been prepared exclusively for the gamer who are in a tight budget and aren’t willing to spend more than 200 bucks. Do not worry, I will get you a best graphics card under $200 which can perform more than what what you would expect it perform.

We( me & my friends) have performed all the tests personally and brought you this collection of graphics card so that you can get the best card for the money you are willing to pay.

These graphics card can help you play games at 1080p with 60fps or at least more than 40 fps after tweaking some settings. Some newly released graphics cards are fully compatible with directX12. With some good processors like AMD FX8000 or Intel i series processors, these graphics can help build a classic $600 gaming pc and that’s pretty nice. So here is the list of some classic graphics card:

ASUS Rog Strix Radeon RX 460 4GB OC

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This graphics card comes under the list of entry level graphics cards. This Asus card has got two version namely 2GB and 4GB. Most of the newly launched games require directX12 and this card is a boon to the game lovers as because it is fully directX12 compatible which can run all the new and upcoming games without any constraints, thus making it future proof. This newly launched version of AMD is based on Polari 11 structure following its predecessor Polaris 10. This card will not only give a performance boost to your gaming with 4GB vRAM but will also let you play games at high definition 1060p (HD). This is one of the top rated graphics card among the gamers.

In terms of whole structure this card is regarded as the successor of the old Radeon R7 260X. This card is clocked in the same way as the RX480 but this has got an interface of 128 bit. You can play most of the games at 1080p at 40+ fps and that’s pretty nice. However, for few games you will have to tweak some settings down to smoother the gaming experience and I guess that isn’t a big issue here.

With this card, I got about 60 fps inGTA V in Full-HD resolution, and 100 fps in Battlefield 3. Isn’t it awesome?

This card of AMD can outrank few newly launched Nvidia cards. This card is a beast over Nvidia GTX 750 ti and R7 360. It’s a power efficient card which require only 75 watts. Have you played rise of the tomb raider? We recently tested this game with this card and it worked like a charm. Lots of games gives awesome performance with this card and all in all, I can say that this card has really got an edge over few Nvidia’s newly launched cards.

Specification:

Memory4GB GDDR5
Memory Interface128- Bit
Core ClockBase:1236 MHz(Gaming Mode)
OC Mode: 1256 MHz
Outputs1xDVI-I x D
1xHDMI
1xDisplay Port
DirectX12
ArchitecturePolaris
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EVGA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti SC 4GB

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Most of the newly launched games require more vRAM. It’s previous edition has got only 2 GB vRAM which is perfect if you play old games. But if you wanna play some new games without compromising with the quality of graphics, then this card would be an ideal choice for you. You can easily play games at 1080p ultra settings without putting any constraints in your gaming experience. All in all, this card would be an ideal choice for you.

In terms of price per performance ratio, I can say this card is between RX 470 and GTX 1050. However, RX 470 can outrank gtx 1050 in terms of performance. Based on the Pascal structure, this card can really help to smoother the frame rate and help improve graphics quality to an amazing extent.

One of the benefits of using this card is- it is quite small and can even fit into mini-ITX case. It has got good heat sinks with good exhaust vents. There are no 6-pins here and power directly comes from PCIe slot. On top of it, it is over-clockable and you can easily get 5-10 fps in long run. I have played games at 60fps and more without any issues paired with an i3 processor. All in all, I can say that it’s the best bang for buck and there is no point for not choosing this card.

Specifications:

Memory4GB GDDR5
Memory Interface128- Bit
Core ClockBase:1354 MHz
Boost Clock: 1468 MHz
Outputs1xHDMI
1xDisplay Port
1xDL-DVI
DirectX12
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ArchitecturePascal
Cuda Cores768

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ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon Rx 470 4GB

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This is one of the most lovable graphics card among the gamers. It is the best card for the amount you are willing to pay i.e., below $200. This card can help you play any games on ultra setting. You can get this graphics card around $195. There are two versions of this card: 4gb and 8gb. I would recommend not to go for 8GB as it will burn more pennies and it won’t create much difference on graphics quality. The price of 8GB version will cost your around $235-$240 which is equivalent to RX480 card.

This graphics card is equipped with same processor like which we find in RX 480. And is close to RX 480 in terms of performance. This card is pre-overclocked and hence it gives a performance boost over RX 480 by around 4 MHz. This card can play games at 1060p with 60 fps or more very easily. However, few games would require some settings to be tweaked down.

It has got a solid interface of 256-bit which is much more than a RX460 card. Power consumption is very less in this card. It has got a high level of clocking, keeping this in mind, extra fan has been provided. R9 380 & GTX 960 with 4gb RAM do not fall under $200, so it would be  an ideal card for the bucks you are willing to spend. This card is not just an entry level card but it is a beast and has got an edge over cards like GTX 960, R9 380 and a lot more.

Specifications:

  • Memory: 4GB GDDR5
  • DirectX: 12
  • Memory Interface: 256- Bit
  • Outputs: 1xHDMI, 1xDisplay Port, 1xDVI-D
  • Stream Processors: 2048
  • Core Clock: Base:1206 MHz(Gaming Mode), OC Mode: 1271 MHz
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MSI Radeon RX 470 GAMING 4GB GDDR5

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This card is also popular among gamers because of it fast performance and quality of graphics that it reflects. It is equipped with TORX 2.0 fan technology which helps a lot in cooling the whole system and make your card future proof. It is also equipped with zero Frozr technology which removes fan noise and enables you to concentrate on your game and not on byproduct of graphics card. This card is however, similar to ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon Rx 470 and both are fantastic graphic cards, without any doubts.

This card is over-clockable and you can easily play games like GTA V at 1080p with 60fps and that’s pretty nice. One noticeable feature of this card is multi-GPU support i.e., you can use additional cards when needed. All in all, this card will help you to play games in high definition with ease and is the best bang for the buck.

Specifications:

Memory4 GB GDDR5
Memory Interface256- Bit
Core Clock6600 MHz/ 6700 MHz
OutputsHDMI x 2
DisplayPort x 2
DVI-D
DirectX12
Architecture Polaris
Stream Processors2048
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Zotac GTX 1060 Mini 3gb GDDR5

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This card is magnificent and the top selling card  in this list. I personally love this card. I have played  OverWatch on max quality 1080p and I got around 110 fps on average and that’s truly awesome! Far Cry3, doom – you just name the games and this card can play it for you with a crystal clear display.

All in all, I can say that this card can run anything on ultra at around 1080p and is the best graphics under 200 in this list. For much better and delightful performance, in the control panel, you can switch the power mode from adaptive or optimal to maximum performance. I haven’t find any single gamer regretting after buying this card. And that’s the noticeable point with this graphics card.

This card is faster than a Rx470  4GB card or a GTX 970 card. It’s core clock is very powerful and can give an awesome boost in performance. It doesn’t consume much power and make sound as well. This card has got heatsink and 6 pin power port. It can really give you a delightful experience while you are in the virtual world. Check its specs. It has got some really amazing specifications!

Specification:

Memory Clock8 GHz
Memory4GB GDDR5
DirectX2 API feature level 12_1
Outputs3 x DisplayPort 1.4
HDMI 2.0b
DL-DVI
Cuda Cores1152
Engine ClockBase: 1506 MHz
Boost:1708 MHz
ArchitecturePascal
SLINo
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Rahul

Rahul is a Computer Science Engineer who loves to write code and play games. Dealing with the hardware parts especially graphics cards & processors are his core work areas.

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