Best Graphics Cards for Less Than $500

Asus GTX760-DC2OC If you are a graphic designer, video editor, or a gamer then you definitely need a PC that is capable of processing and displaying images quickly and with quality. To achieve all this, it’s not enough just to rely on the performance of the PC processor alone; you need a powerful graphics card to support that processor. A graphics card has its own memory so it will not interfere with the remaining RAM on your PC. The larger the memory on a graphics card then the price will be more expensive. But if you’ve got a bit of a financial problem, no need to worry; we have compiled some of the best graphics cards for less than 500 dollars.

1 EVGA GeForce GTX760

EVGA GeForce GTX760 The EVGA GeForce GTX 760 is the new weapon of choice for gamers – a powerful graphics card that gives you the fast, smooth, quiet gaming you’re looking for in all your favorite titles. EVGA is also extending the award winning ACX Cooling to the EVGA GeForce GTX 760 line. With a 40% increase in heatsink volume, the EVGA ACX is more efficient at dissipating heat, allowing for 15% lower GPU temperatures. Even the fan blades are of the highest quality; with a 700% increase in strength, and 25% lower weight when compared to competitors. This makes the fans 20% more efficient by requiring lower power levels. EVGA is also using double ball bearing fans which offer a 12 year lifespan, 4X longer when compared to competitors!

Product Features:

  • Base Clock: 1072 MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1137 MHz
  • Memory Clock: 6008 MHz Effective
  • CUDA Cores: 1152
  • 2048MB GDDR5 256bit Memory
  • Microsoft DirectX 12 API (feature level 11_0) Support

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2 Asus GTX760-DC2OC

Asus GTX760-DC2OC The newly arrived ASUS GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5 ships with 28nm GPUs and 2GB GDDR5. To fully harness the power of new GPU technology, ASUS GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5 sports ASUS exclusive DirectCU II fansink and flatten copper heat-pipes directly contacted the GPU, not only making this card 20% cooler but also leading vastly quieter operation than reference card

Product Features:

  • DirectCU II achieves 20% lower temps with direct-contact copper heatpipes while running vastly quieter than reference
  • Direct Power ensures stable performance with 56% less impedance and a 17% cooler PCB
  • Super Alloy Power components increase product longevity by up to 2.5X compared to reference
  • GPU Tweak helps you modify clock speeds, voltages, fan performance and more, all via an intuitive interface

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3 MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX760

MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX760 MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Gaming OC 4GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card

Product Features:

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 GPU with Back Plate
  • 4G(4096MB) GDDR5 6008MHz Core/Memory 1085 (Boost Clock: 1150) (OC mode),1020 (Boost Clock: 1085) (Gaming mode),980 (Boost Clock: 1033) (Silent mode).
  • Video Output Function Dual-link DVI-I x 1 Dual-link DVI-D x 1 HDMI x 1 (version 1.4a) DisplayPort x 1 (version 1.2)
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • 3-way SLI ready

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4 Gigabyte GTX760

Gigabyte GTX760 Powered by Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 GPU and integrated with industry’s best 2GB GDDR5 memory and 256 bit memory interface.

Product Features:

  • Gigabyte Ultra Durable VGA Components – 2 oz Copper PCB – Japanese Solid Capacitor – Tier 1 Samsung/Hynix Memory – Ferrite Core / Metal Chokes – Ultra Cooling Low RDS(on) MOSFET Design
  • WINDFORCE 3X 2 Slot 450W Fan Sink With Triangle Cool Technology
  • Core Clock: 1085 MHz (Base) 1150 MHz (Boost) – Memory Clock: 6008 MHz
  • Features DVI-I / DVI-D / HDMI / Displayport Output
  • Recommended Minimum System PSU 500W
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI / 3D Vision / Surround / CUDA / PhysX technology

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5 Sapphire Radeon R9 270X

Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 4GB GDDR5 DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/DP Dual-X with Boost & OC version PCI-Express Graphics Card

Product Features:

  • 256-bit GDDR5
  • 1 x DVI-I
  • 1 x DVI-D
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x DisplayPort

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