I want to game on a budget
Gaming on a budget is something that is starting to interest console gamers. The technology used within the latest generation of consoles is around as powerful as a budget gaming computer. This section of the market is completely dominated by AMD, they offer some exceptional gaming graphics cards for very good prices. If you are gaming on a budget, it is generally safe to assume that the monitor being used is of 1920 x 1080p resolution, you play at medium settings and aim to spend under £100.
- Core Clock: 1050MHz
- Processing Core: 896
- Memory: 2GB GDDR5
- Memory Clock: 6000MHz (Effective)
The R7 260x is the lowest AMD graphics card I would recommend if you want to start gaming. At High quality pre-sets, this graphics card can churn out an average of 50FPS; so tweaking some of the settings could quite easily yield over 60FPS in many games.
- Core Clock: 1059MHz
- Core Boost Clock: 1137MHz
- Processing/ CUDA Cores: 512
- Memory: 1GB GDDR5
- Memory Clock: 5000MHz (Effective)
Again, the GTX 750 is the lowest NVIDIA graphics card I would recommend for gaming. During our testing, it was able to produce an average of 50FPS; so with some graphical settings lowered, you could see 60FPS in most games.
What components would these work well with?
These graphics cards a relatively low power, so would work with most of the components you could readily buy today.