Best graphics cards in 2024: the GPUs I recommend for every budget

The best graphics card is objectively Nvidia's RTX 4090. Subjectively, however, you're going to want to weigh up the pros and cons of spending $1,600 or more on a single GPU. It's not for everyone. That's why we've tested every new GPU out of the Nvidia, AMD, and now Intel stables to find the best card across multiple price points.

For the high-end gamer, you've plenty of cards to choose from. The RTX 4080 Super is pretty much the same as the old RTX 4080 it's replacing, just with a $200 price cut. It's also now offering just enough to tip the scales against the best AMD GPU, the AMD RX 7900 XTX. The RTX 4070 Ti Super and RTX 4070 Super are both great mid-range to high-end GPUs, although there's also the RX 7900 GRE and RX 7800 XT to consider, both of which provide heavy competition to Nvidia's current crop at relatively reasonable prices.

For our money the best budget graphics card is the AMD Radeon RX 7600, which offers good 1080p gaming performance for less than the competition. Intel still has a dog in the budget game: the Arc A750. When this card drops down to around $200, it's a steal, though the drivers aren't always up to scratch. The only last-gen card we still really rate is the RX 6700 XT, which still offers a decent spec and performance. I've listed the specific graphics cards we recommend in different categories below, but I've also lined up the most relevant GPUs, all in order of gaming performance.

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Curated by...
Jacob Ridley

Jacob has loads of experience with the latest and greatest graphics cards, reviewing many generations of Nvidia and AMD GPU over the years. He's au fait with the latest architectures, even Intel's Arc, and makes sure to rotate through the latest cards from all three major manufacturers to get first-hand experience of what they're like to game with. Not just of their performance, but also which offer the most useful features and have the most reliable drivers.

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