On your conventional "best graphics cards" list, you'll find cards like the 2080ti, or the Quadro 5000. Unfortunately, that's not what most gamers are going to be getting, because most gamers don't have that kind of budget and just want to play at 1080p. In this article, we're going over the best budget graphics cards currently available. All graphics cards here are $250 and under, but pack amazing power.
We've chosen the Radeon RX5500XT as the best budget card. Coming in at $210, this packs a monstrous 8gb of GDDR6 RAM. This far outcompetes the similarly priced GTX 1660, which has a lesser 6gb of GDDR6. This card can handle almost any modern game at 1080p, with a decent frame rate. And, if you don't need the ray tracing architecture, this card is in the same class as the RTX 2070, which also has 8gb of GDDR6.
GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
One of the main reasons many shy away from mini-itx builds is because there aren't many good itx sized parts. However, the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER not only is a great price value at $165, it comes in a variety of sizes. The 1650S packs 4gb of GDDR6 RAM and the performance is just 30% worse than the $420 GTX 1070.
Radeon RX570 XXX
When you want a GPU with 8gb of GDDR5, you usually think about NVIDIA's old flagships the GTX 1070 or GTX 1080. However, turns out AMD also has a 8gb option - just at a third of the price. The RX570 XXX edition (this is the one with 8gb instead of 4) will give you decent FPS in just about any game. It's currently $150 from XFX, so it's a great value.