The gaming industry is a multi-billion dollar business. The sale of all kinds of projects and related merchandise, the implementation of seasonal passes, and various “decorations” that do not have a direct impact on the gameplay brings developers millions, and often tens and even hundreds of millions of dollars in profit annually. But this category also includes various “hardware”, such as a gaming video card. If not for gamers, then AMD and NVIDIA would not have been able to sell so many expensive chips. But what solutions should you choose among ready-made adapters? Let’s figure it out in our review, which contains the best video cards for games for the summer of 2022.
TOP 10 Best Graphics Cards for Gaming in 2022
Immediately, we note that at the time of this writing, both new video cards from “red” and NVIDIA Super are either not yet available, or are just appearing on sale. Therefore, there was simply no opportunity to conduct full-fledged tests and comparisons. As a result, we chose well-proven models for the rating. In addition, the imminent appearance of the updated 20-series “green” should have a positive effect on the prices of graphics adapters presented in stores, which means that their purchase will become quite profitable.
10. PowerColor Radeon RX 580
The review starts with a good budget graphics card for games from PowerColor. The model from the Red Dragon line is based on the Polaris architecture, or more precisely, on the RX 580 chip. Undemanding users who do not need resolutions higher than Full HD can safely purchase this option since the adapter will demonstrate a comfortable frame rate at high graphics settings almost all modern projects.
The device is built on advanced GDDR5 memory chips, supports AMD App Accelerator (proprietary application acceleration), as well as CrossFire. One of the best cheap TOP graphics cards from Red is able to cope with almost any game at medium or even ultra graphics settings. True, this requires an appropriate CPU, because if the processor does not open the card, then you will see friezes.
- Price-performance ratio.
- Excellent build and colorful design.
- Excellent work of the cooling system.
- Requires only one 8 pin power connector.
- Very noisy cooling cooler.
- The heating of the video card is above average.
The PowerColor range includes the RX 580 with 8GB of video memory. Some new games know how to use it all, and in this case, it makes sense to overpay some dollars.
9. Sapphire Nitro + Radeon RX 570
As with the 400 series, AMD has made the RX 570 and RX 580 nearly identical. If we compare versions with similar memory sizes, we will get a minimal discrepancy in the test results. This explains the almost identical price tag between the two devices. However, it’s very strange that Sapphire’s RX 570 requires two power connectors (6 and 8 pins) at once. Otherwise, this is an excellent video card in terms of reliability, costing about 11 thousand, equipped with two DP ports, a pair of HDMI, and one DVI-D.
- Full HD performance.
- Sapphire branded design.
- Ease of overclocking.
- Cooling as in RX 580.
- Good overclocking potential.
- Additional power supply 6 + 8 pins.
8. Palit GeForce GTX 1050 Ti