In the last few months there have been some exciting developments in the graphics card market. If you are a serious gamer you can now pick up very powerful cards for what used to be considered ‘midrange’ prices. If you are still content to play in 1080p then ultra settings in games such BF4 and Skyrim without breaking the bank.
Of course the other side of the coin is that advances in monitor technology put more challenges for graphics cards. Whereas most people still don’t aspire to 4K resolution, larger monitors at 2560×1440 are becoming more popular. Until recently the only answer for ultra high resolution was Nvidia’s Titan with its eye-watering price. If you are one of the people who wants to play at higher resolutions than the standard 1080p you will be glad to hear that there is finally a cheaper (although by no means cheap) alternative.
All this is not to say that manufacturers ignore the lower end of the market. If you are on a budget or play less demanding games, you should have no trouble choosing an excellent card for around $150.