Question Cheap graphics card for around $200?

Currently the Sapphire Pulse RX590 8GB = $200 + 1 free game. The GTX1660 would be roughly equivalent in the $220-$240 price range.

I'd wait a little bit. AMD is readying the remainder of their Navi GPUs (RX 5500XT might be equivalent) and Nvidia is readying a GTX1660 Super (which would be right around that same RX590 level of performance). Both within the next couple weeks.
 
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Currently the Sapphire Pulse RX590 8GB = $200 + 1 free game. The GTX1660 would be roughly equivalent in the $220-$240 price range.

I'd wait a little bit. AMD is readying the remainder of their Navi GPUs (RX 5500XT might be equivalent) and Nvidia is readying a GTX1660 Super (which would be right around that same RX590 level of performance). Both within the next couple weeks.
This is a good suggestion but I'd lean toward the 1660 due to the power draw difference.
 
You can undervolt the RX590 to use pretty much the same amount of power as a GTX1660 without sacrificing any performance using AMD's WattMan utility that gets automatically installed within their driver software. But there's something to be said for "it just works" on the GTX1660 by comparison. Is the lower default power consumption worth the ~15% price premium to you?

The upcoming RX 5500XT will be more power efficient than the RX590 though.

For reference, these tier cards are about 2.75x improvement from your current card.
 
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Cheaper would obviously be better and I don’t really want a card that is super power hungry but I’m upgrading from This old card ( https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newegg.com/amp/msi-geforce-gtx-660-ti-n660ti-pe-2gd5-oc/p/N82E16814127696 ) thank you a lot for any response.
Btw I’m in the USA california to be exact

for 200$ brand new your not gonna get anything that has a WOW factor to be honest 200$ will get you entry grade graphics cards. 660ti is not going to play any new triple AAA tittles at high not even medium dont buy that


BUT 200$ on offerup or letgo can buy you a 1070ti which is a great value for 200$ and will allow you to play anygame on max ultra at 1440p.

i was gonna buy a GPU new my limit was 300$ i went on offerup and found a AMD rx5700xt for 220$ locally it has nearly the same performance as a 1080ti which is a 700$ new card.

offerup and letgo are gems for pc parts i built my whole pc for around 480$ and it includes a i7 7700k rx5700XT asus170aPRO 750W corsair psu 2 500gb m2 drives 3tbb HDD 32gb ram ddr4 panzer max case with all corsair rgb fan and controller ( the case alone is 140$ new got it for 30$) all of it came in original boxes aswell asus 27inch 144hz 1ms curved gaming monitor with amd and g sync corsair k68rgb ( was still sealed and wrapped never used)

if anyone is on a budget i highly suggest you check out letgo and offerup 1080tis for 400$ 1070tis for 200-250$. you can find 980tis for 100-175$ and for 1080p that will run anything on max.
 
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for 200$ brand new your not gonna get anything that has a WOW factor to be honest 200$ will get you entry grade graphics cards. 660ti is not going to play any new triple AAA tittles at high not even medium dont buy that


BUT 200$ on offerup or letgo can buy you a 1070ti which is a great value for 200$ and will allow you to play anygame on max ultra at 1440p.

i was gonna buy a GPU new my limit was 300$ i went on offerup and found a AMD rx5700xt for 220$ locally it has nearly the same performance as a 1080ti which is a 700$ new card.

offerup and letgo are gems for pc parts i built my whole pc for around 480$ and it includes a i7 7700k rx5700XT asus170aPRO 750W corsair psu 2 500gb m2 drives 3tbb HDD 32gb ram ddr4 panzer max case with all corsair rgb fan and controller ( the case alone is 140$ new got it for 30$) all of it came in original boxes aswell asus 27inch 144hz 1ms curved gaming monitor with amd and g sync corsair k68rgb ( was still sealed and wrapped never used)

if anyone is on a budget i highly suggest you check out letgo and offerup 1080tis for 400$ 1070tis for 200-250$. you can find 980tis for 100-175$ and for 1080p that will run anything on max.
200$ midrange card won't have wow factor but it does have a reliability factor.
Something that used components don't have.
 
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200$ midrange card won't have wow factor but it does have a reliability factor.
Something that used components don't have.
yea i always ask to bench the card on furmark for half hour prior to buying and monitor the temps performance etc look for screen tears gpu artifacting etc to ensure im not getting a dead or nearly dead card. Taking this route you need to take measures to ensure your getting a good product.
 
The RX 570 and RX 580 are both three tiers higher than the 660Ti on the legacy hierarchy chart. The RX 590 is a little above them, and the GTX 1660 a little higher than the 590, though they are now only on the "modern" hierarchy chart.

The RX 570 has gone for as little as $119.99, though today the least expensive one is $125.00

The RX 580 has gone for as little as $159.99, though today the least expensive one is $174.99

The RX 590 has gone for as little as $169.99, briefly, though today the least expensive one is $199.99

Currently, the least expensive GTX 1660 is $219.99. However, it is the highest performing of the 4 cards, and uses the least power.
 

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