With the latest generation of graphics card being recently unveiled, and the limited availability of new AMD and Nvidia graphics cards, it can be tough for consumers to make a GPU upgrade choice.
There are various advantages and disadvantages between buying a current-gen graphics card and an older, cheaper GPU.
We’ve made your purchasing decision a little bit easier by comparing the price of gaming-level graphics cards with their benchmark scores, resulting in a reliable performance-per-Rand value score.
So if you’re torn between the Radeon RX 480 and Nvidia’s Pascal cards, or just need an upgrade that will give you decent performance on a budget, check out our GPU price-performance comparison below, rated by value score:
|GPU Price-Performance Comparison|
|Radeon RX 480 8GB||10,890||R4,799||2.27|
|GeForce GTX 750 Ti||3,929||R1,780||2.21|
|GeForce GTX 950||5,878||R2,799||2.10|
|Radeon R9 380X||8,475||R4,550||1.86|
|GeForce GTX 970||9,568||R5,299||1.81|
|GeForce GTX 1070||16,229||R9,299||1.75|
|Radeon R9 390||10,420||R6,032||1.73|
|GeForce GTX 980 Ti||15,656||R10,292||1.52|
|GeForce GTX 1080||19,370||R13,499||1.43|
|GeForce GTX 980||11,168||R8,320||1.34|
Graphics card performance was measured using reference card 3DMark FireStrike benchmark score, and price amount reflects the cheapest pricing across a variety of online South African stores.
The AMD Radeon RX 480 is the best value graphics card to purchase in South Africa, with a value score of 2.27.
Other high-value options include the old but reliable GeForce GTX 750 Ti and the efficient GeForce GTX 950.
Suprisingly, Nvidia’s new Pascal graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070, fall into the lower end of the scale. This could be attributed to the difference between local and US pricing.
What graphics card are you thinking of buying? Let us know in the comments and forum.