Most powerful graphics cards you can buy for under R10,000

Graphics card prices have been on the decline recently, and with all the recent and upcoming game releases, now would be an excellent time to consider an upgrade.

Since most of us aren’t made of money, the five options we’ve compiled will be those you can currently get for less than R10,000.

However, not all cards are equal, and while we have listed the GPUs from the most expensive to the least, this does not necessarily reflect the best value for money card.

R10,000 GPUs

If sheer computing power concerns you and you have a full R10,000 to spend, your best bet is either the MSI Radeon RX 6600 XT MECH or the Palit GeForce RTX 3060 Dual OC LHR.

The RX 6600 XT boasts a 2602 MHz boosted clock speed, 8GB of memory and 2048 cores.  As a bonus, the card also boasts thermal padding to better manage the card’s heat generation and advanced fan systems or silent performance while gaming.

The RTX 3060 is also very impressive and boasts a boosted clock speed of 1837 MHz, 12GB of memory and 3584 cores. The RTX 3060 also comes with DLSS AI Acceleration to enhance the gaming experience.

Cheaper alternatives

If you’d prefer cheaper options but still want good value for money, there are three other excellent options.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti EVO offers 6GB memory with 1536 cores and Nvidia G-Sync.

Similarly, the GTX 1660 Super Ventus is excellent value for money with 6GB and 1408 cores and G-Sync.

While not the most powerful on the market, both cards are great choices if the full R10,000 is a bit much.

However, the GeForce RTX 3050 Gaming X is the best cheaper option, as it provides 8GB of memory, 2560 cores, and DLSS AI Acceleration, much like the RTX 3060.

Regardless of which card you’d prefer, each offers excellent performance and will go a long way in ensuring your PC can handle all the upcoming releases.

Below is a table of the GPU’s details.

Graphics Cards
Card Cores Memory Clock Speeds Price
MSI Radeon RX 6600 XT MECH 2048 8GB GDDR6 2602 MHz (Boosted)

2413 MHz

Palit GeForce RTX 3060 Dual OC LHR 3584 12GB GDDR6 1837 MHz (Boosted)

1320 MHz

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti EVO 1536 6GB GDDR6 1845 MHz R8,299
GTX 1660 Super Ventus 1408 6GB GDDR6 1815 MHz R7,999
GeForce RTX 3050 Gaming X 2560 8GB GDDR6 1845 MHz R7,249

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