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Best 2GB Graphics Card!

Hello everyone.
I'm looking forward to buy a new graphics card with 2GB of VRAM.
I basically photoshop, and may be in recent future also do some video rendering for tutorials.
My PC config:
Intel® 7th Generation Core™ i7-7700 Processor
Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 DRAM 2400MHz
Western Digital 1TB 3.5" BLUE HDD WD10EZEX
SAMSUNG 960 EVO 250GB M.2 NVME SSD
Antec True Power 550GB 550 Watt Power Supply with 03 yr warranty
Antec GX200 Mid Tower Window Gaming Casing

I'm not crazy for games, but like to play a few when I'm free.
I'm actually looking a 256-bit graphics card. Is that a good choice? It's very hard to choose from all those products available on the market.
Budget range: $100-$130
And my current monitor is 1600×900. But I may upgrade to a 1080p monitor soon, so suggest me based on that.
Thanks in advance.
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  1. I can't find a 2gb GDDR5 GPU that uses a 256-bit bus. I've only ever seen them in 128-bit. As of the moment, you actually have several options. 750Ti, RX 460, 550, 560, and 1050. They're all within that range of price, with the 550 being the cheapest. They all have 2GB of GDDR5 on a 128-bit bus. :)
    Reply to Atomicdonut17
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    for the price you can afford a 1050ti 4GB or a 1050 2GB New,
    for the performance and price I would get a GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX2.0 used (equals the 1060 in benchmarks)

    either will handle your 1080p future needs and more.

    EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB SSC GAMING Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB SSC GAMING ACX 3.0 Video Card ($129.99 @ Amazon)

    also amd has video cards to offer.

    Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 2GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($73.98 @ Newegg)
    XFX Radeon RX 460 4GB Heatsink TRUE OC Video Card ($123.98 @ Newegg)
    Reply to The Paladin
  3. As above don't constrain yourself to 2GB, get the best you can for your budget.
    Reply to 13thmonkey
  4. Atomicdonut17 said:
    I can't find a 2gb GDDR5 GPU that uses a 256-bit bus. I've only ever seen them in 128-bit.

    Well, they're not new, but the R7 370(X) and R9 380 have 2GB GDDR5 and a 256 bit bus.

    But @RohanPro, there's really no reason to focus on bus width. Memory bandwidth is the more important metric, and even with that you can't really just look at the specs to determine performance or compare two cards, as different compression algorithms can be used which impacts VRAM performance. Really, when it comes to comparing cards, you kind of just have to look at gaming benchmarks.
    Reply to TJ Hooker
  5. Atomicdonut17 said:
    I can't find a 2gb GDDR5 GPU that uses a 256-bit bus. I've only ever seen them in 128-bit. As of the moment, you actually have several options. 750Ti, RX 460, 550, 560, and 1050. They're all within that range of price, with the 550 being the cheapest. They all have 2GB of GDDR5 on a 128-bit bus. :)


    OK. Thanks for the reply.
    You've given me a series of GPUs available. It doesn't help me in anyways. I already know those GPUs are available on the market. The thing is I wanted to know the best I can get with my budget range.
    Reply to RohanPro
  6. The Paladin said:
    for the price you can afford a 1050ti 4GB or a 1050 2GB New,
    for the performance and price I would get a GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX2.0 used (equals the 1060 in benchmarks)

    either will handle your 1080p future needs and more.

    EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB SSC GAMING Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB SSC GAMING ACX 3.0 Video Card ($129.99 @ Amazon)

    also amd has video cards to offer.

    Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 2GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($73.98 @ Newegg)
    XFX Radeon RX 460 4GB Heatsink TRUE OC Video Card ($123.98 @ Newegg)




    Thanks. Kind of helps me choose.
    Reply to RohanPro
  7. TJ Hooker said:
    Atomicdonut17 said:
    I can't find a 2gb GDDR5 GPU that uses a 256-bit bus. I've only ever seen them in 128-bit.

    Well, they're not new, but the R7 370(X) and R9 380 have 2GB GDDR5 and a 256 bit bus.

    But @RohanPro, there's really no reason to focus on bus width. Memory bandwidth is the more important metric, and even that you can't really just look at the specs to determine performance or compare two cards, as different compression algorithms can be used with impacts VRAM performance. Really, when it comes to comparing cards, you kind of just have to look at gaming benchmarks.


    OK. I'll keep your suggestion in mind before deciding to go for a GPU.
    Reply to RohanPro
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