|Best PCIe Card: $140 And Under|
|Best Gaming Graphics Card for ~$65||Best Gaming Graphics Card for ~$95||Best Gaming Graphics Card for ~$130|
|Product||Radeon HD 6670 DDR3||Radeon HD 7750||GeForce GTX 650 Ti|
|Analysis||We're still sad that the Radeon HD 5670 was discontinued. Although it's true that the Radeon HD 6670 DDR3 has a more capable GPU featuring a 25 MHz-faster core clock, four more texture units, and 80 additional shader cores, the 5670 wields more than two times the memory bandwidth thanks to its 1 GHz GDDR5 subsystem.
Nevertheless, without any significant competition, the Radeon HD 6670 DDR3 assumes our $65 recommendation.
|The Radeon HD 7750 is the fastest graphics card you can get right now that doesn't require an auxiliary power input; it draws all that it needs from a 16-lane PCIe slot. If you're upgrading an older machine with limited power supply capacity, that's an attractive point to consider.
And it's a decent performer, too, particularly in light of AMD's most recent Catalyst driver packages.
Read our full review of AMD's Radeon HD 7750 for more information on the card and its accompanying architecture.
|Nvidia's GeForce GTX 650 Ti is the best $130 card out there, notably faster than the slightly less expensive Radeon HD 7770. It's not quite as quick as the Radeon HD 7790, but that card costs more, pitting it against the superior GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1 GB for $150.
Read our full review of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 650 Ti for more information on the card and its accompanying architecture.
|Performance (indexed to 100%)
|GPU||Turks (VLIW5)||Cape Verde (GCN)||GK106 (Fermi)|
|Process||40 nm||28 nm||28 nm|
|Core (Shader) Clock||800 MHz||800 MHz||925 MHz|
|Memory Clock||800 MHz DDR3||1125 MHz GDDR5||925 MHz GDDR5|
|Memory Bandwidth||25.6 GB/s||72 GB/s||86.4 GB/s|
|Memory Capacity||1 or 2 GB||1 or 2 GB||1 or 2 GB|
|DirectX, Shader, OpenGL Capability||11/5.0/4.1||11/5.0/4.2||11/5.0/4.3|
|Max. TDP||66 W||55 W||110 W|
|Aux. Power Connector(s)||None||None||1 x 6-pin PCIe|
|Min. Power Supply||400 Watt||400 Watt||400 Watt|