The Radeon RX 5700 is the best graphics card for 2K gaming, thanks to its great combination of high frame rates and reasonable pricing. The cards typically start at around $350, though we've seen some models drop as low as $290 this holiday season.
However, today, Rakuten is selling a Visiontek-brand Radeon RX 5700 card for just $279, the lowest price around. This card follows the reference design so it has a single fan and the classic silver casing we saw on the original cards that launched in August.
Visiontek Radeon RX 5700: was $334 now $279 @Rakuten
The best card for 2K gaming, the Radeon RX 5700 sports a base clock speed of 1,465 MHz and a boost clock of 1,725 MHz, along with 8GB of GDDR6 RAM.
In our tests, a stock RX 5700 card like this one got 11% higher frame rates than an Nvidia RTX 2060. The RX 5700 requires about 180 watts of power, which makes it acceptable to use with a 600 or 650-watt power supply.
Because this card is the stock design, it's only rated for a modest 1,725 MHz boost clock where overclocked cards can hit higher speeds. However, for this price, the ability to play 2K games at smooth settings is quite a bargain.
If you're a frequent Rakuten shopper, you'll be pleased to know that the Visiontek RX 5700 comes with $55.80 worth of points if you buy it by the end of December 19th.