The Best Gaming Video Cards for Your Money

Toms Hardware Guide has a quick little video card review, if you don’t have time to go through all of the stats, the comparisons, what have you, here are the best gaming video cards for your money. Note: the items link to the page with the review, for several, you may have to scroll down to see the video.

Best PCIe Card For Under $100
Radeon X800 GTO 128MB
Runner Up Geforce 7300 GT GDDR3

Best PCIe Card For ~$140
Geforce 7600 GT

Best PCIe Card For ~$200
Radeon X1900 GT

Best PCIe Card For ~$250
Radeon X1900 XT 256MB

Best PCIe Card For ~$340
Geforce 7900 GTX
Runner-up Radeon X1900 XTX

Best PCIe Card For ~$500
Geforce 7950 GX2

Best AGP Card For Under $100
Radeon X700
Runner-up Geforce 6600

Best AGP Card For ~$125: 3 Way Tie
Radeon X1600
Geforce 6600 GT
Radeon X800 GTO 128MB

Best AGP Card For ~$130
Geforce 7600 GS
Radeon X1650 PRO

Best AGP Card For ~$175
Geforce 7600 GT

Best AGP Card For +$200: None

Honorable Mention:
Gainward Geforce 7800 GS+ silent 512 at $240

  • This list is for gamers who want to get the most for their money. If you don’t play games but surf the Internet and edit video, the cards in this list are probably too expensive. On the other hand, if you’re a professional full-time 3D designer, you should look at Quadros and FireGLs, not gaming cards:
  • Prices change and deals come and go on a daily basis. We can’t offer up-to-the-minute pricing information, but what we can do is list some solid cards that you probably won’t regret buying – if you can find them at the price ranges we suggest;
  • The list is based on some of the best U.S. prices from online retailers. In other countries, or in retail stores, your mileage is most certainly going to vary;
  • These are new card prices. No used or open box cards are in the list; they might be a good deal but it’s out of the scope of what we’re trying to do.

Nice, and you know they did the behind the scenes work to go with it, I haven’t even read past the first page, and there are 7 pages total, if you are looking for the info to go with the list.