The best graphics cards for gaming, rendering and mining

And it is that as a good gamer (or miner), you will end up having to search among the dozens of graphics card models that exist on the market until you find one that meets your needs. In this comparison of the best graphics cards we are going to analyze the Nvidia GeForce gaming card and AMD Radeon models, which are the two brands that dominate the market. But this does not end here and it is that each graphics card of each model can be manufactured by brands such as Gigabyte, MSI, Evga or Aorus among many others.


But don’t get overwhelmed! Because in this article we are going to tell you which are the best graphics cards for each thing, whether it is playing, working or mining some cryptos. Mind you, we’re sure you know how expensive graphics cards are , especially the more powerful they are. But for that we also come prepared and it is that in Cash Converters you will be able to find second-hand graphics cards at incredible prices and with a long useful life ahead.


Comparison of graphics cards by performance

We start by getting down to business with a ranking of the best graphics cards based on their performance for gaming at different resolutions and graphics quality. And it is that with this table you will get an idea of ??the number of frames per second that you can achieve in games like Borderlands 3, Far Cry 6, Forza Horizon 5, Orizon Zero Dawn and Red Dead Redemption 2.


graphics cards 1080pUltra 1080p Medium 1440pUltra 4KUltra
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 132.4fps 180.1fps 113.9fps 75.7fps
Radeon RX 6900 XT 130.6fps 186.2fps 107.0fps 62.9fps
GeForce RTX 3090 126.6fps 178.1fps 106.5fps 68.8fps
GeForce GTX 3080 12GB 124.5fps 178.2fps 104.0fps 66.3fps
Radeon RX6800XT 124.5fps 180.7fps 101.2fps 58.5fps
GeForce RTX 3080Ti 123.4fps 174.9fps 103.4fps 66.5fps
GeForce RTX 3080 116.3fps 173.4fps 95.5fps 60.6fps
RadeonRX6800 111.7fps 174.3fps 87.5fps 50.5fps
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 104.1fps 162.4fps 82.6fps 46.8fps
GeForce RTX 3070 99.8fps 157.7fps 77.5fps 43.2fps
Radeon RX 6700 XT 96.0fps 159.8fps 70.4fps 38.5fps
GeForce RTX 2080Ti 96.0fps 151.6fps 75.3fps 44.6fps
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 91.5fps 149.7fps 69.7fps
GeForce RTX 2080 Super 84.9fps 137.8fps 64.9fps 34.5fps
GeForce-RTX 2080 82.2fps 133.1fps 62.4fps
Radeon RX6600XT 78.2fps 136.8fps 54.9fps
GeForce RTX 2070 Super 76.4fps 124.1fps 57.4fps
Radeon RX 5700 XT 73.7fps 125.8fps 53.3fps 29.3fps
GeForce RTX 3060 70.2fps 118.8fps 52.6fps

Best gaming graphics cards

Have you come to play? If so, go take out your wallet because we are going to present you the best graphics cards that every self-respecting gamer wants to have in their set-up. With them you will be able to play all the AAA games, from recent years and those that are about to be released, at maximum resolution, with very good fps and why not, streaming at the same time.

Nvidia GeForceRTX 3090

  • Processing threads: 10,496
  • Processor clock: 1.40 GHz (1.70 GHz boost)
  • Memory: 24GB GDDR6X
  • Memory Clock: 19.5Gbps

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is one of the best graphics cards on the market today. With a much more reasonable price than the Ti version, this graphics card will allow you, in a very comfortable way, to play everything you want with maximum graphics. With no more and no less than 24 GB of RAM, no game or graphics project will give you any performance issues .

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

  • Processing threads: 5,120
  • Processor clock: 1.825 GHz (2.25 GHz boost)
  • Memory: 16GB GDDR6
  • Memory Clock: 16Gbps

It may not sound familiar to you, but AMD’s Radeons have been Nvidia’s counterpart in recent years. Being able to bring to market many of the best gamer graphics of its generation, AMD has stood out for the prices of its models. And it is that although the Radeon RX 6900 XT has a slightly lower 4K performance than the Nvidia RTX 3090, its much lower price makes it an option to consider

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080

  • Processing threads: 8,704
  • Processor clock: 1.44 GHz (1.71 GHz boost)
  • Memory: 10GB GDDR6
  • Memory Clock: 19Gbps

If you want to buy one of the best gaming graphics available today, but you don’t have the budget for the RTX 3090 or the Ti versions, you should know that the RTX 3080 is one of the best options. And it is that it will allow you to play in 4K for almost half the money. Also, when it comes to power, the RTX 3080 offers a 50-80% performance boost over the RTX 2080 and a 20-30% boost over the RTX 2080 Ti.

Best graphics cards quality price

If you want a good graphics card, but you don’t want to spend almost all your money on one of the most expensive ones, don’t worry, these are the best graphics cards for value for money. Selected with special care, these are the models with the best performance and the lowest possible price . Also, do not forget that some of them can be found as second-hand graphics cards even with better prices.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

  • Processing threads: 4,864
  • Processor clock: 1.44 GHz (1.67 GHz boost)
  • Memory: 8GB GDDR6
  • Memory Clock: 14Gbps

As we have already seen, AMD is able to offer some of the best graphics cards of the latest generation at prices well below Nvidia. But the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is a special case, and the relationship between quality, price and performance of this graphics card makes it at the level of other superior models such as the RTX 2080 Super. Not for less, the impressive ray tracing included and the excellent performance in games at 1080p make this one of the best-selling graphics cards today.

Nvidia GeForceRTX 3050

  • Processing threads: 2,560
  • Processor Clock: 1.78 GHz
  • Memory: 8GB GDDR6
  • Memory Clock: 12Gbps

If you want to buy a 3000 series graphics card to enjoy Ray Tracing, but you don’t have the budget for the most powerful models, don’t lose hope. And it is that in a context where the lack of chips has increased the price of graphics cards, Nvidia brought to the market its best graphics card in quality price, the GeForce RTX 3050. With enough power to play almost any game in graphics high and at 1080p , this graphics card is currently the most used to play Fornite, Valorant, CSGO or League of Legends among other titles.

RadeonRX6600

  • Processing threads: 2,491
  • Processor Clock: 2.49 GHz
  • Memory: 8GB GDDR6
  • Memory Clock: 14Gbps

As always, every Nvidia card has its correspondence in AMD and the graphics card market with good value for money was not going to be an exception. In this case, we are talking about the Radeon RX 6600, which, being considerably cheaper than the 6600 XT, is only 15% less powerful. This puts it on par with Nvidia’s RTX 3060 and above the RTX 3050 . Knowing this, we can see it as the second favorite option to play all kinds of competitive and multiplayer games, where you do not want to exceed a resolution of 1080p, but you do want a good stable FP rate with a sharp quality.

Best cheap and budget graphics cards

If you need yes or yes a graphics card, either to play or to work, but you don’t have the money for the most expensive or those that have better quality price, don’t worry. There are still many of the best graphics cards out there that are cheap and inexpensive because they are from older generations .

Some of these models can be found as second-hand graphics cards in specialized stores such as Cash Converters and they are a pretty good option if you do not intend to play the latest games with maximum graphics .

So so that you don’t have to run out of a graphics card in your set-up, these are the best cheap graphics cards that we can recommend:

  • AMD Radeon RX 5700
  • Nvidia GTX 1650 Super
  • Radeon RX 5600 XT
  • Nvidia GTX 1660OC 6G
  • AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
  • Nvidia GTX 1660Ti

Best graphics cards for laptops

Do you want to buy a laptop and you don’t know which model to choose based on its graphics card? Don’t worry, it’s normal not to have much of an idea at first. The easy answer is that graphics cards for laptops and desktops “are the same” .

Why do we put it in quotes? Although the models and features are the same, a laptop RTX 3080 is going to be more powerful than a laptop RTX 3060, when we compare laptops with computer ones, the result is not the same. And it is that due to the lack of space in a laptop, as well as in the components, the graphics cards of the laptops have a lower performance .

But otherwise, the scale in terms of power is the same, so you can refer to the table at the beginning of the article on the best graphics cards for gaming.

Best graphics cards for rendering

When we talk about work and 3D design, it’s easy to make the mistake of being less demanding with graphics cards. But this is far from reality, since this type of work can require even more power than if we were playing . In this sense, the best graphics cards for rendering will be the most powerful and therefore the most expensive.

It should be noted that the performance of each graphics card will depend on what technology we are using to render . But one thing we are clear about is that here the best option will always be Nvidia.

  • RTX 3060 Ti (4864 CUDA Cores, 8GB VRAM)
  • RTX 3070 (5888 CUDA Cores, 8GB VRAM)
  • RTX 3070 Ti (6144 CUDA Cores, 8GB VRAM)
  • RTX 3080 (8704 CUDA Cores, 10GB VRAM)
  • RTX 3080 Ti (10240 CUDA Cores, 12GB VRAM)
  • RTX 3090 (10496 CUDA Cores, 24GB VRAM)

Best graphics cards for low power mining

If you are looking for the best low-power graphics cards, it is not because you want to save electricity at home. And it is that if your real objective is to make an investment to mine cryptocurrencies we can recommend a few models.

The trick is to find not only low-power graphics cards, but also that their price in relation to their power and capacity is acceptable. Success is in balance and so that you do not spend hours and hours searching among the dozens of models, we have made a small list with the best alternatives.

Name Hashrate Consumption mining power RAM
ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 125.7MH/s 300.0W 115W 24GB
MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 121MH/s 300W 370W ?24GB
ASUS ROG Strix AMD Radeon RX 5700XT 49.01MH/s 300W 225W ?8GB
EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 26MH/s 500W 300W 6GB
AMD Radeon RX 6700 40MH/s 260W 260W 12GB

And so far our review of many of the best graphics cards on the market. From the most powerful models to play video games to the cheapest ones, without forgetting to make some clarifications about laptop graphics cards and those used to mine cryptocurrencies. If you have any more questions , do not hesitate and leave us your question in the comment box so that we can answer you.