Last updated June 20, 2017 to discuss cryptocurrency mining demand causing extreme price and availability issues for both Nvidia and Radeon graphics cards, from the Radeon RX 570 all the way to the GeForce GTX 1070. It's a bad time to build a mainstream gaming PC.
“What graphics card within my budget gives me the best bang for my buck?”
That simple question cuts to the core of what people hunting for a new graphics card look for: the most oomph they can afford. Sure, the technological leaps behind each new GPU can be interesting on their own, but most everyone just wants to crank the detail settings on Far Cry and get right to playing.