Introduction

Welcome back and thanks for joining us for another edition of our video card price guides. If this is your first time here reading any of our price guides, you'll see that we not only pick out hardware we feel you should consider for your next purchase, but we also like to follow the market trends, to give you an outlook as to what we see happening. We like to rotate the four topics we discuss in every edition, covering CPUs, motherboards, video cards and storage media.

Although we only discuss these four topics in our price guides, our RTPE includes all aspects of computer hardware, all the way from LCD monitors to desktop and notebook RAM to sound cards. First, if you missed our last price guide, we took a look at the latest happenings in the motherboard marketplace. Secondly, you'll also notice that the RTPE's speed has picked up significantly and is much more enjoyable to use due to the overhaul we had a few months back. We're still working on getting even better performance in the future and we also do our best to keep it up to date with the latest hardware out in the market.

As always, we like to begin our video card price guides with the ultra high-end solutions and go all the way through the high-end, mid-range and end with the low-end products. Note that when we talk about market segments, we are primarily concerned with price and positioning rather than performance. This is why we generally don't recommend the high-end market right now for video cards, as in many instances you get better price/performance from either a slightly more expensive card or cheaper card. As always, if you can find a better deal than any of the ones mentioned we have listed here, so much the better for you. These articles are only a snapshot in time and we don't track every vendor on the internet.

There are many cards to cover, and we'll do our best to get to them all, but please do feel free to leave us any comments or suggestions in the comment section below or send us an e-mail at the e-mail address above. The feedback we receive is always invaluable and helps improve our guides for the best. Let's get started with the ultra high-end video cards...

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  • mobutu - Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - link

    Is it me or I didn't see any 7300GT's on your price guide??? Reply
  • mobutu - Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - link

    That's a great low-end card (even middle-range w/oc), I think it can be had for as low as 80 bucks ... Reply
  • JarredWalton - Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - link

    I broadened the search - it was originally "7300gs" and so now it's all geforce 7300 cards. I'd still go for the 7600gs or 7600gt if you're concerned with performance. An overclocked 7300 GT might match a 7600 GS that isn't overclocked, but it's only about $20 cheaper (not even that if you http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82...">get a card with a rebate)... and once you OC the 7600 GS it becomes faster again.

    If you really want to be able to play most games at higher detail, though, just save the money and get a 7600 GT. There's no way a card with 800- MHz RAM can compete with a card that has 1400+ MHz RAM, not to mention 12 vs. 8 pixel pipelines and GPU core speeds.
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  • Sus - Saturday, May 28, 2022 - link

    Im thik Nvidia GeForce rtx 3080 faster and better than this. Reply

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