The best graphics cards for gaming can ensure that your PC performs at the level required for the games you want to play, the way you want to play them. Many consumer graphics cards, or GPUs, are built specifically with gaming in mind, but the right one for you will depend on your needs and budget.

As a writer who specialises in gaming, I’m often asked to recommend the best graphics cards. While it’d be easy to just recommend the current top dog, Nvidia‘s RTX 4090, the reality is that most people can’t afford to drop that kind of money on a GPU, and may not need it. I’ve compared the results of our own tests and reviews, and those of our sister sites, to draw up a list of the best gaming GPUs for a range of users balancing performance, features and price.

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