A Graphics card is a computer peripheral that improves the gaming performance as well as the quality of the images/videos rendered on your computer’s monitor or laptop’s screen. To be honest, there wouldn’t be any user who never received the message “The game is not compatible with your PC”. This message appears because your laptop’s or computer’s RAM, VRAM, processor or the motherboard is outdated. In such situations, you will have to upgrade your system’s hardware.
If your computer lacks a video card, but it has a good processor and enough RAM to run games, go through the complete article as we have shared a list of the best graphics card for gaming for a budget within Rs 5000, 15000, 10000, 25000, and 20000. The cards we’ve shared in this article have 2GB, 3GB, 4GB or 6GB VRAM (based on DDR5 architecture).
Best graphics card under 5000 Rupees
Asus NVIDIA GeForce EN210
EN210 card comes installed with a 15+ Cuda core 589 MHz GPU capable of processing 1000s of kilobytes of data per second. It features a 1200 megahertz DDR3 1GB RAM with 64 bits architecture.
GeForce EN210 can handle games that support 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution. It uses version 4.1 shader. You can install this card on computers running on the Microsoft Windows 7 and higher systems with Direct X 10.1 or Open GL 3.2. GeForce EN210 packs NVidia’s PureVideo HD, giga-thread, Cuda, Lumenex Engine technologies.
This entry level card consumes 74 Watts power. It doesn’t support UEFI. Hence, EN210 is ideal for old computers.
|Zotac GeForce GT210 Price:||Within 2600 to 2700 Rs|
Sapphire AMD Radeon R5 M230
R5 is an entry-level graphics card that costs under 4000 Rs. It comes with an 80 CUDA core GPU and a v5.0 shader. The processor’s average clock rate is 650 MHz/Sec. This device features 900 MHz 2GB VRAM based on DDR3 architecture and offers 12.9 GB/Sec transfer rate. It requires DirectX 11 or version 3.2 of Open GL engine on a computer. It needs 75 Watts power supply (400 SMPS). This graphics card has 64 bits BUS memory interface.
Asus Radeon R5 supports various AMD technologies which include AMD crossfire, Hyper memory, etc.
|AMD R5 M230 Price:||Rs 3500|
GT710 comes with a powerful 192 CUDA cores GPU that has a 950 MHz clock speed. It has a 2GB DDR3 1600 MHz RAM and comes with max supported screen resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels.
Zotac GT710 is compatible with the latest version of Directx and Open GL. Measuring 176 x 122 x 21 mm, this card comes with Shader Version 5 and requires 300W power supply unit to deliver the best performance. GT710 is one of the latest products from Zotac, and it is a recommended graphics card for hardcore gamers seeking a budget video card.
|Zotac GT 710 Price:||Within 2900 to 3000 Rs|
ASUS GT GT610
GT610 video card is quite popular among gamers. Asus GT610 features version 5 shader, 1 FAN, and a 48 Cuda core processor with an 800 MHz clock rate. It is based on 0 dB thermal design.
GT 610 comes with a dedicated 2GB DDR3 graphics memory (600 MHz clock rate) with 64 bits architecture. The card supports streaming of BLU-RAY videos. Asus claims that it consumes lesser power than graphics cards of the same type.
GT610 from Asus is compatible with Open GL, Microsoft DirectX v11 graphics rendering technologies. It comes with VGA DSub, DVI and HDMI ports. GT610 does not support UEFI booting. You must run Windows in legacy mode to use this card.
|Asus GT610 Price:||Within 3500 to 4000 Rs|
ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GT 610
Priced a bit higher at $50, this gaming card has a dedicated graphics memory of 2GB DDR3 RAM. It consumes lower energy than other cards covered on this list. Your system must have 300 watts power supply unit to support this card. GT610 includes a 48 Stream Processor that clocks at an impressive 1620 MHz speed.
The technologies and the maximum supported screen resolution of this device are the same as the AT5 Radeon 5450. ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 comes with the support for 3D as well.
|Zotac GT610 Price:||Around 3500 Rs|
Forsa NVIDIA GeForce GT 630
Yet another NVIDIA device in this list, ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 comes with a dedicated graphics memory of 2GB (128 bits architecture) and includes a 96 stream processor that has a 1620 MHz clock speed.
Forsa GeForce GT 630 has support for screen resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 and has 1 HDMI output (in case if you wanna connect the card to an HDTV). GeForce GT 630 requires a 300W power supply to operate. It has 149.86 x 111.15 millimeters dimensions. With such powerful specifications, this device is undoubtedly one of the best graphics cards under 5000 Rupees.
|Forsa GT630 Price:||Within 5000 Rs|
Our first Gigabyte product in this list of the best graphics card for gaming, GT730 includes a high-performance processing unit. This card comes with a 1GB DDR3 video memory and offers support for latest Directx and OpenGL technologies. The memory module has a clock speed of 1060 MHz.
With HDCP, 3D support, ATI Gigabyte GT730 requires a power supply of 300 Watts the best results. Its memory interface is based on 64 bits architecture. Its weight is below 400 grams.
|Gigabyte GT730 Price:||Within 4800 to 5000 Rs|
Best graphics card under 10000 Rs or 200$
Zotac NVIDIA GTX 750TI
750TI is the successor to GeForce 740 and 730. Hence, its performance will be better. This graphics card needs 60 Watts of electric current at a given time. It has latest energy saving components that render high-resolution videos without consuming too much power. The company recommends users to use a 400W SMPS for better performance.
Zotac NVIDIA GTX 750TI features powerful GPU that clocks at 1033 megahertz. It has a PCI 3 Express chip, 128 bits MI, 2 DVI, and a single mini HDMI output port.
|ZOTAC 750TI Price:||Within 8000 to 9000 Rs range|
|Within 10k to 11k|
ASUS NVidia GT 740
This card supports Directx 12 that comes integrated with Windows 10 OS. It has a high-performance 2GB DDR5 video RAM that clocks at 5K MHz. GeForce 740 includes 380+ Cuda core processor that has a clock speed of 1000 MHz per second. With 1 dVGA sub outputs along with 1 HDMI, 1 DVI ports, this graphics card comes with 6.8 x 4.3 x 1.4 inches dimensions and it features a fan based dust proof cooling system.
NVIDIA 740 requires 75 watts of power to work. The maximum screen resolution supported by this device is 2560 x 1600 pixels. With such good specifications, this video card deserved to be on this list.
|Asus NVIDIA GT740 Price:||Within 9000 to 9500 Rs|
Sapphire AMD/AT Radeon R7
AMD cards give NVIDIA a run for their money. R7 is better than the GTX 730 and you can run HD games without adding additional hardware to your PC. Priced at 7000 – 8000 RS, a 384 Cuda cores processor that operates within 1000 to 1058 MHz clock speeds powers this R7 graphics card. It features a boost mode that will improve the game performance when required.
Equipped with a 1GB DDR5 RAM and support for latest Directx, OpenGL technologies, AMD R7 measures just 145 x 112 millimeters in dimensions. This powerful GPU also includes 1 VGA sub output, 1 DVI, Mini HDMI output and a connector. It requires 500W of power supply.
|Sapphire Radeon R7 Price:||Within 6000 to 10000 Rs|
|Rs 7000 to 8000 range|
Best Graphics Card under 15000 Rs
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950
This is one of the latest graphics cards from Gigabyte. GTX 950 is fitted with a PCI express v3.0 chip. It features a large 90 mm cooling fan and GDDR5 2GB VRAM along with 128 bits memory bus. The card comes with support for high-resolution gaming (up to 4096 pixels). It works with systems having 350 Watts SMPS/PSU.
The base clock rate of the stream processors in the GTX 950 is 1241. Because of the powerful processor, the card can easily handle any latest full HD video game. GTX 950 packs with 1 HDMI and 2 DVI ports. It supports systems with Open GL 4.5 and DirectX 12.0 graphics engine.
|Gigabyte GTX 950 Price:||14000 Rupees|
Asus GTX 750TI
Powered by a powerful 640 cores processor (with 1080 MHz clock speed), Asus has equipped this graphics card with 2GB DDR5 RAM. Asus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750TI comes with a smart cooling system and supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels.
This card requires up to 600 Watts power supply to operate. It features 1 DVI outputs, 1 DVI to VGA adapter, 1 HDMI output, 1 HDMI and display output port and supports DHCP as well.
The card measures 7.8 x 4.9 millimeters in dimensions. You can fit it on computers that run on the Windows 7, 10, 8.1 and 8 operating system. The card supports overclocking and has a GPU boost mode wherein the clock speed improves further for making the game more responsive. This list of best graphics card for gaming is probably incomplete without GTX 750TI.
|Asus GeForce GTX 750TI Price:||Within 14000 Rs|
|Within 13000 Rs|
Best Graphics Card under 20000 Rs
ASUS NVIDIA GeForce 960
With Shader 5, this card comes with a 2GB DDR5 RAM and a 1024 stream processor that clocks at 1291 MHz speeds. GeForce 960 comes with a PCI Express 3.0 Bus and has a directCII cooling module which results in better performance and low noise.
To make sure that no noise is produced by the card, Asus has incorporated its edition of GeForce 960 with 0 dB fan system. This graphics card requires 500 watts of power to operate. The card has a special OC mode in which the GPU’s clock speed will reach up to 1300 MHz. It features 4GB DDR5 RAM modules.
Other features of this card include Directx, OpenGl support, Crossfire technologies, 3D, 1 DVI output, HDMI output, 2 mini display output. With a dimension of 105 x 35 x 210 millimeters, Asus GeForce GTX 960 supports windows 7, 8 and XP operating system. The max resolution recommended by this graphics processor is 2560 x 1600 pixels.
|ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Price:||Around 19000 Rs|
Zotac GeForce 1060
Zotac’s variant of GeForce 1060 card offers the following features:
- Recommended power supply for 400 watts.
- Requires 120 watts input power.
- 3 display ports.
- 1152 stream high-performance processor.
- Memory bus size of 192 bits.
- Support for HDCP.
- Boost clock speed of up to 1700 MHz.
- Directx 12 compatible card.
- Supports 4 displays at a time.
- Single cooling fan.
|GeForce 1060 Price:||Rs 18000|
Best Graphics card under 25000 Rs
Asus Strix GTX 970
Asus has packed this high-end graphics card with a 1664 stream processors with 1076 MHz base clock speed and an impressive 4GB DDR5 video memory. GTX 970 includes a PCI express 3.0 chipset and has a boost clock speed of 1216 MHz.
The card features a powerful 256 bits memory bus and requires 500 Watts power supply. It is compatible with Direct X 12.
The GTX 970 card comes with 2 cooling fans, 2 DVI, 1 HDMI, 1 display output ports compatible with 4K resolution displays. This video card measures 8.03 x 4.03 inches in dimensions and supports HDCP too. Supported operating systems by the Asus GTX 970 are Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista.
|Asus GTX 970 Price:||Rs 23000|
Asus GeForce GTX 1060
Unlike all the graphics cards mentioned above, The Strix GTX 1060 comes installed with 6GB GDDR5 graphics memory and a monstrous processor. Hence, if you are looking for the best graphics card under 25000 Rs budget, then this is certainly the best available option for you.
The GX 1060 card includes 5.0 version shader and it packs a 1280 stream processor that has an amazing base clock speed of 1500 MHz. The card ships with dual cooling fans, PCI Express 3.0 bus, 2 DVI output ports, 192 bits memory interface, dual HDMI outputs, DVI to VGA adapter, 2 display outputs, etc. It has 9.5 x 5.2 inches dimensions.
The GTX 1060 card comes with support for latest Windows operating systems. It offers a 6 pin connector module. It supports 7000 pixels resolution.
|Asus GTX 1060 Price:||Rs 26000|