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Best graphic card: Best 3 recommended mid-range graphic cards

The variety of graphic cards available to video game enthusiasts is wide and varied. There are fast cards as well as slow cards all of which come with varying price tags. The best graphic card is usually the fastest and the most expensive. Slower graphic cards are usually the most affordable.

Mid-range video cards, however, fall in between expensive but fast graphic cards and slower but most affordable cards. These mid-range cards are a good option for people looking for affordability and performance.

While the list of quality mid-range video cards is long and varied, among the most recommended mid-range video cards are listed here:

1. Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti is a successor of the first GTX 560 video cards that were released in late January, 2011. It features a graphics processor with 384 CUDA cores and 64 texture units packed into a sleek and stylish monolithic design.

The 560 Ti may not be ideal for people using big inch PC monitors such as 28 inch because it only has 1GB memory, but it does offer exceptional performance and good power consumption. Selling at about £200, the GTX 560 Ti will give you great value if you are in the market for the best mid-range graphic card.

2. AMD Radeon HD 6950

The AMD Radeon HD 6950 is an impressively fast, mid-range video card that raises the benchmark for quality among mid-range video cards. It features 2 GB of memory, fewer stream processors and texture units to offer sheer power and performance.

The HD 6950 can also reach console-breaking resolutions of up to 1080 pixels. Buy the AMD Radeon HD 6950 for a typical price of £220 at leading online merchant and retail stores such as Amazon.co.uk and maplin.co.uk.

3. Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti is yet another recommended mid-range graphic card from Nvidia. A step down from the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, the 550 Ti presents the next-generation graphics card. With playable frame rates of 1680 x 1050 at reasonable settings, the video card will give you an edge with large PC displays, such as 20-inch or 22-inch screen. The card will set you back about £128.

Final word

Mid-range graphics cards arguably represent the more sensible option for the budget conscious PC gamer.When shopping for the best graphic card, consider performance and the price tag on the card in order to find the right video card for you.

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