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5 Best Graphics Card under Rs 5000

We are soon to enter the New year and it is a great time to get a new graphics card for your Gaming PC Rig.  Here is a carefully crafted list of graphics cards you can purchase for your new Gaming Rig in 2015 / 2016.

We have listed both AMD and Nvidia graphics cards which are the best value for money and offer excellent performance in latest gaming titles like Far Cry, Assassin’s Creed, Battlefield and Crysis, DOTA, Counter Strike and more gaming titles releasing in 2015/2016. 

5 Best Graphics Card under Rs 5000 for 2015 Gaming PC Build

It is a great time to buy new graphics cards with prices getting dropped in the Indian market & elsewhere. After the launch of GTX 980 and GTX 970 we there is a good drop in prices for graphics cards. The top end of graphics cards have seen more correction and the effect percolates to low end as well.

We will focus in this article only on the starting range of graphics cards up to Rs.5,000 or $ 80. Before moving to buying graphics card you can also read some other essential articles

At the low end, there are several choices like Nvidia GT 610 and AMD HD 5450 and Nvidia GT 730.

Special Note for readers on price- The list here is created based on the online prices, retail prices may vary for these cards in local markets and depending on the country and region.

One more note of caution to the buyers in this range you don’t need more than 1 GB of graphics card if you are gaming for a resolution at 1366*768 or lower in this price range. In fact, the 4GB version of a GT 630 or GT 640 is a marketing gimmick and will not offer better performance compared to a 2 GB version of GT 630 or GT 640.

5 Best Graphics Card under Rs 5000 for 2015 Gaming PC Build

Also while recommending we have chosen some of the brands which are available for a discounted price online. So you can take advantage of suggestion and buy the cards on discount in this festive season.

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5) Gainward NVIDIA GF210 1 GB DDR3 Graphics Card

Starting with the cheapest Graphics card I could find for PC gaming. Gainward NVIDIA 1GB DDR3 GF210 1 GB DDR3 Graphics Card is available for only Rs. 1890. The Graphics card is good for gaming on a monitor with resolution 1024*768 resolution monitors and can serve as a basic graphics card for casual gaming, watching, movies editing photos or videos.

Gamers will be able to play some of the new games like Tomb Raider, Grid, Don Bradman Cricket, Far Cry and Far Cry 2 and Battlefield 2 with this card on low/medium settings on a low-resolution monitor with 1024*768 with 30 FPS in most old gaming titles.

5 Best Graphics Card under Rs 5000 for 2015

The key specs for the Gainward NVIDIA  GF210 are it has 1 Gb DDR 3 memory with 500 Mhz speed and 64 Bit memory bus width. The GPU manufacturing process is 40 NM and has a Core clock speed of 589 Mhz. It comes with single slot fan cooler and uses a PCI E 2 port for connecting to the motherboard.

Before buying the card you must check that your motherboard has a PCI Express 2.0 slot to connect the graphics card. For checking the motherboard compatibility I will suggest you visit the manufacturer website and check detailed specs, you will be able to find what PCI slot does your motherboard have.

Also, the graphics card need a 300 watt PSU, do check that your PSU is capable of running it.

The Nvidia GF210 is quite old and was released prior to GT 600 series and it replaced the GT 9400 approx 4 years back. Graphics card supports Microsoft® DirectX 10.1 and Open GL 3.1.

4) Asus AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5450 1 GB DDR3 Graphics Card 

This is quite similar to the GF 210 and also priced attractively at  Rs. 2165. Performance wise it can do 10% to 20% better in different games compared to the Nvidia GF 210. Based on the older benchmarks the graphics card has 5-10 FPS more in gaming titles compared to Nvidia GT 610.

The graphics card has 1 GB DDR3 RAM with 450 Mhz clock speed and GPU has 80 Stream Processors with GPU clock of 650 Mhz.  It has the same 40 NM manufacturing process like GF 210.

5 Best Graphics Card under Rs 5000 for 2015

The graphics card come with a 3 year carry in warranty and is compatible with PCI Express 2.0 slot to connect the graphics card with your motherboard. Power Supply required is 400 Watt for the graphics card to function properly.

If you have a budget of Rs. 2,000 for the graphics card you can definitely go with  Asus AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5450 over a GT 610 to play your favorite gaming titles with this little monster. Let’s move to our next suggestion on the list of 5 Best Graphics Card under Rs 5000 for Gaming PC Build.

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Kanuj Sharma
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  1. i have intel core 2 duo 2.8ghz processor with 3gb ddr2 ram
    which 2gb graphics card would be suitable ?
    thank you.

  2. I have a Intel i3 3220 3.3ghz processor and 4 gb ddr3 ram which graphics card will be best for gaming

  3. Hey There!
    I am a casual Gamer and currently have GT210 1GB
    Tomb raider lags on high settings
    Which Budget GPU would be the best for 720p Gaming?
    I have I5 4440S 2.8mhz
    Ram 8GB

  4. My budget is 5000 ineed graphic card plz say me 5000in graphic card for dota 2 game which one iget tell me my processor is i3 4130 motherboard b85:ds3h 4memory slot 4gb ram

  5. I have processor :celeron(R) dual-core cpu T3100 @1.90GHz and 1GB DDR3 RAM which video card is suitable for me if i upgrade my RAM up to 4gb pls reply.This is first videocard i am going to buy pls suggest better one with aafordable price below 5K thanks

  6. Hello KANuj
    My system specs are AMD athlon 2 260 processor 3.20 ghz processor, 4 gb ram, Digilite ddr3 motherboard.
    Suggest me which graphic card to buy under Rs.5000 and wwe 2k15 run at low settings well.
    Suggest please.

  7. will i be able to play assassin’s creed unity on
    i5-2400 3.10 GHz
    GT 520 2GB
    if not which one i should buy to play next gen games on PC

  8. I have a configuration of INtel Core i3530
    having a motherboard of series DH55PJ
    And RAM 2GBDDR3.
    which is the best graphic card under 3500rs

  9. I have Intel Core i3(3220)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte H61 MS
    Hard Disk:1TB
    Resolution:1600″ 900

    I want to buy a graphic under Rs 3,000
    For Playing games like GTA iv ,Saints Row the Third,Witcher 2,watchdogs,Far Cry 4,….etc

    Plzzzz Suggest a Graphic under that Budget ..
    thanks in Advance
    One more thing I have increased my video memory from BIOS setup to 256MB but while playing GTA IV it lags …Showing Low Video memory (64MB)….plzzz Reply

  10. my system 🙂
    i3 cpu @ 3.10ghz with 8gb ram
    suggest me some graphic card for gta 5 and gta 4
    my max budget is 3500rs

    • Hey Bro,
      GTA 4 will even work for a 256mb graphics card
      and if you have a good computer then by default their must be a 256md graphics card….
      Like I have 13,000 rs CPU, and it has an Intel (R) HD Graphics :p
      Anyways GTA 4 shold work great (I play it on Medium though)

  11. I hv a Lenovo z510 laptop with core i5(4th gen) 4gb ram, intel HD graphics and NVIDIA GT 740M 1gb. Can I add another gpu and if so please suggest me something within 5k

    • Shantanu – You can’t add a GPU to a laptop only very few laptop offer a bay to add it , you can check on manufacturer site and second gpu is always similar like the first one.

  12. Hi
    I have new PC which has I3 Intel processor with GB Ram GHz please could you suggest me a graphic Card which allow me to play Battlefield 4, Gta 5, Watch Dogs Witcher 3 and many latest games. I have 64 bit , 1360×768 resolution screen And if u want me to know my motherboard Model I dont know to find it where it is written please suggest me best to my budget of Rs 3500-5000. please.
    It would be great.

  13. I have ddr3 my screen size 1366*786@60hz 4gb ram Galaxy nvedia geforce gt 730 graphic card supported my pc ??????? please tell me guy’s

  14. Is directx12 is essential for gaming.
    What about “GALAXY NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 730 1 GB DDR5 GRAPHICS CARD” is it compatible with directx12 .
    can i paly gta 5,witcher 3 assasin creed latest with this graphics card.

  15. my budget is around 5k pls sugggest me a graphic card…. my rig
    Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2PT Motherboard
    amd fx4300
    ram 6 gb

  16. I have a 500 GB hard disk, 4 GB RAM, and 32 bit processor running at 3.00 GHz.
    My budget is below 5K, and this is the first graphics card I’m trying.
    I haven’t tried any heavy games, because I know that it won’t work properly for a PC without any graphics card. Although I have ‘James Cameron’s Avatar’ which is the most graphics hungry game in my PC.
    If i buy one, I have NO plan of changing it for the next few years, so please do suggest a good one that can perform well and withstand the advancements in grapics card sector in the near future….

    Thank you in Advance!

  17. hi actually i want to play games like call of duty ghost and battlefield 3, but my budget is 10 K in which i have to buy a graphics card , a 100 gb hard disk and a cd drive .. I have 3gb ram and a good monitor .. can you suggest something?

  18. My PCI Express 2.0 * 16 graphics connector have only 8GB/S bandwidth….But nvidia gt720 1gb ddr5 have 40 GB/S.
    can my gpu work with its full potential.

    motherboard DH55TC
    intel core i5
    ram -4gb

    *how much power needed to this gpu.
    thx in advance


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