6 Best Graphics Cards Under Rs 15000 ($120) in 2021

If you are looking for the best Graphics card under Rs. 15000 for building a gaming pc or for video editing, we have got your back.

In this article, we share some of the latest Graphics cards that are available in the market that offer the best performance for the price.

Currently, there is acute shortage of graphics cards and prices and stocks are all over the place.

Also, I am including graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD to get ample choice when buying the best Graphics card for your computer.

Gaming Rigs and Compatible Processors, Motherboards

You can use the Graphics cards with most Ryzen processors like the Ryzen 3500 or 3600 or even the lower end 3200G or the 3400G.

These can also work with the Intel Core i3 processors (9100, 10,100, or from the older gen models).

Moreover, you can pair these graphics cards with older Intel Core i3 and other entry-level Ryzen processors.

If you have a PCI-e 3.0 slot or even the PCI-e 2.0 slot on your motherboard, you are good to go.

Most mid-range motherboards for AMD and Intel processors can easily run these graphics cards without any hassles. You can check more details about the motherboard and compatibility on the board manufacturer’s website.

Most of these graphics cards are ideal for 1080P gaming, and you need a Good Power supply of at least 400 to 450 Watts to run these powerful beasts.

1. Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti ( Cool, Quiet And Fast)

The Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti is one of the most energy-efficient cards on the market and it is also about 5% faster than the AMD RX560.

The Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti is available in India for an affordable price of Rs. 12,299 in India. There are several cards currently on sale from MSI, Gigabyte, Zotac, and Galax. All, of these cards, offer decent cooling solutions and the performance is also neck to neck.

The GTX 1050 Ti comes with 768 Cuda Cores and has got 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM along with 128-bit memory bus-width.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU

 

 

The graphics card comes with a base clock speed of 1290 and a boost clock speed of 1400+ based on the brand you are purchasing.

There is 7GB/s memory speed and it comes with features such as Nvidia G-Sync support, DX12, Vulkan API, and PCI-E 3.0 support.

The 1050 Ti is one of the most energy-efficient graphics cards and is also ideal for photo or video editing – Can read my full review of the Nvidia GTX 1050Ti.

KEY SPECS FOR Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti GPU:

  • Base Clock – 1290 Mhz
  • Boost Clock – 1390 Mhz
  • Stream Processors – 768
  • Memory Clock Speed – 7000 MHz
  • Memory – 4GB GDDR5
  • The Memory Bus Width – (128-bit)
  • Power Consumption – 75 Watts
  • Recommended PSU Power – 350 Watts
  • DX -12 Support – Yes
  • OpenGL 4.5, OpenCL 2.0, Shader Model 5.0
  • Ports- DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort 1.4
  • Max resolution – 5120 * 2880 pixels
  • Price – INR 12,499

You can easily game on 720p or even 1080p resolution using the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti and can run titles like League of Legends, Overwatch, Fortnite, CS: GO, Volarant, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds with ease.

The Graphics card is slightly faster than the GTX 1050 or the RX 560 but slower than the GTX 1650 or the GTX 1060.

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2. Sapphire Radeon AMD RX 560 (4GB VRAM)

The first graphics card on our list is the Sapphire Radeon RX 560. It is one of the most affordable graphics cards from team Red and is excellent for gaming and content creation.

The Sapphire Radeon RX 560 is available for Rs. 13,499 in India for the 4GB VRAM version.

The card supports AMD sync, Xconnect, and Eyefinity technology. For cooling the graphics card, there is a single fan.

It is based on the 4th Gen GCN architecture and supports DirectX 12 and Vulkan API, manufactured on 14 nm FinFET technology.

Additionally, the GPU contains an Intelligent Fan Control III with long-life Capacitor and Fuse protection.

Sapphire Radeon RX 560 GPU

KEY SPECS FOR Sapphire Radeon RX 560 GPU:

  • Base Clock – 1120 Mhz
  • Boost Clock – 1226 Mhz
  • Stream Processors – 896
  • Memory Clock Speed – 6000 MHz
  • Memory – 4GB GDDR5
  • The Memory Bus Width – (128-bit)
  • Power Consumption – 90 Watts
  • Recommended PSU Power – 400 Watts
  • DX -12 Support – Yes
  • OpenGL 4.5, OpenCL 2.0, Shader Model 5.0
  • Ports- DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort 1.4
  • Max resolution – 5120 * 2880 pixels
  • Price – INR 13,499

You can easily game on 720p or even 1080p resolution using the AMD RX 560 and can run titles like GTA5, CS: GO, Dota 2, or Volarant with ease. Since it supports DX 12, you can also play new titles like Battlefield 1 or the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War to low or medium settings.

The Graphics card is slightly faster than the GTX 1050 but slower than the GTX 1650 or the GTX 1050 Ti.

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2. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB VRAM (GDDR6) (Recommended)

Asus GeForce GTX 1650 is priced at 15,062 on Amazon.

The GPU is built with an award-winning NVIDIA Turing architecture for the gamers. You’ll get an ultra-fast GDDR6 VRAM with over 50% more memory bandwidth.

The axial fan pattern helps in the cooling system of the GPU. The 2-slot design maximizes the adaptability for a better experience in a small frame.

The game-ready GPU is up to 50% faster than GTX 1050. This is the latest graphics card from the green team that you can purchase in the 15k budget.

The performance is similar to the GTX 1050 Ti and slightly better in some of the titles, so it’s a better bet than the 1050 Ti at the moment.

ASUS GeForce GTX 1650 Dual Mini GPU
ASUS GeForce GTX 1650 Dual Mini GPU

Key Specs for ASUS GeForce GTX 1650 GPU:

  • Base Clock – 1620 Mhz
  • Boost Clock – 1410 Mhz
  • CUDA Cores – 896
  • Memory Speed – 12 Gbps
  • Memory – 4GB GDDR6
  • The Memory Bus Width – (128-bit)
  • Recommended PSU Power – 300 Watts
  • DX -12 Support – Yes
  • OpenGL 4.6
  • Ports- DVI-D, HDMI 2.0b, HDCP 2.2, DisplayPort 1.4
  • Max resolution – 7680 * 4320 pixels
  • Weight- 940 g
  • Price – INR 15,062

The price for the Asus GTX 1650 has increased, can also opt for the Gigabyte 1650 that comes with nearly the same performance. No need to spend more money.

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3.Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 Graphics Card

The Nvidia GTX 1060 graphic card is the best in this price range. It offers you GDDR5 VRAM with a memory bus width of 192 bit.

The GPU has a premium iChill scythe blade fan for supercooling and low noise.

The card is the best option for high-end gaming packed with all-new gaming technologies and is priced at INR 18,850.

Despite having low VRAM (3GB) it is still faster than the RX 560, RX 570, and even the GTX 1650.

The card features image capture, the lowest latency, and plug n play congeniality.

Inno3D NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU
Nvidia GTX 1060 3 GB VRAM

Key Specs for Inno3D Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU:

  • Base Clock – 1506 Mhz
  • Boost Clock – 1708 Mhz
  • CUDA Cores – 1152
  • Memory Speed – 8 Gbps
  • Memory – 3 GB GDDR5
  • The Memory Bus Width – (192-bit)
  • Recommended PSU Power – 450 Watts
  • DX -12 Support – Yes
  • OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan API
  • Ports- 2* DVI-D, HDMI 2.0b, HDCP 2.2, DisplayPort 1.4
  • Max resolution – 7680 * 4320 pixels
  • Weight- 454 g
  • Price – INR 18,850

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Also, check the Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 AMP Edition 3GB – GDDR5 is available for a slightly higher price and also comes with the same specs as the Inno 3D card.

The Zotac Nvidia GTX 1060 comes with a base clock speed of 1582 MHz and also has a higher 1797 Mhz boost clock speed.

The performance differential between both the cards will be close to 1-3% due to the higher clock speeds on the Zotac. Not much of a performance gain, buy the one that is available cheaper.

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4.ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 570 OC Edition 8GB GDDR5 256-bit IP5X Dust Resistant

The AMD RX 570 offers 8 GB of VRAM and is the only graphics card that offers this much memory in the price range of 15 to 20k.

The ASUS Strix Radeon RX 570 is compatible with any motherboard that supports PCIe 3.0. For cooling, it has dual fans, which works on ASUS Fan Connect II technology.

The card offers a superfluid O.C experience with the GPU Tweak II engine in a single click. 

You can easily change the OC settings by enabling GPU clocks, memory frequency, and voltage settings. 

The ASUS RX 570 is priced at INR 16,785. Notably, it is slower than the GTX 1060 for most titles, and in case you don’t have a specific need for higher VRAM can pick up the GTX 1060, available in the same price range. 

ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 570 GPU
ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 570 GPU

Key Specs for ASUS RX 570 GPU:

  • Base Clock – 1178 Mhz
  • Boost Clock – 1310 Mhz
  • Memory Speed – 7 Gbps
  • Memory – 8 GB GDDR5
  • The Memory Bus Width – (256-bit)
  • Fan – 2
  • DX -12 Support – Yes
  • OpenGL 4.5
  • Ports- 2* DVI-D, HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4
  • Power Connector – 8 Pin
  • Max resolution – 5120 * 2880 pixels
  • Price – INR 16,785 to Rs. 20,000

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5.ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 AMP Edition 6GB GDDR5X 192-bit Gaming Graphics Card (Recommended)

The GTX 1060 is the fastest graphics card you can purchase in this price range, and it is an excellent GPU for gaming, video editing, content creation, and running other apps.

The GTX 1060 (6GB) is ideal for running games at 1080P resolution and can easily run all modern titles with higher frame rates.

The Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 GPU is a powerful graphic card with 6 GB GDDR5 and offers an incredible gaming experience. 

This card will give you a lasting and blander gaming action with its innovative technology.

The dual fan provides cooling to the system, which enhances the performance of the card.

The card is available at INR 22,000.

Zotac-GTX-1060
Zotac-GTX-1060

Key Specs for Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 GPU:

  • Base Clock – 1556 Mhz
  • Boost Clock – 1771 Mhz
  • Memory Speed – 8 Gbps
  • Memory – 6 GB GDDR5X
  • Memory Bus Width – (192-bit)
  • CUDA Core – 1280
  • Fans – 2
  • DX -12 Support – Yes
  • OpenGL 4.5
  • Ports- DVI-D, HDMI 2.0b, 3 * DisplayPort 1.4
  • Power Connector – 8 Pin
  • PSU Required – 500 Watts
  • Weight- 600 g
  • Price – INR 22,000

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Let’s also check out the relative gaming performance of different graphics cards in gaming to help you decide the best GPU for your build.

Relative Performance of Graphics Cards based on several game benchmarks:

  • Nvidia GTX 1060 6 GB (100%)
  • Nvidia GTX 1060 3 GB (97%)
  • AMD RX 570 (8 GB) (93%)
  • Nvidia GTX 1650 (86%)
  • Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti (84%)
  • AMD RX 560 (80%)

*Note – These are tentative numbers and may have a slight variation depending on the gaming titles and resolution.

So, the Nvidia GTX 1060 is the fastest graphics card you can get in this price range despite being older than the GTX 1650. AMD RX 570 with 8 GB VRAM is slower than the GTX 1060, even the 3 GB VRAM version in the majority of titles.

The 8 GB VRAM is good for Quad-HD or 4K Gaming, but the processor on the RX 570 runs out of steam before it can even push boundaries on 1080P gaming.

Based on the current prices it makes sense to buy the GTX 1050 Ti, GTX 1650, or the GTX 1060 (3GB) version.

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