August 17, 2022
Video Card Guide 2022 - Second Half

Video Card Guide 2022 – Second Half

We help you find the right card for your PC!

Resembles video card He’s back in the list of players who dream of upgrading their PC. After a shocking period of prices, the cost of new products has fallen in recent months to levels that were two years ago, close to the start of the epidemic (but never to the level of 2019, which will never return). We discuss this issue in more depth in this article here..

It’s time to update our article on recommendations and video cards for gaming, using performance and gameplay tests as well as current market prices as a reference. It is always important to remember that prices in Brazil vary a lot, so check that the reality of costs has not changed much in relation to what we will describe in this article, before making your choice.

It’s time to update our video card recommendations, using the price and performance benchmarks of products available on the market today.

A novelty in this article is that we are going to include a price comparison chart for people to see the evolution of these cards’ costs, as well as compare the value of different products. Our deduction will take place in 2022. You can freely use this graph below, and once again we thank Edno Silva for the excellent work on computer build wizard (Tweet embed), allowing us to create this content:

As a benchmark for performance, we have this general graph, using 3DMark Fire Strike, to get an idea of ​​how the cards are ranked. This graph does not represent all performance scenarios, as different uses, graphic engines, and applications can cause these relative positions to change:

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Again, we’ll use price tiers to segment our proposals with different budgets. You can see all the cards that fit each path in this interactive graphic below:

With everything lined up, it’s time to start talking about our recommendations!

Paintings up to 1000 BRL

This was a terrible budget for a card last year, and even with the recent price improvement, it’s still poor. “Cheap” cards are the least developed, even with the lower costs of many models. sincerely, I don’t recommend anything hereAnd, I’d rather, if you’re building a PC, get a CPU with integrated graphics and save money for a more powerful video card in the future. A Ryzen 5 5600G It already has graphics performance that rivals options in this price range:

Review: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G – A good mid-range CPU with great integrated graphics
Is it still worth the Radeon RX 550, one of the under 500 reals?

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But if you already have a PC, you just need something to render video and play your games, unfortunately, the Radeon RX 550 remains the only card in this segment with performance that the iGPU doesn’t lose. Again, I recommend saving more money and getting something more efficient, but if you can’t, this is what you have for the day.

Paintings valued between 1 and 2000 Brazilian riyals

There are few things that illustrate the evolution of the market better than just the presence of this segment. In last year’s article, we went straight to R$3,000, because that price range, like the entry market, was “scorched earth”. Today you can go up to 2000 BRL and get a guys GTX 16, especially guys like the RTX 2060.

At the entrance to this path, I’d consider the RX 6500 XT, but it has some asterisks Which we have already discussed in another article, such as not being used to stream or record gameplay. As for meiuca, the GeForce GTX 1660 Super is one of the most stable products in this price range, so I’ll be watching it for full HD.

GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 vs. Radeon RX 6500 XT: Do AMD or Nvidia Have the Best Cheap Card?
GeForce GTX 1660 is back! Still worth it?

While the GeForce RTX 2060 is featured here, the truth is that it meshes with the Radeon RX 6600 and RTX 3050 most of the time, so let’s discuss them all at the next level. But all three are already starting to scratch the line, dropping almost below R$2,000.

The paintings range between 2 and 3 thousand Brazilian riyals

Here we have one of the points that I would like to pay more attention to. Last year, good options appeared at R$4,000. Today, here at the entry point of R$2000, there are a few options that might be the most convenient for most players. We are talking about Hitch from GeForce RTX 2060, GeForce RTX 3050 and Radeon RX 6600. We’re talking about three products that have been updated in technologies, with Ray Tracing support, comfortable performance in Full HD and even Quad HD gameplay in light games or configuration tweaks.

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For those who want to increase investment, We also have the powerful Radeon RX 6600 XT option, with a lot of performance and a high cost-benefit ratio in the sector. The RTX 3060 is a good card, but I think the more interesting option for those who prefer a slightly higher GeForce, as it costs more than the RX 6600 XT which often offers more performance than it does.

The paintings range between 3 and 5 thousand Brazilian riyals

If you can spend more, here are my favorite options currently on the market. In this price range we have the cards that experience Quad HD without difficulties, And the most promising in terms of longevity for costAnd the As we explained in another article.

Review: GeForce RTX 3060 Ti – almost an RTX 3070 that costs 20% less
Review: GeForce RTX 3070 – RTX 2080 Ti at Half the Price
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT – Video Card Runs Well To Play Games At 1440p

Here we have three models, most notably: RTX 3060 Ti/3070 Duo and Radeon RX 6700 XT. They all offer a high level of performance at good prices.

Paintings from 5000 BRL

Moving on to the high-end cards, here we go to a number of products that begin to abandon the concept of cost and benefit, so that this metric starts to abandon us from here, but there are still products that I would like to highlight. If your eyes are on GeForce, you’ve already stopped at the previous range and taken the RTX 3070 Ti. Another that has a closely related relationship between performance and price is the RTX 3080, already focusing on 4K gaming without difficulties.

On the AMD side we have two good options. The price of the Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6900 XT makes these two cards very powerful choices in this segment, with an emphasis again on 4K in high/ultra high tracing and Quad HD beam. Both have a very high performance/cost ratio, even considering this high-end segment and its high values.

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Hi guys, I hope this information is helpful. Remember that this is the starting point. Prices should change and will vary over time, so in your research, remember to readjust these comparisons keeping in mind the new reality of the market. And when you are observing a particular model, We have our analysis department And also This YouTube video playlist Full of tested video cards, both in synthetic tests and in action games.