Best Graphics Cards for Gaming at 1080p: October 2019

Although higher resolutions like 1440p and 4K have started to gain popularity, 1080p is still the resolution of the populace. PC titles generally use the 1080p performance to gauge the recommended specifications. As such, we have prepared a comprehensive list for graphics cards for gaming at 1080p from 60 frames all the way to 200+ frames.

Best Graphics Card for 1080p Gaming: NVIDIA GTX 1660

The NVIDIA GTX 1660 is currently the best GPU for gaming at 1080p. It can easily run most modern titles at 60 frames on ultra settings. Even in demanding games like Metro Exodus or AC: Odyssey it can hold its own at the highest quality preset. While the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti offers better performance, spending north of 25K on a 1080p rig isn’t recommended. Be it high FPS eSports titles or picturesque RPGs, the GeForce GTX 1660 is the ideal option. Although considering that the Super variant is just a few days away it would be wise to wait.

Best Budget Graphics Card for 1080p: AMD Radeon RX 570

The AMD Radeon RX 570 is currently in quite an awkward position and you can generally find it cheaper as compared to NVIDIA’s GTX 1650. Compared to the latter, it is about 15% faster and in some games like Warhammer Vermintide 2 or The Witcher 3, the difference can be up to 20 frames. While it does have a higher power rating and is louder, it is the better (and cheaper) option. If you want a graphics card with a smaller form factor and lower power rating then going for the NVIDIA GTX 1650 (Link) is justified.

Best Graphics Card for Gaming at 1080p 120+ Frames: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

  • Price: Rs. 25,999 (Link)
  • Cores: 1920
  • Boost Clock: 1710 MHz
  • Memory: 6GB

The GeForce RTX 2060 is the entry-level RTX card from NVIDIA. Although we’re not focusing on ray-tracing performance here, the RTX 2060 does well at 1080p 120Hz. You can expect well over 150 FPS in shooters and faced paced Battle Royale titles that require quick reflexes.


Computer hardware enthusiast, PC gamer, and almost an engineer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.

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