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2022 Gaming Graphics Cards GPUs with the Absolute Best Value for Money

When shopping for a new gaming GPU, you must consider three things.

  1. What can you afford?
  2. How many monitors do you have?
  3. What is the best value I can get for my money?

Here we are in the middle of 2022 and there are some very good values for money right now.  Why?  First, the crypto mining (Etherium mining and even Bitcoin mining) have slowed down and are no longer really using GPUs any more. This has caused a bit of a glut of SOME graphics cards. Second, there are new cards rumored for 2023, and that also causes this to be a perfect time to score a great deal on a GPU.  Finally, over-ordering in 2021 caused too much inventory on some models.

So, here is our top 3 VALUE for money Graphics Cards of 2022, and why!

 

  1. ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE for 2022: XFX RX 6600 XT Speedster Qick 308 Black Gaming

This card is equal or better than comparable Nvidia cards at this price point.  At just $39.99/month, this is an absolute bargain.  The best part about getting this card from Cutting Edge Gamer (as opposed to buying it outright) is that IF and WHEN new cards come out, or if your budgets change, you can Infinite Upgrade™ FOR FREE to a new card at any time.

So what makes this card so special?

  1. 1080P with all settings on at max frame-rates.  Up to 7680×4320 at very playable frame-rates (for those of you with 4K monitors, this one does 4K no problem!)
  2. 3x DISPLAYPORT 1.4 ports and 1 HDMI 2.1 port (supporting 4 monitors or 3+VR Rig)
  3. 2607Mhz GDDR6 and HDCP ß fancy words for fast!

How does it compare?

According to these reviews, it is absolutely the best bang for the buck in this price range:

https://www.gpu-monkey.com/en/compare_gpu-xfx_speedster_qick308_radeon_rx_6600_xt_black_gaming-vs-xfx_speedster_swft_210_amd_radeon_rx_6600_xt_core_gaming

https://www.pcworld.com/article/394986/xfx-speedster-merc-308-radeon-rx-6600-xt-review.html

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/xfx-speedster-qick-308-rx-6600-xt.b9183

AND it outperforms many similarly priced Nvidia cards including:

NVIDIA 2060 series

NVIDIA 3050 series

  • SECOND BEST VALUE for 2022: EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti XC Gaming LHR
https://cuttingedgegamer.com/product/evga-rtx-3060-ti-xc-gaming-lhr/

This card is more expensive than the XFX RX 6600 XT Speedster Quick 308 mentioned above, but, it also performs SLIGHTLY better.  When we say slightly, we mean ever so slightly and only at resolutions above 1080P.  (like 2K or 4K monitors).

However, it is nearly 2x the price/cost… so although it is good value for money, it’s not quite as good as our number 1 pick.

NOTE: this is the 3060 series card, so it really should outperform the 2060 and 3050 cards which the XFX RX 6600 XT competes with.

  • THIRD BEST VALUE for 2022: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING
https://cuttingedgegamer.com/product/evga-rtx-3080-ti-xc3-ultra-gaming/

This card is also more expensive than the XFX RX 6600 XT Speedster Quick 308 mentioned above, but, it also absolutely slays at 4K resolutions.  The reason for that is 12GB of Ram.  Bear in mind, that RAM is only running at 1725Mhz (which is lower than the XFX RX 6600 XT, our number 1 pick)… that means at lower resolutions, you may even see slightly better performance out of your XFX RX 6600 XT.

However, it is nearly 5x the price/cost… so although it is good value for money, it’s not nearly as good as our number 1 pick.  Unless you have a 4K+ monitor, you really don’t need this.

NOTE: this is the 3080 series card, so of course it will outperform the XFX RX 6600 XT Speedster Quick 308 and the EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti XC Gaming LHR.   However, this article was about value for money, not just “having the best”.  If you do want the best GPU money can buy, this RTX 3080 Ti is indeed one of them!