I have been researching on entry-level graphics cards for about a month and I have come down to four options, which I'm not sure how to finalize. The following are the cards.
- Sapphire Nitro Radeon Rx 460 4GB OC [ $199 ]
- Gigabyte Radeon Rx 460 Windforce OC [ $126 ]
- ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti mini 4GB [ $150 ]
- Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB [ $149 ]
The costs are more in my country (India) and hence can be substantially different from other retailers around the globe. Please advice.
Note: I haven't provided any precise requirements because I felt that all the 4 listed cards fall in same generation and they all meet similar requirements - budget, mid-1080p performance, decent-good HEVC decoding/encoding, almost similar performance etc. And future proof is being not to invest anything on GPU for at least 3 years. Instinctive and experience based recommendation is what I'm looking for.
Note2: My minimal requirements for the card is to setup an always on HTPC with onboard HEVC decoding and be able to play AAA titles at decent quality for the next 3-4 years. Budget is limited to sub-$200.