NextLvl GPU's 2022: Top Graphics Cards Every Budget - Gaming, Streaming, Video Editing & More

Updated: Aug 18

Finding the best graphics card for your specific needs can be quite the challenge. While there are almost countless things to consider we will do our best to make this process easier by providing some of the best GPU's on the market today along with a brief summery who might be a good fit for. Lets dive in!


August, 2022

GPU prices are dropping... and dropping fast. New series of graphics cards are expected to come this winter. While there may be a solid reason to hold off there is still a lot of uncertainty around specs, price and even release date.


These are all things to be considered depending on your current situation, especially because many current generation GPU's may be worth it at or below MSRP.


Used/Pre-owned Market

Alright, last point here before we get into what you actually came here for. The with new GPU prices falling, the pre-owned market prices are dropping even faster. You may be able to find a great card that was well taken care of at a great price. It's the not so well taken care of cards that you definitely want to be cautions of. BUT, still a great option!


Outline:


Best Entry Level GPU's ($100-$300)


Best Intermediate/Advanced Level GPU's ($300-$700)


Best High-end Level GPU's ($700-$1,200)


God Tier GPU's ($1,200+)


Best Entry Level GPU's $100-$300:


XFX - SPEEDSTER SWFT210 AMD Radeon RX 6600 Core 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Gaming Graphics Card - Black - displayed outside of box
XFX - SPEEDSTER SWFT210 AMD Radeon RX

1. XFX - SPEEDSTER SWFT210 AMD Radeon RX 6600 Core 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Gaming Graphics Card - Black

GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6600

$299.99

*NLVL Score: 7.8






Best For

  • 1080p Gaming

  • Light Video Editing

Key Features

  • PCI Express 4.0 interface

  • 8GB GDDR6 Memory for Advanced Gaming

  • Virtual Reality Ready


Alternative Budget Option: XFX - SPEEDSTER QICK210 AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT 4GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Gaming Graphics Card

XFX - SPEEDSTER QICK210 AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT 4GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Gaming Graphics Card - Black

GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

$199.99

*NextLvl Score: NA


Best For

  • 1080p Gaming/light gaming

  • Light Video Editing

Key Features

  • PCI Express 4.0 interface

  • 4GB GDDR6 Memory

  • Virtual Reality Ready

Components
RX 6500 XT Components











 

Best Intermediate/Advanced Level GPU's ($300-$700)


1. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Graphics Card - Steel and Black

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

$399.99

*NLVL Score: 9.8

Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 Ti
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti




Best For

  • 1440p Gaming

  • Video Editing

GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Out Now: Faster Than RTX 2080 SUPER, Starting At $399

Key Features

  • PCI Express 4.0 interface

  • NVIDIA DLSS

  • 8GB GDDR6X Memory

  • Virtual Reality Ready

  • 2nd Gen Ray Tracing Cores

  • NVIDIA G-SYNC Ready




Alternative Option: EVGA - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING 8GB GDDR6X PCI Express 4.0

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti

$650-$700+ (Varies)

*NLVL Score: 8.3










Best For

  • 1440p Gaming

  • Video Editing

GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Out Now: Faster Than RTX 2080 SUPER, Starting At $399

Key Features

  • PCI Express 4.0 interface

  • NVIDIA DLSS

  • 8GB GDDR6X Memory

  • Virtual Reality Ready

  • 2nd Gen Ray Tracing Cores

  • NVIDIA G-SYNC Ready