Best Graphics Cards for 1440p Gaming (QHD): January 2020

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1440p the most popular resolution among gamers these days. As 1080p monitors dwindle and GPUs become more and more powerful, gamers have started to climb the resolution ladder. 1440p happens to the sweet spot. You can get silky smooth 144 FPS as well as decent visuals. Unlike 4K, running games at 1440p doesn’t require an utterly expensive GPU and at the same time allows gamers to cross the 100 FPS mark. In this post, we look at the best 1440p graphics cards for 60 FPS, 120 FPS as well as 144 FPS.

Best Budget Graphics Card for 1440p Gaming: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super

Price: Rs. 19,357 (Link)

Core Count1408
Boost Clock1785MHz
Memory6GB GDDR6
Memory Width192-bit
Memory Speed14Gbps

The GTX 16 series Super cards offer phenomenal performance at fairly low price points. 1440p gaming at sub-20K price points is unheard of. That is just what the 1660 Super delivers. However, in demanding titles like The Division 2 and Metro Exodus, you’ll have to dial down the settings to high. However, most eSports and Battle Royal games should work quite well.

Best Graphics Card for Gaming @ 1440p 75+ FPS: AMD Radeon RX 5700

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Price: Rs. 29,499 (Link)

Core Count2304
Boost Clock1725MHz
Memory8GB GDDR6
Memory Width256-bit
Memory Speed14Gbps

The Radeon RX 5700 is one of the best graphics cards for 1440p gaming out there. With a price tag slightly higher than the GeForce RTX 2060 but still cheaper than the Super variant it offers better performance than both. Thanks to the wider bus, it is more suited to 1440p and consistently delivers 100+ FPS in most modern shooters.

Best Graphics Card for Gaming @ 1440p 120 FPS: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

Core Count2560
Boost Clock1905MHz
Memory8GB GDDR6
Memory Width256-bit
Memory Speed14Gbps
PriceRs. 34,200

For 3K more, you can get the Radeon RX 5700 XT which performs within 10% of the much more expensive RTX 2070 Super. Sure, you don’t get ray-tracing but other than the new Call of Duty game, there isn’t a single shooter or eSports title that supports the technology at the moment. I’d suggest going for the GeForce RTX 2070 Super if you are aiming for 144 FPS or higher. With FidelityFX, 3 months of Xbox GamePass and an AAA game to choose from, the Radeon RX 5700 XT will set you up for months.

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