AMD graphics cards: the best AMD GPUs you can buy today

AMD Graphics cards
AMD Radeon VII
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AMD Navi is here, and that only means that there are more incredible AMD graphics cards to choose from. Unfortunately, you still won’t find something that’s going to dethrone the beastly Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. The good news is that there are so many AMD graphics cards out there that will let you turn up all the dials in your favorite PC games

Over the years, AMD has made a name for itself in the budget and mid-range markets, and the AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT continues that tradition while also raising the bar. If you’re just looking for a great GPU without spending a fortune, picking up an AMD graphics card may make a lot of sense – especially if you’re still on a 1440p or 1080p gaming monitor

However, because AMD graphics cards aren't quite as ubiquitous as Nvidia, it can be hard to nail down which AMD graphics card is best for your needs. Don’t worry, though – we’ve gathered up the best AMD graphics cards you can buy today, from across Team Red’s lineup. We even included our exclusive price comparison tool, so you know you’re getting the best deal.

AMD Radeon RX 5700

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1. AMD Radeon RX 5700

The best AMD graphics card

Stream Processors: 2,304 | Core Clock: 1,465 MHz (1,725 MHz boost) | Memory: 8GB GDDR6 | Memory Clock: 14Gbps | Power Connectors: 1 x 8-pin and 1 x 6-pin | Outputs: 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC, 1 x HDMI with 4K60 Support

Excellent performance
Affordable
No ray tracing

This absolute powerhouse of a graphics card has barely hit the streets, and it’s already topping our list of the best AMD graphics card, knocking reigning champion, the AMD Radeon RX 590, off the top spot. At $349, this mighty mid-range machine brings 1440p gaming at Ultra or Max settings to the mainstream market, making it accessible to the general masses. At that price point, it was never going to be perfect – those hoping for ray tracing will have to wait – but it’s already pretty incredible for how much it will set you back.

Read the full review: AMD Radeon RX 5700

AMD Radeon RX 590

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2. AMD Radeon RX 590

The best value AMD graphics card

Stream Processors: 2,304 | Core Clock: 1,469MHz (1,545MHz boost) | Memory: 8GB GDDR5 | Memory Clock: 8Gbps | Power Connectors: 1 x 8-pin 1 x 6-pin | Outputs: 2 x DisplayPort 1.4, 2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DVI

Affordable
Excellent 1080p and 1440p gaming
Can't break into 4K

Right now, the AMD Radeon RX 590 offers the best bang for your buck when it comes to price to performance. You’re getting 8GB of VRAM, though it's still at GDDR5, and enough graphical horsepower to max out pretty much any game at 1080p. You’re not going to be able to play in 4K, but if you just want a killer gaming experience without paying a fortune, the AMD Radeon RX 590 is the best AMD graphics card.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

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3. AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

Best 1440p AMD graphics card

Stream Processors: 2,560 | Core Clock: 1,605 MHz (1,905 MHz boost) | Memory: 8GB GDDR6 | Memory Clock: 14Gbps | Power Connectors: 1 x 8-pin and 1 x 6-pin | Outputs: 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC, 1 x HDMI with 4K60 Support

Excellent 1440p gaming performance
Affordable
No ray tracing

If you’ve got a more cash to spare, you might want to consider splurging a little on the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, which directly rivals the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 in terms of performance. Like the cheaper Radeon RX 5700, this one is a total powerhouse, delivering excellent 1440p gaming at the highest settings. The only reason that it’s not higher on our AMD graphics cards list is because it could be cheaper, especially considering the Super RTX cards that Nvidia just rolled out.

Read the full review: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

MSI Radeon VII

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4. AMD Radeon VII

Best 4K AMD graphics card

Stream Processors: 3,840 | Core Clock: 1,400MHz (1,750MHz boost) | Memory: 16GB HBM2 | Memory Clock: 4Gbps | Power Connectors: 2 x 8-pin | Outputs: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0

Plenty of VRAM
Keeps up with RTX 2080
Expensive

Billed as AMD’s first 7nm graphics card, the AMD Radeon VII marks a significant shift in GPU technology. This is an incredibly powerful graphics card squarely aimed at taking the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 on. This GPU is packed with 16GB of HBM2 VRAM, double the frame buffer of Team Green’s competition. If you’re looking for 4K gaming on an AMD graphics card, the AMD Radeon VII is the obvious choice.


Read the full review: AMD Radeon VII

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64

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5. AMD Radeon RX Vega 64

Best 1440p AMD graphics card

Stream Processors: 4,096 | Core Clock: 1,247MHz (1,546MHz boost) | Memory: 8GB HBM2 | Memory Clock: 1.89Gbps | Power Connectors: 2 x 8-pin | Outputs: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0

Great 1440p gaming performance
Affordable these days
Gets hot

While this AMD graphics card is a few years old at this point, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 is still an excellent choice when it comes to 1440p gaming. It’s going to draw a lot of power, and it’ll get toasty, but the AMD Vega 64 certainly delivers when it comes to performance. You’ll be able to max out pretty much any game at 1440p and still get 60 fps. As a bonus, you should be able to find plenty of killer Vega 64 deals now that the AMD Radeon VII is the hot new AMD graphics card.

Read the full review: AMD Vega 64

AMD Radeon RX 570

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6. AMD Radeon RX 570

Best mid-range AMD graphics card

Stream Processors: 2,048 | Core Clock: 1,168MHz (1,244MHz boost) | Memory: Up to 8GB GDDR5 | Memory Clock: 7Gbps | Power Connectors: 1 x 8-pin, 1 x 6-pin | Outputs: 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DVI

Affordable
Good gaming performance
Not the most powerful

The mid-range is traditionally where AMD really shines, and the Radeon RX 570 is a perfect example of why. This is an extremely affordable AMD graphics card, but it’s still able to run a lot of AAA PC games at high settings while still reaching 60 fps. It’s not quite as powerful as the AMD Radeon RX 590, but you’re saving quite a bit of cash. A bit of advice though – go for an 8GB model, rather than the 4GB.

MSI Aero Radeon RX 560

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7. AMD Radeon RX 560

Best budget AMD graphics card

Stream Processors: Up to 1,024 | Core Clock: 1,175MHz (1,275MHz boost) | Memory: Up to 4GB GDDR5 | Memory Clock: 7Gbps | Power Connectors: N/A | Outputs: 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DVI

Extremely affordable
Don't need external power
Not too powerful

If you don’t have a lot of cash to spare, picking up an expensive graphics card really doesn’t make a lot of sense – especially when you can pick up a budget AMD graphics card like the AMD Radeon RX 560. We’ll be straight up – this is not the most powerful GPU you’re going to find out there, but when you’re spending as little as a hundred bucks in the US, it’s hard to complain.