XFX RX 5700 XT Triple Dissipation

BASE CLOCK 1605 MHz
BOOST CLOCK 1905 MHz
CORES COUNT 2560
MEMORY 8 GB/14 Gbps
OUTPUT PORTS 3 × DisplayPort, 1 × HDMI

Next on the list we’ve got a budget 1440p graphics card that is a cheap alternative of RTX 2070 Super but doesn’t come with RTX features. If you can compromise on these features then this might be one of the best graphics cards for Ryzen 5 5600X without spending a lot. With max details and 1440p resolution this graphics card offers two digits frame rates and smoothly runs all of the latest titles. More interestingly this graphics card can also be a budget pick for 1440p gaming build with high refresh rate support. There might be no direct competitor of this graphics card because the RTX 2070 Super offers the same performance but is priced extremely high.

This makes this graphics card a budget and best value choice for users who are planning to get some mid range next generation processor like Ryzen 5 5600X. The aftermarket card that you can get is XFX RX 5700 XT Triple Dissipation and as the name suggests this graphics card comes with three fans cooler which is enough to cool it down and allows you to overclock the graphics card. The base clock of this card is 1605 MHz while on max turbo it reaches up to 1755 MHz. There is 8 GB of GDDR6 memory where the memory speed of this card is 14 GBPS same as of the RTX series competitors. You can connect up to four monitors to it as it has three Display Ports and one HDMI port.

EVGA RTX 3070 XC3 Gaming

BASE CLOCK 1500 MHz
BOOST CLOCK 1725 MHz
CORES COUNT 5888
MEMORY 8 GB/14000 MHz
PSU REQUIREMENTS 650W/ 8 or 6+2 Pin
OUTPUT PORTS 3 × DisplayPort, 1 × HDMI

RTX 3090 with Ryzen 5 5600X doesn’t make sense as the processor is mid-ranged while the graphics card is super expensive. Most of us are not going to go above 1440p resolution with these processors, and currently, the best graphics card for 1440p gaming are RTX 3070 and RX 6800 from AMD. Both of these graphics cards will give you decent performance at 1440p resolution, which you can go with higher refresh rates if ready to make sacrifices on in-game settings. While with 1440p 60Hz, these graphics cards are enough, and you can max out the latest titles at 60 frame rates and lower down some visuals to target 100 frame rates. Simultaneously, multiplayer games and Esport titles like DoTA 2 or CSGO can be played with these graphics cards at ultra settings and 100+ FPS.

With such an excellent performance and video memory, RTX 3070 is one of Nvidia’s best budget offerings for 1440p gaming. The aftermarket card I would recommend you is the EVGA RTX 3070 XC3 Gaming, which is best in build quality and offers a better clock than the founder edition. This graphics card’s boost clock is 1725 MHz, while it has three DisplayPorts and one HDMI port and supports up to four monitors. Bo RX 6800 and RTX 3070 have their pros and cons, but this card has the advantage of Real-Time ray tracing and DLSS support.

Sapphire RX 6800 Nitro+

BASE CLOCK 1980 MHz
BOOST CLOCK 2190 MHz
CORES COUNT 3840
MEMORY 16 GB/16 Gbps
OUTPUT PORTS 3 × DisplayPort, 1 × HDMI

RTX 3070 was at 1440p gaming, and you can even try ray tracing with that graphics card, but if you push the resolution a little bit up, then the performance of this graphics card will become garbage. This is because of the 8 GB VRAM, which is already low for some of the titles released this year and, of course, for the upcoming one. AMD has released the RX 6800, a direct competitor of RTX 3070 at almost the same price but the 16 GB of VRAM, which is enough as of now. This graphics card’s performance is much better at higher resolutions, but when you consider performance with ray tracing, it stands below the RTX 3070.

As of now, any latest tile you run at 4K resolution demands more than 10 GB of VRAM, where AMD RX 6800 has much to offer to you. Some games support Ray Tracing on AMD RX 6000 series graphics card but believe me, that is too limited, and recently, it was rumored that Cyberpunk 2077 would have full Ray Tracing support on AMD graphics card, but let’s see upon its release. While considering AMD graphics card, the best vendor we’ve is Sapphire or XFX because of their cooling designs, while I would suggest you get the Sapphire Nitro+, which is way better than the founder edition of this graphics card.

ASUS RTX 3080 TUF Gaming - Best Graphics Card for Ryzen 5 5600X

BASE CLOCK 1440 MHz
BOOST CLOCK 1815 MHz
CORES COUNT 8704
MEMORY 10GB GDDR6X
OUTPUT PORTS 3 × DisplayPort 1.4a, 2 × HDMI 2.1

No words for these beasts as RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 are one of the most powerful graphics cards, and no other can beat them at their price. RTX3080 performance is excellent, and this graphics card gives double performance than its predecessor RTX 2080 Ti but at half price. The competitor of this graphics card is RX 6900/XT, which you know the best value graphics card but for the best performance, go with the RTX 3080. The performance at 1440p is better than RX 6800XT by a couple of percent, but when it comes to 4K gaming, Nvidia leads the game, and this graphic card can give you three digit frame rates at ultra settings.

Another thing that is exclusive to the Nvidia RTX series graphics card is Ray Tracing and DLSS. With this generation, Nvidia launched the second generation of RTX, which is much better than before. You can go with the aftermarket card ASUS TUF RTX 3080, which you may know as one of the best performing and reliable graphics cards. Though there are hundreds of models, I like this one the most, while my second option would be MSI RTX 3080 GAMING X TRIO 10G. RTX 3080 comes with 10GB of GDDR6X memory, while it has 8704 CUDA Cores. On the other hand, RTX 2080 Ti has only 4352, and this gives us a clear idea of their performance difference. If you want to go with some other aftermarket model we’ve a complete guide on best RTX 3080 graphics cards.

Sapphire RX 6800 XT Nitro+

BASE CLOCK 2110 MHz
BOOST CLOCK 2360 MHz
CORES COUNT 4608
MEMORY 16GB GDDR6
OUTPUT PORTS 3 × DisplayPort 1.4a, 1× HDMI 2.1

A cheap alternative to RTX 3080 with RTX features and almost the same performance is from AMD, namely RX 6800 XT. As of now, RTX 3080 tends to perform better in modern AAA titles at 4K resolution that comes with Ray Tracing, while we are expecting that it will change in the future. When ray tracing and DLSS combined, they give you the best gaming experience, especially on these next-generation Nvidia graphics cards, while AMD has not introduced such a thing, at least as of now. However, some games also support Ray Tracing on AMD graphics cards or will support upcoming times like Cyberpunk 2077, as their developers announced.

The RX 6800 XT is the right option for 1440p gaming, and you can also go with a 4K resolution with this graphics card as it comes with 16 GB of GDDR6X memory. This seems an advantage for AMD users as RTX 3080 only has 10GB of memory, which most probably becomes an issue for RTX users. The Sapphire has the best offering in RX 6800 XT graphics cards as their card boost clock is 2306 MHz, which is much better than the reference card. There are three DisplayPorts and one HDMI port on this graphics card, and it supports four displays at once.

XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II Pro

BASE CLOCK 1560 MHz
BOOST CLOCK 1620 MHz
CORES COUNT 4608
MEMORY 6GB GDDR6
OUTPUT PORTS 3 × DisplayPort, 1× HDMI

The RX 5600 XT comes at a price identical to the GTX 1660 Ti mentioned above, but this graphics card’s performance equals the RTX 2060 in modern AAA titles. This card can run titles at 1080p resolution at ultra settings, while if you can compromise on settings, you can take the resolution up to 1440p. We’ve seen some aftermarket cards in the market that come factory overclocked and beat the RTX 2060 at low cost and surprisingly low power consumption. At the price of USD 300, there might be no other graphics card that can beat its performance and value. The flagship cards from RX 5000 series are also an excellent choice to consider, and we’ve listed them below, but the main problem with all of these cards is no RTX or DLSS support.

Though with the RX 6000 series, a few developers add support for Ray Tracing with AMD graphics cards, that’s very limited. The aftermarket model of RX 5600 XT I would suggest you is XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II Pro, which is unquestionably the best in its class where it offers the best clocks and has a solid cooling solution installed. Another option available is Sapphire RX 5600 XT OC, which is much better than the founder edition, while you can also check out our list of best RX 5600 XT graphics cards.

ZOTAC Gaming RTX 2060

BASE CLOCK NA
BOOST CLOCK 1680 MHz
CORES COUNT 1920
MEMORY 6GB GDDR6
OUTPUT PORTS 3 × DisplayPort 1.4, 1× HDMI 2.0

This graphics card mentioned above is useful to consider when you are low on budget. Also, the missing RTX features might be disappointing for a few users. If you want to try RTX features without spending much on the graphics card, there is an excellent option for you. We’ve picked the RTX 2060 graphics card, which you know is an entry-level RTX graphics card that supports real-time ray tracing and DLSS features. This graphics card’s performance is similar to the RXZ 5600 XT, and you can play most of the latest titles at 1080p resolution while a few older titles at 1440p resolution too.

Price-wise it’s slightly more expensive as Nvidia graphics cards tend to be more costly than AMD seen before. This graphics card’s power consumption is more than the one mentioned above, while I’ve picked the Zotac RTX 2060, which comes in a compact size but offers the best cooling, and this card doesn’t even cross the 70 degree Celsius temperature on high loads. We’ve also tested this card for 4K games, and that’s possible, but with 30 frame rates and you may need to compromise on in-game settings, so it’s good to get it for 1080p or 1440p only. The ray-tracing at 1080p is good as it’s powerful enough to offer decent frames without shuttering or crashing. Long story short, this card offers you to try out the RTX features without breaking the bank.

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Ti OC

BASE CLOCK NA
BOOST CLOCK 1800 MHz
CORES COUNT 1536
MEMORY 6GB GDDR6
OUTPUT PORTS 3 × DisplayPort 1.4, 1× HDMI 2.0b

Currently, almost every next-generation graphics card is out of stock in the market, and this is because of the shortage of wafers and low production of cards by manufacturers. If you are waiting for these graphics cards to be stable in the market and waiting to get them at their MSRP or even lower prices right now, you can get the GTX 1660 Ti for your Ryzen 5 5600X. This graphics card is undoubtedly an excellent option for 1080p gaming, and if you can make some compromise on in-game settings, you can even go with 1440p. This graphics card is very budget-friendly, and you will be able to sell it at reasonable rates when you get the current generation graphics card at a regular price.

There are also some similar choices to this graphics card, like the GTX 1070, which you can get in the used market, and that card is also good for mid-range gaming even these days. Gigabyte has the best offering in GTX 1660 Ti, which is better than the founder edition and comes at almost the same price. This graphics card also comes factory unlocked means you can expect better clock rates and performance with it. Long story short, this graphics card is good as far as you have plans to play Esport or multiplayer titles only or can be used for AAA titles until you get some high-end GPU for your Ryzen 5 5600X build.