The Best GPU for Under ₹20,000 in 2020

Best GPU Under 20K in India GTX 1660 Super

As an Indian, the sweet spot currently for a gaming PC budget is around 50K60K. If you are one such aspiring gamer, you would wonder what GPU would suit most of your gaming needs, and give you the best price to performance for under ₹ 20,000?  

Today, I will try my best to answer this very simple yet confusing question : Which is the best GPU under 20K in India? 

Due to AMD gaining back so much of the GPU competition, now you can go both team red or team green based on what features you are looking for. So, let’s check offerings from both AMD and Nvidia for the best GPU under 20K. 

Best Performance: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6G 

Out of all the graphics card available from both AMD and Nvidia, the best GPU under 20K is hands down, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6G. Looking for best graphics card under 20000 in India currently, just buy it!

What’s interesting, is that even though some of the 1660 Super graphic cards have prices upwards of 25-27K, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6G still manages to be just priced at around 20K.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6G
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GamesAverage Framerates
Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)328 FPS
Grant Theft Auto V (GTA V)84 FPS
Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)89 FPS
Fortnite116 FPS
GTX 1660 Super Benchmarks with i5 9600K overclocked to 5GHz at 1080p Max Settings

At the time of writing this article, it was being sold at ₹20,199 on Amazon. Of course, the prices keep fluctuating, but you can keep a close eye here:  

Please make note of the seller that is listing the price as well. You don’t want to buy from a seller with bad ratings or from a seller that has recently launched.

For the price, I am sure that you are getting way more performance than any other GPU on this list. If you are looking for the best graphics card under 20000 and have nothing more to spend, don’t waste your time in looking for options as the best GPU under 20K in India, and just buy this one. It’s worth it. 

Best Budget Option: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 OC 4GB or Asus Radeon RX 580 Dual OC 4GB 

If you are a gamer on a budget and can’t spend the full 20K for the best graphics card under 20000, then the GTX 1650 and Rx 580 graphic cards are of great value.  

The GTX 1650 we looked at was the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 OC 4GB. It is very well priced, just like the 1660 Super, and Gigabyte support is excellent too. The card performs like your expectations, and if you are playing E-Sports titles or games that don’t require much horsepower at 1080p, a GTX 1650 would be good enough for you.  

Gigabyte GTX 1650 OC 4GB
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GamesAverage Framerates
Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)211 FPS
Grant Theft Auto V (GTA V)47 FPS
Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)49 FPS
Fortnite67 FPS
GTX 1650 Benchmarks with i5 9600K overclocked to 5GHz at 1080p Max Settings

You can check detailed specifications here: Gigabyte GTX 1650 OC 4GB

Where the GTX 1650 only sips power at 100W, the RX 580 is highly power inefficient. But it makes up for it through good performance bonus over the GTX 1650, making it one of the budget-friendly best graphics card under 20000.

We looked at the Asus Radeon RX 580 Dual OC 4GB (not 8GB) as our quest for best GPU under 20K continued and found out that it was competitively priced at around ₹13,499 on mdcomputers.in. \

Keep in mind that you may have to upgrade your power supply in order to use the RX 580, putting it at a bit of disadvantage in the best GPU for 20K race.  

Asus Radeon RX 580 Dual OC 4GB
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GamesAverage Framerates
Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)277 FPS
Grant Theft Auto V (GTA V)55 FPS
Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)71 FPS
Fortnite83 FPS
RX 580 Benchmarks with i5 9600K overclocked to 5GHz at 1080p Max Settings

You can check detailed specifications here: Asus Radeon RX 580 Dual OC 4GB

Another thing to note here, if you are willing to spend more for the 8GB VRAM variant of the RX 580, I think that 1660 Super with 6GB VRAM is a way better deal. Yes, it was the best graphics card under 20000 just a few years ago, especially for mining. But you don’t generally need the extra 2GB of graphics buffer, for gaming anyway, and you miss out on a lot of performance as well. 

Best value for money: MSI GTX 1650 Super Ventus XS OC 

For the little price over the RX 580 or the regular GTX 1650, 1650 Super variant nails the price to performance for a sub-₹20,000 gaming graphics card. We looked at the MSI GTX 1650 Super and the for the performance improvements over the regular version, it’s totally worth spending the extra money on budget-friendly best gpu under 20K.  

MSI GTX 1650 Super Ventus XS OC budget-friendly best graphics card under 20000
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GamesAverage Framerates
Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)280 FPS
Grant Theft Auto V (GTA V)64 FPS
Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)84 FPS
Fortnite92 FPS
GTX 1650 Benchmarks with i5 9600K overclocked to 5GHz at 1080p Max Settings

You can check detailed specifications here: Msi GTX 1650 Super Ventus XS OC 4GB.  

Worst Value for money: Sapphire RX 5500 XT Pulse OC 4GB 

The only reason that AMD and partners can still sell Polaris-based RX 580’s today, is that the RX 5500 XT that was supposed to replace it does not perform as per expectations. Hence, the 5500XT should not make into any of the best GPU under 20K lists.

Sapphire RX 5500 XT Pulse OC 4GB
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The 5500XT costs way more than the RX 580 while still keeping very similar performance. When compared to the 1650 super, it’s just a bad deal overall. If you are looking for the best GPU under 20K, just buy anything else, not the 5500 XT at ₹18,000 or higher anyway. 

Just don’t buy: Any GTX 1060, GTX 1050Ti or even GTX 1660 

It’s 2020, and sales of GTX 1060’s and 1050 Ti’s should not be promoted at all. Once upon a time, they were the only prime candidates for the best graphic card under 20000.

Now, they stand no chance featuring in any of the best GPU under 20K debates at all. Their next-gen counterparts perform way better, and for minor, if any, price difference.  

The 1660 is in quite an odd spot right now. The 1650 Super is a better deal at lesser price, and is not much costlier either. Sure, it isn’t the best GPU under 20K, but not the best value for money right now.

Hence, unless you can’t find any of the 1660 Supers in stock, try not to buy the GTX 1660.  

Conclusion

If you are looking for the best graphics card under 20000 and want to spend that much money for a graphic card, then without a doubt, the best GPU under 20K is the Gigabyte GTX 1660 Super OC 6G. It has enough VRAM that it will not bottleneck any games. For 1080p gaming, it is pretty fascinating that we can get such great performance at entry level gaming price point.

Funnily enough, a similar story continues the price segment of ₹30,000 too.

This wraps up my list of options for best graphics card under 20000 for now. I will keep this updated from time to time!

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Sanved Joshi

A final year IT Engineering student at Pune Institute of Computer Technology. Powered by the quest for the best, I have been on an adventure most of the time. I like to explore the unknown, try out things that you wouldn't try. Come hang out with me, maybe you'll learn a thing or two!