Here's a link to 3Dmark GPU Benchmark page, I find it useful when trying to stay in touch with things. I've got my own desktop as well as my two son's gaming PCs to maintain, so we're buying like one GPU a year to house to keep things current. They've got a nice benchmark page for CPUs as well.
For a 200-300 budget I'd probably look at a 8GB GTX 1070 basic card with no frills nor thrills, as they may add a bit of oomph but do not often provide much bang for buck, rather the opposite. I'd look at ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte for instance. With any luck, one of those brands should be available on a discount at a USD300 or thereabouts.
That's what I do anyway, look for the best price for a basic card for as high a series that I can fit into my budget.
Can't comment on VR though...
Thank Crossroads, noticed the 70 series seem to be slightly cheaper, but there none under 300. Only 60s series are that range. Just looking at Newegg site, had one and the second, on the wish list and sold out again lol.
I will check when I have the money, look like people out there buying the cheapest one. My setup, I wouldn't go below 6GB card and 192-bit range. As long it has good VR performance then I am good to go.
Just noticed that card I have right now is Nvidia GTX 660, rating at number 69 rank. Yeah it is pretty old, but a good card back then.
We've been an AMD house so far, but just bought an ASUS GTX 1060 6GB OC for my other son for ca USD 300. Very nice first impressions
Edit: his old card was an AMD R9 270, so a nice upgrade from a score of 6,000 to 13,000+
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