Last time we reviewed video cards for the most popular resolution (1920×1080), which right now can be bought in Russia for 50,000 rubles or less. Today, let’s see how things are on the market for video cards designed primarily for gaming at a resolution of 2560×1440. We chose the most powerful and interesting solutions up to 80,000 rubles.



Video cards for games up to 50,000 rubles
Video cards for games up to 50,000 rubles

GeForce RTX 3070

Recommended price: 45,000 rubles
Market launch date: October 29, 2020

Minimum price for GeForce RTX 3070 in August 2022:

  • 55,800 rubles at SberMegaMarket
  • 61,400 rubles in DNS
  • 59,000 rubles in Citylink
  • 43,000 rubles for OZON.

The youngest card in the premium segment is 10% slower than the RTX 3070 Ti. The lag behind the RTX 3080 is already 20%. However, these are all trifles, because if we talk about value for money, then 3070 is one of the best options for gaming at 1440p. Back in the spring, the cost of a video card reached 100,000 rubles. Overpayment almost 2 times.

The only thing that can confuse is 8 GB of video memory. Now this, of course, is enough, but it may not be enough for maximum textures in 2-3 years, or even less. So here it’s up to you to choose what is important to you – super performance over a short distance or the desire not to change a PC for 5 years. The only question is the price – are you ready to overpay 25,000 rubles for an RTX 3080 for 12 GB of memory? Then maybe it makes sense to look at the AMD Radeon RX 6750 or RX 6800?

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti

Recommended price: 57 900 rubles
Market launch date: May 31, 2021.

Minimum price for GeForce RTX 3070 Ti in August 2022:

  • 67,400 rubles at SberMegaMarket
  • 65,500 rubles in DNS
  • 66,000 rubles in Citylink
  • 48,500 rubles on OZON.

The GeForce RTX 3070 with the Ti prefix came out six months later than the regular RTX 3070. And, like its little sister, it received only 8 GB of video memory, although gamers expected at least 10 or 12. There were rumors about the release of a special version of the video card with 16 GB of video memory, but it seems like NVIDIA eventually abandoned this idea due to problems with the supply of the required type of memory.

The RTX 3070 Ti has a new type of GDDR6X memory, which has a positive effect on its bandwidth. The RTX 3070 Ti has more CUDA cores – 6144 versus 5888. Yes, the performance difference is small, but if we talk about overpaying, then in the same DNS you will pay 4,000 rubles more. Is it worth it? Maybe yes. For the cost of a good mouse, get an extra 8-12 FPS in games. Not to mention, some cities simply don’t have the regular RTX 3070 in stock.

AMD Radeon RX 6750XT

MSRP: $549
Market launch date: May 10, 2022

AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT minimum price in August 2022:

  • 53,400 rubles in Sber Mega Market
  • 56,999 rubles in DNS
  • 55,990 rubles in Citylink
  • 55,000 rubles for OZON.

The new AMD video card, which has not yet had time to get bored, as it appeared on the shelves only at the end of spring. I didn’t fit into the previous top, as it costs a little more than 50,000 rubles. And if you were looking for something relatively inexpensive and powerful enough to play games at 1440p at least for the first time, then here is a great option. The video card costs a little less than the RTX 3070, but is at plus or minus the same level, but with a few caveats.

The RX 6750 XT has 4 GB more video memory than the RTX 3070. But if we talk about performance in games, then there was no big increase compared to the RX 6700 XT – the new product is only 4% ahead of the second. However, this was enough to get ahead of the RTX 3070 in some games. If you do not use rays, then you will hardly notice a difference in performance.

AMD Radeon RX 6800

Manufacturer’s recommended price: 53,590 rubles
Market launch date: November 18, 2020

AMD Radeon RX 6800 minimum price in August 2022:

  • 69,500 rubles at SberMegaMarket
  • 79,000 rubles in DNS
  • 57,200 rubles on OZON.

The RX 6800 in Russia is more expensive than both the RTX 3070 and RTX 3070 Ti. In the first case, the overpayment is justified, since the card from the “reds” is ahead of the RTX 3070 in almost all games without the included beams. Somewhere only 3-4 FPS, and somewhere 10. But with the RTX 3070 Ti, it is already on par. But if you turn on RTX…

All in all, is it worth it? See for yourself, but, at first glance, NVIDIA video cards look more advantageous due to well-tuned DLSS upscaling technologies and other RTX features. Yes, the RX 6800 gave 16 GB of video memory. Yes, it may have a positive impact in the future. But right now, these are almost identical graphics cards, the performance of which depends on specific conditions and games.

AMD Radeon RX 6800XT

Manufacturer’s recommended price: 59,990 rubles
Market launch date: November 18, 2020

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT minimum price in August 2022:

  • 76,600 rubles at SberMegaMarket
  • 78,500 rubles in DNS
  • 79,990 rubles in Citylink
  • 68,000 rubles for OZON.

At the end of our $80,000 boundary is another AMD graphics card that’s good for both 1440p and 4K gaming. The opponent of the Radeon RX 6800 XT is the RTX 3080. In some games, the card from NVIDIA is more powerful, in some it is the RX 6800 XT. But most often they show identical results.

Yes, of course, with the inclusion of DLSS, RTX (and similar technologies from AMD), the RTX 3080 is unconditionally ahead. But if you do not use all these newfangled chips, which you can do without if you wish, then the RX 6800 XT shows itself more impressively. Choose what you like – RTX 3080 with its superbeams. Or RX 6800 XT, but 10,000 rubles cheaper.

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The GeForce RTX 3080 did not make it to the top, as it now costs more than 80,000 rubles. And its native resolution is still not 1440p, taking into account the use of DLSS, but 4K.

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