Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 – $549
What you see above is Zotac’s GeForce GTX 980, a custom non-reference version of the GeForce GTX 980. There are some other GeForce GTX 980’s out there and for the most part they sell for $549.99 and up, but this card is an especially good deal because it is a Zotac AMP edition which should make it at least run cooler and quieter and hopefully overclock as well as the reference design did in our benchmarks. In our review of the GTX 980 graphics card, we found that it was simply the best graphics card for the money and it outperformed all of the single GPU competition while doing so at a significantly lower power envelope and a cheaper price. As a result of the GeForce GTX 980’s success, Nvidia has been doing very well in terms of profitability and AMD has been forced to cut the prices of their GPUs across the board. These price cuts will ultimately help consumers get a better card with more performance for less money. That includes the next card in our lineup, the AMD Radeon R9 290X.