PC Perspective published a roundup of budget graphics cards that cost less than $70. The tests includes the ATI Radeon HD 4550, Radeon HD4350, GeForce 9500 GT and S3 Chrome 440 GTX.
The economic downturn doesn't seem to be effecting the graphics card industry's desire to produce new products though it might be responsible for the sheer amount of budget cards we are seeing today. In the last month or so, AMD has released or will release no less than 5 video cards priced under $100 - the first of which was the AMD Radeon HD 4670 we reviewed just last week.
This time around we have a pair of AMD cards, the Radeon HD 4550 and HD 4350, to look as well as a couple of new competitors. While the Galaxy GeForce 9500 GT card isn't exactly a new GPU the price has been lowered such a dramatic amount in the last 30 days that it deserves another look and is the main competitor to the HD 4550. We also have been testing the S3 Chrome 440 GTX - a budget GPU solution from S3 Graphics on the surface seems to rival with the HD 4350.