The gaming fraternity has come to a stage where their hardware is much more powerful than any game that is out today. Gamers therefore don't really have anything to push the current crop of cards to the limit.
Thanks to all manufacturers going multi-platform, games are now mostly coded for consoles and later ported over to the PC just to avoid the riots. Due to that we get half baked games full of bugs and glitches that require patches just hours after the game is released. It's quite an unfortunate state for us PC gamers, but looking at the bright side, we also save a lot of money on upgrades.
To make a game run smoothly without framing on consoles, developers don't have the liberty of adding high resolution textures or even lots of eye candy. Due to this, the PC port of such games are very easy to run unless they decide to add some extra graphics options in the engine (which they mostly don't). However, the side effect of this is that the game does not look as good as it could have, but you can't get everything, eh.
Graphics card prices keep fluctuating as newer models are introduced in various price segments. Today we have three graphics cards in three different price segments, which offer tremendous value for money. They offer very good performance and a good feature set for the price that's simply hard to resist.
Under Rs. 5000
Sapphire HD 5670 512MB GDDR5
The ATI HD5670 is a great performer that beats the HD4670 and the 9600GT, but it was priced too high at launch so we could not recommend it. Things have changed now and you can find this Sapphire card for less than 5K, which straightaway makes it the best card in this price bracket. Sapphire uses its own custom cooler with a larger lower RPM fan for better cooling and a silent operation.