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It's a better time to buy a graphics card right now thanks to crypto mining crashing and new cards from Nvidia and AMD coming out, there are great deals to be had on RTX 30-series and Radeon 6000-series cards. We're seeing a lot better value on AMD cards than on Nvidia-powered offerings, but you can still find some savings on RTX cards.  We're highlighting all of the best graphics card deals below. Also, check out our list of best graphics cards and our GPU benchmark hierarchy to see evergreen performance data regardless of sales. Graphics Card Deals: Quick Links Amazon: RTX 3050 from $268(opens in new tab) Amazon: Radeon RX 6800 XT from $779(opens in new tab) Amazon: Radeon RX 6650 XT from $279(opens in new tab) Newegg: RTX 3080 from $749(opens in new tab) Newegg: RTX 3060 Ti from $415(opens in new tab) Newegg: RTX 3060 from $309(opens in new tab) Newegg: Radeon RX 6750 XT from $378(opens in new tab) Newegg: Radeon RX 6500 XT from $149(opens in new tab) Lowest Graphics Card Prices by GPU We've highlighted our favorite deals below, but if you're trying to find the lowest price on a particular GPU right now, we've got tables below for all the major Nvidia and AMD cards. Each card's performance is listed, using the combined (geometric mean) of the 1080p and 1440p fps from our GPU benchmarks hierarchy.

 

Best Nvidia Graphics Card Prices GPU    Performance    Best Price    Get Latest Prices GeForce RTX 4090    158.3    $2,299 (Zotac RTX 4090 Trinity OC)    Amazon | Newegg GeForce RTX 4080    149.3    $1,299 (Gigabyte Aero OC RTX 4080)    Amazon | Newegg GeForce RTX 3090 Ti    138.9    $1,499 (Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti)    Amazon | Newegg GeForce RTX 3090    133.9    $1,349 (Zotac Gaming RTX 3090 Trinity OC)    Amazon | Newegg GeForce RTX 3080 Ti    130.7    $1,149 (Zotac RTX 3080 Ti Trinity OC(opens in new tab))    Amazon | Newegg GeForce RTX 3080 12GB    129.6    $1,280 (Zotac RTX 3080 Trinity OC)    Amazon | Newegg GeForce RTX 3080    124.4    $739 (Peladn RTX 3080 10G(opens in new tab))    Amazon | Newegg GeForce RTX 3070 Ti    111.7    $599 (Zotac Gaming RTX 3070 Ti OC)    Amazon | Newegg GeForce RTX 3070    106.8    $499 (Peladn RTX 3070(opens in new tab))    Amazon | Newegg GeForce RTX 3060 Ti    98.5    $419 (MSI Ventus RTX 3060 Ti)    Amazon | Newegg GeForce RTX 3060    76.0    $359 (PNY Verto RTX 3060    Amazon | Newegg GeForce RTX 2060    59.1    $239 (Gigabyte RTX 2060 (opens in new tab))    Amazon | Newegg GeForce RTX 3050    55.7    $264 (MSI RTX 3050 Aero ITX(opens in new tab))    Amazon | Newegg

Nvidia's graphics cards — both the new RTX 4090/4080 and the previous generation RTX 30-series — tend to be overpriced. There are a few cards selling right near MSRP, though they're still questionable. For example, the Peladn RTX 3080 10GB is the cheapest 3080 card around (that's not a used or refurbished model), but that's basically an unknown brand. Most Nvidia cards are still selling above their MSRPs, even when on sale.

Best AMD Graphics Card Prices GPU    Performance    Best Price    Get Latest Prices Radeon RX 6950 XT    144.9    $759 (ASRock OC Formula RX 6950 XT)    Amazon | Newegg Radeon RX 6900 XT    138.6    $699 (ASRock RX 6900 XT Formula OC(opens in new tab))    Amazon | Newegg Radeon RX 6800 XT    132.9    $554 (PowerColor RX 6800 XT Red Devil(opens in new tab))    Amazon | Newegg Radeon RX 6800    122.9    $499 (XFX Speedster SWFT319 RX 6800)    Amazon | Newegg Radeon RX 6750 XT    111.9    $399 (ASRock Challenger Pro RX 6750 XT)    Amazon | Newegg Radeon RX 6700 XT    105.9    $339 (ASRock RX 6700 XT Challenger D(opens in new tab))    Amazon | Newegg Radeon RX 6700 10GB    93.5    $319 (XFX Speedster SWFT309 RX 6700)    Amazon | Newegg Radeon RX 6650 XT    85.6    $284 (ASRock Challenger D Radeon RX 6650)    Amazon | Newegg Radeon RX 6600 XT    83.6    $289 (ASRock Challenger D RX 6600 XT)    Amazon | Newegg Radeon RX 6600    71.3    $209 (ASRock Radeon RX 6600)    Amazon | Newegg Radeon RX 6500 XT    33.2    $149 (Sapphire RX 6500 XT Pulse(opens in new tab))    Amazon | Newegg Radeon RX 6400    25.7    $129 (XFX RX 6400 SWFT105(opens in new tab))    Amazon | Newegg

AMD offers quite a bit more value for your money, and it has some excellent deals in the budget to midrange bracket. The RX 6600 dipped as low as $189 on Black Friday, and the cheapest we're seeing is now $209. The RX 6650 XT at $249 is still a great value as well if you can spend more. All of AMD's GPUs are selling below their original MSRPs these days, which they should be considering some of the GPUs are two years old. Of course, some of those MSRPs were inflated thanks to the GPU shortages last year. There's also the Radeon RX 7900-series to contend with, priced at $899 and $999 and potentially delivering up to 50% more performance than the RX 6950 XT. That's pushing prices down on the older GPUs, which is what we'd expect, whereas Nvidia prices have shot up to "leave room" for the 30-series. We wouldn't recommend paying much more than around $650 for an RX 6950 XT given the upcoming cards.

Best Intel Graphics Card Prices GPU    Performance    Best Price    Get Latest Prices Intel Arc A770 16GB    85.3    $329 (ASRock Phantom Gaming Arc A770 8GB)    Amazon | Newegg Intel Arc A770 8GB    82.7    $329 (ASRock Arc A770 8GB Phantom Gaming(opens in new tab))    Amazon | Newegg Intel Arc A750    77.2    $274 (ASRock Arc A750 Challenger(opens in new tab))    Amazon | Newegg Intel Arc A380    31.1    $139 (ASRock Arc A380 Challenger(opens in new tab))    Amazon | Newegg

Like Nvidia, there aren't really many deals as such on Intel's Arc GPUs. At least the Arc A770, A750, and A380 are all available for purchase right now, though the A770 16GB Limited Edition is back ordered (again). There's even an ASRock A750 priced below MSRP, so one of the four potential Intel GPUs qualifies as a sale. Performance from Arc GPUs continues to improve, with the A750 and A770 generally beating Nvidia's RTX 3060. It costs less than the Nvidia card as well, and delivers superior ray tracing performance compared to AMD's GPUs. But with rasterization performance roughly matching the RX 6650 XT, the Arc 700-series unfortunately still looks overpriced.

What to Look for in a Graphics Card Deal When shopping for a graphics card, consider the following. What resolution, settings do you want to play at? A low-end budget graphics card can play games at 1080p in medium settings, but if you want to play at ultra settings, you'll need to get at least a mid-range card. As you move up the stack of cards, you can play at 2K resolution and higher settings or, with the priciest cards, 4K. How many fps do you consider smooth? Most people consider 30 fps the bare minimum for playability and 60 fps decent. However, if you want less lag for eSports gaming, you'll want to be able to go to over 100 fps at reasonable settings. See our GPU benchmark hierarchy to find out how each GPU fares. Do you have enough power? Make sure that you have enough capacity from your power supply to support the card. If you're not sure, use a tool such as Newegg's power supply calculator(opens in new tab) to see how much you need. If your power supply can't handle the card, either get a new PSU or a different card. Will it fit in your case? If you've got a small PC case, make sure you check the length of the card against the case's clearance numbers.

SOURCE https://www.tomshardware.com/news/best-graphics-card-deals-now

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