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Best graphics card deals

GPU deals in the US: The top cards stateside
GPU deals in the UK: Blighty’s best deals
Performance comparison: The GPU hierarchy
MSRP list: The original launch price of the cards

We can happily finally report that there are some really good cheap graphics card deals, and it feels good to be able to type that. Of course, the latest GPUs of Nvidia’s RTX 40-series and AMD’s RX 7000-series are still prohibitively expensive, but genuinely powerful 1080p graphics cards are available at the sub-$250 mark. And by the way, Intel is definitely in the fray at the budget end of the market now that it’s sorted out its drivers.

However, the most exciting thing about the latest GPUs is that they’re available and pretty much all available for MSRP. The RX 7900 XT is even under MSRP right now. Though the fact the RTX 4070 Ti’s overclocked options are being discounted to the reference price makes that almost a moot point. 

There are savings on the last-gen graphics cards, but it’s a tougher sell for the RTX 3060 and above. Those cards are still priced high enough to get close to the latest generation of GPUs. We know both AMD and Nvidia will launch more affordable versions of their RDNA 3 and Ada Lovelace architectures over the next few weeks. That makes those expensive old cards even harder to recommend unless the deal is a steal. We are watching to see what happens with RTX 3080 cards after the RTX 4060 Ti launches since we might see some decent deals from retailers looking to clear some shelf space. But again, unless it’s a considerable discount, you should hold off for newer, affordable GPUs coming soon.

But there are some excellent options at the mainstream and budget ends of the market, and it will be a lot longer before we get some new-gen cards in the sub-$400 price bracket.

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ASRock RX 6600 | 8GB | 1,792 shaders | 2,491MHz | $219.99

ASRock RX 6600 | 8GB | 1,792 shaders | 2,491MHz | $219.99 $200 at Newegg (save $20 with promo code VGAEXCAA658)
The RX 6600 is a quality 1080p GPU now that its price creeps ever lower. At the ~$220 point, we’re getting a budget graphics card that delivers high frame rates in the latest games at top 1080p graphics presets. At least AMD and Intel are bringing GPU pricing down.

View DealIntel Arc A750 | 8GB | 28 Xe Cores | 2,050MHz | $249

Intel Arc A750 | 8GB | 28 Xe Cores | 2,050MHz | $249 $199.99 at Newegg
The Intel discrete graphics cards have only gotten more relevant since their inauspicious launch. With successive driver releases increasing performance and now a significant price drop, the A750 is now one of the most tempting budget GPUs around. It’s a bit more power hungry than AMD’s RX 6600 but is a super capable 1080p card knocking both RTX 3050 and RTX 3060 out of the value GPU stakes.

View DealASRock Phantom Gaming D RX 6600 XT | 8GB GDDR6 | 2,048 shaders | 2,607MHz boost | $254.99 at Newegg

ASRock Phantom Gaming D RX 6600 XT | 8GB GDDR6 | 2,048 shaders | 2,607MHz boost | $254.99 at Newegg
Another nice budget offering now it’s seen a price drop; this card will beat the RTX 3060, and while it’s not as fast as the RX 6650 XT on our best graphics cards list, it’s a great budget alternative, especially that price.

View DealSapphire Pulse RX 6700 | 10GB GDDR6 | 2,304 shaders | 2,495MHz Boost | $299.99

Sapphire Pulse RX 6700 | 10GB GDDR6 | 2,304 shaders | 2,495MHz Boost | $299.99 $279.99 at Newegg (save $20)
This Sapphire card is a slightly overclocked version of the non-XT RX 6700, and that puts this card in the performance bracket between the RX 6650 XT and the RTX 3060 Ti from Nvidia. That will make it an excellent 1080p card and a capable 1440p GPU, for that matter.

View DealASRock Challenger D RX 6700 XT | 12GB GDDR6 | 2560 shaders | 2,615MHz boost | $359.99

ASRock Challenger D RX 6700 XT | 12GB GDDR6 | 2560 shaders | 2,615MHz boost | $359.99 $349.99 at Newegg (save $10)
The RX 6700 XT is still our favorite mid-range gaming GPU, competing with Nvidia’s regularly more expensive RTX 3060 Ti. This is the cheapest version we’ve found today and comes with a solid, dual-fan cooler and a decent price tag.

View DealYeston Radeon RX 6800 | 16GB GDDR6 | 3840 shaders | 2,190MHz boost | $519 at Newegg

Yeston Radeon RX 6800 | 16GB GDDR6 | 3840 shaders | 2,190MHz boost | $519 at Newegg
Yeston has always made pretty striking, albeit expensive, GPUs. $549 isn’t the biggest discount on thing 1440p gaming card, but it is one of the coolest-looking ones if you care more about style than performance. 

View DealMSI Radeon RX 7900 XT Gaming Trio  | 20GB GDDR6 | 5,376 shaders | 2,400MHz boost | $899

MSI Radeon RX 7900 XT Gaming Trio  | 20GB GDDR6 | 5,376 shaders | 2,400MHz boost | $899 $799.99 at B&H (save $100)
While it doesn’t have the highest boost clocks as some of the other 7900 XTs on sale, this third-party GPU is still a nice upgrade, especially if you’re coming from the previous generation. 

View DealASRock Phantom Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XT | 20GB GDDR6 | 5,376 shaders | 2,450MHz boost | $899

ASRock Phantom Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XT | 20GB GDDR6 | 5,376 shaders | 2,450MHz boost | $899 $799.99 at Newegg (save $100)
Seeing a bunch of RX 7900 XTs selling for well less than MSRP is a welcome sight. What we like about ASRock Phantom is that it should run quieter than your average RX 7900 XT. We all could do with a little noise from our PC. 

View DealXFX Speedster Merc310 RX 7900 XT | 20GB GDDR6 | 5,376 shaders | 2,560MHz boost | $829.99

XFX Speedster Merc310 RX 7900 XT | 20GB GDDR6 | 5,376 shaders | 2,560MHz boost | $829.99 $809.99 at Newegg (save $20)
Slightly higher boost clocks than some XT models here; this is not a terrible deal. At $100 below the RX 7900 XT’S original MSRP, this matches the recent price cut from AMD. Where it doesn’t beat the RTX 4080 in performance, it beats it in price. 

View DealPNY RTX 4070 Ti | 12GB | 7,680 shaders | 2,610MHz boost | $839.99

PNY RTX 4070 Ti | 12GB | 7,680 shaders | 2,610MHz boost | $839.99 $819.99 at Best Buy (save $20)
This is a straightforward reference-spec card from PNY and comes with the same cooler we’ve checked out on the company’s RTX 4080. And it worked well on the beefier chip, so I’m not concerned about how effective it’ll be with an RTX 4070 Ti. It’s only a modest discount and still a little higher than the $799 reference price, but is still just about acceptable for what is a good gaming GPU.

View DealZOTAC GeForce RTX 4070 Ti AMP Extreme AIRO | 12GB GDDR6 | 7,680 shaders | 2,700MHz boost | $879.99 at Newegg (save $100)

ZOTAC GeForce RTX 4070 Ti AMP Extreme AIRO | 12GB GDDR6 | 7,680 shaders | 2,700MHz boost | $879.99 at Newegg (save $100)
If you need a little power in your corner, this RTC 4070 Ti by Zotac is exactly what you need. Yeah, it’s not quite at MSRP, but it’s definitely at a way more attractive price for a 4K-ready GPU. 

View DealAsus TUF RTX 4070 Ti | 12GB GDDR6X | 7680 shaders | 2,640MHz boost | $799.99 at Best Buy

Asus TUF RTX 4070 Ti | 12GB GDDR6X | 7680 shaders | 2,640MHz boost | $799.99 at Best Buy
An overclocked third-party RTX 40-series card with its ludicrous price tag cut back to MSRP. Is this a sign that the high watermark of stupid GPU pricing has been hit? We’ll need a little more proof, and the $800 price tag is still steep, but this is one of the best versions of Nvidia’s latest GPU with a practically silent cooler and high clock speed.

View DealPNY RTX 4080 Verto Epic-X RGB | 16GB GDDR6X | 9728 shaders | 2,550MHz boost | $1,269.99

PNY RTX 4080 Verto Epic-X RGB | 16GB GDDR6X | 9728 shaders | 2,550MHz boost | $1,269.99 $1,129.99 at Amazon (save $140)
This powerful overclocked RTX 4080 is the cheapest it’s been since its launch. I know looks aren’t everything, but I’m digging the X-shaped RGB lighting on the unit. If you’re looking for power and a nice little statement piece to flash up your PC, this may be it. 

View DealGigabyte RTX 4080 Gaming OC | 16GB GDDR6X | 9728 shaders | 2,535MHz boost | $1,269.99

Gigabyte RTX 4080 Gaming OC | 16GB GDDR6X | 9728 shaders | 2,535MHz boost | $1,269.99 $1,152.83 at Amazon (save $117)
Another powerful RTX 4080 selling for below MSRP should do the trick if you’re looking to dip your toes into some 4K gaming or max out frame rates at 1080p or 1440p. 

View DealZOTAC RTX 4080 16GB Trinity OC | 16GB GDDR6X | 9728 shaders | 2520MHz boost | $1,299.99

ZOTAC RTX 4080 16GB Trinity OC | 16GB GDDR6X | 9728 shaders | 2520MHz boost | $1,299.99 $1,199.99 at Amazon (save $140)
Look at that! An RTX 4080 is discounted back down to its MSRP price. Honestly, we’ll take whatever wins we can get when it comes to high-end GPUs. 

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Graphics card deals in the UK

Intel Arc A750 | 8GB | 28 Xe Cores | 2,050MHz | $289

Intel Arc A750 | 8GB | 28 Xe Cores | 2,050MHz | $289 £249.95 at Overclockers
The Intel discrete graphics cards have only gotten more relevant since their inauspicious launch. With successive driver releases increasing performance and now a significant price drop, the A750 is now one of the most tempting budget GPUs around. It’s a bit more power hungry than AMD’s RX 6600 but is a super capable 1080p card knocking both RTX 3050 and RTX 3060 out of the value GPU stakes.

View DealPowerColor RX 6600 Figher | 8GB  | 1,792 shaders | 2,491MHz | £282.48

PowerColor RX 6600 Figher | 8GB  | 1,792 shaders | 2,491MHz | £282.48 £209.99 at Ebuyer (save £73.52)
The RX 6600 is a quality 1080p GPU now that its price is creeping ever lower. At the £250 point, we’re getting a budget graphics card that delivers high frame rates in the latest games at top 1080p graphics presets. At least AMD and Intel are bringing GPU pricing down.

View DealAsus RTX 3060 | 12GB | 3,584 shaders | 1,807MHz | £369.99

Asus RTX 3060 | 12GB | 3,584 shaders | 1,807MHz | £369.99 £264.99 at Ebuyer (save £105 w/ cashback deal)
This is the cheapest real RTX 3060 we’ve found today. There are cheaper 8GB versions, so make sure to keep your eyes out for that. They have the same core spec, memory aside, but that means far lower memory bandwidth. 

View DealPowerColor RX 6700 XT Fighter | 12GB | 2,560 shaders | 2,581MHz | £449.99

PowerColor RX 6700 XT Fighter | 12GB | 2,560 shaders | 2,581MHz | £449.99 £364.98 at Ebuyer (save £85.01)
AMD rules the graphics card market’s mainstream and budget ends, and the RX 6700 XT is the best GPU at this price point. The RTX 3060 Ti is still nearly £50 more expensive than the RX 6700 XT and is a little bit slower in many games.

View DealSapphire Radeon RX 7900 XT | 20GB GDDR6 | 5,376 shaders | 2,400MHz Boost | £899

Sapphire Radeon RX 7900 XT | 20GB GDDR6 | 5,376 shaders | 2,400MHz Boost | £899 £749.99 at Overclockers (save £100)
No overclocking here from this Overclockers offering—the irony—but still a much more palatable price-to-performance ratio with that tasty £100 discount.

View DealZotac RTX 4090 Trinity | 24GB | 16,384 shaders | 2,520MHz | £1,799.99

Zotac RTX 4090 Trinity | 24GB | 16,384 shaders | 2,520MHz | £1,799.99 £1,589.99 at Overclockers (save £210)
I know, I know, cheap graphics card deals, lol. But if you want to grab a third-party RTX 4090 for near the base MSRP of the card here, you go. And the Zotac cards are gorgeous versions of the most powerful graphics card available today. If you can afford it, this is the card to buy right now.

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Performance comparison

Every new GPU generation offers new features and possibilities. But rasterized rendering is still the most important metric for general gaming performance across the PC gaming world. Sure, Nvidia GPUs might well be better at the ray tracing benchmarks they more or less instigated, but when it comes to standard gaming performance AMD’s latest line up can certainly keep pace.

It’s also worth noting that the previous generation of graphics cards do still have something to offer, with something like the GTX 1650 Super able to outpace a more modern RTX 3050 in most benchmarks.

We’re not saying you should buy an older card in 2022—AMD’s budget RX 6000-series is a much better deal today—but it’s worth knowing where your current GPU stacks up, or just knowing the lie of the land. But there is also the fact there will be gaming rigs on sale with older graphics cards over the next few days, and if they’re cheap enough they may still be worth a punt as a cheap entry into PC gaming.

We’ve benchmarked all the latest GPUs of this generation, and have tracked their performance against the previous generation in terms of 3DMark Time Spy Extreme scores. Where we don’t have the referential numbers for an older card we have used the average index score from the UL database. These figures track alongside an aggregated 1440p frame rate score from across our suite of benchmarks.

MSRP list

Here’s a list of the manufacturer set retail prices (MSRP), or recommended retail price (RRP), for most the latest graphics cards. For the most part, these are the set prices for the stock or reference versions of these cards, if applicable, and not representative of overclocked or third-party graphics cards, which may well be priced higher.

Nvidia

  • RTX 4090 – $1,599 | £1,699
  • RTX 4080 16GB – $1,199 | £1,269
  • RTX 4070 Ti – $799 | ~£799
  • RTX 3090 Ti – $1,999 | ~£1,999
  • RTX 3090 – $1,499 | £1,399
  • RTX 3080 Ti – $1,199 | £1,049
  • RTX 3080 – $699 | £649
  • RTX 3070 Ti – $599 | £529
  • RTX 3070 – $499 | £469
  • RTX 3060 Ti – $399 | £349 (discontinued) 
  • RTX 3060 – $329 | £299
  • RTX 3050  – $249 | £239

AMD

  • RX 7900 XTX – $999 | ~$1050
  • RX 7900 XT – $899 | £899
  • RX 6950 XT – $1,099 | ~£1,060
  • RX 6900 XT – $999 | ~£770
  • RX 6800 XT – $649 | ~£600
  • RX 6800 – $579 | ~£530
  • RX 6750 XT – $549 | ~£530
  • RX 6700 XT – $479 | ~£420
  • RX 6650 XT – $399 | ~£389
  • RX 6600 XT – $379 | ~£320
  • RX 6600 – $329 | ~£299
  • RX 6500 XT – $199 | ~£180
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