Best Graphics Card Deals: Cheap Nvidia and AMD GPUs

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It's a good time to buy a graphics card this holiday season. With 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.

This season, 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.

Lowest Graphics Card Prices by GPU

We've highlighted our favorite Black Friday 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.

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Best Nvidia Graphics Card Prices
GPUPerformanceBest PriceGet Latest Prices
GeForce RTX 4090158.3$2,299 (Zotac RTX 4090 Trinity OC)Amazon | Newegg
GeForce RTX 4080149.3$1,299 (Gigabyte Aero OC RTX 4080)Amazon | Newegg
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti138.9$1,499 (Gigabyte RTX 3090 Ti)Amazon | Newegg
GeForce RTX 3090133.9$1,349 (Zotac Gaming RTX 3090 Trinity OC)Amazon | Newegg
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti130.7$1,149 (Zotac RTX 3080 Ti Trinity OC (opens in new tab))Amazon | Newegg
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB129.6$1,280 (Zotac RTX 3080 Trinity OC)Amazon | Newegg
GeForce RTX 3080124.4$739 (Peladn RTX 3080 10G (opens in new tab))Amazon | Newegg
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti111.7$599 (Zotac Gaming RTX 3070 Ti OC)Amazon | Newegg
GeForce RTX 3070106.8$499 (Peladn RTX 3070 (opens in new tab))Amazon | Newegg
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti98.5$419 (MSI Ventus RTX 3060 Ti)Amazon | Newegg
GeForce RTX 306076.0$359 (PNY Verto RTX 3060Amazon | Newegg
GeForce RTX 206059.1$239 (Gigabyte RTX 2060 (opens in new tab))Amazon | Newegg
GeForce RTX 305055.7$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.

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Best AMD Graphics Card Prices
GPUPerformanceBest PriceGet Latest Prices
Radeon RX 6950 XT144.9$759 (ASRock OC Formula RX 6950 XT)Amazon | Newegg
Radeon RX 6900 XT138.6$699 (ASRock RX 6900 XT Formula OC (opens in new tab))Amazon | Newegg
Radeon RX 6800 XT132.9$554 (PowerColor RX 6800 XT Red Devil (opens in new tab))Amazon | Newegg
Radeon RX 6800122.9$499 (XFX Speedster SWFT319 RX 6800)Amazon | Newegg
Radeon RX 6750 XT111.9$399 (ASRock Challenger Pro RX 6750 XT)Amazon | Newegg
Radeon RX 6700 XT105.9$339 (ASRock RX 6700 XT Challenger D (opens in new tab))Amazon | Newegg
Radeon RX 6700 10GB93.5$319 (XFX Speedster SWFT309 RX 6700)Amazon | Newegg
Radeon RX 6650 XT85.6$284 (ASRock Challenger D Radeon RX 6650)Amazon | Newegg
Radeon RX 6600 XT83.6$289 (ASRock Challenger D RX 6600 XT)Amazon | Newegg
Radeon RX 660071.3$209 (ASRock Radeon RX 6600)Amazon | Newegg
Radeon RX 6500 XT33.2$149 (Sapphire RX 6500 XT Pulse (opens in new tab))Amazon | Newegg
Radeon RX 640025.7$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 upcoming 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.

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Best Intel Graphics Card Prices
GPUPerformanceBest PriceGet Latest Prices
Intel Arc A770 16GB85.3$329 (ASRock Phantom Gaming Arc A770 8GB)Amazon | Newegg
Intel Arc A770 8GB82.7$329 (ASRock Arc A770 8GB Phantom Gaming (opens in new tab))Amazon | Newegg
Intel Arc A75077.2$274 (ASRock Arc A750 Challenger (opens in new tab))Amazon | Newegg
Intel Arc A38031.1$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.

Best Graphics Card Deals Today

ASRock Challenger D Radeon RX 6650 XT:  now $284 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

ASRock Challenger D Radeon RX 6650 XT: now $284 at Newegg (opens in new tab) (was $329)
This mid-range gaming card has 8GB of GDDR6 RAM and a boost clock of 2,669 MHz.

ASRock Radeon RX 6700 XT Challender D:  now $359 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

ASRock Radeon RX 6700 XT Challender D: now $359 at Newegg (opens in new tab) (was $389)
This card has 12GB of GDDR6 RAM and a max boost clock of 2,581 MHz. It comes with a free game bundle. $20 of this discount is a rebate.

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.
Avram Piltch is Tom's Hardware's editor-in-chief. When he's not playing with the latest gadgets at work or putting on VR helmets at trade shows, you'll find him rooting his phone, taking apart his PC or coding plugins. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram developed many real-world benchmarks, including our laptop battery test.
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  • shady28
    When I click on your link for AMD cards at Amazon, it brings up about 90% Nvidia cards.
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  • bigdragon
    A 3090 for $870... Is this a good deal or not?

    Benchmarks say it'll cut Blender renders in half compared to the 2080 Super. I'd assume the 3090 would also perform well in the UE5 editor. Still, that's a lot for a GPU that appears to perform on par with the 4080 12gb.
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  • JarredWaltonGPU
    shady28 said:
    When I click on your link for AMD cards at Amazon, it brings up about 90% Nvidia cards.
    Yeah, that's Amazon for you. Search for any GPU, a bunch of the results will be from completely different GPUs because maybe you want one of those instead? I hate it. Newegg's search tool is 100x better.
    bigdragon said:
    A 3090 for $870... Is this a good deal or not?

    Benchmarks say it'll cut Blender renders in half compared to the 2080 Super. I'd assume the 3090 would also perform well in the UE5 editor. Still, that's a lot for a GPU that appears to perform on par with the 4080 12gb.
    If you do a lot of "professional" work, I'd say it's a decent deal on a 3090. At the same time, if you're doing professional work that leverages a GPU, you probably should have bought a 3090 already and would now be eying the (sold out) 4090.

    The 4080 12GB will probably only be significantly faster in games that use DLSS 3. So you'd be paying a bit less than the 4080 12GB base price for double the VRAM and a card that will do nicely in certain non-gaming tasks. We'll see how the 4080 12GB (aka shoulda-been-4070) performs in independent benchmarks next month.
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  • Eximo
    I thought the 11600KF deal was pretty enticing, almost the same cost as a 12400F and the performance is roughly the same. But you can overclock the 11600KF.
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  • shady28
    I know this one is about GPUs, but I haven't seen this on the list of deals and it's a hum-dinger for an online site. It's actually possible to get this 12700KF for $272 + tax if you have the right kind of Amazon card :

    Intel Core i7-12700KF Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W4.8 out of 5 stars 676Prime Early Access$302.38
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  • Udyr
    JarredWaltonGPU said:
    Yeah, that's Amazon for you. Search for any GPU, a bunch of the results will be from completely different GPUs because maybe you want one of those instead? I hate it. Newegg's search tool is 100x better.
    Not really. Whenever I search for a, lets say, 6900 XT, the first 25+ results are for the specific unit I searched, and only after the 30th+ I get mixed results for other AMD based units and whatever Amazon considers the Nvidia equivalent.

    It could probably be your specific user and it's search history or TH's commission based links affecting the results.
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  • JarredWaltonGPU
    Udyr said:
    Not really. Whenever I search for a, lets say, 6900 XT, the first 25+ results are for the specific unit I searched, and only after the 30th+ I get mixed results for other AMD based units and whatever Amazon considers the Nvidia equivalent.

    It could probably be your specific user and it's search history or TH's commission based links affecting the results.
    It looks like it depends a lot on his the availability of whatever you’re searching for. If you look for a popular graphics card, your results will be better than if you look for something that’s either new or old. However, Amazon‘s search is almost completely useless if you try to do something like sort by price, low to high. Then searching for something like RTX 3090 will show dozens of results for crappy low end cards before you ever see a single 3090.

    I know I’ve searched for various GPUs many, many times at Amazon and routinely get terrible matches. Maybe it’s Amazon storing cookies and trying to figure out what to show me, and certainly some of it is the terrible product descriptions some companies post. “GT 730, get this while you wait for RTX 3090!” I don’t know, but I do know Newegg is way more helpful in that it doesn’t fill my results with unrelated garbage.
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  • hannibal
    I don´t see good prices on that list...
    Maybe I am just too old.
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  • bigdragon
    JarredWaltonGPU said:
    If you do a lot of "professional" work, I'd say it's a decent deal on a 3090. At the same time, if you're doing professional work that leverages a GPU, you probably should have bought a 3090 already and would now be eying the (sold out) 4090.

    The 4080 12GB will probably only be significantly faster in games that use DLSS 3. So you'd be paying a bit less than the 4080 12GB base price for double the VRAM and a card that will do nicely in certain non-gaming tasks. We'll see how the 4080 12GB (aka shoulda-been-4070) performs in independent benchmarks next month.
    I did decide to get that Zotac 3090. I'm in the prosumer / indie category so there's a limit to how much money is available for tech gear. 24GB VRAM and 10k+ CUDA cores is hard to ignore at that price plus Amazon stacking another 10% discount on top for using their credit card. The final price is very close to what I would have paid for a 3080 10GB 2 years ago.

    A lot of the early info about the 4080 has been disappointing. I know the independent reviews and benchmarks aren't out yet. However, the price for performance seems very unreasonable. I'm worried Nvidia is going to keep reaching for the moon while letting AMD and Intel fight for the mainstream and low-end markets.
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  • alceryes
    JarredWaltonGPU said:
    The 4080 12GB will probably only be significantly faster in games that use DLSS 3....
    @JarredWaltonGPU, check out Hardware Unboxed's review of DLSS 3. Very interesting, to say the least.
    It doesn't bode well for those looking to enable DLSS 3 just to get over 60FPS in high quality games with RT on, at least in its initial, release version. Be interesting to see of Tom's comes to the same conclusion.

    GkUAGMYg5LwView: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkUAGMYg5Lw

    Edit - I just found your pre-release report of DLSS 3, from 15 days ago. Definitely a much softer conclusion, from a quality standpoint. Perspective is necessary, I guess. DLSS 3 is a 'freebie'. If looked at from that point of view, you can either use it if it works, or stick with DLSS 2 or just native frames if it doesn't.
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