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Radeon RX 6900 XT Dips To $679, 32 Percent Below MSRP

Radeon RX 6900 XT
Radeon RX 6900 XT (Image credit: PowerColor)

AMD has published a fresh list of Radeon RX 6000-series graphics card deals on the company's blog (opens in new tab) (via Frank Azor (opens in new tab)). The Radeon RX 6900 XT, one of the best graphics cards, dropped to $679.99, $320, or 32% below the graphics card's official MSRP ($999.99).

The Radeon RX 6900 XT was the fastest graphics card from AMD's Big Navi family. However, the Radeon RX 6950 XT has since taken over as the flagship SKU. Nonetheless, the Radeon RX 6900 XT is still one of the top graphics cards on the market, and at $679, it's worth your consideration.

The only inconvenience is that the Radeon RX 6900 XT deal is only available through in-store pickup at Microcenter (opens in new tab). The retailer previously sold the PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT (AXRX 6900 XT 16GBD6-M2DHC) for $1,199.99, but it's now up for grabs at $679.99. It's the same reference model that AMD ironically sells on its website at MSRP. The only difference is that the graphics card comes inside PowerColor packaging.

AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XT wields the Navi 21 silicon with 80 compute units or 5,120 stream processors. The graphics card runs with a 1,825 MHz base clock but boasts a game clock and boost clock that peaks at 2,015 MHz and 2,250 MHz, respectively, under the right conditions. The Big Navi graphics card also wields 16GB of 16 Gbps GDDR6 memory across a 256-bit memory interface to offer a whopping 512 GBps of memory bandwidth.

Performance-wise, the Radeon RX 6900 XT is just a hairline behind the Radeon RX 6950 XT and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. Even with the latest Radeon deals, the cheapest Radeon RX 6950 XT still sells for $949.99 (opens in new tab) on Amazon. While we've also seen some price cuts on the GeForce RTX 30-series (Ampere) product stack, the lowest we've seen a GeForce RTX 3090 Ti at is $740. If you absolutely need a mighty graphics card right now and can't wait for the next-generation AMD RDNA 3 or GeForce RTX 40-series (Ada Lovelace) offerings, the PowerColor's $679.99 Radeon RX 6900 XT is a good option.

Zhiye Liu
RAM Reviewer and News Editor

Zhiye Liu is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.

  • thisisaname
    I wonder when this price cut will hit the UK.
    Seems is has the price is about £50 above straight $ to £ plus 20 but that is not bad.
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  • InvalidError
    If only those yummy price drops would come to the RTX3050. I wouldn't mind a hair cut on the RX6600 either.
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  • thisisaname
    InvalidError said:
    If only those yummy price drops would come to the RTX3050. I wouldn't mind a hair cut on the RX6600 either.
    Yes it would be nice if these deep cuts where on the lower end cards too.
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  • spentshells
    InvalidError said:
    If only those yummy price drops would come to the RTX3050. I wouldn't mind a hair cut on the RX6600 either.
    Oh man now you are being cheap, the 6600 is now touching 219 when on sale w/rebate.

    I don't blame ya. That 3050 you want is gonna drop to that price, but it's gonna take another 5 months before all the other higher end cards nvidia cards drop low enough where it can't be feasible to keep it at that price they are selling for now.

    In canada they are still touching 449 bucks for the high end models.
    to be frank im more than fine with GTX 1080 performance. I game but I dont need a lot to do so. The used fury x I bought brought me great joy.

    I wonder how the performance increased when the 7970 got a driver boost.
    Ill have to ask my nephew
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  • InvalidError
    spentshells said:
    Oh man now you are being cheap, the 6600 is now touching 219 when on sale w/rebate.
    I'm in Canuckistan and the RX6600s are hanging around $350 ($270 US)

    The Ethereum merge happened 45 minutes ago, activity on the used GPU market may be about to swell.
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  • spentshells
    InvalidError said:
    I'm in Canuckistan and the RX6600s are hanging around $350 ($270 US)

    The Ethereum merge happened 45 minutes ago, activity on the used GPU market may be about to swell.
    I figured you'd be speaking in usd, what they want for the 3050 is insane!

    I picked up a fury x used at the height of fighting for gpu's and it was perfect.
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  • Friesiansam
    Why do we have an article about US component pricing in USD, on the UK edition of the site?
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  • artk2219
    spentshells said:
    I figured you'd be speaking in usd, what they want for the 3050 is insane!

    I picked up a fury x used at the height of fighting for gpu's and it was perfect.

    I still really like the fury line, only issues are the 4gb vram and the lack of driver support. It was pretty crappy of AMD to cut support to those cards in the middle of a shortage like that, that could have been better timed.
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  • InvalidError
    Friesiansam said:
    Why do we have an article about US component pricing in USD, on the UK edition of the site?
    Likely because some stories get pushed across all regions.
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  • aberkae
    The merge to proof of stake just happened what comes up must come down! This isn't even reflecting for what is coming this black Friday biggest second hand market sell off to date and a price war between new retail and second hand market directly like we have never seen before! Muhahhaha!
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