Best Black Friday Graphics Card Deals: Cheap Nvidia and AMD GPUs

It’s a good time to buy a graphics card this Black Friday 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.

Right now you can find some strong GPU deals on Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, and a slew of other major retailers.

We’re highlighting all of the best Black Friday 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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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 Maxsun RTX 3080 10GB is the cheapest 3080 card around (that’s not a used or refurbished model), but that’s basically an unknown brand and it’s a pre-order to boot.

The only Nvidia cards currently selling at or below MSRP are the RTX 3070 Ti, which at $549 is hardly a great deal, and the RTX 3060 Ti. There’s also the even older RTX 2060, which has gone up from its all-time low of around $220 a couple of months back. It’s not $267, but at least performance is generally a bit higher than the RTX 3050.

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AMD offers quite a bit more value for your money at the high end, but it has some excellent deals in the budget to midrange bracket. The RX 6600 is practically untouchable, starting at just $189 from Newegg. The RX 6650 XT isn’t too bad either, sitting at $249. At least AMD’s GPUs are all selling well below their original MSRPs these days, which they should be considering some of the GPUs are two years old, and many of the 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.

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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, for the time being. 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 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 performance roughly matching the RX 6650 XT, the Arc 700-series unfortunately still looks overpriced.

Best Graphics Card Deals Today

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.