Black Friday graphics card deals 2022: pixel pushers in stock and discounted

Black Friday Graphics Card Deals
Black Friday GPU deals

Black Friday graphics card deals

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US graphics card deals
2. UK graphics card deals
3. GPU hierarchy
4. MSRP comparison

These are all the Black Friday graphics card deals still live going into the weekend, but we're now switching focus to what's coming up with the Cyber Monday graphics card deals (opens in new tab). That's where all the latest and greatest discounts will now be curated going forward, so come take a look.

Remember trying to buy a graphics card last year? GPU deals were just as bad as graphics card prices throughout the rest of the year: horribly inflated, if they were even in stock at all. It's been an absolutely brutal couple years for PC gamers trying to buy new GPUs, but thankfully this year's Black Friday graphics card deals are different. Like... they actually exist.

And many are still live as we move on through the weekend and into Cyber Monday (opens in new tab). Some will undoubtedly disappear forever, but there's a good chance of fresh deals as we go.

This year it's not just AMD GPUs that are seeing discounts: some Nvidia cards are, too. Still, a Radeon is the best bet for bang for buck right now. This wasn't the case in 2021, or even when most of today's high-end graphics cards launched back in 2020, where the combined arms of the pandemic-constrained chip supply and a resurgent cryptocurrency market meant it was all but impossible to bag a new GPU at MSRP let alone with a healthy discount.

This is great news on the one hand. It's now possible, should you want to upgrade your graphics card today, that not only do you have your pick of RTX 30-series or RX 6000-series cards to choose from, but you will actually find them discounted, too. But on the other hand, you have both the RTX 4090 (opens in new tab) and the RTX 4080 (opens in new tab) recently released, and the newly announced RX 7900 XT/X (opens in new tab) cards landing in December.

Sure, these are all expensive cards, all above the $899 mark, and some considerably so. Looking at you Miss. RTX 4090. But they are also offering higher performance over cards similarly priced from the previous generation, which means if you're looking at anything from an RTX 3080 and up, they need to be heavily discounted to make them worthwhile.

An RTX 3090 Ti (opens in new tab) listed with some $700 discount is still going to be around $1,300, and absolutely not worth the money at that price. The $1,200 RTX 4080 will perform the same, or better even without the technical beauty of DLSS 3. So, basically, beware hefty discounts on high-end cards—they may still not make for a great Black Friday GPU deal.

Down at the more mainstream end of the GPU market, however, it's much easier to deal. There is currently no indication how far into 2023 we're going to get before either the red or green teams launch their affordable new graphics cards. Which means you can be pretty confident in a mainstream GPU purchase this deals season.

It's important not to get blinded by needless tribalism when you're after the fastest graphics card for your gaming PC. If you're unsure of where a card might stack up in the GPU performance league, our benchmark guide below should give you a rough idea of how they line up.

Where are the best Black Friday graphics card deals?

In the US:

  • Amazon - save up to $200 on current-gen Nvidia & AMD graphics cards (opens in new tab)
  • Best Buy - the only place to buy Founders Edition cards in the US (opens in new tab)
  • Walmart - RTX 3070 discounts up to $200 (opens in new tab)
  • B&H Photo - discounts of up to $500 on select GPUs (opens in new tab)
  • Newegg - save over 20% on the list price of AMD graphics cards (opens in new tab)

      
  • RTX 3080 - Yeston RTX 3080 | $1,099 $769 at Newegg (save $330) (opens in new tab)
  • RTX 3060 Ti - Zotac RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge | $399.99 $380.99 at Newegg (save $19 w/ promo code BFDBY2A786) (opens in new tab)
  • RTX 3060 - MSI RTX 3060 Aero | $369.99 $315.99 (save $54) (opens in new tab)
  • RX 6750 XT - MSI Mech RX 6750 XT | $549.99 $369.99 at Newegg (save $180 after rebate) (opens in new tab)
  • RX 6700 - Sapphire Pulse RX 6700 | $369.99 $329.99 at Newegg (save $40) (opens in new tab)
  • RX 6650 XT - Gigabyte Eagle Radeon RX 6650 XT | $299.99 $259.99 at Newegg (save $40 after rebate) (opens in new tab)

In the UK:

  • Amazon UK - great deals on last-gen GPUs (opens in new tab)
  • Scan - up to £50 off Nvidia graphics cards (opens in new tab)
  • Box - save up to £400 on high-end GPUs (opens in new tab)
  • Ebuyer - AMD cards with over £300 discounts (opens in new tab)
  • Overclockers - over 40% discounts on last-gen AMD and Nvidia GPUs (opens in new tab)
  • Currys - some genuinely heavy discounts on GeForce GPUs (opens in new tab)
  • Laptops Direct - some great GPU deals, but you have to search... (opens in new tab)

  • RTX 3080 - MSI RTX 3080 Ventus 3x Plus | £899.99 £759.99 at Ebuyer (save £140) (opens in new tab)
  • RTX 3060 Ti - Palit RTX 3060 Ti | £499.98 £419.99 at Ebuyer (save £79.99) (opens in new tab)
  • RX 6700 XT - MSI RX 6700 XT Mech | £499.98 £399.99 at Ebuyer (save £99.99) (opens in new tab)

US Black Friday graphics card deals

Gigabyte Eagle Radeon RX 6650 XT | 8GB GDDR6 | 2,048 shaders | 2,635MHz boost | $299.99 (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte Eagle Radeon RX 6650 XT | 8GB GDDR6 | 2,048 shaders | 2,635MHz boost | $299.99 $259.99 at Newegg (save $40 after rebate) (opens in new tab)
This doesn't sound like such a crazy price from the Newegg listing, but trust me, it's one the best we've seen in, literally, years. The original version of this card launched for $379, competing with the RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3060. Today, the slightly faster RX 6650 XT version is less than the price of most RTX 3050s. Let that sink in for a moment. And it's a triple-fan cooler from a trusted manufacturer.

MSI RTX 3060 Aero | 12GB | 3,584 shaders | 1,792MHz | $369.99 (opens in new tab)

MSI RTX 3060 Aero | 12GB | 3,584 shaders | 1,792MHz | $369.99 $315.99 at Newegg (save $54) (opens in new tab)
This MSI RTX 3060 is still more expensive, and slower in straight raster terms than a host of Radeon cards, but if you've got to have Nvidia, and I know there are people like you out there, then here's the cheapest RTX 3060 I've found today.

Sapphire Pulse RX 6700 | 10GB GDDR6 | 2,304 shaders | 2,495MHz Boost | $369.99 (opens in new tab)

Sapphire Pulse RX 6700 | 10GB GDDR6 | 2,304 shaders | 2,495MHz Boost | $369.99 $329.99 at Newegg (save $40) (opens in new tab)
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.

XFX Speedster SWFT309 Radeon RX 6700 | 10GB GDDR6 | 2,304 shaders | 2,425MHz Boost | $399.99 (opens in new tab)

XFX Speedster SWFT309 Radeon RX 6700 | 10GB GDDR6 | 2,304 shaders | 2,425MHz Boost | $399.99 $349.99 at Best Buy (save $50) (opens in new tab)
With a larger GPU and more memory to use in game, the RX 6700 is a solid step up from the RX 6650 XT. We tend to see these go for a little more with the XT version, but this non-XT option keeps the price a bit more reasonable while still delivering solid gaming performance for 1080p and 1440p.

MSI Mech RX 6750 XT | 12GB | 2,560 shaders | 2,618MHz | $549.99 (opens in new tab)

MSI Mech RX 6750 XT | 12GB | 2,560 shaders | 2,618MHz | $549.99 $369.99 at Newegg (save $180 after rebate) (opens in new tab)
We wouldn't normally be recommending the RX 6750 XT, after all it was the only RX 6x50 card that didn't make a lick of sense. It was only a slightly faster version of the RX 6700 XT but for a chunk more cash. This one, however, is a slightly faster version for a chunk less cash. And if you want a frame of reference from the last gen, it performs at a similar level to the RTX 2080 Ti. A former $1,200 GPU.

MSI Ventus GeForce RTX 3060 Ti | 8GB GDDR6 | 4,864 shaders | 1,695MHz Boost | $459.99 (opens in new tab)

MSI Ventus GeForce RTX 3060 Ti | 8GB GDDR6 | 4,864 shaders | 1,695MHz Boost | $459.99 $419.99 at Newegg (save $40, plus get a free copy of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide) (opens in new tab)
Not quite as cheap as it was earlier this week, but now it comes with a free copy of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. If you're dead set on an Nvidia GPU, the RTX 3060 Ti has been, and pretty much still is, the best value buy of the bunch. 

Zotac RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge | 8GB GDDR6 | 4,864 shaders | 1,695MHz Boost | $399.99 (opens in new tab)

Zotac RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge | 8GB GDDR6 | 4,864 shaders | 1,695MHz Boost | $399.99 $380.99 at Newegg (save $19 w/ promo code BFDBY2A786) (opens in new tab)
An RTX 3060 Ti below MSRP. It's taken a long time, but it's finally happened. In standard gaming terms it's still offers the same level of frame rates as an RX 6700 XT, but has the added benefit of actually being able to deal with ray tracing at mid-range resolutions.

Zotac RTX 3060 Ti Amp White | 8GB GDDR6 | 4,864 shaders | 1,755MHz Boost | $409.99 (opens in new tab)

Zotac RTX 3060 Ti Amp White | 8GB GDDR6 | 4,864 shaders | 1,755MHz Boost | $409.99 $389.99 at Newegg (save $20 w/ promo code BFDBY2A787) (opens in new tab)
Another RTX 3060 Ti under MSRP thanks to another Zotac promo code. But this time you get both a funky white aesthetic and a pretty healthy GPU overclock to boot. The RTX 3060 Ti is still a great 1440p gaming card even this far down the road after release.

Gigabyte RX 6700 XT Eagle | 12GB GDDR6 | 2,560 shaders | 2,581MHz Boost | $469.99 (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte RX 6700 XT Eagle | 12GB GDDR6 | 2,560 shaders | 2,581MHz Boost | $469.99 $409.99 at Newegg (save $60 w/ promo code BFDBY2A788) (opens in new tab)
This RX 6700 XT is cheaper than the lowest cost RTX 3060 Ti we've found, and delivers the same rasterized gaming performance. For ray tracing, it's admittedly slower, but honestly, you're probably not going to want to turn RT on with the Nvidia card, either. This is a quality mid-range card, with a serious triple-fan cooler to boot. 

Yeston RTX 3080 | 10GB GDDR6X | 8,704 shaders | 1,710MHz Boost | $1,099 (opens in new tab)

Yeston RTX 3080 | 10GB GDDR6X | 8,704 shaders | 1,710MHz Boost | $1,099 $769 at Newegg (save $330) (opens in new tab)
If you're not willing to wait until December, or are willing to pay another $70 just for the artwork alone, this Yeston RTX 3080 isn't a bad price considering where the card has been retailing for the past year or two. In pure raster terms, the RX 6900 XT is cheaper and a bit quicker, but throw in any ray tracing elements and the GeForce card will push ahead.

UK Black Friday graphics card deals

MSI Radeon RX 6600 MECH 2X | 8GB GDDR6 | 1,792 stream processors | 2,491MHz | £329.99 (opens in new tab)

MSI Radeon RX 6600 MECH 2X | 8GB GDDR6 | 1,792 stream processors | 2,491MHz | £329.99 £278.99 at Overclockers (save £51) (opens in new tab)
The RX 6600 is built using AMD's excellent RDNA 2 architecture. It's a nifty GPU comparable to the RTX 3060 in some games, maybe a bit slower at times, but often found for a lot cheaper. In this case, it's miles cheaper than most RTX 3060 models on the market today, making it worth picking up.

MSI Radeon RX 6650 XT Gaming X | 8GB GDDR6 | 2,048 shaders | 2,694MHz Boost | £379.99 (opens in new tab)

MSI Radeon RX 6650 XT Gaming X | 8GB GDDR6 | 2,048 shaders | 2,694MHz Boost | £379.99 £308.99 at Overclockers UK (save £71) (opens in new tab)
With performance well ahead of the RTX 3060, AMD's RX 6650 XT is the mid-tier card to buy right now. This RX 6650 XT is still some ways pricier than its US equivalent, but it's well under the UK MSRP. With no new budget cards seemingly on the horizon yet, you won't go wrong with this for quality 1080p gaming. 

MSI RX 6700 XT Mech | 12GB GDDR6 | 2,560 shaders | 2,581MHz Boost | £499.98 (opens in new tab)

MSI RX 6700 XT Mech | 12GB GDDR6 | 2,560 shaders | 2,581MHz Boost | £499.98 £399.99 at Ebuyer (save £99.99) (opens in new tab)
The natural predator for the RTX 3060 Ti, and a frankly great 1440p card in its own right now that the price has come down this much. Your cheapest RTX 3060 Ti is still some £20 more expensive, and a touch slower when it comes to straight rasterised games.

Palit RTX 3060 Ti | 8GB GDDR6 | 4,864 shaders | 1,665MHz Boost | £499.98 (opens in new tab)

Palit RTX 3060 Ti | 8GB GDDR6 | 4,864 shaders | 1,665MHz Boost | £499.98 £419.99 at Ebuyer (save £79.99) (opens in new tab)
If you wouldn't be seen dead in Radeon red, then the RTX 3060 Ti is arguably the mainstream GPU you covet. It's a shade slower than the RX 6700 XT in standard games, but can at least deliver when it comes to joy of ray traced lighting. And it's got those DLSS tricks up its sleeve, too.

MSI RTX 3080 Ventus 3x Plus | 10GB GDDR6X | 8,704 shaders | 1,740MHz Boost | £899.99 (opens in new tab)

MSI RTX 3080 Ventus 3x Plus | 10GB GDDR6X | 8,704 shaders | 1,740MHz Boost | £899.99 £759.99 at Ebuyer (save £140) (opens in new tab)
I mean, it's not quite down to MSRP, but it's only £50 more than the RTX 3080 launched at back in 2020. Which seems like a ridiculous thing to say heading into 2023, but that's actually kind of a win. 

Graphics card hierarchy

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, 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.

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MSRP comparison

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 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
  • RTX 3060 - $329 | £299
  • RTX 3050  - $249 | £239

AMD

  • 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

When is Black Friday 2022?

Black Friday 2022 is on November 25 this year and will effectively last through until Cyber Monday on November 28. 

Though, in reality, Black Friday is now a month-long event running pretty much throughout the entirety of November. Indeed, since Amazon kicked things off with its Prime Early Access event in October, the deals have been rolling along since then.

Dave has been gaming since the days of Zaxxon and Lady Bug on the Colecovision, and code books for the Commodore Vic 20 (Death Race 2000!). He built his first gaming PC at the tender age of 16, and finally finished bug-fixing the Cyrix-based system around a year later. When he dropped it out of the window. He first started writing for Official PlayStation Magazine and Xbox World many decades ago, then moved onto PC Format full-time, then PC Gamer, TechRadar, and T3 among others. Now he's back, writing about the nightmarish graphics card market, CPUs with more cores than sense, gaming laptops hotter than the sun, and SSDs more capacious than a Cybertruck.