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The best graphics cards deals in August 2022

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When you are looking for a new graphics card, the task can be daunting. There are dozens of cards and every major brand has to get their hands on at least one, so you have a whole lot of noise you need deafen just to find the one that works for you. Not to mention that the prices are in constant fluctuation. A year or two ago (maybe even just a few months) and the idea of a graphics card deal was a fantasy as most cards were going for way above MSRP and often only being sold by scalpers on eBay if they were in stock at all. That's not quite the case anymore, although prices and demand still change regularly and things can escalate quickly.

Our goal is to provide you with a list of the best graphics card deals from all around the internet. We're not interested in cards that are "on sale" just because they aren't bloated at hundreds above retail anymore. We're looking for genuine deals on GPUs, many of which are selling as close to their MSRP as they have in years or maybe even selling below MSRP. Sometimes graphics cards come packaged in bundles that include things like other PC parts or even codes for video games, and while those are hard to track we will list them as well if we find them. Always check what manufacturers are bundling with the card you're interested in because you could save in ways you didn't know about.

Whether you're building a new PC or upgrading an older one, here are the best ways to save on a new graphics card.

Should you buy a graphics card right now?

I.e. Is it worth it? The truth is, if you're looking for a graphics card then it is probably a  need for you. You're here because you're in the market for a new computer or looking to upgrade an aging beast. Either way, the original question is really moot because whether or not you should... you ARE.

Now is as good a time as any, anyway, because prices have been falling for most of 2022. It's hard to tell whether they're going to keep falling or if demand will rise again, but for now we're seeing more and more discounts every day. That's a great thing, and it's a pattern that currently only benefits you, the buyer. Finding cards below MSRP is still not very common, but if the trend continues the way it is then drops that good might be right around the corner.

Best Nvidia GPU deals:

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SC Ultra $267 $239.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

There was a time in its life when this card actually hit $220 more than once, but that was a while ago. It spent all of 2021 above $260, and this is its first major discount on Amazon in more than a year. 

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PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Super $300 $249.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

The 1660 Super is a couple generations behind, but it's still a great card and has plenty of juice to keep you gaming at a high level. The price is also the lowest it has been on Amazon considering it was going for as much as $350 in June.

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MSI Ventus GeForce RTX 3070 8GB $640 $589.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

Use code VGAEXCJDMS29 to take an extra $10 off the discounted price. This card is still going for as much as $760 at some retailers and even $660 at Amazon. The price has actually gone as low as $530 before, but this is still a pretty nice deal. Comes with a free mouse pad as well.

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MSI Ventus GeForce RTX 3080 $1,210 $750.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

(Currently out of stock but may return at this price.) Get the price down with a $30 mail-in rebate form. This deal also comes with four free games, which in this case includes Ghostwire Tokyo, Doom Eternal, and the two parts of The Ancient Gods, a Doom Eternal DLC.

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Zotac GeForce RTX 3080 Ti $1,150 $899.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

It is worth noting that this GPU does not have the best cooling for it, so you might want to pick up some cheap 2mm thermal pads if you can do that yourself. This is a crazy low price for an enthusiast card though.

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MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 $1,800 $1,237.62 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

The 3090 is the top of the current generation, so you know GPU prices are really dropping when even this one is going on sale. During the recent past when GPU prices were skyrocketing, this card was going for as much as $2,400. It has been selling closer to $1,800 recently, but this deal is a nice new low price.

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EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 GPU $2,000 $1,399.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

This is, essentially, just a return to normalcy and away from the absurd. You can find this price at other retailers, too, including EVGA's online store. It's still expensive, but at least it's not insane.

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EVGA B Stock graphics cards (opens in new tab)

EVGA has an entire section of its online store dedicated to what it calls "B Stock," or more commonly "refurbished" units. You can find graphics cards here that are used or suffer from some basic cosmetic damage. They come in at a reduced price, and EVGA often features B Stock Sales that drop the price even more.

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MSI Radeon RX 6400 GPU $175 $134.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

You'll need to do the $15 mail-in rebate to get the most savings here. This card is great for two people: gamers on a shoestring budget or someone building a compact PC. 

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Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 6600 $300 $249.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

Use the code VGAEXCAA263 to save an extra $10 off the price, bringing this card down to an extremely affordable price for anyone looking for an upgrade. You'll also get the Raise the Game bundle that includes Sniper Elite 5, Forspoken, and Saints Row to help put your new card to the test.

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MSI Mech Radeon RX 6600 $350 $249.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

You will need to use the mail-in rebate form to get an extra $20 off, but even at $270 it is a nice discount from what this card was going for in June. You'll also get a digital code for three free games, which is just icing on the cake.

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Gigabyte Radeon RX 6600 $500 $274.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

This card was selling for as much as $500 in January and has been on a steady decline ever since. Today's price is an all-new low we haven't seen before. 

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XFX Speedster QICK308 Radeon RX 6650XT $400 $369.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Looks like XFX Speedster is offering deals on cards regardless of retailer. This price matches the lowest we've seen on the QICK308 model. The 6650 XT is sort of a refreshed 6600 XT that's slightly faster, and it is a new release this year.  

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PowerColor Hellhound Radeon RX 6650 XT $440 $389.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

You don't see a lot of pure Spectral White graphics cards like this. It's a beautiful aesthetic if you're making a white PC. This is a relatively new card that just released in May, too, so it's great to see the price going down and not up.

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PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 6650 XT $440 $399.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

This AMD graphics card has only been available on Amazon since May, but it has sold at or near its MSRP of $450 since then. The drop here is its best price ever. 

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Yeston Radeon RX 6700 XT $1,200 $579 + $35 gift card (opens in new tab)

An interesting GPU that would be good in a white aesthetic build. This deal includes a direct discount and a $35 gift card (formerly $160) you can use on a future purchase from Newegg. 

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ASRock Radeon RX 6900 XT $800 $699.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

This is a huge discount on this card. There is an unlisted mail-in rebate form (opens in new tab) that might get you another $50 off, but I'm unsure why the mail-in rebate is no longer listed. An RX 6900 for $650 is amazing value. This is a very powerful card near the top of what AMD has to offer, and this deal is extremely affordable compared to where it has been in the past. You also get three free games.

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Gigabyte Radeon RX 6900 XT $950 $699.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

This deal includes a direct discount to $730 and a free AMD games bundle worth around $180 that includes codes for Sniper Elite 5, and Forspoken, and Saints Row. The latter two haven't even come out yet, so you'll get them for free as soon as they are released.

John Levite
John Levite

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.