Readers of PC Gamer’s weekend question will be well-aware of my GPU struggles, but for those who are unfamiliar, let’s just say that, well, circumstances have conspired such that I occasionally have to turn my PC upside down to make the graphics card work. For those who are unfamiliar, let’s just say that, well, circumstances have conspired such that I have to turn my PC upside down to make the graphics card work.
Do not be alarmed; everything is in order; nevertheless, I am in the market for a new GPU, and some of these AMD deals have me highly tempted to cross over from the green side. Look, don’t worry; everything is in order.
This is where you will find a curated list of all the finest Black Friday deals pertaining to PC gaming.
While we have compiled and are continually updating a list of the greatest Black Friday GPU deals for you, I thought I’d take some time to highlight a handful of the specific offers that have me rethinking my commitment to Nvidia.
To begin, we have the XFX version of the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT. This graphics card makes a lot more sense when it is on sale than it does when it is priced at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), especially when it is discounted by more than one hundred dollars.
Although it is not an RTX 4090, the RX 6700 XT is an excellent option for gaming at 1080p and 1440p resolutions, and it is currently ranked third on our list of the best graphics cards. I have to admit that I’m considering getting this card since I spend most of my time playing Crusader Kings 3 on my 1440p display, and I’m very certain that using this card won’t require me to flip my computer upside down at any point.
If I was willing to stick with 1080p for an extended period of time, I could even be able to afford an RX 6650 XT, which is virtually unrivaled in terms of performance at its current price range.
On the other hand, if I ever get the hankering to play in 4K, I have the option of purchasing that card’s more powerful sibling, which is known as the XFX Speedster SWFT 319 RX 6900 XT (at this point, I’m certain that whoever comes up with these names is trying to fool us). Another card that made very little sense when priced at the suggested retail price (MSRP), this one becomes a lot more appealing when the price is reduced by $200.
These are both RDNA 2 cards, which are not the most recent and advanced RDNA 3 technology, and they clearly do not have any of the bells and whistles that Nvidia offers, such as DLSS. However, I am already using a 1080 Ti, so it’s not like I’m missing out on anything. However, with Nvidia’s most recent generation of graphics cards being so huge and pricey, I have to confess that it’s going to be hard for me not to turn my back on this one.