Best graphics card deals today

If you're looking for a new graphics card today, we've searched high and low for the best prices and deals around.

The graphics card is an essential component and when a new, demanding game comes out it can almost become an essential upgrade. But with so many options around why not let us help find you the best graphics card deals right now?

It’s the part of your rig responsible for pumping out pixels and if you’re not getting the smooth frame rates you deserve in Dark Souls III or Hitman, then it’s time to look for a new GPU. These are tricky times to decide on what GPU to buy, however, as new graphics cards are hitting shelves right now, but that means older stock is going to need to be shifted by those retailers...

Our guide to the best graphics card will tell you all you need to know about which video card is best for your needs but if you're after the absolute best graphics card deals around right now we’ve got your covered with our regularly updated deals page.

Some highlights this week:  Both AMD and Nvidia have launched their new cards now. The new hardware has pushed prices on existing hardware down, making for some potentially good deals, and performance on older cards isn't suddenly worse just because something newer and faster exists. Let's go through the list and see if we can find any of the new cards in stock, as well as find out how low prices are getting on previous generation hardware. 

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We're going to break things into Nvidia and AMD cards, sorted roughly in order of decreasing performance within each. Here's the full rundown on currently available cards.

Nvidia graphics card deals

GeForce GTX 1080 | 8GB GDDR5X | £579 The GTX 1080 is the most powerful card you can buy right now. This is a good price on a Zotac card, the lowest (non-scam) price we're currently tracking in the UK. 

GeForce GTX 1070 | 8GB GDDR5 | £350 You want a GTX 1070? Sure you do, and so does everyone else. It's the best graphics card overall, in our view, delivering awesome performance at a price that doesn't quite break the bank.

GeForce GTX 1060 | 6GB GDDR5 | £225Here's a cheaper option from Nvidia's latest range of cards, and it'll be battling it out against AMD's RX 480. You can find one for £225 over at Overclockers which is the cheapest it's been for a few weeks. Alternatively, you can pay £189 for a 3GB version

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti | 4GB GDDR5 | £139

The GeForce GTX 1050 is very affordable, and it plays 1080p just fine. Plus, it's quiet, efficient, and that 4GB of VRAM is very nice for the price. Check out this deal at Scan for £139.

GeForce GTX 1050 | 2GB GDDR5 | £110

Rounding out Nvidia's 10 series graphics cards is the GTX 1050, and it's very high up the relative price / performance scale. The 2GB of VRAM may cause some problems down the line, as games are quickly progressing beyond that. For now though, you can find these for as cheap as £110 at Overclockers.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti | 6GB GDDR5 | £490 Tough to find these at cheaper prices at the moment due to the lower supply. Considering it's only slightly slower than a GTX 1070, plus some good overclocking potential, it's still worth a look as long as you find a much cheaper one. Don't forget that it uses 250W compared to the 150W on the 1070, though!

GeForce GTX 980 | 4GB GDDR5 | £318 Inventory for the old GTX 980 is drying up now, and as such cheap options are getting harder and harder to come by. Sometimes you'll find a GTX 980 for under £300, sometimes they'll be over £400. There's not a great reason to buy one of these anymore unless you find a bargain option.

GeForce GTX 970 | 4GB(ish) GDDR5 | £235 Once our favourite graphics card, the GTX 970 has now seen better days. At £235, we'd like to see prices a bit further under £200 before we look to buy a card that's being phased out.

AMD graphics card deals

Radeon R9 Fury X | 4GB HBM | £470 With the cost of HBM and the liquid cooling, the Fury X is simply going to be expensive. Most cards are still priced well above £500, so if you want a Fury X, this is currently as good as it gets. Not as good as a 1070, especially when the prices are like this.

Radeon R9 Fury | 4GB HBM | £330 Overclockers has an R9 Fury for £330 at the moment, but it's been cheaper before. Most other cards are still hanging out above £400, so if the Fury X sells out this is still a good alternative. We'd normally suggest sticking to the 1070 though.

Radeon R9 Nano | 4GB HBM | £336  We've talked about the cost of HBM and it's silicon interposer, and how it could easily push the manufacturing cost of AMD's Fiji up. It's tough to find any in stock, and those that are are expensive. We've seen them much closer to £300 before, so keep an eye out.

Radeon RX 480 | 8GB GDDR5 | £183 Prices continue to drop for the RX 480. The cheapest you'll find one is on AWD-IT for an 8GB version. There's a 4GB version at £156, too. 

Radeon RX 470 | 4GB GDDR5 | £170

For about the same price as a 3GB GTX 1060 you can get AMD's 4GB Radeon RX 470 right now at Overclockers. Alternatively you can opt for an 8GB version, which is up around £210.

Radeon RX 460 | 4GB GDDR5 | £130

Radeon's new budget card is a mere £110 at the moment. The specs won't blow your mind, but you won't find another new card this cheap if you just need something passable for a budget rig. If you want even cheaper, there's a 2GB version for £88.

Best GPU sliver

 In our guide to the best graphics card we’ve detailed the four best GPUs in terms of the overall champion, the best high-end GPU, and the best value, and best budget gaming video card. We've listed those above already, and with the exception of the budget offering they're all new cards that regularly go out of stock. Here's the real-time pricing for each (assuming our pricing engine can find any in stock): 

 "The 1070 manages to match or exceed the GTX Titan X and GTX 980 Ti in every game at every setting we tested…and it does so at a much lower price point." 

 "If you want the fastest graphics card on the planet, it's a no-brainer: the GeForce GTX 1080 wins, hands down." 

 "The RX 480 brings formerly $300 levels of performance to the $200 price point, or if you prefer, $200 now gets you 40 percent more performance than it did two months ago." 

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 "The R9 380 manages 1080p High quality at more than 60 fps in most games, and dropping to 1080p Medium will usually clear that hurdle for more demanding titles. It's also 30 percent faster than the GTX 950. Not bad for just $135." 

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