We've weathered the crypto-craze, the bots, and the resellers, and even though Black Friday has finished, our patience is still being paid off with some actually decent graphics card deals. But this is our final update to the Black Friday deals, as we're now shifting our focus onto the best Cyber Monday graphics card deals as that's where any new discounts worth a damn are going to come from. So head on over there for the very latest updated deals.
Below you'll find a selection of current and previous generation Nvidia and AMD graphics cards actually worth buying. That last bit is key: not every last-gen card is worth the money anymore, and you can pretty much rule out every card older than the RTX 30-series or RX 6000-series. The GTX 1650, for example, is well and truly done in 2023—look elsewhere.
There are plenty of newer options even on the budget side of the market today. There's the RX 7600, RX 6600 XT, and even Intel's often supremely cheap Arc A750. On the Nvidia side, you'll likely end up paying a bit more, but the RTX 4060 is a more affordable way to score yourself DLSS 3 and Frame Gen support. AMD also has its own version of frame gen, FSR 3 and Fluid Motion Frames, although it works across all manner of GPU, even those made by other manufacturers.
Black Friday graphics card deals — US quick links
- RTX 4080: $1,129.99 @ Newegg
- RTX 4070 Ti: $729.99 @ Newegg
- RTX 4070: $514.99 @ Newegg
- RTX 4060 Ti: $361.71 @ Amazon
- RTX 4060: $289.99 @ Newegg
- RX 7900 XTX: $889.99 @ Walmart
- RX 7900 XT: $739.99 @ Newegg
- RX 7800 XT: $499.99 @ Newegg
- RX 7600: $239.99 @ Amazon
- Amazon: Don't get stung by overpriced last-gen GPUs
- Best Buy: Keep an eye on Best Buy for discounts
- Walmart: Modern and ancient GPUs on sale
- B&H Photo: RTX 4060 Ti GPUs under MSRP
- Newegg: Your best bet for a high-end GPU deal
US Black Friday graphics card deals
Sparkle Arc A750 ORC Edition | 8GB | 3,584 shaders | 2,200MHz boost|
$225 $179.99 at Amazon (save $45.01)
The Intel discrete graphics cards have only gotten more relevant since their inauspicious launch. With successive driver releases increasing performance and now a significant price drop, the A750 is now one of the most tempting budget GPUs around. It's a bit more power hungry than AMD's RX 6600 but is a super capable 1080p card knocking both RTX 3050 and RTX 3060 out of the value GPU stakes.
ASRock RX 6600 | 8GB | 1,792 shaders | 2,491MHz |
$209.99 $184.99 at Walmart (save $25)
The RX 6600 is a quality 1080p GPU now that its price properly reflects it status. At the sub-$200 point, we're getting a budget graphics card that delivers high frame rates in the latest games at top 1080p graphics presets. PC gaming doesn't have to cost a fortune, you know?
PowerColor Fighter Radeon RX 6650 XT| 8GB GDDR6 | 2,048 shaders | 2,635MHz boost |
$288.99 $219.99 at Walmart (save $69)
With stock of the RX 6600 XT starting to dwindle it seems like the faster RX 6650 XT is taking its place as one of the best budget GPUs around. It's an 8GB GPU, with effectively the same core specs as the RX 6600 XT, but with a little higher clock speed boost.
XFX RX 7600 | 8GB | 2,048 shaders | 2,755MHz |
$269.99 $239.99 at Amazon (save $30)
As the budget baby of the RDNA 3 family, the RX 7600 faces a lot of competition. Not just from Intel and Nvidia, but from AMD's previous generation of cards too. At this price, though, its quite a bit cheaper than the RX 6700 XT and in some games, it performs nearly as well. Not the most exciting of card designs, though.
MSI RTX 4060 Ventus 2X OC | 8GB GDDR6 | 3,072 shaders | 2,460MHz |
$299.99 $289.99 at Newegg (save $10 with promo code BFCY2Z889)
There isn't much in the way of any discount here but that's the norm for Nvidia's baby Ada Lovelace GPU. It is faster than the RTX 3060 but the price suggests it should have been better. You do get the full DLSS 3.5 suite, though, and it's pretty decent at encoding video for streaming. You can cheaper RTX 4060 cards that this Asus one but they're clocked a lot slower, so best to avoid them.
Sapphire Radeon RX 6700 XT | 12GB GDDR6 | 2560 shaders | 2,581MHz boost |
$329.99 $309.99 at Newegg (save $20)
The RX 6700 XT is still our favorite mid-range gaming GPU, competing with Nvidia's regularly more expensive RTX 3060 Ti. This version comes with a solid, dual-fan cooler and a decent price tag, though we'd still like to see it come down in price more.
PNY RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X | 8GB GDDR6 | 4,352 shaders | 2,535MHz boost |
$399.99 $361.70 at Amazon (save $38.29)
The RTX 4060 Ti started out life as an over-priced $399 GPU that was only able to beat the RTX 3060 Ti by less than 20% in gaming performance, and couldn't match the old RTX 3070. Now it's price is tumbling it's a more tempting offer, but only thanks to DLSS 3.5 and Frame Generation, otherwise older AMD cards still have something tangible to offer for the same money.
XFX SPEEDSTER RX 6800 | 16GB GDDR6 | 3840 shaders | 2,105MHz boost |
$399.99 $379.99 at Newegg (save $20)
A Radeon RX 6800 vanilla for well under $400? Get. Out. People were paying four of five times this much for one of these during the height of the pandemic and crypto craze. This 16GB, 256-bit or a pathetic 128-bit 8GB RTX 4060 Ti for the same price? Forget it and the same is true of AMD's RX 7700 XT: It's more expensive than this RX 6800 and slower.
Sapphire Radeon RX 7800 XT | 16GB GDDR6 | 3,840 shaders | 2,430MHz boost | $499.99 at Newegg
At this price point, the best card to get used to be the 6800 XT but now we're starting to deals like this one, where the newer 7800 XT has the same price tag. It's only a little bit faster than the card it's replaced but you're still getting a lotta GPU for not lotta money.
Zotac GeForce RTX 4070 | 12GB GDDR6X | 5,888 shaders | 2,475MHz boost |
$549.99 $514.99 at Newegg (save $30)
Ignore the inflated pre-discount selling price, the fact that this is an RTX 4070 retailing for below the standard Nvidia MSRP for the card is the thing to really pay attention too. This is nearly RTX 3080 performance but with all those nice RTX 40 features. Also, it's covered in lots of shiny RGB, which will be a plus for some of you and not for others, we're sure.
XFX RX 7900 XT | 20GB GDDR6 | 5,376 shaders | 2,560MHz boost |
$819.99 $739.99 at Amazon (save $80)
Seeing a bunch of RX 7900 XTs selling for well less than MSRP is a welcome sight. What we like about XFX is that it should run quieter than your average RX 7900 XT. We all could do with a little less noise from our PC.
Zotac RTX 4070 Ti | 12GB GDDR6X | 7,680 shaders | 2,655MHz boost |
$879.99 $729.99 at Newegg (save $150 with promo code BFDCY2Z49)
This is a straightforward card from Zotac, with a minor clock boost over the reference spec, but comes with a really neat looking cooler. The same design works well on the beefier chips, so I'm not concerned about how effective it'll be with an RTX 4070 Ti. It's now a pretty decent saving over the base $799 reference price.
Sapphire Radeon RX 7900 XTX | 24GB GDDR6 | 6144 shaders | 2525MHz boost | $889.99 at Walmart
Just like with the RTX 4080, it's hard to find AMD's RX 7900 XTX discounted down below its MSRP price. But good deals can be found and we'll happy take any money knocked off the price of a high-end GPU. The Radeon RX 7900 XTX is stupidly fast and Sapphire build quality is second to none.
Zotac Trinity OC RTX 4080 | 16GB GDDR6 | 9728 CUDA Cores |
$1,149.99 $1,129.99 at Newegg (save $20)
It's slim pickings for genuinely good RTX 4080 deals, and this is the best we've been able to find for now. Honestly, we'll take whatever wins we can get when it comes to high-end GPUs, even if that does still make it far more than the card should be sold at. The RTX 4080 is a serious gaming card for ray tracing, though, especially with the full DLSS 3.5 package.
Black Friday graphics card deals — UK quick links
- Overclockers: RX 7600 for £248.99
- Scan: RTX 4080 for £1,079.98
- Box: Limited but regular GPU deals
- Ebuyer: RTX 3060 going for £259.98
- Currys: A wide selection of GeForce GPUs
- Laptops Direct: Lookout for deals on high-end cards
UK Black Friday graphics card deals
Asus Radeon RX 6600 | 8GB | 1,792 shaders | 2,491MHz |
£203.99 £179.99 at Amazon (save £24)
The RX 6600 is a quality 1080p GPU and great value for money at the sub-£200 point. You're getting a budget graphics card that delivers high frame rates in the latest games at top 1080p graphics presets. At least AMD and Intel are bringing GPU pricing down.
Palit RTX 3060 | 12GB | 3,584 shaders | 1,777MHz |
£300.99 £259.98 at Ebuyer (save £50.01)
This is the cheapest real RTX 3060 we've found today, and although it doesn't have the highest clock speed around, it won't make a difference in games. There are cheaper 8GB versions, so make sure to keep your eyes out for that. They have the same core spec, memory aside, but that means far lower memory bandwidth.
Sapphire RX 7600 Pulse | 8GB | 2,048 shaders | 2,655MHz |
£259.99 £248.99 at Overclockers (save £11)
As the budget baby of the RDNA 3 family, the RX 7600 faces a lot of competition. Not just from Intel and Nvidia, but from AMD's previous generation of cards too. At this price, though, its almost £60 cheaper than the RX 6700 XT and in some games, it performs nearly as well. Dare I say that it's a little bit dull?
RX 7600 price check: £259.99 Scan
Palit RTX 4060 StormX | 8GB GDDR6 | 3,072 shaders | 2,475MHz boost |
£299.99 £287.99 at Overclockers UK (save £12)
Nvidia's cheapest Ada Lovelace model rarely gets much of a discount but this one is the best offer I've seen so far. It performs around the same as the Radeon RX 7600, so what are you getting for the extra £30? The answer is DLSS 3.5 upscaling and frame generation. In some games, it's worth the additional money, especially if you're a fan of ray tracing effects.
RTX 4060 price check: Scan $314.99
XFX RX 6700 XT SWFT | 12GB | 2,560 shaders | 2,581MHz |
£399.99 £329.99 at Ebuyer (save £70)
AMD rules the graphics card market's mainstream and budget ends, and the RX 6700 XT is the best GPU at this price point. The RTX 3060 Ti is still nearly £50 more expensive than the RX 6700 XT and is a little bit slower in many games. Its popularity means supply is somewhat limited so you might need to wait a bit until its back in stock.
Price check: £338.99 Overclockers
XFX Radeon RX 7800 XT | 16GB GDDR6 | 3,840 shaders | 2,430MHz boost |
£539.99 £489.96 at Ebuyer (save £50.03)
At this price point, the best card to get used to be the 6800 XT but now we're starting to see deals like this one, where the newer 7800 XT has the same price tag. It's only a little bit faster than the card it's replaced but you're still getting a lotta GPU for not lotta money.
RX 7800 XT price check: £509.99 Overclockers
Gainward RTX 4070 | 12GB | 5,888 shaders | 2,475MHz |
£559.99 £539.99 at Overclockers (save £20)
The fact that this is an RTX 4070 retailing for below the standard Nvidia MSRP for the card is the thing to really pay attention too. This is an RTX 3080 with benefits. It's mostly quicker than the previous-gen card, and comes with the excellent DLSS 3 Frame Generation tech, too.
Sapphire Radeon RX 7900 XT | 20GB GDDR6 | 5,376 shaders | 2,450MHz Boost |
£799.99 £739.99 at Overclockers (save £60)
At launch the RX 7900 XT was far too close to the RX 7900 XTX in price, and not close enough in terms of performance. Thankfully, the pricing has dropped dramatically for this second-tier RDNA 3 card, making it a far more tantalising prospect than before.
Price check: £799.98 Scan
Zotac RTX 4070 Ti | 12GB GDDR6X | 7,680 shaders | 2,610MHz boost |
£799.98 £774.96 at Ebuyer (save £25.02)
This is a neat looking, but otherwise very standard, RTX 4070 Ti card from Zotac. It's only a small saving over the base £799 reference price, but is still a great alternative if you couldn't pick up a Founders Edition card. Worth it for the ray tracing performance and DLSS 3.5 features, though an RX 7900 XT is faster in normal rendering.
MSI Radeon RX 7900 XTX | 24GB GDDR6 | 6144 shaders | 2,500MHz boost |
£1,099.98 £899.99 at Ebuyer (save £199.99)
Just like with the RTX 4080, it's hard to find AMD's RX 7900 XTX discounted down below its MSRP price. But good deals can be found and we'll happy take any money knocked off the price of a high-end GPU. The Radeon RX 7900 XTX is stupidly fast and this MSI card is solidly built, if a little unexciting to look at.
Gigabyte RTX 4080 | 16GB GDDR6X | 9728 shaders | 2505MHz boost |
£1,299.98 £1,079.98 at Scan (save £220)
Look at that! A discounted RTX 4080, albeit by a tiny amount. Honestly, we'll take whatever wins we can get when it comes to high-end GPUs, even if that does still make it far more than the card should be sold at. The RTX 4080 is a serious gaming card for ray tracing, though, especially with the full DLSS 3.5 package.
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 2023—AMD's budget RX 7000-series is a much better deal today—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.
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.
- RTX 4090 - $1,599 | £1,699
- RTX 4080 16GB - $1,199 | £1,269
- RTX 4070 Ti - $799 | ~£799
- RTX 4070 - $599 | £569
- RTX 4060 Ti 16GB - $499 | £479
- RTX 4060 Ti 8GB - $399 | £379
- RTX 4060 - $299 | £289
- 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 (discontinued)
- RTX 3060 - $329 | £299
- RTX 3050 - $249 | £239
- RX 7900 XTX - $999 | ~$1050
- RX 7900 XT - $899 | £899
- RX 7800 XT - $499 | £480
- RX 7700 XT - $449 | £430
- 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 2023?
Black Friday will take place on the final weekend of November, which this year falls on November 24, 2023. The sales will continue after Black Friday into Cyber Monday, on November 27.
Will prices drop any lower or should I buy right now?
There are always reasons to hold off on making a new purchase whenever you are thinking about making one. Whether it's the potential for a new generation of techie goodness on the horizon—either cutting prices on existing models or delivering tangible higher performance—or because there might be an imminent sale like Black Friday looming.
When picking out the early Black Friday PC graphics card deals we take all of this into consideration, and where we think prices on something might significantly drop on the big day itself we simply won't recommend it. But all of the products here we either believe won't significantly drop much further in terms of their pricing, or are just good deals that we wouldn't hesitate recommending if you wanted to make a purchase today.
It's worth stating, too, that many retailers have already kicked off their Black Friday sales, and the likes of Newegg and Best Buy are offering their own kinds of price guarantees to give you some confidence in their current discounts.