Cyber Monday graphics card deals 2022: the best prices on pesky pixel pushers

Cyber Monday graphics card deals
Cyber Monday GPU deals

Cyber Monday GPUs

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

The Cyber Monday graphics card deals are likely to fluctuate more than any other as stock on cards comes in and goes out of stock. But there are GPU deals to be had this Cyber Monday, though there is a catch: Nvidia is fresh off of its 40-series and AMD is about to drop its RX 7900 XT/X cards. 

And the discounts for Cyber Monday have to be good enough to warrant going with a last-gen card this close to the release of their successors. The Black Friday GPU deals (opens in new tab) showed us that AMD is the best choice for price drops at the moment, but once you start aiming for high-end cards, the prices make waiting a viable option.

The RTX 4090 (opens in new tab) and the RTX 4080 (opens in new tab) have recently released, and the newly announced RX 7900 XT/X (opens in new tab) cards landing in December, and they're the reasons why recommending a higher price card is so difficult right now.

Lower down the stack, however, and there are finally some genuinely good mainstream discounts. The $250 RX 6650 XT at Amazon (opens in new tab) is a prime example of where AMD rules the roost over Nvidia. That's a Radeon card that is quicker than the RTX 3060 and yet is cheaper than any last gen Nvidia card around.

Down at this more mainstream end of the GPU market 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 Cyber Monday graphics card deals?

In the US:

In the UK:

US Cyber Monday graphics card deals

PowerColor Fighter RX 6600 | 8GB GDDR6 | 1,792 shaders | 2,491MHz Boost | $259.99 (opens in new tab)

PowerColor Fighter RX 6600 | 8GB GDDR6 | 1,792 shaders | 2,491MHz Boost | $259.99 $209.99 at Amazon (save $50) (opens in new tab)
The RX 6600 wasn't a great card at launch, but you can't ignore it at this price. It's over $100 off its reference MSRP, and frankly you won't find a better deal on any card from the competition that gets anywhere close to this sort of value at this price. If you can't stretch your budget to an RX 6650 XT, this is the way to go for 1080p gaming. 

XFX Speedster SWFT 210 RX 6600 | 8GB GDDR6 | 1,792 shaders | 2,491MHz boost | $229.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

XFX Speedster SWFT 210 RX 6600 | 8GB GDDR6 | 1,792 shaders | 2,491MHz boost | $229.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
Not necessarily marked out as a discounted deal, but this is the cheapest live GPU price on a card that we would actually recommend you stick into your gaming PC. It's a quality 1080p card and pretty damned close to the RTX 3060 in terms of standard gaming performance.

MSI Mech RX 6650 XT | 8GB GDDR6 | 2,048 shaders | 2,669MHz boost | $280 (opens in new tab)

MSI Mech RX 6650 XT | 8GB GDDR6 | 2,048 shaders | 2,669MHz boost | $280 $249.99 at Amazon (save $30.01) (opens in new tab)
Finally, a GPU deal from Amazon. And it's a good one, too. The last RX 6650 XT we saw on sale was a Gigabyte for $260 that needed a rebate to get there. This is just a straight $250 payment, job done. And that ain't bad for a GPU that can go toe-to-toe with an RTX 3060 Ti.

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.

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 $309.99 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 RTX 3060 Aero | 12GB GDDR6 | 3,584 shaders | 1,792MHz boost | $369.99 (opens in new tab)

MSI RTX 3060 Aero | 12GB GDDR6 | 3,584 shaders | 1,792MHz boost | $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.

PowerColor Fighter RX 6700 XT | 12GB GDDR6 | 2,560 shaders | 2,424MHz boost | $399.99 (opens in new tab)

PowerColor Fighter RX 6700 XT | 12GB GDDR6 | 2,560 shaders | 2,424MHz boost | $399.99 $359.99 at Amazon (save $40) (opens in new tab)
The RX 6700 XT is a genuine performance graphics card, out-shining the RTX 3060 Ti in general gaming terms and delivering at 1440p resolutions. This might not seem a drastic discount, but this is a good price for a great mainstream graphics card.

MSI Mech RX 6750 XT | 12GB GDDR6 | 2,560 shaders | 2,618MHz boost | $549.99 (opens in new tab)

MSI Mech RX 6750 XT | 12GB GDDR6 | 2,560 shaders | 2,618MHz boost | $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 than most of the RX 6700 XT cards we've seen. 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.

Zotac RTX 3070 Ti Trinity OC | 8GB GDDR6 | 6,144 shaders | 1,800MHz boost|  $699.99 (opens in new tab)

Zotac RTX 3070 Ti Trinity OC | 8GB GDDR6 | 6,144 shaders | 1,800MHz boost| $699.99 $569.99 at Amazon (save $150) (opens in new tab)
This RTX 3070 Ti from Zotac isn't its fastest card, but this price makes it a reasonable choice. You won't see a massive difference in gaming performance for the little bit of savings. Pick this up if you primarily play games at 1440p or want to push 4K.

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 Cyber Monday graphics card deals

ASRock Radeon RX 6600 Dual | 8GB GDDR6 | 1,792 shaders | 2,491MHz boost | £299.99 (opens in new tab)

ASRock Radeon RX 6600 Dual | 8GB GDDR6 | 1,792 shaders | 2,491MHz boost | £299.99 £248.99 at Overclockers UK (save £51) (opens in new tab)
With performance primed for 1080p gaming, this ASRock RX 6600 is a pared back budget model of AMD's more affordable GPU. The RX 6600 is probably the cheapest GPU we'd recommend right now, so this extra cheap model makes a lot of sense.

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

MSI Radeon RX 6600 MECH 2X | 8GB GDDR6 | 1,792 stream processors | 2,491MHz boost| £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. 

Sapphire Radeon RX 6700 Gaming OC | 10GB GDDR6 | 2,304 shaders | 2,495MHz boost | £379.99 (opens in new tab)

Sapphire Radeon RX 6700 Gaming OC | 10GB GDDR6 | 2,304 shaders | 2,495MHz boost | £379.99 £329.99 at Overclockers UK (save £50) (opens in new tab)
The RX 6700 is a chunky GPU with fewer Stream Processors and memory than the XT model but still significantly more than the RX 6650 XT. For this price it's definitely worth considering, too, as it's a bit of a no man's land in this price point for the UK right now. At least in cards actually worth the money.

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 Cyber Monday 2022?

Cyber Monday is set for November 28, 2022, trawling Black Friday like a lovesick puppy. The temptation is to look at Cyber Monday like the unwanted sibling of Black Friday, with just the dregs left on offer. But while it's still going to be tough to get the goods shipped ahead of Christmas, retailers will often have a stock of great deals set aside for Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday also kicks off Cyber Week, where you may find a bunch of other deals on PC hardware to stretch out the sales season.

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.