XFX Speedster Radeon RX 6700 XT at near-enough MSRP, $480 at Best Buy and Amazon

Radeon RX 6700 XT
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AMD RX 6700 XT

XFX Speedster SWFT309| AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT | 12GB GDDR6 | AMD RDNA 2 | $549.99 $‌479.99 USD at Best Buy (save $70)
This card is finally back down to the MSRP for an AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT. Currently that makes it one of the better bang for buck cards on the market, perfect for your AMD build. 

GPU shortages over the past few years have caused greatly inflated pricing across the market. Thankfully, those shortages are starting to ease and with shipments also declining in 2022, we're set to see prices drop back down to somewhat reasonable numbers.  

We're starting to see those effects flow onto deals, with some GPUs almost even reaching the lows of MSRP. While cards are likely to get cheaper, they may not drop below the recommended pricing, at least until next generations are out in full force. Besides, most of us have been waiting long enough as it is.

Right now you can get a Radeon RX 6700 XT GPU for the low low price of the original MSRP of $479.99 USD at Best Buy. This is marked as a $70 discount off the site down from $549.99, which isn't a bad price on the market for this card. 

This particular unit is an XFX Speedster, which happens to also be on sale on Amazon for the same price. This could be a sign of GPUs prices coming down, or just this card, but it's still a chance to pay a fair price for a GPU.

While we haven't had a look at this specific flavour of RX 6700 XT, the one we reviewed impressed with high frame rates and incredible clock speeds thanks to the effective cooler. In fact, our main complaint was the price point at the time given its place between the cheaper RTX 3060 Ti and faster RTX 3070. 

At the current $479.99 price these Radeons on sale at the moment are currently about a hundred dollars less than you can grab that 3060 Ti, so relatively speaking it's still a good looking deal. If you're wanting to finally build that nice new AMD machine, these cards are a good choice at a fair price. 

Hope Corrigan
Hardware Writer

Hope’s been writing about games for about a decade, starting out way back when on the Australian Nintendo fan site Vooks.net. Since then, she’s talked far too much about games and tech for publications such as Techlife, Byteside, IGN, and GameSpot. Of course there’s also here at PC Gamer, where she gets to indulge her inner hardware nerd with news and reviews. You can usually find Hope fawning over some art, tech, or likely a wonderful combination of them both and where relevant she’ll share them with you here. When she’s not writing about the amazing creations of others, she’s working on what she hopes will one day be her own. You can find her fictional chill out ambient far future sci-fi radio show/album/listening experience podcast right here. No, she’s not kidding.