There are plenty of reasons to go out looking for the best graphics card prices and deals. Maybe you took one glance at the system requirements for CyberPunk 2077 and shed a single tear for your ailing GPU. Perhaps you’re trying to make some cash on the side through cryptocurrency mining. Whatever you’re planning on doing with it, you should be able to get the best deals and prices on graphics cards.
As you probably already know if you're visiting this article, there's a huge worldwide shortage of graphic cards deals right now due to a myriad of supply and demand issues.
We're going to try and find the best graphics card (opens in new tab) for your needs here on this page by checking retailer pages for daily stock and giving up-to-date, no-nonsense advice to help you out. It's tough, but don't give up on your perfect gaming PC dreams - it is possible to find a fairly priced graphics card with a bit of know-how, luck, and perseverance.
The good news is, prices are very much falling right now (opens in new tab) as of mid to early 2022, with a potential end of the GPU pricing 'crisis' in sight. We personally think there's a bit of wiggle room for prices to fall further in the following months but things are looking rosier right now than they have done in the entire past year. If you are looking to buy, then you're still going to be paying a mark-up but nowhere near the insane 200 to 300 percent we saw at the peak of the shortage in 2021.
Note: TechRadar, like many other editorial sites, makes affiliate commissions from purchases made via its retailer links. That, however, does not mean that we advocate buying a new graphics card at a price that's in some cases double or triple its MSRP. We strongly recommend that readers really think about their options and make the decision that's best for them.
Today's best graphics card prices and deals
Since things are starting to improve now, we're rounding up your best options for picking up a new graphics card just down below with the cheapest GPU prices we've found. We're aiming to update this daily so feel free to bookmark.
|RTX 3050||$329 at Newegg (opens in new tab)||£289 at OCUK (opens in new tab)||AU$449 at Mwave (opens in new tab)|
|RTX 3060||$384 at Newegg (opens in new tab)||£349 at OCUK (opens in new tab)||AU$579 at Mwave (opens in new tab)|
|RTX 3060 Ti||$469 at Newegg (opens in new tab)||£399 at OCUK (opens in new tab)||AU$719 at Scorptec|
|RTX 3070||$559 at Newegg (opens in new tab)||£499 at OCUK (opens in new tab)||AU$869 at Scorptec|
|RTX 3070 Ti||$649 at Newegg (opens in new tab)||£629 at OCUK (opens in new tab)||AU$999 at Scorptec|
|RTX 3080||$779 at Newegg (opens in new tab)||£689 at OCUK (opens in new tab)||AU$1,199 at Scorpt|
|RTX 3080 Ti||$999 at Amazon (opens in new tab)||£899 at OCUK (opens in new tab)||AU$1,499 at Scorpt|
|RTX 3090||$1,099 at Newegg (opens in new tab)||£1,079 at OCUK (opens in new tab)||AU$2,499 at Scorpt|
|RTX 3090 Ti||$1,459 at Newegg (opens in new tab)||£1,229 at OCUK (opens in new tab)||AU$2,299 at Scorpt|
|RX 6500 XT||$185 at Newegg (opens in new tab)||£149 at OCUK (opens in new tab)||AU$249 at Scorptec|
|RX 6600||$259 at Newegg (opens in new tab)||£269 at OCUK (opens in new tab)||AU$359 at Mwave (opens in new tab)|
|RX 6600 XT||$319 at Newegg (opens in new tab)||£349 at OCUK (opens in new tab)||AU$499 at Mwave (opens in new tab)|
|RX 6650 XT||$349 at Newegg (opens in new tab)||£379 at OCUK (opens in new tab)||AU$689 at Mwave (opens in new tab)|
|RX 6700 XT||$449 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)||£349 at OCUK (opens in new tab)||AU$679 at Scorptec|
|RX 6750 XT||$489 at Newegg (opens in new tab)||£529 at OCUK (opens in new tab)||AU$899 at Mwave (opens in new tab)|
|RX 6800||$599 at Newegg (opens in new tab)||£549 at OCUK (opens in new tab)||AU$1,099 at Scorpt|
|RX 6800 XT||$639 a Newegg (opens in new tab)||£599 at AWIT (opens in new tab)||AU$1,099 at Mwave (opens in new tab)|
|RX 6900 XT||$719 at Newegg (opens in new tab)||£749 at Ebuyer (opens in new tab)||AU$1,199 at Mwave (opens in new tab)|
|RX 6950 XT||$1,019 at Newegg (opens in new tab)||£849 at Scan (opens in new tab)||AU$1,799 at Scorpt|
For reference purposes we've attached another table containing current GPU MSRP figures just below. Note, we couldn't find solid numbers for some of the Australian prices so we had to guestimate a few here or there. This table should give you a solid idea of how much you should be paying however.
|RTX 3060 Ti||$399||£369||AU$688|
|RTX 3070 Ti||$599||£529||AU$959|
|RTX 3080 Ti||$1,199||£1,049||AU$1,920|
|RTX 3090 Ti||$1,999||£1,799||AU$2,799|
|RX 6500 XT||$199||£179||AU$280|
|RX 6600 XT||$379||£329||AU$589|
|RX 6650 XT||$399||£419||AU$659|
|RX 6700 XT||$479||£449||AU$679|
|RX 6750 XT||$549||£499||AU$799|
|RX 6800 XT||$649||£599||AU$960|
|RX 6900 XT||$999||£779||AU$1600|
|RX 6950 XT||$1,099||£1,079|
GPU deals of the week
Gigabyte Vision OC RTX 3070 8GB LHR:
$759 $579.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
We're just $80 off MSRP with this Gigabyte RTX 3070 at Newegg this week - not a bad deal considering the popularity of this card. Generally speaking, RTX 3070 have been going for around $699 in recent months so we'd definitely keep an eye on this one if you're interested.
XFX Speedster Limited Black Radeon RX 6900 XT:
$1,099.99 $799.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
Save $300 - Build a super high-end setup with this XFX Speedster RX 6900 XT - now retailing for $200 below MSRP. This is easily the best graphics card deal we've seen in recent memory and an absolutely stellar buy if you've been holding out for a reasonably priced 1440p/4k GPU. Note, this price expires on June 1st so snap it up quickly if you're interested.
Currently the best-stocked online retailer in the US is Newegg, which generally features the lowest prices also. In the UK, prices are even lower comparatively with a ton of retailers with great stock - Box (opens in new tab), Scan (opens in new tab), Ebuyer (opens in new tab), to name just a few. That said, we've found Overclockers.co.uk to consistently have the lowest overall prices currently.
Note, graphics card prices are fluctuating pretty rapidly from day to day now so it's pretty hard to keep on top of exact numbers. Allow for a bit of wiggle room with the table able - it's not uncommon to see cards fluctuate $10 to $20 up or down from day to day.
Is now a good time to buy a graphics card?
Yes and no. Right now is the best time in the past 18 months or so to be looking to snag a new GPU. Stock is plentiful, we're starting to see MSRP cards, and gamers aren't putting up with lame scalping tactics anymore. In short, we're in a great place right now, even if we're not fully back to 'normal' yet.
However, the burning question is whether graphics card prices have more wiggle room to fall even further. Personally, we think it's likely that we'll see prices fall quite a bit over the next few months. Not only do we have the next generation of Nvidia cards looming now (the RTX 4000 series), but it's highly likely we'll see Ethereum shift to proof of stake this Summer. These should have a knock-on effect in driving prices of the soon-to-be older RTX 3000 cards down. Note the should here. We're covering this topic in more detail just down below in our FAQ section of this page.
TechRadar's graphics card buying advice
While you consider today's best graphics card prices - here are a few tips and words of advice for prospective buyers facing a difficult market. These aren't watertight, but they have helped somewhat over the past year.
1. Check local computer stores
Often, your best bet for finding a brand new graphics card for a reasonable price is to do the leg-work and check local computer stores in your area. I know you probably won't want to hear this considering you're most likely shopping online right now, but we're just being upfront and honest here.
Generally speaking, more remote branches or quieter stores can hold better stock than inner-city stores, although your mileage may vary. We'd recommend getting on Google, doing a little research in finding your local stores, then calling in to see if they have any cards.
2. Consider second-hand
Tough one, but snapping up a hand-me-down can be a good way to get a reasonably priced card - especially if you're just wanting something to cover the basics. Older cards like the Nvidia GTW 1060 and AMD RX 580 are practically ancient now but will still handle 1080p and can be picked up for around $200 / £150 if you're lucky.
This advice, of course, comes with a massive buyer beware warning sign on it. You'll absolutely want to make sure the card is clean and in good working order. If not, be prepared to clean it and replace the thermal paste on it (fairly advanced, so heads up).
Also, be aware on eBay and other auction sites, people like to list images as real listings under the guise of fighting bots and generally pull other scam-like shenanigans. We highly recommend you don't purchase via these auction sites unless you're absolutely sure the listing is legitimate.
3. Consider going pre-built
Pre-built gaming PCs from Dell, HP, or any number of smaller vendors often come with questionable quality components but they can be a good source of reasonably priced graphics cards. Generally speaking, you'll pay MSRP for all the components inside, including the GPU, which then can all be upgraded accordingly or even separated out for parts. If you're not doggedly attached to the idea of building your own PC then this is definitely a strong option.
For more advice on this, check out our sister site TomsHardware's excellent article on buying a pre-built for its GPU (opens in new tab).
High-end graphics card prices and deals
The RTX 3080 is Nvidia's latest flagship 'consumer' graphics card, and the current performance king in regards to 4K gaming (well, aside from the bonkers RTX 3090).
Rocking the new 'Ampere' architecture means the RTX 3080 boasts a fairly significant performance advantage over the now older Turing RTX 2000 series, although perhaps not quite the 'double' that Nvidia claimed in its marketing. That said, if you're looking for incredible 4K gaming, DLSS support and Ray-tracing performance, the RTX 3080 is going to your card of choice.
Nvidia planned on keeping the price fairly static at launch with a price of $699 / £649 / AU$950 on the founders edition - roughly the same as the previous Turing generation of cards, but still more than the $599 the GTX 1080 launched at. Considering the power on display here, these are actually very reasonable prices although as you'd expect people are snapping these up and those remaining cards fetch a kings ransom.
Currently, prices in the upwards of $1,200 / £1,200 are not uncommon on auction sites and we expect those to hold for for the foreseeable future until supply can start to step up. We've rounded up the best prices we can find right here, although we recommend holding off unless you find something reasonable.
Read more in our Nvidia RTX 3080 review (opens in new tab)
With the RX 6800 XT, AMD is looking to stick it to Nvidia with a high-end Ray-tracing ready beast capable of firing out some serious 4K gaming performance.
Benchmarks put it within a hairsbreadth of the RTX 3080 at launch, with a slight edge to team green when it comes to 4K and Ray-tracing performance. Still, with a launch price of $649 / £649 / AU$960, AMD is looking to do what AMD does best with the RX 6800 XT - provide a ton of power for a respectable price point.
Unfortunately, like the RTX 3080, prices for the RX 6800 XT are significantly upscaled right now thanks to the incredible demand for performance GPUs. On auction sites, prices of $1,200 / £1,200 are not uncommon, and we wouldn't recommend paying out for these scalped prices if you can hold off waiting for a few months.
Read more in our AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT review (opens in new tab)
Mid-range graphics card prices and deals
Like it's predecessors, the Nvidia RTX 3070 is going to be that card that brings incredible enthusiast-level performance to a much more reasonable price point. With 4K performance roughly equivalent to last generations RTX 2080 TI, the RTX 3070 is definitely one very, very speedy card for even the most intensive of applications.
A launch price of $449 / £469 / AU$809 puts it smack bang right in the middle between the RTX 3080 and the more budget orientated RTX 3060 Ti, making it the choice for 4K enthusiasts who want to still want a bang for the buck GPU. Considering this card looks to outstrip the RTX 2080 Ti on performance with less power consumption, a smaller chassis, and half the launch price, it's good value on paper.
We say on paper because, as expected, demand is massively outpacing supply currently on this card like the other new releases on our list. Current scalper prices can fetch upwards of $800 / £800 right now, which are absolutely exorbitant prices to pay for a card that isn't at the very top-end of the market. We recommend checking in regularly, as we'll be updating this article every day with the latest prices.
Read more in our Nvidia RTX 3070 review (opens in new tab)
For those looking for shear power to price ratio, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 looks to bring a hefty specs sheet to the consumer GPU market and a viable alternative to the Nvidia RTX 3070.
Indeed, on most applications at 1080p and 1440p, the Radeon RX 6800 edges out the RTX 2070 in raw performance at launch on average, depending on your title. Its lead does, however, significantly narrow when it comes to 4K FPS, and another factor that may sway consumers toward the RTX 3070 is the more mature support for Ray-tracing and DLSS - new tech that's becoming more widespread. Still, if you're looking for huge frame rates right now, especially for 1440p, the Radeon RX 6800 is a solid mid to upper-mid range buy.
Prices at launch were slated at $499 / £469 / AU$809 although currently the Radeon RX 6800 fetches around the same street price at the RTX 3070 - around £800 / $800. Because this card isn't quite as popular as its Nvidia counterparts however, you may have more luck finding it at the big retailer sites. Just here we're updating our article daily with the best prices we can find for the Radeon RX 6800.
Read more in our AMD Radeon RX 6800 review
With a launch price of $399 / £299 / AU$540 the new Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti looks to be a great choice for those PC gamers who are looking to build a machine that'll hold it's own against the new consoles while coming in on budget.
Unlike the beefier RTX 3080 and 3070, the Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti provides only entry-level 4K performance, but when it comes to offering great frame rates at 1080p with ray-tracing, it's actually faster than the previous generations RTX 2080 Super. So, if excellent future-proofed 1080p performance is your priority, the RTX 3060 Ti is an incredibly capable card that should give you plenty of bang for the buck.
Again, scalpers currently hold this card at around $650 / £600, so it's probably going to be worth waiting for things to calm down a little before you pick one up. We're updating this page with the latest RTX 3060 Ti prices just below as we find them, however.
Read more in our Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti review
Budget graphics card prices and deals
Released in late January 2022, the RTX 3050 is the last (and some would say least) card to be launched from the main-line RTX 3000 series of GPUs. It's very much a scaled-down version of its siblings, and therefore can't match them in outright performance, but it's a great way to unlock Ray-Tracing on a budget...
Well, that's if you can get one for its MSRP of $249/£239. Like all Nvidia releases in the past year or so the RTX 3050 was snapped up in quick order by miners, scalpers, and desperate gamers alike. It's a shame really, because this card easily beats out the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT - which is this generation's budget offering from team red.
Still, keep your eyes peeled if you're on a budget. It's likely that supply on these lower-cost cards will improve over the course of the year.
Read more in our RTX 3050 review (opens in new tab)
Released in 2020, the Nvidia GTX 1660 Super was essentially a refresh of the existing GTX 1660, bringing it up to date with a fresh batch of GDDR6 memory under the hood to help it keep up with the latest games.
Even in 2021, The GTX 1660 Super is very much a solid 1080p gaming card. Of course, it forgoes the latest support for Ray-tracing and DLSS, but that's easily forgiven for its retail price of $229 / £180 / AU$330.
Better news yet is the GTX 1660 Super is also a lot more readily available than the newest RTX 3000 cards right now. While prices can still be inflated at some retailers, if you can pick one of these cards up for around $300 / £250 you'll be building a fantastic machine for 1080p gaming in no time.
Read more in our GTX 1660 Super review (opens in new tab)
If you're really on a budget for that build, the Nvidia GTX 1650 Super provides an excellent low-cost card that also has the benefit of having really low power draw and cool temperatures.
Ok, so in 2022, this card isn't going to blow you away with its performance, especially on those latest games, and Ray-tracing can only be dreamt of at this price. However, this card will run modern games at 1080p, and is more than adequate if you're simply building a machine for casual use.
Also, supply on this lesser-known card tends to be a little better than that on the newer RTX cards. If you can manage to get one around the £180 / $200 mark then you're looking at a decent deal.
Frequently asked questions
Why are graphics card prices so high right now?
Put simply, it's because demand is massively outstripping supply at the moment. The global pandemic, chip shortages, and the continued popularity of using GPUs for cryptocurrency farming are generally agreed by experts as the main compounding issues right now.
While there are a lot of disagreements in regards to these factors, it seems likely that cryptocurrency is the main culprit. For example, The Economist (opens in new tab) last year published a report that found a strong correlation between the rise of second-hand GPU prices and the value of Ethereum - the most popular cryptocurrency for GPU mining. Interestingly, they also compared these values to CPU prices, which were seemingly unaffected by the rise of Ethereum, suggesting increasing demand from gamers isn't to blame overall.
That said, no one can deny that the popularity of PC gaming hasn't boomed over the past few years. For context, Steam, the world's biggest online PC gaming platform saw a 20% increase in the number of titles purchased via its store in 2021 and a staggering 50% increase in hours played (opens in new tab). Subsequently, it's no surprise that graphics cards - the most vital component in any respectable gamers rig - have found themselves in exceedingly short supply.
When will graphics card prices return to normal?
Short answer - nobody knows. It's extremely hard to predict with any certainty how things are going to play out since the GPU market is still very volatile. That said, things are looking fairly rosy as of mid 2022.
Not only are graphics card prices in free fall right now on well-known auction sites, but stock levels are increasingly burgeoning at leading retailers world wide. This has had a noticeable effect over the past few months - with some cards being within $100 / £100 of their intended original MSRP brand new.
When we talked to a leading retailer in the UK back in March, it gave us an estimate of early May as a rough date for when graphics card prices will reach an 'attractive' level. While vague, this is the most solid estimate we've seen from a retailer or manufacturer so far.
All this has us cautiously optimistic going into mid to late 2022. Not only is supply seemingly meeting demand, but it's worth noting that there are other upcoming developments and launches that could also have a positive effect, such as the launch of the next generation of Nvidia RTX 4000 'Lovelace' cards (opens in new tab), and the Ethereum switch to proof of stake (opens in new tab). The latter in particular should mean that mining is no longer profitable on the most heavily mined crypto currency - a great thing if you're a gamer thinking about the market in zero sum terms.
What's the best bang for the buck graphics card?
Unfortunately, it's the one you already have in your system. While that sounds facetious, it's a wise policy to try and make that aging card last just a little bit longer given the circumstances if you can. Lower settings, clear out that dust, and, if you're reasonably technically inclined - consider re-applying your GPU's thermal paste and thermal pads (this will void warranty, so make sure you know what you're doing).
Failing that, the best value graphics cards to buy right now tend to be slightly older mid-range graphics cards from a few years ago. In particular, it's worth looking for something like an Nvidia GTX 1060 GB (opens in new tab) or an AMD RX 580 8GB (opens in new tab). While these cards are both from 2016 they're still serviceable for budget 1080p builds and should only set you back about $200 / £150 if you're lucky. Just make sure it's a legitimate listing that's fully operational if you're going via an auction and be prepared to give it a good clean when you get it.
The best online retailers for graphics cards
Here's a list of the best retailers to check in for graphics card prices specifically. We've linked directly to the relevant pages, so all you need to do is follow these links and bookmark them.
- In the US:
- Nvidia (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy (opens in new tab)
- Amazon (opens in new tab)
- B&H Photo (opens in new tab)
- Newegg (opens in new tab)
- In the UK:
- Nvidia (opens in new tab)
- Overclockers (opens in new tab)
- Scan (opens in new tab)
- Novatech (opens in new tab)
- Ebuyer (opens in new tab)
- In Australia:
- Mwave (opens in new tab)
- PLE Computers (opens in new tab)
As a first port of call, for Nvidia cards we'd recommend checking in at the official site primarily for both the US and UK. They sell founders edition cards for their retail price, so you absolutely won't get upcharges for buying direct. As you'd expect, however, Nvidia sells out very quickly indeed and you'll have to be prepared to jump on a card if you see one for a normal price.
Best Buy, B&H Photo, Amazon and Newegg are all good retailers to check in on in the US, although you'll want to keep an eye out for inflated prices at the latter two. In the UK, we'd recommend going to Overclockers specifically and signing up to price notifications on the specific graphic card deals your looking for.
If you're looking for an RTX 3080 specifically, we've got a separate where to buy Nvidia RTX 3080 (opens in new tab) guide that's updated daily with the latest information - we recommend checking in there if you're looking for this premium card.