Graphics card prices are finally coming back down to Earth. The costly GPU crisis isn’t over yet, but things are getting better.
Case in point: today, you can get an 8GB Asus Radeon RX 580 for $290 after rebate from Newegg. This is the first time in a long time that the 8GB version of the card has dipped below $300. Perhaps not-so-coincidentally, Amazon offered the card at the same $290 price after rebate, though it’s now out of stock.
That’s the good news. The bad news is you’ll have to pay $320 upfront, and then get a $30 rebate card later. Still, if you follow through with the rebate you’ll pay the best price for this card in months. Prior to this sale, the cheapest this particular Asus model has sold for on Amazon in 2018 was $360.
When we reviewed the Radeon RX 580 in April 2017 we liked it as a great mid-range option for excellent 1080p gaming and good 1440p gaming, especially when paired with a gameplay-smoothing FreeSync monitor like the 75Hz, 1080p Asus VG245H ($150 on Amazon). It’s also a great entry-level card for virtual reality.
[Today’s deal: Asus Radeon RX 580 for $290 with rebate at Newegg.]