It’s a great time to upgrade if you’re looking to score a new graphics card for cheap. With Nvidia’s high-end GeForce RTX 2070 and GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti now available, we’re starting to see some seriously enticing discounts on graphics cards for lower budgets too—a merciful situation after a year of cryptocurrency-induced price inflation. If you’re looking to level up to no-compromises 1080p gaming or push a 1440p monitor screaming past 60fps, we’ve found deals worth checking out.
The most enticing deals come in around the $200 price range, where you’ll find graphics cards that deliver superb 1080p gaming experiences. First up: The PowerColor Red Dragon Radeon RX 570, which is on sale for just $160 at NeweggRemove non-product link. This card should deliver a strong 60 frames per second with all or most in-game graphics settings cranked, though as always, that varies game by game.
These Radeon deals would be enticing by their lonesome, but they’re not by their lonesome. If you buy a Radeon RX 570, 580, or Vega card by November 3, AMD will toss in three free games: Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Star Control: Origins, and Strange Brigade. All three games are fun in different ways, and their inclusion turns the above deals into flat-out steals.
Finally, if you’re looking to push a high refresh-rate 1440p monitor to blistering frame rates, the Gigabyte GTX 1080 is on sale for $450Remove non-product link at Newegg, and you’ll get another $20 off with the promo code EMCEPEY22. That’s a stellar price for a GTX 1080, but don’t expect to be able to push it much further with an overclock because this model packs a modest single-fan, blower-style cooler.
Brad Chacos spends his days digging through desktop PCs and tweeting too much. He specializes in graphics cards and gaming, but covers everything from security to Windows tips and all manner of PC hardware.