Want a flagship GPU? AMD RX 6900 XT price falls fast, and it’s now below MSRP

Don’t Look Now, But AMD’s Current Flagship GPU Actually Dropped Below Its Dropping Recommended Price enough a way to do it.

It’s at retailer Newegg in the US, although we’re also seeing similar price drops in the UK (more on that shortly), so this likely reflects the current climate of falling graphics card prices. seen more widely in recent times. – this is all good news (although really, it’s just a return to normality).

The GPU in question at Newegg is the Gigabyte Radeon RX 6900 XT Gaming OC, which was previously priced at $1,250, and has been discounted to $999.99, which is the MSRP – but there’s also a discount card which offers buyers an additional $50 off (if they go through a few minor hassles to get the refund). So the final asking price is $950, which is almost a 25% drop from what this card cost at Newegg.

There’s also an MSI RX 6900 XT Gaming which is priced at $1,050, and again with a $50 discount card that brings the price down to $999.99.

We mentioned seeing a similar situation in the UK, and that’s at Overclockers, where the Sapphire Radeon RX 6900 XT Nitro + SE OC is in stock at £999.95, down from £1,199.99 – a cut of 17% (plus you get a month of free PC Game Pass included). Note that for £50 more you can get Sapphire’s Toxic version of the RX 6900 XT (with a more powerful 2.5GHz boost clock).

Both of these prices are below AMD’s MSRP for the 6900 XT in the UK, which is £1,100.

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Analysis: Any reaction to AMD’s big launches later this year?

Obviously, this is all good news for anyone wanting to pick up a high-end GPU, and as we’ve said before, it’s not too surprising given what we’ve heard about the offer lately. graphics cards and stocks improving, and prices generally returning to a normal level. In that case, it’s even better to see that some models here and there have actually dropped below MSRP.

There could be a reason for that, of course, apart from the aforementioned general trend of inventory and price normalization – namely that AMD would be launching refreshed RDNA 2 GPUs next week, led by a revamped RX flagship. 6950 XT (which could also be competitively priced, relatively speaking).

Assuming the graphics card is indeed imminent, if retailers get more stock of the 6900 XT now, they might want to start moving some of those units before the 6950 XT arrives. Not only that, but later in the year we’re going to see the launch of all-new RDNA 3 graphics cards, and supposedly the next-gen midrange product will be the performance equivalent of the 6900 XT, or maybe even a touch faster than the current flagship (at least for standard rasterization, rather than ray tracing, at 1080p, or so rumor has it).

And with that RDNA 3 deal slated to arrive first, possibly as early as September – just four months away – again, that’s prompting retailers to start selling the extra stock they’re now seeing of the 6900 XT. In theory, anyway, although we could see even bigger price drops for the 6900 XT over the next few months given this situation – assuming things go as planned – and that is definitely something else to keep in mind.

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Via Tom’s Hardware

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