Black Friday is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about upgrading your gaming PC or workstation with a new graphics card. This year’s Black Friday is shaping up to have some excellent discounts on the latest GPUs from Nvidia and AMD. Here’s what to expect for Black Friday graphics card deals in 2023.
Nvidia RTX 30-Series Discounts
The Nvidia RTX 30-series GPUs first launched in 2020, but supply constraints meant many gamers were unable to get their hands on one. Now production has improved, you can expect to see all-time low prices on RTX 3050, RTX 3060, RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and even RTX 3090 models from brands like ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, and more.
Look for discounts of $50-$100 off most RTX 3060 and 3060 Ti models, bringing them down to around $299-$399. Higher-end RTX 3070 and 3080 cards will see bigger price cuts of up to $150, with prices starting from $499. The ultra high-end RTX 3090 should also get over $200 taken off, with 24GB models potentially starting from $999.
Radeon RX 6000 Savings
On the AMD side, keep an eye out for price drops on the Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs. The RX 6600, 6600 XT, 6700 XT, 6800, and 6900 XT will likely get Black Friday promotions.
Entry-level RX 6600 cards could drop to $179, while the more powerful RX 6700 XT can fall below $399. Expect some RX 6800 models at $499, while the top-tier RX 6900 XT should hit $699 at the lowest. AMD will also possibly discount Radeon RX 6000 pre-built gaming PCs and laptops.
Tips for Buying a Black Friday GPU
When grabbing a new graphics card on Black Friday, keep the following tips in mind:
- Check reviews and benchmarks for the specific model, since build quality can vary between brands
- Make sure your PC’s power supply can handle the new GPU’s wattage requirements
- Only buy from reputable retailers, beware third-party marketplace scams
- Consider GPU bundle deals with free games or accessories
- Don’t wait too long, as stock can sell out quickly for popular models
Follow leaks leading up to Black Friday to help decide on which graphics card deals to target. And remember to register the card with the manufacturer to activate your warranty. With huge savings unlocked, Black Friday 2023 will be a perfect time upgrade your PC with the Nvidia or AMD GPU you’ve been wanting.
Upcoming GPUs Worth Waiting For
While the RTX 30 and RX 6000 series will see great discounts on Black Friday, you may want to wait if your budget allows for next-gen GPUs arriving in early 2023.
Nvidia is launching their RTX 40 series, starting with the RTX 4080 and RTX 4090. These bring major performance gains through new Ada Lovelace architecture. Although RTX 40 series prices will be higher at launch, deals later in 2023 could make them more affordable.
On the AMD side, the RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7000 series will debut. Expected GPUs include the RX 7600, RX 7700 XT, RX 7800 XT and RX 7900 XT. These will deliver big jumps in rasterization and ray tracing speed. Much like the RTX 40 series, the RX 7000 models will see deals in 2023 that help lower the initial premium pricing.
Finally, Intel is entering the discrete GPU market in 2023 with their Arc Alchemist lineup, so Black Friday could be an opportunity to get those at reasonable prices.
Outlook for Cyber Monday Deals
Don’t forget that Cyber Monday on November 27 also brings more tech deals. Retailers will offer new graphics card promotions if you miss out on Black Friday sales. Cyber Monday discounts should closely match those from Black Friday for most GPUs.
Certain high-demand models may sell out during Black Friday, so Cyber Monday gives you another chance to score a discounted graphics card. Given the economic downturn, retailers will be aggressive with Cyber Monday pricing to boost sales.
Keep an eye out through December as well, since deals on previous-gen GPUs will continue. For the best upgrade at the lowest cost, Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2023 will be prime times to buy your new Nvidia or AMD graphics card.