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Black Friday 2018: Best graphics card deals

Do one better than these muppets and get better gaming performance with a great GPU deal this Black Friday

It’s finally November, the month in which we celebrate that wonderful, deals-stuffed holiday Black Friday. Hooray! And for some retailers out there, the Black Friday festivities have already begun, as Newegg are holding a massive Black November event for the next three weeks. So, if you’ve been waiting to pick up one of today’s best graphics cards on the cheap, now is the time to do so, and to help you in your quest for ever bigger savings, I’ve done the hard work for you and put together all the best graphics card deals right here in handy list form.

I should say that not all of these are proper Black Friday deals just yet. Newegg may have jumped the gun, but other retailers haven’t quite got their act together yet. I’ll mark up the official Black Friday ones as and when they appear, but until we get closer to the day itself the rest will be the best UK and US graphics card deals available right now. As always, you’ll find all our top Black Friday deals (and for the time being, non-Black Friday deals) over in our big Black Friday 2018 hub, but I’ll be regularly updating this list as well to keep all the graphics card discounts in one place. So why not pop it in your bookmarks and give a little check every now and again, yeah?

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a new monitor, SSD, gaming headset, or a new mouse and keyboard, check out our other Black Friday deals hubs listed below:

Best UK graphics card deals:

Asus GeForce GTX 1050Ti Dual OC (4GB)£150 from Ebuyer (down from £160)

Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 Amp! Edition (6GB)£240 from Ebuyer (down from £282, also comes with a free copy of Monster Hunter: World)

MSI GeForce GTX 1070Ti Gaming£409 from Ebuyer (down from £480, also comes with free Monster Hunter: World)

MSI Radeon RX 570 Armor OC (8GB)£159 from Overclockers UK (down from £210)

MSI Radeon RX 580 Armor OC (8GB)
£200 from Ebuyer (down from £310, price won’t fall on Black Friday)

Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX Vega 64 OC£500 from Overclockers UK (down from £630)

Best US graphics card deals:

EVGA GeForce GTX 1050Ti (4GB)$172 from Newegg (down from $210)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060(6GB)$250 from Newegg (plus free copy of Monster Hunter: World)

Asus GeForce GTX 1070 Dual$360 from Newegg (also comes with a free copy of Monster Hunter: World)

PNY GeForce GTX 1070Ti$400 from Newegg (plus free Monster Hunter: World)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo OC$450 from Newegg

Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ (8GB)
$260 from Newegg

Graphics card buying advice

We all want to play games on the best graphics settings, but the best way to pick one graphics card from the next is to think about what kind of resolution you want. Do you want to play games at 60fps at 1920×1080? Or do you want something a bit more powerful to bump it up to 2560×1440? Heck, you might want to go the whole hog and run all your games at 4K on Ultra – in which case, you’ll need the graphics card to match.

Best for 1080p gaming: For a smooth gaming experience at 1920×1080, my top recommendation is still the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti. It may not be able to run the latest games on the highest settings (you’ll need a GTX 1060 or an RX 580 for that), but most games should still give you a decent 60fps on Medium if you’re looking to keep costs down. In terms of value for money, there’s simply nothing better.

Best for 1440p gaming: As we move up the resolution chain, things start to get a bit messy. For perfect 60fps 1440p gaming on the best settings, you’ll want either an Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1070 or the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070Ti – whichever you can find for the least money. At the moment, GTX 1070Ti prices are more or less identical to regular GTX 1070 cards, so you may as well get the superior Ti if your budget can stretch that far. Otherwise, it’s a pretty close-run race between the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 and the AMD Radeon RX 580. Both cost around half as much as the GTX 1070 / GTX 1070Ti and can still deliver a smooth 60fps on Medium to High settings.

Best for 4K gaming: As for the big guns, this is really a choice between Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080 and AMD’s RX Vega 64, as both can currently be found for around the same sort of price. If you want the absolute bestest best settings that 4K gaming has to offer, though, then prepare to fork out for Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080Ti.

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Katharine Castle

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Katharine writes about all the bits that go inside your PC so you can carry on playing all those lovely games we like talking about so much. Very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests.

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