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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

What’s this? Just a week to go before we get to celebrate that deals-stuffed holiday that is Black Friday? Well, I never – and good gravy are there already some astonishingly good graphics card deals to be had right now. So, you know the drill by now. If you’ve been waiting to pick up one of today’s best graphics cards on the cheap, now is absolutely definitely the time to do it, so grab your deals basket, pull up a chair and let’s take a look at all the best graphics card deals right here in handy list form.

There are still a couple of non-Black Friday deals hanging in there at the moment, but these are still the best UK and US graphics card deals available right this very second. As always, you’ll find all our top 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:

Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 Nitro+
£399 from Overclockers UK (down from £500, plus free copies of Devil May Cry 5, The Division 2 and Resident Evil 2 on release)

Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 56 Pulse
£300 from Overclockers UK (down from £399, plus the same three games described above)

Sapphire Radeon RX 570 Pulse
£159 from Overclockers UK (down from £190)

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

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)

Best US graphics card deals:

EVGA GeForce GTX 1050Ti (4GB)$150 from Newegg (down from $210)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060(6GB)$230 from Newegg (plus free copy of Monster Hunter: World)

PNY GeForce GTX 1070Ti$380 from Newegg (plus free Monster Hunter: World)

Asus Radeon RX 580 (8GB)$200 from Newegg (plus a choice of two free games out of Devil May Cry 5, The Division 2 and Resident Evil 2)

MSI Radeon RX 570 Armor (8GB)$180 from Newegg (plus a choice of two free games out of Devil May Cry 5, The Division 2 and Resident Evil 2)

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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