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Best Black Friday graphics card deals 2021: Nvidia and AMD GPUs

The best Black Friday graphics cards deals from across the web

We may be between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but even this peak season for affordable PC gaming hardware hasn't helped with GPU prices - prices that, for well over a near now, have been driven to ridiculous highs by shortages and other, increasingly annoying factors. Does this mean it’s impossible to find a good Black Friday graphics deal deal? Perhaps not - after some strenuous searching, we’ve managed to find at least a few discounts on Nvidia and AMD GPUs from recent generations..

Personally, I think you should wait until the current price inflation (an inevitable consequence of the stock scarcity) has calmed down before buying one of today's best graphics cards, but if you absolutely need a new GPU this instant, then Black Friday and Cyber Monday are perhaps the best times to try and get one. To that end: any halfway decent Black Friday graphics card deals that exist, you’ll find below.

Click the links on the right to jump to UK or US deals, and be sure to check back if there’s nothing that fits the bill right now – we’ll be updating this list until the end of Cyber Monday.

Luckily, for those who want to upgrade other components or build a whole new PC, offers on other kinds of PC hardware are far more bountiful. You can browse our main Black Friday deals hub for everything in one place, or visit any of our product-specific deals hubs below.

Black Friday graphics card deals (UK)

Best Nvidia GPU deals:

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti deals:

While not technically discounted for Black Friday, this is one of the few RTX 3060 Ti cards we've seen that's actually in stock right now. You can also get free next day delivery with the promo code FNDDGAMING, and there's also a flexible payment scheme available too.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti deals:

It's the most expensive graphics card 'deal' on this list, but if 4K 60fps performance on max settings is what you're after, the RTX 3080 Ti can definitely deliver the goods.

Best AMD GPU deals:

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT deals:

Not a deal as such, but it is at least in stock. AMD's Radeon RX 6700 XT is a superb graphics card for 1440p gaming at high quality settings, and arguably much more suitable to your typical gaming PC than the RX 6900 XTs listed below.

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT deals:

If you're going to go for broke - and the RTX 3090 isn't in stock anywhere - then the Radeon RX 6900 XT will suit your top-of-the-line rig quite comfortably. Ebuyer has a (very, very relatively) well-priced MSI model with triple-fan air cooling, while the Asus model on sale at Scan has an all-in-one liquid cooler. There are a few other Black Friday deals on liquid-cooled Radeon RX 6900 XTs floating around, but they' tend to be designed're mostly built to be part of a DIY open-loop cooling system. AIO models like this are much easier to install.

Black Friday graphics card deals (US)

Best Nvidia GPU deals:

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti deals:

The GTX 1050 Ti is getting on a bit now, and has been replaced by the GTX 1650 (see below), but it remains a decent 1080p performer, and can still run the latest games if you're not fussed about having the fanciest settings. We'd still recommend going for the GTX 1650 if you can - see our GTX 1650 vs GTX 1050 Ti comparison for more details - but if you're looking to keep costs down as much as possible, you probably won't do much better than this right now.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 deals:

The GTX 1650 was once the quintessential entry-level card for 1080p, and now even in a GPU market gone bananas, it's still more or less the cheapest non-ancient card to buy new. Fitting or tragic? Maybe a bit of both, but if you're brand new to PC gaming and can't budget for something stronger, go ahead. And welcome, by the way. It isn't always this expensive.

Best AMD GPU deals:

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT deals:

Not an awful price for the Radeon RX 6900 XT in the current climate, screwed up as it is. You also get free copies of Far Cry 6 and Resident Evil 8, plus a month’s free access to Xbox Game Pass.

How to get the best Black Friday graphics card deal

As you can tell from the, uh, sparseness of the above list, your options will be sadly limited by both stock availability and the fact that pretty much all GPUs are much pricier than they should be. That being said, when buying a new graphics card at any time, you'll want to consider two key factors: the resolution of your monitor, and what kind of quality setting you'd like to aim for when playing games.

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 and AMD Radeon RX 6600 are both designed to run games at 1080p on high settings, though it's worth paying a little extra to get their respective upgrades: the RTX 3060 Ti and the Radeon RX 6600 XT. You can go the cheaper route, though: Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1660 Super and AMD's older Radeon RX 5500 XT are also excellent budget options that will get you smooth frame rates on Medium to High settings.

As for 1440p, the RTX 3060 Ti will still perform well, though for the slickest frame rates you could take the next step up with an RTX 3070 or Radeon RX 6700 XT. These can even cope with 4K on lowered settings, though if you really want the best out such a high resolution, check out the RTX 3080 and Radeon RX 6800 XT.

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