The AMDs Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card has dropped in recent times, but it has never been cheaper due to pricing levels in the United States and Europe.
Remember, this was the first step for the RX 6000 series (until the 6950 XT was turned up), and as VideoCardz (opens in a new tab) highlighted, pricing has dropped to fresh lows, falling below the $700 mark in the United States (and at least $600 in one case).
The ASRock RX 6900 XT Phantom Gaming (opens in a new tab) has been reduced to $670, for example (but in this case, stock has sold through and its now back-ordered).
Don''t worry about that, though, because at the time of writing, there''s actually a much better deal at Best Buy, which is selling the XFX Speedster Merc 6900 XT (opens in new tab) for $620, which is a pretty excellent deal.
A different XFX model, the XFX Speedster Swift 6900 XT (opens in new tab), has been reduced to $650 at Newegg (albeit on a time limit agreement until October 13). And that same agreement is also available on Amazon.com (opens in new tab), depending on if stock should run out with Newegg (or indeed vice versa).
As VideoCardz adds, prices have dropped even further recent in Europe, with the 6900 XT approaching the 735 mark, which is 250 times lower than last month.
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The retail scale of the 6900 XT at major retailers has been quite dramatic. Remember that this graphics card was over $1,000 more expensive in the United States at the beginning of this year, and about 1,000 more in Europe for that matter.
As GPU prices have slowly but surely dropped throughout the course of 2022, and decreases have increased in recent times, AMD graphics cards have been faster to climb to MSRP (or below, in the case of the 6900 XT, which has a recommended price of $999 in the United States).
Nvidia GPUs on the other hand have been slower to fall, and have more stubbornly adhered to outrageous pricing, which is somewhat a measure of their relative popular, for instance. (A quick glance at Neweggs'' top-selling graphics cards makes that clear enough, and the ever-present GPU market share reports for that matter).
The 6900 XT has experienced significant price decreases so far, with the card now reaching 62% of its MSRP in the best deal highlighted above, is quite exciting. However, it must be cautious given that both AMD and Nvidia are interested in next-gen graphics cards (the RTX 4090 is also expected to arrive on shelves tomorrow, in theory) so it is important to start flogging off existing current-gen stock before it starts to look significantly less attractive.
This may mean we see even better deals down the line, but right now, the 6900 XT''s pricing is already quite compelling, it must be said. Particularly when you consider the RTX 4090 and its very expensive launch price tag, which we discussed at length in our complete review which just went live.