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Some Cyber Monday graphics card deals still remain even with the big day nearly done. The good news is that if you held off on shopping until now, you didn’t miss out on any particularly massive savings on the best graphics cards. The bad news is that’s because there haven’t been any huge ones – just like at the start of this big savings weekend, low supply and high demand have translated into no particularly compelling savings.
With that said, there have still been some discounts to speak of. Seeded in with the best Cyber Monday gaming deals, we’ve spotted reduced prices on RTX 3060 stock, RTX 3070 stock, and RTX 3080 stock, as well as occasional discounts on AMD’s Radeon RTX 6000 cards. But, unfortunately, finding retailers with stock at all at this point is still proving pretty difficult – never mind anything on the bigger deals front.
Nevertheless, we’ll continue to keep you posted with the best Cyber Monday graphics card deals around as we source them. And we still advise giving our Cyber Monday gaming PC deals a gander; as well as our guide to the best gaming PCs – some of which come pre-equipped with some of the best GPUs on the market, which is a good way to get around the current graphics card shortage.
Today’s best Cyber Monday graphics card dealsUS
Amazon: Competitive prices on GTX 1600 series and older RTX 20 series modelsBest Buy: Restocks are common here at the end of the month on the latest GPUs Newegg: Decent rates on current-generation Radeon RX and older GTX video cardsWalmart: Cheap prices on older entry-level graphics cards from Nvidia and AMDUK
Amazon: Nvidia GTX graphics cards starting from £360 Currys: RTX 30 series and Radeon RX 6000 models available for competitive ratesEbuyer: Fair prices on Radeon RX 6600 GPUs and older Nvidia GTX video cardsLaptops Direct: Some of the cheaper prices on RTX 30 series partner cardsCyber Monday graphics card deals in the USCyber Monday graphics card deals in the UKWhere will the best Cyber Monday GPU deals be?It’s not entirely set in stone as to where the best Cyber Monday GPU deals will be, but we can heartily recommend Amazon in either the US or UK for its sheer size and expanse. As far as RTX 30 series restocks go, Best Buy right now is leading by example. Here’s what you can currently expect from all major retailers right now:
Amazon: What limited RTX-30 stock is available is for an average going rate
Best Buy: Focusing primarily on budget, mid-tier, and previous-gen GPUs
Newegg: Fairly standard prices on RTX-30 series and Radeon GPUs
Walmart: Offering a limited supply focusing on older graphics cards
Amazon: Fair prices on RTX 20-series and older GPU models
eBuyer: Some of the fairest prices we’ve seen on the newest graphics cards
Currys: Decent prices on the Radeon RX 6000 cards and high-end RTX GPUs
CCL Computers: Some of the better prices on RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3080s
Why is it so hard to buy a GPU right now?A big part of the reason why Cyber Monday GPU deals will be tougher to find this year is because of the massive graphics card shortage – but what led to the shortage in the first place? Well, one of the primary contributors is also wreaking havoc on the rest of the world: the pandemic. Shutdowns and supply line restrictions have made the components needed to manufacture intricate electronics such as graphics cards historically difficult for manufacturers to procure, and if they don’t have components, they can’t make the cards. Even the cards they can make are harder to get to retailers thanks to the global shipping crisis.
On top of that, demand for graphics cards is higher than ever before thanks to the growing popularity of PC gaming and using them for other purposes. The first category is self explanatory, while the latter is occupied by all kinds of different folks – chief among them people who sometimes use whole rooms or buildings full of powerful graphics cards to generate cryptocurrency or related assets. When two growing demographics want the same thing for two very different purposes, there’s bound to be some fiction. Those are the main reasons why it’s so hard to buy a GPU right now.
Will graphics card prices drop on Cyber Monday?We have a short answer and a long answer to this question. The short answer is graphics cards prices will probably not drop on Cyber Monday. The long answer is sort of, indirectly if you’re looking for the right kind of Cyber Monday GPU deals. Given how strapped the market has been for any kind of reliable supply, the best you can hope for on picking up any given GPU will likely be at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.
However, it’s quite common for retailers to bundle hot-ticket components like these with other bits of hardware, like RAM and sometimes even CPUs – and those parts of the bundle often will be discounted. If you’re in the market for whatever type of item is included in the Cyber Monday GPU deal bundle, it could be a win-win – just make sure it’s compatible with whatever build you have in mind. If you’re not interested, you could always still pick up the bundle and sell the unneeded parts later second hand. If you got a decent discount on it, you’ll ideally be able to at least break even after accounting for shipping costs and other logistics.
Be aware that you may be left on the hook to cover some extra costs if you try to return just part of the bundle to the retailer, assuming they even let you do that.
When will Cyber Monday GPU deals start? They’re officially here! Get your shopping done while the deals are live.
(Image credit: Nvidia)Cyber Monday GPU deals: what to expectThere are no guarantees, but it’s highly unlikely that the RTX 30-series will make an appearance on Cyber Monday for standard price, let alone be discounted. Last year, there were hardly any noteworthy GPU deals to speak of aside from minor savings on entry-level video cards from reliable retailers.
Due to the ongoing component shortages, RTX 20-series GPUs have very much retained their value several years after release. In last year’s Cyber Monday GPU deals, the kinds of deals we were seeing were the RTX 2060 for $340, down from $350 at Adorama.
It isn’t exactly the best outlook, but, given that the RTX 30-series has been ‘available’ for a year now, there’s the potential that previous generation RTX cards and the more entry-level GTX range could be cheaper than last year.
Is it worth waiting until Cyber Monday to buy a graphics card? We wouldn’t really advise specifically waiting for the Cyber Monday GPU deals as it’s very unlikely stock will appear for MSRP and what little graphics cards do go on sale won’t be very noteworthy. If you have a chance to buy a new RTX 30 series GPU or AMD Radeon 6000 video card before Cyber Monday for its retail price, then that’s the better call to make, especially when retailers like Best Buy are having huge RTX 30 series restock in-store events.
(Image credit: AMD)Cyber Monday GPU deals: retailer restocks Cyber Monday GPU deals are fairly few and far between at the best of times. However, if RTX 30-series and AMD Radeon 6000 graphics cards are to appear on the day, these are the most likely retailers to carry them.
Another great way of getting your desired GPU for less is through Black Friday laptop deals.
What’s more, take that action to the big screen with some great Black Friday gaming monitor deals, and sit in comfort with Black Friday gaming chair deals to complete your setup.
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