For those diligent souls looking out for a cheap graphics card deal this March, then this is a good place for you be. Whether you're in the US or UK, you can get one of AMD's seriously good and sometimes overlooked 5700 XT graphics cards for a lowest-ever price. What's more, the two we're highlighting are from quality and respected mainstream manufacturers too. This card sits at number 7 on our guide to the best graphics card (opens in new tab), and so this deal is great news for anyone looking to head into spring by putting together one of the best gaming PCs (opens in new tab).
In the US, you can currently get an MSI version of the card - the MSI EVOKE Radeon RX 5700 XT, to be exact - for the low price of just $379.99 (opens in new tab). This is a bargain price and, as far as we can tell, the lowest price the 55700 XT card has ever gone for. Over in the UK, the ASUS TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700 XT variant of the excellent card has come right down (when compared to its list price) and is at a relative snip of £319.95 (opens in new tab). These variants of the card are both strong performers and offer enormous bang for buck at this price level.
Generally, the 5700 XT card is perfect for 1080p and 1440p gaming. Although it won't offer the ray-tracing support of other more-premium cards, it's very power efficient as a result of AMD's 7nm process and benefits enormously from AMD's RDNA architecture. It's also about 5-10% more powerful in terms of raw horsepower than the 2060 Super, so you can count on its graphical power chops. The RX 5700 XT also supports AMD's Radeon Image Sharpening, which AMD claims will sharpen graphics with almost no performance impact in games that support it.
Cheap graphics card deal
MSI EVOKE Radeon RX 5700 XT | just $379.99 at Walmart (save around $30) (opens in new tab)
As far as we can tell, this is a lowest-ever US price for the 5700 XT card and so offers great value. If you don't mind forgoing the ray-tracing support then you can pay less and get a great card that matches some of the 2060 card variants for sheer power.
ASUS TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700 XT | £319.95 at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)
A lowest-ever UK price for this solid ASUS variant of the 5700 XT card makes this an absolute steal. A seriously affordable upgrade and one that will give you some stern graphical chops for much less than a 20-series card.
Because GPUs can err on the side of Very Expensive, AMD's range - just like with the best CPU for gaming (opens in new tab) - offer great performance for lower price tags means you can pick up quality, and then redirect some cash into other parts of your build or wider setup. For example, this might allow you to plow funds toward the best gaming monitor (opens in new tab) or peripherals like the best gaming mouse (opens in new tab).