AMD cuts GPU prices at the right time to pull ahead of Nvidia

AMD has just started cutting the list price of its Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards. The price cuts, which span the entire lineup, are significant and are already starting to take effect.

This decision comes at a good time for AMD, but not so much for Nvidia.

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Soon AMD will usher in the next generation of graphics cards by introducing the Radeon RX 7000 series – but before that happens, it has already lowered the MSRP of the still current generation RX 6000 series.

The flagship Radeon RX 6950 XT dropped to $949 from its original $1,099 MSRP, but it’s still a much worse deal than the RX 6900 XT, now priced at just $699 and only 5% worse than its successor. The RX 6800 XT now costs $599, followed by the RX 6800 for $549 and the RX 6750 XT for $419. The prices of the mid-to-entry cards were also reduced, and now the cheapest AMD GPU costs just $149.

RX 6950 XT $949 $1,099
RX 6900 XT $699 $999
RX 6800 XT $599 $649
RX 6800 $549 $579
RX 6750 XT $419 $549
RX 6700 XT $379 $479
RX 6650 XT $299 $399
RX 6600 $239 $379
RX 6500 XT 4GB $169 $199
RX 6400 $149 $159

The price cuts go a long way in making the GPUs worth the money. This makes some of the best graphics cards more affordable than ever. The new prices can already be seen on some of the models that can be seen on and other retailers are likely to follow suit soon.

Nvidia also slashed the MSRP of its RTX 30-series GPUs a while ago, so the two competitors are now evenly matched. However, Nvidia has faced quite a bit of controversy over the past week, making these price cuts perfectly timed for AMD.

While the hype surrounding Nvidia is pretty high right now, just two days after the official announcement of its next-gen GPUs, many are disappointed with how expensive the RTX 40 series has become – and Nvidia doesn’t seem eager to give in. on the pricing issue. Now AMD is diving in at just the right time to try and redeem some of its RX 6000 stock at a lower price before introducing RDNA 3. This was first reported by TechPowerUp.

The next generation AMD Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards will be released on November 3rd – about three weeks after Nvidia launches RTX 4090, but most likely before the two versions of the RTX 4080 will come out. If AMD can price its next-generation graphics cards more reasonably than Nvidia, it may be able to rake in some business, even from previous Nvidia enthusiasts.

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