Amazon is selling the PowerColor Red Dragon AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT for US$35 off the normal US$555 retail price. In the absence of any next-gen mid-range cards from AMD and Nvidia, the RX 6800 XT with the slashed rate is a tempting buy as it performs quite well at 1440p.
The horrible GPU landscape of the past few years where stock was limited and prices were absurd has finally given way to an environment where last gen graphics cards can be found at discounts. To that end, the PowerColor Red Dragon AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is now going for a mentionable 6% off on Amazon with free delivery. With the discount, the GPU now costs US$520 (via slickdeals). You can also get two free games with the purchase which further sweetens the deal.
According to Honey’s price history tool, the discounted rate of the PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 XT is the lowest in 120 days.
For the uninitiated, the RX 6800 XT is based on AMDs RDNA 2 architecture. The GPU packs 4,608 Stream Processors and 16 GB of GDDR6 memory with a 300 W TGP. Per our testing of the RX 6800 XT, the board performs roughly on par with the RTX 3080 12 GB. Similarly, the card is up to 16% faster than the RTX 3070 Ti in 3DMark Time Spy Graphics.
In terms of gaming, the RX 6800 XT is a champ at 1440p, as it can comfortably drive most modern games at elevated frame rates and high graphics presets. For instance, the RX 6800 XT manages 114 fps at QHD in Yakuza Like a Dragon, 84.5 fps in Watch Dogs Legion, 143 fps in Death Stranding, etc.
Put simply, the PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 XT is an excellent 1440p card, especially at US$520.
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Fawad Murtaza – Tech Writer – 342 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
I am Fawad, a fellow tech nerd. As a tech junkie, my relationship with technology goes back to my childhood years. Getting my first Intel Pentium 4 PC was the start of journey that would eventually bring me to Notebookcheck. Finally, I have been writing for tech media since 2018. From small no-name projects to industry leaders, I have worked with a number of tech publications.
Fawad Murtaza, 2023-01-30 (Update: 2023-01-30)