Gigabyte RX 6900 XT Gaming OC drops to $899 at Newegg
GPU prices continue to fall to relatively healthy levels, and that’s certainly the case with AMD’s current flagship: the Radeon RX 6900 XT. A month ago, prices for the Radeon RX 6900 XT were hovering around the $1,256 mark on third-party marketplaces like eBay. However, Newegg is currently selling the Gigabyte RX 6900 XT Gaming OC for just $949, which is $50 less than AMD’s $999 MSRP for the reference cards.
But it gets better: Newegg is also offering a $50 discount, bringing the price down to $899. While we’d prefer an instant rebate over a mail-in rebate, we can’t argue against getting a flagship graphics card for $100 less than MSRP during an ongoing chip shortage.
The RX 6900 XT reference cards are based on AMD’s RDNA 2 GPU architecture and feature 16GB of 16Gbps GDDR6 memory. AMD’s specs quote a game clock of 2015 MHz and a boost clock of 2250 MHz. The Gigabyte RX 6900 XT Gaming OC ups those clocks slightly to 2,050 MHz and 2,285 MHz, respectively, which will give you a small boost in gaming performance.
Since this is a client board, you’ll find Gigabyte’s Windforce 3X cooling systems (with a copper plate for the heatsink) and a metal backplate for the GPU to maintain rigidity. Plus, as is common practice with high-end gaming gear these days, Gigabyte outfits its flagship with RGB Fusion 2.0 lighting, which you can sync with other components on your rig. Other features include Gigabyte’s dual BIOS and user-friendly Aorus Engine optimization software.
This deal has been in effect for a few hours and Newegg still seems to have plenty of inventory. Given the performance offered by the RX 6900 XT and the fact that it’s $100 below MSRP (after discount), we’re not sure how long it will be in stock, given that it’s the one of the best graphics cards for gaming.
That said, we could start to see prices drop even further on existing Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards, as the Radeon RX 6×50 Series Refresh is just around the corner. The cards are expected to feature improved GPU clock and memory frequencies to battle Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 30 series.