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    This below-MSRP Prime Day GPU deal is currently the best budget graphics card you can buy

    What the hell is this? Two actual Prime Day graphics card deals (opens in new tab) that are… wait for it… below MSRP!? Well, Dr. Lisa Su really is smiling down on us today, as this pair of AMD GPUs—that you would legitimately want to stick in your PC—are on sale right now for less than Team Radeon wanted at launch late last year.

    Given the last couple years of GPU mining booms and supply chain crises, that’s absolutely something to celebrate. We’ve had the ultra expensive RX 6900 XT or RX 6950 XT dropping a touch below MSRP before, but they’re so prohibitively expensive it’s hard to make a case for spending a thousand bucks on them even with a discount. 

    Today’s sub-MSRP sales aren’t happening across the board, but prices everywhere are trending ever closer to MSRP, especially with the discounts of Prime Day.

    The Prime Day Nvidia GPU deals (opens in new tab), for example, haven’t produced any sub-MSRP cards, and the main event is almost over. That’s why we’ve been recommending most people with the choice of graphics card ought to put their money towards an AMD card (opens in new tab). Basically, where performance is similar the Radeon GPU will be cheaper.

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  • That’s the case here with the RX 6600 XT and the RX 6600. A lot of people have been looking at the RTX 3060 as the more desirable mainstream GPU of this current generation and, while it does have some allure thanks to the infeasibly large 12GB of video memory attached to it, the RX 6600 XT comfortably outperforms it. And costs a little less than even the cheapest RTX 3060 we’ve seen today.

    The RX 6600 is a hair slower than Nvidia’s card, and yet it is over $120 cheaper today with this excellent deal at Amazon. I wasn’t a massive fan when I tested this exact card, the PowerColor Fighter RX 6600 (opens in new tab), largely because of the price at the time. But when it’s around $250, that makes this an outstanding budget gaming GPU. 

    If you want an idea of where the cards stack up in terms of performance, we’ve put together this simple hierarchy of the current generation of GPUs from AMD and Nvidia and a handful of the last generation, too. It’s based on our own benchmarks for the most part, and then also the average 3DMark Time Spy Extreme scores from UL’s database for some of the older cards. It actually tracks pretty well against an aggregated average 1440p frame rate across our own benchmarking suite for each card.

    And you can see just where the RX 6600 XT, RTX 3060, and RX 6600 stack up.

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