Radeon RX 6950XT drops to $599
AMD flagship RDNA2 GPU now costs just as much as RTX 4070.
If NVIDIA’s latest desktop GPU didn’t have a hard enough time on the market already, the newest deal from ASRock will certainly make the RTX 4070’s $599 price even less attractive. The price of the Radeon RX 6950XT Phantom Gaming GPU, a custom ASRock design, has just been lowered to $599.99. The card is listed at the same price as we reported earlier ($629.99), but the company is now offering a “VGAEXCAA552” coupon code that lowers the price below $600 for the first time.
As a reminder, the RX 6950XT launched in May 2022 at $1,099, meaning the price has now been reduced by $500 in less than a year.
Phantom Gaming is a factory-overclocked model with a game clock of 2166 MHz and a boost clock of 2324 MHz, which represents 0.8% and 0.6% overclock compared to AMD reference specs. This model is also equipped with a triple-fan and 2.8-slot cooling solution with 0dB technology.
Just like most cards based on Navi 21 KXTX GPU with 5120 Stream Processors, this model requires three 8-pin power connectors for its 335W typical board power. ASRock recommends a 900W power supply for this card. It is no doubt a different ballpark than the RTX 4070, which is a 200W GPU, but it is a fact that both cards are now available below $600.
The clear downside of RTX is the smaller memory capacity of 12GB and 192-bit memory bus, while the RDNA2 card offers 16GB and 256-bit configuration. On the other hand, RTX 4070 supports DLSS3 and has lower power consumption. And the cherry for Radeon fans might be the new game bundle. Like any Radeon 6000 GPU, this card comes with a free The Last of Us Part 1 game worth $60.
Whichever card is better, the good news is that gamers now have a choice between some very capable GPUs. Hopefully, NVIDIA will follow suit by lowering the price as well.
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