The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is the first graphics card to be available under its $ 999 retail MSRP. This is the first time in a long time that a current generation graphics card has fallen under MSRP, and this is a very welcome change that tells us that MSRP prices are coming back, as are GPUs in stock.
First in two years! AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT falls below MSRP for $ 899 at Newegg
It may be a one-time thing, but it’s real. AMD’s custom Radeon RX 6900 XT Gaming OC, which had a $ 249 US premium over the $ 999 US reference MSRP, is now available under MSRP only $ 899. This graphics card is actually listed for $ 949.99, but the retailer is offering a $ 50.0 discount card that further reduces prices to just $ 899.99. The Radeon RX 6900 XT is a very capable card, and considering it matches the RTX 3090, which is still priced at around $ 1500- $ 2000 in the US, it’s a great deal.
In particular, the Gigabyte Radeon RX 6900 XT Gaming OC graphics card comes with a custom triple-fan cooler with a three-slot design, a massive radiator with several heat pipes and requires triple 8-pin charging connectors. The Windforce 3X cooler is very efficient on the flagship GPU Navi 21. In addition to the design, the graphics card also comes with a factory overclock from the box with clock speeds rated at 2050 MHz ‘Game’ and 2285 MHz ‘Boost’, an increase of 35 respectively and 25 MHz.
Now this promotional deal may hint at a correction in the price of existing cards with the arrival of the updated AMD Radeon RX 6000 range, which is scheduled for release next week. The AMD RX 6950 XT will be positioned as a higher-end model, not a replacement for the RX 6900 XT, but we can expect prices between the two cards to be very similar. Also, given that GPU power is almost normal, there’s no reason to pay higher for graphics cards now. Note that the RX 6950 XT Gaming OC has already been spotted in the ads, but the prices, which are early, are simply absurd until the card is officially released.
Gigabyte RX 6900 XT Gaming OC graphics card:
News source: Tomshardware