Radeon RX 6950 XT deal makes the GPU way better than 7800 XT

It's an XTra exciting price tag.

XFX Speedster MERC 319 AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT Black graphics card falls to its lowest price ever, giving it more value than RX 7800 XT.
XFX Speedster MERC 319 AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT Black graphics card against a white background.

AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT

“AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT has 80 compute units, 128 MB of new AMD Infinity Cache, and a game frequency of 2,100MHz. Not bad for a previous-gen graphics card.”

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Just under two years ago, we considered Radeon RX 6950 XT the best graphics card AMD ever made. Of course, it’s since been supplanted by RX 7900 XT and XTX, but you shouldn’t count the previous generation out. Falling to its best price ever, this GPU is a fantastic upgrade in 2024.

XFX Speedster MERX319 RX 6950 XT Black is currently the lowest price we’ve seen at just $579.99. This is more than $200 off the price it was just last week. In fact, it’s $200 lower than even RX 6900 XT’s current price tag. Amazon US doesn’t list it as a 25% off deal specifically, so it could be a permanent drop. I wouldn’t recommend you take that chance, though, as it could shoot right back up at any point.

The graphics card currently costs £567.11 in the UK. It also doesn’t list it as a deal, but it’s just a couple of quid more than its best price. Availability is spotty in Europe, but it does have small discounts in Italy and Germany, even if it doesn’t state it.

As far as performance goes, we loved Sapphire Radeon RX 6950 XT Nitro+ Pure Gaming OC. XFX’s solution won’t be far off. It has the same 16GB GDDR6 video memory with a slightly higher 2,368MHz boost clock.

Pitting this against the current generation, RX 6950 XT’s new price is just $10 more than RX 7800 XT, but it’s faster in every category. It beats the newer GPU in 3DMark Time Spy benchmarks and nets around 20fps more at 1080p, 10fps more at 1440p, and 31fps more at 4K. Not bad for an extra tenner.

The only drawback is that it guzzles more power when running full pelt. It idles better at just 64W, but full loads can suck 535W, which is the same territory as an Nvidia RTX 3090. It’ll also understandably run 10°C hotter at peak temperatures, but the triple fan cooler will keep a handle on it.

You could plug this GPU into your PC as soon as tomorrow if you grab an Amazon Prime subscription. Otherwise, keep your eyes peeled on our deals page for more discounts. If you follow us on Twitter and Facebook and subscribe to our free newsletter, we’ll even deliver some directly to you.