AMD’s board partners have slashed prices on the Radeon RX 6950 XT and RX 6900 XT graphics cards in anticipation of the upcoming retail launch of NVIDIA’s RTX 4070.
The ASRock Phantom Gaming Radeon RX 6950 XT boasts a powerful Navi 21 GPU and comes with 16 GB of GDDR6 memory. ASRock’s renowned cooling system, featuring a striped axial fan, reinforced metal frame, and metal backplate, is included in this graphics card. Additionally, it operates quietly with 0dB noise output.
AMD has been vocal about its graphics card lineup, which offers higher memory capacities compared to its competitors at relatively affordable prices. The company even published a blog highlighting the significance of “More VRAM.” Currently, AMD offers 16 GB cards at prices significantly lower than NVIDIA’s 12 GB cards. While there are differences in gaming performance, features, and efficiency between the two brands, AMD provides more cost-effective options for users seeking higher VRAM capacities.
The ASRock Phantom Gaming AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT is currently available on Newegg for $629.99 US, and by using a limited-time promotional code (“VGAEXCAA496″ at checkout), the price can be further reduced to just $609.99 US.
As an added bonus, along with the graphics card, you will also receive a digital code for the game The Last of Us Part 1, which is valued at $60. This promotion is available from March 7, 2023, to May 13, 2023, making it a great opportunity to get a free game. However, it’s worth noting that The Last of Us Part 1’s PC port has received negative feedback due to subpar optimization and transfer to PCs, despite the developers’ efforts in addressing issues through optimizations and hotfixes. As a result, the game has received low ratings on Steam’s storefront.
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is competitively priced at $540 US and also comes with a similar bundled game. This card also offers 16 GB of VRAM, but has a slightly lower core configuration compared to the RX 6950 XT.
Both cards are expected to deliver solid performance in rasterization, making them strong contenders against the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070. However, NVIDIA currently holds an advantage in games with ray tracing effects and DLSS 3, which can significantly boost performance. Moreover, the efficiency of the Ada Lovelace architecture in gaming is not available in either of these AMD cards.
It’s worth mentioning that the GeForce RTX 4070 is set to hit retail shelves shortly with a price tag of $599 US.