The best graphics card deals for Black Friday 2018

Save a heap with these Black Friday 2018 graphics card deals

As Nvidia’s unveiling of its RTX graphics cards showed, new graphics cards aren’t exactly cheap. But Black Friday can lead to some sizable discounts on even the most powerful of new GPUs. If you’re looking to upgrade your gaming experience, now may be the perfect time to treat yourself to a new graphics card to help push more pixels to your eyeballs.

To that end, we’ve scoured the websites of retailers and manufacturers to put together our list of the best graphics card deals for Black Friday 2018.

Nvidia RTX 2080/2070

RTX 2080
Riley Young/Digital Trends

The RTX-generation of graphics cards might not have been the performance powerhouse we hoped it would be, but these cards still supplant the 10-series as the most powerful consumer-grade graphics cards in the world. Pricing is still on the high side, but thanks to Black Friday, you can get a few cards at decent prices — if you get in there before they’re sold out that is.

Nvidia 1080/1070/1060

Bill Roberson/Digital Trends

If the RTX-series is too rich for your blood (and wallet) never fear, there are some great last-generation deals to be had on cards that are still more than capable of handling 1080 and 1440p gaming with ease.

  • Available right now, the Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Edition has been discounted to $440, and it comes with a free game too.
  • Available right now, the Zotac GTX 1070 Ti Mini 8GB, has $190 knocked off its recent price — Sold out.
  • Available on November 23, the EVGA GTX 1070 Ti Ultra can be had for $350 too, representing an impressive $220 drop in its recent pricing — Sold out.
  • Available on November 23, the EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SC ACX is an excellent option too. Priced at $230, it’s dropped $20 off of its usual price, making it hotly competitive with some of the alternatives out there.

AMD Vega 64/56

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64 review
Bill Roberson/Digital Trends

AMD’s Vega graphics cards are more competitive with Nvidia’s 10-series than the RTX range of GPUs, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t powerful. At Black Friday prices too, they’re well worth considering.

AMD RX 580/570

MSI Radeon RX 580 Gaming X+ 8G
Bill Roberson/Digital Trends

Outside of the top-end, AMD’s mid-range is as healthy and competitive as ever. If you don’t fancy waiting for next year’s expected Navi release, the RX 570 and RX 580 are some of the best mid-range cards today.

  • Available right now, the ASRock Phantom Gaming X RX 580 8GB can be had for as little as $200 — that’s $100 off its usual asking price. It’s a heavily-overclocked version of the card and even comes with a pair of free games of your choice.
  • Available right now, the MSI RX 580 Armor 8G OC can be had for $190 when factoring savings and an aftersale $20 rebate. This is the cheapest the RX 580 has been since it launched. Be aware of the delay in shipping.
  • Available right now, the MSI RX 570 is priced at just $180 — $50 less than normal. It comes with two free games as well.
We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and choose what we cover carefully and independently. If you find a better price for a product listed here, or want to suggest one of your own, email us at

Digital Trends may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers.

RTX 2070 is the most popular Turing GPU for Steam gamers

Nvidia's RTX graphics cards might not be selling like hotcakes, but they are selling and they're more popular than AMD's Vega GPUs. The most popular entry in the lineup is the RTX 2070, beating out its stronger and weaker contemporaries.

From Chromebooks to MacBooks, here are the best laptop deals for February 2019

Whether you need a new laptop for school or work or you're just doing some post-holiday shopping, we've got you covered: These are the best laptop deals going right now, from discounted MacBooks to on-the-go gaming PCs.

Nvidia 1660 Ti boxes and cards pictured ahead of rumored late February launch

Nvidia's rumored midrange counterpart to its high-end RTX Turing graphics cards may be just around the corner. We've now been given our first glimpse of packaging and cards from third parties.

Thanks to some new leaks, the launch of Nvidia's GTX 1660 is all but confirmed

The Nvidia GTX-16 series is rumored to be the green-team's solution to its own high RTX pricing and AMD's still-competitive RX 500 GPUs. With the recent launch of the RTX 2060, though, the 1660 will need to be priced competitively.

What is Wi-Fi 6? Here's a look at the next evolution of the wireless standard

We're exploring the new naming convention for wireless standards, how it affects the devices you buy, and what the upcoming Wi-Fi generation is changing for the better.

Windows is getting a face-lift in 2020, but you can get a sneak peek right now

Microsoft is increasing the lead time for an upcoming major update to Windows 10, giving Windows Insiders the ability to test it right now, even though it's not set for release until 2020.
Emerging Tech

A.I.-powered website creates freakishly lifelike faces of people who don’t exist

No, this isn't a picture of a missing person. It's a face generated by a new artificial intelligence on the website Here's how the impressive A.I. works.

The best Presidents’ Day sales 2019: Amazon, Walmart, Dell, and more

Presidents' Day sales are a great chance to score electronics, clothing, home and office stuff, and other goodies at a discount. We’ve smoked out a large handful of the best of these Presidents' Day deals, from tech to bedding, to help…

Keep your MacBook safe and dry with an Under Armour backpack for under $50

Under Armour is having a huge sale this weekend to help you on your quest for a better backpack. The UA Outlet Exclusive sale is going on now through Monday, February 18th, offering great discounts on stormproof backpacks.

Walmart Presidents’ Day sale: Instant Pot, Google Home, and 4K TV deals

Presidents' Day weekend is one of the best times of the year to find deep discounts on 4K TVs, laptops, Instant Pots, clothes, mattresses, and furniture. And Walmart is offering deals on all of those things and more.

The HoloLens 2 will be announced at MWC. Here's what we know about it so far

The HoloLens 2 is ripe for an announcement. Here's what Microsoft has revealed so far, what's likely in store for the next generation HoloLens, and everything that we know about this mixed reality headset.

Don't know what to do with all your old DVDs? Here's how to convert them to MP4

Given today's rapid technological advancements, physical discs are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Check out our guide on how to convert a DVD to MP4, so you can ditch discs for digital files.

Wi-Fi helps connect all of our devices at high-speed, but what exactly is it?

What is Wi-Fi? It's a technology we all use everyday to connect all of our portable devices, but understanding how it works and how far it's come from its humble beginnings is another thing entirely.

In the age of Alexa and Siri, Cortana’s halo has grown dim

In a sea of voice assistants, Cortana has become almost irrelevant. The nearly five-year-old voice assistant is seeing little love from consumers, and here’s why it is dead.