AMD's RTX 3060/Ti competitor is a bargain even compared to a weaker RTX 3050 right now.
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Newegg has an excellent deal on a couple of Gigabyte AMD RX 6650 XT video cards. Both are going for $284 (opens in new tab), massively below their launch price. Both GPUs are great if you’re looking for 1080p performance and have little money to spend. More importantly, these AMD entry-level graphic cards are cheaper than Nvidia’s budget RTX 3050, which is currently selling for $300 (opens in new tab) at the lowest price we’ve seen.
The Gigabyte Eagle Radeon RX 6650 XT (opens in new tab) and Gaming OC Radeon RX 6650 XT (opens in new tab) are 8GB, triple-fan GPUs that have had a couple of significant price cuts in the last year, but this is the cheapest the cards have been so far.
Seeing that the RX 6650 XT falls in between Nvidia’s RTX 3060 and 3060 Ti in terms of performance, $284 is a perfect price for each of the GPUs, especially if you’re looking to build yourself a rock-solid gaming PC (opens in new tab).
As I mentioned, the RX 6650 XT is a good 1080p gaming card that’ll offer triple-digit frame rates on medium to high graphics settings, assuming you’re not using ray tracing. You can game at 1440p if you’re willing to make some compromises.
However, since these are AMD GPUs, you can take full advantage of FSR 2.0 (opens in new tab) to get a little bump in performance for games like God of War (opens in new tab), or even upcoming games like The Callisto Protocol (opens in new tab).
Both cards are virtually identical, except that the Gigabyte Gaming OC GPU has a slightly higher boost clock speed and cooling than the Eagle. So, if you want the absolute most bang for your buck, the OC is the way.
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Jorge is a hardware writer from the enchanted lands of New Jersey. When he’s not filling the office with the smell of Pop-Tarts, he’s reviewing all sorts of gaming hardware from laptops with the latest mobile GPUs to gaming chairs with built-in back massagers. He’s been covering games and tech for nearly ten years and has written for Dualshockers, WCCFtech, and Tom’s Guide.