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The price of AMD’s fastest gaming GPU just dropped

AMD's Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics card can now be bought for a much cheaper price, thanks to competition from the Nvidia RTX 4080 Super.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX price cut

We love to see some fierce competition hotting up between GPU titans AMD and Nvidia, and the latest result of this fight is a massive Radeon RX 7900 XTX price cut. Thanks to Nvidia finally waking up and giving the RTX 4080 Super the price and spec that its predecessor arguably should have had in the first place, the price of AMD’s flagship GPU now stands at just $899 in the US, and an amazing £799 in the UK.

This isn’t an official price cut from AMD, but it looks as though board partners and retailers have been given the go-ahead to start chopping GPU prices. In our Radeon RX 7900 XTX review, we praised the GPU’s fantastic rasterization performance, especially compared with the overpriced RTX 4080 at the time.

This graphics card gives you a massive 24GB of GDDR6 memory, along with 6,144 stream processors, and it’s a formidable beast when it comes to pushing out high frame rates. However, the introduction of the new RTX 4080 Super moves the goalposts, with this new GPU earning a place on our best graphics card guide, which means the price of AMD’s top-end RDNA 3 GPU needs to drop.

We’ve seen several price cuts to the Radeon RX 7900 XTX over the last few days, with board partners and retailers apparently chipping away at the original $999 retail price. The best US deal we’ve seen, though, has to be the MSI Radeon RX 7900 XTX Gaming Trio Classic at Newegg.

This card isn’t just a basic model either – it has MSI’s quiet and powerful TriFrozr 2 cooler with three fans, as well as a flash of RGB lighting. This particular card usually goes for an MSRP of $1,049, so you’re getting a good $150 (14%) off the standard cost.

Meanwhile, in the UK, you can get an even better deal by picking up the PowerColor Radeon RX 7900 XTX Hellhound OC for just £799.98, and this card even has a small overclock, taking the GPU boost clock from 2,500MHz to 2,525MHz.

There are a couple of caveats, however. One is that, although the RX 7900 XTX can cope with ray tracing much better than AMD’s previous gen GPUs, the RTX 4080 Super and RTX 4070 Ti Super are much quicker when you’re running games with this realistic lighting tech.

Also, Nvidia’s GPUs have the benefit of support for DLSS Super Resolution upscaling, which results in noticeably better visual fidelity than AMD’s competing FSR 2 tech. Similarly, Nvidia’s DLSS 3 frame generation tech is also supported by a lot more games than AMD’s FSR 3 frame generation tech, enabling you to boost performance much further.

If raw gaming performance is your top priority, though, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX is a superb GPU, and it’s backed up by loads of memory as well. If you’re looking to go even cheaper, make sure you also read our Radeon RX 7800 XT review, as well as our new GeForce RTX 4070 Super review, where we put these mid-range graphics cards through their paces.