I was going to head in a different direction for my second article on deals of the night, but when I spotted this deal on a great mid-range AMD graphics card, I knew I had to double down on the great sale of CCL.
The UK retailer is offering the AMD RX 6700 for £299 when you use the code AFF15, bringing back a PowerColor Fighter OC model at the lowest price we’ve seen for this class of card. The 6700 is a strong contender for 1080p and 1440p gaming, and this factory-overclocked model should outperform other options in the field.
Note that this is not the RX 6700 XT, which was announced earlier than its non-XT sibling. The vanilla RX 6700 is a slightly scaled-down version of the larger card, with lower clock speeds, fewer compute cores, and less VRAM. However, this also translates to a more affordable price and more modest power requirements, so there’s a decent argument for choosing this over the more powerful XT model. We haven’t reviewed the RX 6700 – nor have I for Digital Foundry – but based on the specs we can expect it to be within seven percent of the RX 6700 XT in terms of frame rates, and it’s supported in the few reviews that exist for this card.
Given that the RX 6700 XT models start at £383 – reduced to £368 with the same code AFF15 – you’re paying 23% more for the XT model but only getting 7% more performance so the non-XT is by far the best. choice!
I think this is a very good option for anyone with a 1080p or 1440p monitor – especially with the advent of FSR 2.0 which increases frame rates as well as DLSS while producing broadly comparable image quality in a few games that support both options.
If you also rate this offer, let me know in the comments! Is this about the right price point for the performance? I’m always curious what you’re looking for, so let me know!