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These are the cheapest Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics cards you can buy

These are the cheapest Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics cards you can buy


Cheaper ray-tracing GPUs are here

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Nvidia’s expensive GeForce RTX graphics cards are now available, and several manufacturers have released their own takes on the RTX 2060, 2070, 2080, and 2080 Ti. And an increasing number of them are more affordable than Nvidia’s own Founders Edition reference cards. At most, you’re looking at up to $100 off, which makes the RTX 2070 considerably cheaper than the last-generation Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, 1080, or 1080 Ti.

The savings vary depending on the card you’re after. On the low end, the $349 RTX 2060 currently sees no difference in price between Nvidia’s Founders Edition and third-party options. The RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti have yet to see much of a discount either, though that’s likely to change as more manufacturers bring cards to market and demand dampens a bit.

We’ll keep a lookout for the most affordable Nvidia GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards, and we will update the list below as they’re released, and as prices change.

GeForce RTX 2060

(Founders Edition graphics card costs $349)

GeForce RTX 2070

(Founders Edition graphics card costs $599)

GeForce RTX 2080

(Founders Edition graphics card costs $799)

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

(Founders Edition graphics card costs $1,199)

Powerful as they may be, the latest Nvidia graphics cards might not be the right pick for you, especially since ray tracing has yet to take off. Its GTX 10-series are quickly becoming more affordable, and high-end options, like the 1080, can deliver fast frame rates at 1080p and 1440p for less than the cost of the RTX 2070.

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Updated at 10:35AM ET, January 15th: The RTX 2060 has launched, so we’ve added a few links to where you can purchase one. Surprisingly, third-party cards are no more affordable than Nvidia’s $349 Founders Edition, at least currently.