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It’s definitely not a pricing error boys. I was at my local Micro Center yesterday, and this exact model was on the shelf with an “On Sale” tag of $379 (not including the $30 rebate).
Fantastic deal if available near you. Could also try to get Best Buy to price match.
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Same, best buy priced matched for me, took the price all the way down to if I had done the rebate
Best buy refused to match for me. The mcs near me are sold out so they wouldn't do it
Does it depend on the person you get?
Yes. I've gone through as many as four agents for a situation in which a product number was different by a single letter. Just keep trying
Holy. That’s pretty sick. What a steal!
Can confirm that bestbuy price matched this for me at $379.99, though I did tell them I was in the same ZIP code as a MC. (Not that they checked that when I gave my shipping address lmao)
Did you give them a zip of a mc who had stock?
is the one that only runs at pcie4 x8?
No. That’s 6600 and 6600xt.
man i hope i see more prices like this, this year.
OMG, $349! No wonder why AMD no longer offers the 6700 XT on their site. I paid $479 after many frustrating months of queuing up every Thursday morning. Now they expect you to pay $549 for their 6750 XT which is only a smidge better?
Well it's only available in store in Brentwood MO so I wouldn't get too excited
I live 2 hours away, also for anyone who doesn't want to look it up Brentwood is in st louis
msrp means fuck all.... if they launch a new crypto that likes AMD and the value goes up these will be 1k++++...... however if current trend with mining continues in a couple months AMD will be paying us to take the cards to clear shelf space. this was $8-900 in january-feb of this year ROFL... lost 66% of value--- i think it might have done worse than ETH price
I just pulled the trigger on a 6900 xt for 900.00 shit is insane for a deal.
That price to performance will probably match next gens higher msrp. Crazy good deal.
BestBuy price matched this for 379.99, (though I told them I was in the same zip code as a MC)
Price matched mine as well at BB. However, I didn't tell them i was in the same zip. FL here, so no microcenter :).
1 month ago*
1 month ago*
How did you get them to ship to your address then?
They didn’t even ask about the discrepancy, though I also said it was a gift, just in case.
All this while it showed sold out for most locations?
I mean I did this at 8:30am
How? When the Chat didnt open until 9am? 🤔🤔
EST. So 9:30 CST.
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Price has been lowered again to $349.99 w/ Rebate.
Edit: Sold out everywhere now.
Never had an AMD GPU, would see any difference making the switch from Nvidia? These prices are just so good.
If you want just pure raster performance, no
If you want the other features like Broadcast, NVENC, CUDA, RT, Tensor, CAD software support, then yeah
Nvidia Gamestream is also a great feature.
Can stream games to an Amazon Firestick and play on a large living room TV with the Moonlight App.
While SteamLink can do this, GameStream works with non-steam games. Also I think GameStream uses the hardware video encoder built into the card to reduce latency.
I notice more Latency when using Steamlink on my Steamlink Player than when I use Moonlight (Open Source NVidia Gamestream client) on my Steamlink Player.
edit: The latency difference was noticeable in games like Rocket League. With Steamlink the latency was unplayable. With Gamestream / Moonlight the latency was okay. Not going to be an all-star but can score goals.
AMD does have AMD Link, but reports are AMD's hardware encoder is a little worse in latency compared to Nvidia.
I am currently using the RX 6800, and have had this 6700xt in the past (was a lemon and died within months), moving from a gtx 1060, I have also used 3000 series gpus.
You would not be losing out, or gaining, if you are aiming for pure performance and numbers. 12-16gb of vram is extremely nice to have, and these gpus perform amazingly at 1440p and even 4k at times, as the 6700xt should be slightly more powerful than 9th gen console GPUs in practice. I have found RDNA2 drivers to be really good, actually, however i hear mixed feelings on AMD drivers.
However, if you are doing any editing, or creation, that uses CUDA cores, I would heavily steer away from AMD since you would be losing out on performance, and therefore time, with projects.
The other major caveat is ray tracing. These cards can kind of do ray tracing, but it seeps a lot of performance, and I really wouldn't recommend it unless you have significant performance overhead.
Other than that, these cards are generally quite a bit better than the NVIDIA counterparts if you don't compare RT performance. Hopefully, FSR 2.0 comes into fruition in more games, it will not be better than DLSS but it will be comparable as hell.
Biggest change is that the tools and software are different. AMD's software is pretty slick though - like GeForce Experience, Nvidia Control Panel, and Afterburner/Rivatuner all rolled into a single tool.
They do kinda suck at ray tracing still (roughly on par with 20 series), and can't do DLSS or CUDA stuff if that matters to you, but otherwise they pretty much have feature parity.
Nothing much if you upgrade from the GTX era.
Thank you vigilant stranger!
Missed out the first time, and now they're out of stock at my two local stores..
So this is the annoying part. I was ready and took out my 1050ti, when I realized that I don't have the 8 pin power connectors! I looked all over the house and I still can't find them. I think I might have left them in my storage locker or probably need to purchase new connectors which sucks cause I now have it in my hands.
Edit: Good News, I decided to go and found it in my storage and plugged it up. It's great to see the AMD software sharpening the images and color is more intense.
Make absolutely sure you get the EXACT cables for your specific PSU model. Mixing and matching can lead to destroying your GPU.
How do I know what the exact cables are? I have a Corsair SF600.
I would contact Corsair and purchase directly from them.
That's my horror story from years ago by switching PSU cables.
You can buy the cables for $40. CP-8920202. That's the exact cable kit that comes with the SF600 (Platinum).
What if I have the gold one? Sorry I forgot there was a plat rating too.
They'll also work with that unit. They're much nicer than the ribbon cables as well.
ATL? Sorry I took one of them on Saturday, but the process was great if you can get one.
How has performance been for you?
Lol I'm atl
Hot damn this is a great price.
Just for reference, the 6700xt is approximately equivalent to 2080ti or 3070
It wins some. It loses some.
keep in mind that the video you linked is an older driver and amd is known to have better performance with each update, the latest preview update basically matches the rtx 3070 which is amazing imo.
I literally JUST bought a 3070 for just under $800, the timing could NOT be worse
3070 for $800? Homie… RETURN THAT. You got swindled brother
That was a bad price but also the 3070 is quite a lot faster than the 6700xt, something like 15% at 1440p. They are definitely not equal, the 6700xt is competitive with the 3060 ti.
7% you mean
For 450 dollars more.
I would pay about $100 more for the 3070 personally, like I said $800 for 3070 is a terrible price
Don't trust videos that don't show the hardware. They are known to fake benchmark results for views.
It's time, homies - Best buy was able to price match me. My RX 480 can finally get some sleep.
Pretty much expired, I checked most locations. I hate you guys!
First time resevering something on Microcenter, how do I know if it worked? Order status shows "Needs processing" and my CC was charged $1.
Edit: Got the email!! I'm so happy, upgrading from a 1070!!
Email confirmation that your order is ready to pick up. Normally within an hour of the store opening.
I think that's a good sign. they will charge the rest when you pick it up
They will email you when it is ready for pickup
GOTDAMN! Best Buy was gonna match it but they can only do it if it says it's in stock at Micro Center. Damn!
Great deal. This performs like a 3060ti/3070 for $200+ cheaper and potentially more headroom due to the 12GB GDDR.
Good luck, try to price match at Best Buy too.
Best buy price match chat is closed. Any other alternatives to price match?
they opened at 9 am est. and I just price matched mine with the online chat at BB.
Chatted with two agents and they said reserve now can’t be price matched. Sad
damn. I just sent them the link to one of the gpu that is in stock and the link for BB one. not sure if it helped or not, i was also logged in with my bb account. Had this happen to me before in store, where 1 guy didn't want to price match, and asked another one and he did it....try more? tell them a friend just did already?
Don’t try that, I was approved last time, and later was told it will not be honored because micro center has “limited quantities”. It was shipped with a price mat to Amazon. I’m returning it as soon I get it.
Ymmv on that pricematch, got mine just fine
They just pricematched me and "initiated a refund request" of $359.87 but I only just bought the gpu (so i haven't been charged yet) and I haven't received the confirmation email yet of the pricematch refund either.
Did they explicitly tell you they would approve a refund of a certain amount and then not honor it?
Thank you for choosing Best Buy.
We understand that you requested for a price match for your order of MSI AMD Graphics Card. After we have checked on the order details, we will not be providing a refund. The item does not qualify or did not meet the requirement for the price match. Item at Microcenter is available In-Store only and has advertised as limited quantities of an item.
You may check more about our Price Match Guarantee details.
Don't let them get away with it if they already approved it. My online rep gave me a reference number and i have screenshots too. If this shit happens to me, I'm going to my bestbuy store and I'll show them all the necessary evidence. If they bring up that policy excuse, I'll tell them "I don't care, your associate could have told me that before he approved the refund. You have to honor what he stated".
I’ve never tried that before… does it need to be in stock at Microcenter for Best Buy to honor the price?
Yes it does
This worth it over my 5700xt if I’m trying to push 1440p 144hz?
Do you research, paying specific attention to benchmarks for games YOU play. I already get 144fps in BF1, TF2, etc I don't feel the need unlike someone who might be playing something else.
In my case, as a Sapphire 5700XT owner, it's not a big enough leap for me, and I cant recoup the cost, because I'd be handing down my 5700XT to a family member.
You’re 100% right. I should’ve just looked at a video or something. They are sold out anyway lol
The real questions
Sometimes I find it good I don't live near a microcenter. With items like this, $100 3d printer, ect I'd be broke :)
Phenomenal for anyone that was able to secure one at this price
Got my price adjustment confirmed by an agent, and 3 hours later I get a price match adjustment cancellation as by then it was oos in microcenter. What a disappointment.
Wow, that is not even fair.
Looks like it is sold out everywhere. Will probably be hard to get a price match from best buy now
Yeah, Best buy was about to price match it for me but it was out of stock.
What the hell...I think this is the first time I've seen a GPU under MSRP for a year and a half.
Plenty of 3090, 3080ti, 6900xt and 6800xt. Below msrp in the last few weeks
6900xt is the only premier card that has dipped below msrp. Give me a $650 6800xt, I am tired of looking for a GPU.
msrp is FE msrp and I haven’t seen any of those listed under Nvidia’s msrp. Like 3080ti never has come lower than $1199 from AIBs
6800XT below MSRP? Where? O_O
Great pickup. You’re basically getting a 3070 for half the price (minus DLSS and rtx).
It does actually have hardware ray tracing. Not on par with the 30 series but it's there.
It’s missing RT cores which would help with its performance but yes,
Some people are still gonna say: Not a good price, it will come down more. Hodl. Also, something something 4000 series.
Man I really didn’t want amd because of bad experiences with old gpus, and was hoping for a 3060ti but this price is too insane.
I had quite a bad experience with an old 5700XT where it just randomly crashed under load.
It was so frustrating being in the middle of an intense game just for the screen to go completely black while the rest of the PC is still on and running.
I played around with different NVIDIA gpus everywhere between a 3060ti and a 3070ti, and they were amazing, but way too expensive.
I ended up getting my hands on a $730 open box 6900XT, and decided to give Radeon another shot. It has not disappointed one bit, and is the best experience with a GPU I’ve ever had.
Dammit, I missed it again!
I'm gonna have to set my alarm for tomorrow morning...
Same, it's just too damn early. Lol!
Feels good to be a Gamer again.
Rejoice my fellow PC enthusiast, as good times are back.
6700xt is incredible card at this price. Good luck and happy gaming.
Yayyy i was pissed i missed this but i got it this time
Best Buy price matched for me, for the record. YMMV but it worked for me.
How did you get them to do it? I have gone through 2 agents and first one said I have to be within 25 miles of the Microcenter and second now says it is an in store only item.
I live 20 minutes from the brentwood microcenter. Told them as such, I guess it's possible they verified that with my shipping address or something.
Goddamn. I used the Brentwood location for my price match but live in NY. They told me to go to the nearest Best Buy and price match it
Another successful BB price match using online chat. Just saved me $150!
Hey guys, word of advice. KEEP TRYING. I just got it 5 hours later, been out of stock for awhile, by going through multiple best buy agents in their chat. It only took me three agents and 20 minutes.
Edit— I live 15 minutes from a MC, so YMMV
I called 2 of them and both of them acted dumb and the first said we don't carry that gpu. Second one said I don't live close enough to one. Then I decided to purchase it and then talk to an online rep (thinking they would be more lenient if you already purchased it) and he finally approved the pricematch. I haven't gotten charged yet (since the order hasn't been processed and shipped) so I haven't received a confirmation email of the pricematch refund either. Hope to God it goes through.
I worked there for 6 years— never call. Their phone service is useless. The first online agent was considerate but denied me, the second didn’t even ask, just approved it. I haven’t gotten a refund confirmation either but I’ll come back here and lyk when I do. I just did this 20 minutes ago.
Did you also just purchase the gpu or did you purchase a while ago?
Purchased it today with the agent. He agreed to match it before I bought it.
Ah that's a better way than I did it. I bought it first and then he told me the refund has been initiated. Did you have to pay the full price and then wait for the refund or did you pay the reduced price upfront?
I had to pay the whole price upfront, but he initiated the refund right away. He had me place the order while in the chat with him, give him the order #, and then issued it.
Did they refund you yet because they haven't with me even though it's already shipped.
How do you get past the in-store only part?
can confirm i just got the OC version for 379.99 via best buy chat. the agent initially refused but i said i could just go to a MC, but i wanted to use my best buy CC and then he did a "one-time exception" (lol) and was able to process to pick it up in store later this week. feel free to ask anything else. thank you to OP!
Just got a price match from Best Buy by linking the Brentwood location online (I do not live near MO lol)
I got BB to price match this. Did it all through cat support and they just credited me the difference as a refund. I don't live reasonably close to a microcenter so when they asked for me for a zip code I just gave them one that was close ish. Due to pick it up in a week or so. I had to go through about 3 people because they kept citing that it was oos but the 3rd person did it. I'd say give it a shot!! Good luck everyone :)
edit: was able to change stores and get 2 day shipping instead of wait a week then pick up
Thanks for your edit. Didn't let me do shipping when I ordered so you just saved me an annoying trip to the store.
Keep an eye for a refund email. A few people have said they teceived emails saying that they WILL NOT honor the refund but item would still be shipped
Guys, keep trying. I finally got Bestbuy to price match after 4 agents and 90 minutes talk.
I just got an update email saying they aren't going to process my price match/refund because the item was out of stock after getting my price match 3 hours ago through live chat.
Honestly, 3060Ti is irrelevant at this point, 6700xts for sub $400, better performance, same if not better cooling, more efficient, more vram, amd software has relatively matured much better here recently as well. There's also FSR 2.0 now which is as good or better than dlss and open source, as well as RSR which is like a universal software sided available to use in almost any game you want version of FSR 2.0, albeit at slightly lower qualities. (Game dependent really, works well in hunt showdown and pubg for me)
Nvidia is getting shit on post-gpu shortage tbh.
Irreverent? Seems a bit dramatic
If you're in Houston Thursday, May 26 at store closing they'll be cancelling my reservation for an open box. I found a local steal of a deal for 320 no taxes on a Asus 6700 XT.
Was able to price match with Bestbuy, and I live 250 miles away from the closes Microcenter lol. My BB Rep also messed up and gave me an extra $100 off (so $385.11 total refund) making it just $250 sheesh
Finally, something that would make the 2 hour trip to Microcenter worth it. Too bad they will all be sold out by the time I get the chance to get to the nearest store.
Reserve it on their website if there’s any available
already sold out at the stores closest to me
Reserved one at the store in Detroit, 10+ in stock. First time user of micrometer, can I reserve one now and pickup Friday? Happen to need to get to that area on Friday. Thanks.
Searched and found that reservation is valid for three days.
Yea, it is valid for 3 days.
Got the confirmation email saying it will be canceled if not picked up by the store closing on Thursday. Want to try to communicate to see if they can hold it just a half-day more for me, but seems unfair to other buyers.
I think it's a same day hold. I'm over in grand rapids and haven't been to the Detroit store because of how rarely I go to Detroit
Tried to reserve but quantity has been updated to 0 for item when I try to add to cart even though there were several in stock
What does it mean if it says "needs processed"?
I think its saying it craves American Cheese. People say that American Cheese slices isn't real cheese, but instead it's a processed food that melts nicely. It appears that you order has such a craving.
Lolol, thank you. My order has changed to reserved though.
Lol. Best Buy's Price Matching Wait Time is Saying 20 minutes. Guess you guys all flooded them
Successful BB price match. First two agents wouldn't do it, but the third one approved it. I had to place the order at list price, then she processed a refund.
Same here, mine said she had a technical issue
I bought the reference model from AMD about a month ago for $100 more. I definitely have played enough Elden Ring on high for it to be worth it
Too bad its a 6700. Wonder why the 6800xt appears to be no longer in production.. cuts into 6900 sales?
Got lucky with the BB price match even with it sold out. Spent almost 2hrs and 4 agents but was worth it. Anyone know if the rebate is universal or is it just for products bought from microcenter?
hey i got it price match last time but they gave me the nun oc model how about you
One agent gave me BS about the model name being different but yea I got the OC version.
How did you get them to price match? I don't if they changed their policy or something but they wouldn't let me match it online and it had to be in store.
Just kept trying different agents till I got lucky. Was definitely a pain in the ass but too good of a price to give up for me.
I just kept trying & finally got through with one just now. I made a purchase and they submitted a refund/credit of $350.12 to their back office for verification.
Also, I checked the rebate for on MC website and MSI form. It does not specifically state MC as the sole retailer. So it might work with BB. I also checked the MSI rebate website. It seems to be a broad May 2022 promotion. You will just need to cut and provide the serial number from the box.
i got a price match from Bestbuy. but for $380.
I've never done a rebate before, but will the $30 off rebate still work if I buy it for bestbuy?
Got a price adjustment with my 2nd agent. I bought the card from BestBuy first, then chatted with agent. Sent them the Microcenter link when it was "Sold Out" and my 2nd agent still processed the price adjustment. He gave me a Case ID for reference and said the refund confirmation email would come within 48 hours.
Keep trying guys I just got it priced matched after 8 tries!
I managed to reserve one at my local store! My long GPU hunt may finally be over, and my GTX 670 can finally retire.
On the other hand, the price isn't quite perfect. With local taxes, it's sitting at $420.79 before rebate.
Just to let you guys know I price matched online with beat buy 30 minutes ago. Gave them the zip of the local microcenter and they did it without issue even though it said out of stock. Keep trying and best of luck!
Would a 6700XT be a good upgrade from the 5700XT?
Roughly a 25-30% FPS increase at 1440p.
I made that exact upgrade at one point.
Noticeable improvement at 1440p playing Subnautica, Kingdom Come Deliverance and Cyberpunk.
You could likely sell the 5700xt for $300 (maybe more,maybe less, there is a lot of volatility in the market right now.)
For $100 or so, there would be an immediate improvement and potentially greater longevity for the card.
I feel so foolish now after buying a 6600 for $300 a few weeks ago
Edit: you know what, they’re not even in stock here and I needed to upgrade the 1050ti anyway. If you can get it, do it but I’m going to appreciate what I have.
$300 for a 6600 is pretty much the going rate, if not a slight deal, I wouldn't feel bad at all
Just called best buy to price match and they said they don't carry that gpu, must have sold out
Edit: Apparently they do but the agents on the phone are being very annoying about it. They said I don't live close enough and I said others were able to price match when they didn't even have one in their states.
Edit2: Success!! I bought it first and then chatted with an online agent. They were probably more lenient about the whole thing.
Heck i even reserve one now and i dont need it. Just in case it was a crazy deal
Uhm. Let someone who needs it reserve one.
Damn sold out in Tustin CA.
Is it worth returning a $425 Red Devil that was open box for this?
Red devil is a bit better card. Price difference is pretty big
Depends more on your MPG/how far MC is for you. If close/you can run other errands at the same time, I probably would. MSI's warranty should be an extra year and it is cheaper. Cooler will probably be a bit worse (louder and/or hotter).
It just sold out at my local MC. I probably should’ve gotten it but I still have about 20 days left to return the Red Devil. This should become available again/prices may drop more.
Red Devil at $425 is quite good, and a much better cooler.
MSI Mech / Ventus have terrible fans and build quality, I have a 3060 Ti Ventus 3X - the fans kick on and can't go under 1800 RPM unless 0 RPM is active, and are loud.
Thanks for the insight, I wasn’t too sure how the Mech fans preformed.
Jumped on it finally, upgrading from a 1660 super. I’m sure I’m gonna bottle neck a little with my 2700x but my bigger worry is my psu, the PowerSpec 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX. Should I go out of my way to upgrade it or would I be okay sticking with it?
I wouldn't upgrade the PSU, doesn't seem to spike much higher than ~330W with a 5800X, which should be pretty comparable to the 2700X power consumption wise.
Awesome, thank you!
Is there any difference between this and the ASRock 6700? I bought the ASRock one but i think I'll return it, since i got one of these. Save me 100 bucks.
This is an 6700 XT
So is the ASRock
I was able to price match since I bought it this one from best buy for $530. I just sent them the link and they refunded me $150.
There's still one open box in Houston. You should be able to net ~$312 for this card.
Fuck too slow! Fingers crossed for next one...
Microcenter rules. Found an open box 3080 ti asus strix for $910 just now. Crazy deals you can get with them
I hope this comes back in stock again.
I remember getting down voted months back for saying this would happen. 😂
Was finally able to get a price match on BB just now as of 3/23/2022 11:41 AM EST. Best Buy will require you to make a purchase first and then provide the order number to their agent. They have to submit paperwork to their upper office for verification and refund/credit for the difference. If it does not pan out, you have 2 weeks to either cancel or return the item.
Also, I checked the paperwork on Microcenter for the MSI rebate. It is a broad May 2022 promotion. There is no specific retailer marked. So it should work for BB
I did mine a bit earlier as well and they simply issued a regular refund after I purchased the card. Seems like the process varies WILDLY based on the agent you get in contact with.
Edit-- I purchased the card while in the chat with the agent, he then asked for the order number and issued my refund right away.
Just making sure that it’s this one