This week's deal post is less about coupons and more about a couple of tasty graphics cards we had a chance to review earlier this week. I'm talking, of course, about Asus' Radeon HD 6870 TOP and GeForce GTX 560 TOP, which are available for $199.99 ($179.99 after a mail-in rebate) and $219.99, respectively.
The Radeon is the better deal according to our numbers, but as we saw in our review, both products manage to offer excellent performance per dollar with impeccably low noise levels. That's thanks in part to the DirectCU II cooler on both cards. This dual-fan, copper-infused contraption made the Radeon HD 6870 TOP the quietest of our lineup at idle and under load. The GTX 560 TOP was the second quietest.
Of course, if graphics cards don't float your boat, there are always plenty of miscellaneous bargains and coupons to be enjoyed. Newegg is running a 72-hour sale that spans a wealth of items, from a 4GB Kingston DDR3-1333 module priced at $38.99 to a half dozen Corsair PSUs subject to a 15% off coupon code ("MAY15SAVE").
Up here in Canada, NCIX is also running a Long Weekend Sale Event to celebrate Victoria Day. There are so many items listed I don't know where to start—affordable solid-state drives are ripe for the picking, though, like this 30GB Kingston drive for $59.99 CAD.
|1. BIF - $340||2. chasp_0 - $251||3. mbutrovich - $250|
|4. Ryu Connor - $250||5. YetAnotherGeek2 - $200||6. aeassa - $175|
|7. dashbarron - $150||8. Captain Ned - $100||9. Anonymous Gerbil - $100|
|10. Bill Door - $100|
|Samsung's Portable SSD T3 reviewed||7|
|TR BBQ Day Shortbread||18|
|Watch the "second-10th" TR BBQ live in 360 degrees right now||9|
|G.Skill hooks up the TR BBQ with some giveaway goodies||11|
|We threw a Minecraft party to test Samsung's Gear VR headset||9|
|Deals of the week: cheap solid-state storage and more||20|
|Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 hot-rods Polaris 10||60|
|AMD gets back in the black with its second-quarter financials||41|
|Nvidia unveils a Pascal-powered Titan X with 11 TFLOPS on tap||180|
|I'll...just review the thin air on my desk where a GTX 1060 would fit, since that's what we have.||+115|