Tuesday deals: an RX 580 8 GB for $170 and more

Howdy folks! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are gone, but we still have deals to bite into. Just like turkey and gravy are juicy and tasty in the days following Thanksgiving, there's a few filling deals to be had on this fine Tuesday. We've picked out the tastiest morsels just for your pleasure.

  • We're kicking off with two affordable PowerColor graphics cards. The first one is the PowerColor Red Dragon RX 580 8 GB. This unit has a dual-fan cooler atop a meaty heatsink and a nominal boost clock of 1350 MHz. It comes with an AMD gift bundle with The Division 2, Resident Evil 2, and Devil May Cry 5, and will only set you back $169.99 at Newegg with the cart code EMCEERW64. That's a very impressive performance-to-price ratio.

  • If you're on a tight budget but still want a card that's capable of pushing more than three pixels, check out the PowerColor Red Dragon RX 560 14CU. This card has 4 GB of VRAM and a 1176-MHz boost clock. The chip beneath the cooler is the slightly cut-down version with 14 CUs, but that's fine by us since the asking price is $104.99. That figure raises a couple eyebrows on its own, but the $20 rebate card available could bring the total sum to a silly $84.99.

  • Eager to build a speedy gaming rig? The Intel Core i5-8600K is one of the finest choices for that purpose. Its six Coffee Lake cores can hit 4.3 GHz, and the price is currently set at $229.99 at Newegg with the cart code EMCEERW59. 

  • Next up, a nice case. The NZXT H500 we have today is bedecked in a rather-stylish white finish and room for 280-mm radiators on the front panel. It comes with two included fans and can be yours for $61.99 at Newegg with the cart code EMCEERW25.

  • One of the worst decisions I ever made was buying a high-refresh-rate monitor, for I am now forever spoiled. Those with a similar penchant for super-smooth gaming action can check out the Dell S2716DG. This 27" 2560×1440 display has a 144-Hz refresh rate and support for G-Sync adaptive-refresh-rate tech. Although the S2716DG uses a TN panel, it's one of the higher-quality units out there, and it's pretty bright at 350 cd/m², too. There's a VESA mount, a height-adjustable stand, and thin bezels on three sides, too. Put this display on your desk for $349.99 at Best Buy.

  • The final item we have today is a rather expensive one, but it's oh so worth it. The Gigabyte Aero 15X is one of the best gaming laptops around, and the model on hand is absolutely loaded. You get a Core i7-8750H processor, 16 GB of RAM, and a 512-GB NVMe solid-state drive. Adding to that, there's a mighty Max-Q GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card pushing pixels onto a gorgeous 4K display. Last but not least, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity is part of the package. You'd be forgiven this machine would ring in close to two-and-a-half grand, but you can currently have it for $1879 from Amazon.

That's all for today, folks! There's a chance you're looking for something we haven't covered. If that's the case, you can help The Tech Report by using the following referral links when you're out shopping: not only do we have a partnership with Newegg and Amazon, but we also work with Best Buy, Adorama, RakutenWalmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at Das Keyboard's shop.

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    • RoxasForTheWin
    • 11 months ago

    +1 for the S2716dg, I’ve been using mine for almost 2 years and love it

      • Sputnik7
      • 11 months ago

      there are days where i wish it wasn’t TN, but I’m almost always sitting in front of it, so i don’t have to worry about off-angle viewing.

      Otherwise, you can’t beat it for the price.

    • DevilsCanyonSoul
    • 11 months ago

    Crypto in the tank … not surprised at this tanking of GPU prices.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 11 months ago

    Finally the s2716dg is posted. This monitor is great. Mine has slight back light bleeding but most monitors do it seems. The monitor is great and it’sa steal at this price. The panel is nice and I have an IPS se2717h next to it and i don’t notice much of difference. If you dorks were smart enough to buy Nvidia 10 series, stay smart and get this monitor.

      • Acidicheartburn
      • 11 months ago

      I’m REALLY tempted to buy this monitor, but some reviews on Amazon have me worried.

      There’s this review: [url<]https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RGAA20TNSHBLW/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0149QBOF0[/url<] And a number of others mentioning inverse ghosting when set to Fast Response Time, leading to some users turning that setting off (which negates why I would be purchasing a 1ms monitor). What are your experiences with this? I'm very sensitive to ghosting and input lag and am looking for an extremely clear and responsive gaming monitor.

        • Voldenuit
        • 11 months ago

        I have a friend w the S2716DG that she’s had for over a year, and I haven’t heard any complaints.

        I have the Asus PG278Q that has similar specs (similar AUO panel, 8 bit TN 144 Hz) as a secondary monitor, and you don’t need ‘Fast’ setting on response time, it just increases ghosting. Stick to ‘Normal’.

        [url<]http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_s2716dg.htm#response_times[/url<]

          • Acidicheartburn
          • 11 months ago

          Thanks for posting that review. It’s a fantastic review and alleviates my fears.

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 11 months ago

        I have no issues. I think some issues were with earlier versions. My brother had an earlier revision that has some display issues. I got mines year ago, different revision, and haven’t had any issues.

        I’m also sensitive to input latency. Watching some games on consoles gives me motion sickness.

        You can try it and return it you aren’t happy. I’ve been very happy with mine, and so are friends and family who own this model.

        Edit: if you’re referring to over shoot, there are settings to use. I’ll post some info here tonight when I get home

        • mdkathon
        • 11 months ago

        tl;dr: IPS + 1440P + 144Hz is AWESOME.

        I believe we get to a point where the drive to be able to judge everything down to a very detailed level throws us into indecision. In my experience, in case you do have a problem. Dell has always treated me will with their warranty service, to the point that my venture into non-Dell monitors may end after my current setup is retired. Speaking of… I’ve used this monitor in question. My current monitors are a Samsung 27″ CHG70 1440P 144Hz VA panel, and an Acer 27″ 1440P 144Hz IPS panel. Seriously, once you go 144Hz on a desktop it’s hard to go back. 60Hz seems ‘juttery’.

        So, some hot takes from my time with those monitors (for my work monitors I use a pair of Dell Ultrasharp u2415h 1440P 60 Hz monitors which are IPS. In general, my opinion is that all usage that involves mixed tasks which include reading always look best on an IPS display. I could be wrong but I think this comes down to the sub-pixel arrangement stuff, anyway, text is great on IPS and I look at a lot of text. My Samsung panel, 27″ CHG70 is AWESOME for gaming, I love it, I put up with whatever minuses one can figure out because the pluses outweigh them. Now, when it comes to reading text on it? Can be a bit painful, especially if you have an IPS screen next to it, as I do with the Acer. Destiny 2 on the Samsung is sweet though with HDR on.

        I think this Dell would be a great choice, you get IPS which will be good for everyday tasks, yes it’ll have some ‘IPS glow’ or backlight bleed, unless you’re rocking OLED there is going to be some sort of backlight bleed/bloom because there must be a light source shining through the other side to make the monitor work. Don’t get stuck on people taking photos of their monitors with backlights tured up to 100% showing a black display and saying ‘LOOK AT THAT BAD SCREEN’ … it’s just not fair to think a screen can do something it physically cannot do. Also, when someone uses their cellphone to take a shot of it, the phone is going to exaggerate it even more due to attempting to suck in more light due to the normally dimly light rooms these photos are taken in.

        One site that I believe does justice to reviewing monitors by pointing out what’s being done to make a display ‘good’ at something, either gaming, color gamut, motion/lag, etc. is TFT Central. Go read a few reviews there about response times, ghosting/inverse ghosting, backlightbleed, blooming, etc. Also, of course RTINGS is awesome, and fair in their judgement of screens. Again, no screen is going to be: awesome at gaming, awesome at everything else, awesome at being JET BLACK but also awesome at showing BRIGHT IMAGES all at the same time.

    • RickyTick
    • 11 months ago

    Would you pick this RX580 at $170 over a GTX1060 6gb at $220? (Christmas shopping for my son)

      • BobbinThreadbare
      • 11 months ago

      The 580 is faster, so I’d probably go with it for cheaper.

      [url<]https://techreport.com/review/34260/amd-radeon-rx-590-graphics-card-reviewed/9[/url<]

      • derFunkenstein
      • 11 months ago

      Going by the results in TR’s RX 590 review, I buy any RX [s<]590[/s<] 580 over a GTX 1060 at those prices, since the Radeon seems to always beat the 1060 with 6 GB on both average FPS and 99th-percentile frame time. It's close, but when you figure in the extra cost, why pay more for less performance? [url<]https://techreport.com/review/34260/amd-radeon-rx-590-graphics-card-reviewed/9[/url<] edit: lol BobbinThreadbare beat me to the exact same link. edit: whoo boy did I make a mistake.

        • DPete27
        • 11 months ago

        Pay 60% more for an RX590 that gives you 12% better performance. Nice.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 11 months ago

          I’m an idiot. I meant to say buy a 580.

      • ranranran
      • 11 months ago

      Soo… you guys did note he said ‘RX580’, not ‘RX590’, right?

      Personally, I’d say they are at about the same price/performance ratio, the RX580 is a little cheaper and is a little bit behind the GTX1060.

      That being said, unless he’s doing ‘bleeding edge’ gaming on huge high refresh monitors, I bet the RX580 would be just fine. And yes, I *just* bought one yesterday…. 😉

        • dragontamer5788
        • 11 months ago

        The Rx 590 review includes the Rx 580 numbers, along with GTX 1060 numbers. So yes, the Rx 590 review is the most-recent source of information on Rx 580 vs GTX 1060.

        [url=https://techreport.com/r.x/2018_11_15_AMD_s_Radeon_RX_590_graphics_card_reviewed/value-99th.png<]Here's the TechReport graph that they're talking about.[/url<] Front and center. According to TechReport 99% frametime tests, the Rx 580 is (very slightly) faster and smoother than the 1060.

        • RickyTick
        • 11 months ago

        He’s currently playing at 1920 x 1080 with a GTX670 and it struggles with the game Subnautica.
        Is the RX580 a “no-brainer”? Need to keep it around $200 if possible.

          • dragontamer5788
          • 11 months ago

          [quote<] it struggles with the game Subnautica.[/quote<] These random indie games are just poorly programmed sometimes. [url<]https://www.reddit.com/r/subnautica/comments/7stlx8/subnautica_fps_drops/[/url<] $500+ GPUs struggle with that game. The Rx 580 won't be enough. Vega64, 1080 Ti, doesn't matter, all GPUs struggle because the game is just badly coded.

            • RickyTick
            • 11 months ago

            Dang, that stinks. What really sucks is that it plays perfectly on his grandmother’s laptop when he visits her.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 11 months ago

            Probably targeted at integrated Intel graphics

            • RickyTick
            • 11 months ago

            Laptop has a dedicated GPU, GTX950M. Anyway, as dragontamer pointed out, people with 1080ti are having issues too so I’m not sure what the problem is.

            • caconym
            • 11 months ago

            Nah, it’s aimed at mid-range GPUs. It looks nicer than most AAA games’ depictions of the ocean, but all those volumetric effects are taxing. It’s very much a case of a graphically-ambitious game having a small dev team.

            There’s little combat in it, so even if it’s not locked at 60 Hz it’s still fun. A 580 would be a big step up.

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