Bargain basement: a Radeon RX 570 4 GB for $120 with two games, and more

  • Last week, we lead our deals with a high-end graphics card, and today's the time for a modest offering to shine. The PowerColor Radeon RX 570 4 GB is probably the choice pixel-pusher for those with modest needs or modest budgets. This unit in particular has a generously sized heatsink with two fans atop and a 1250 MHz boost clock. The shroud has a red-on-black dragon motif that could signify House Targaryen. The asking price right now at Newegg is a scant $119.99 with the cart code EMCTAVD55. The folks at AMD also throw in The Division 2 Gold and World War Z for free.

  • Keeping with the budget theme, here are the potential processor and motherboard to go with the card above. The Ryzen 5 1600 is a six-core, 12-thread Zen processor capable of hitting a 3.6 GHz boost speed. It might not be the latest-and-greatest model, but it's still pretty potent and more than good enough for for a modest machine. The chip comes with a cooler and arrives into town with the ASRock B450-HDV motherboard, a fine circuit slab with a PCIe x4 M.2 socket. This set of two will set you back only $139.98 at Newegg, or $45 off the regular total.

  • An capacious hard drive is always a handy item to have, whether it's for backups or just for storing cheese pictures. One of the most popular drives is the Western Digital MyBook 6 TB external spinner, a simple USB 3.0 affair that comes with included backup software and hardware encryption. You can currently pick one up for $95.96 from Amazon.

  • Now, it's time for compact and mobile systems. The Intel NUC (NUC8i7BEH1) has horsepower that far belies its diminutive dimensions. Inside sits a Core i7-8559U processor, a 28 W affair that packs four cores and eight threads with a 4.5 GHz turbo clock. The chip also includes Iris Plus 655 graphics silicon with 128 MB of eDRAM—a cut well above your standard IGP, and more than capable for light gaming in a pinch. Newegg's currently selling this machine for $484.99, and it'll throw in a Corsair 8 GB SO-DIMM, an item with a $37 value. We'd suggest grabbing the pack plus another one of those DIMMs for a dual-channel 16 GB setup, and you'll be golden.

  • Over on the mobility aisle, you'll find the Lenovo Ideapad 530S 14" laptop. This well-built machine comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor, a quad-core, eight-thread affair with a 3.6 GHz boost clock. Next to the chip sit 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB NVMe solid-state drive. The display is a 14" 1920×1080 affair, and the keyboard is backlit. You can pick this machine up for $424.99 from Rakuten with the checkout code SAVE15.

  • The final bit of kit today is the ROG Strix Hero II gaming laptop (GL504GM-DS74). On the outside sits a 15.6" display with extra-thin bezels and a whopping 144 Hz refresh rate. To slap frames on the screen at that speed, the machine uses an Intel Core i7-8750H processor sitting next to 16 GB of RAM and a GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB graphics card. For storing your game collection, you get a 256 GB NVMe SSD and a 1 TB hard drive. The cooling system uses two fans, and the keyboard has RGB LED backlighting. The price tag reads just $1099.99 at Newegg with the promo code EMCTAVD32.

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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    • DarkMikaru
    • 2 months ago

    That RX570 4GB is a mini beast of a card. I have one paired with my 2400G in my media machine… works amazingly well. Every title I’ve thrown at it plays well. RE2, SF5, Gears 4….

    Especially if you are a gamer on a budget this is the card to get. You’ll be very surprised with the performance.

    • albundy
    • 2 months ago

    paid $105 at microcenter months ago for the same rx 570. $120 is a bit too much now. didnt even bother with the 2 games. they are terrible to say the least. they could have given us the option to choose what games we want like they did in the past, not some dollar bin throwaways.

    • freebird
    • 2 months ago

    Unfortunately, I have several 4GB 580s just lying around, but the 570 for $120 sounds good perf for the price. I’ll be interested when they start selling Navi with a free bowl of soup…
    [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB0nJ64cgmU[/url<]

    • Prion
    • 2 months ago

    What’s the best deal on an OS for that NUC, and exactly how much slower is the i7-8559 than the initial benchmarks now with all of the Spectre/Meltdown/etc. mitigations in place?

      • Goty
      • 2 months ago

      Linux is free, and Clear Linux (developed by Intel) is one of the most performant distros out there and you would think it would have good support for all of the hardware in a NUC.

      • morphine
      • 2 months ago

      I haven’t been 100% keeping track, but the vast majority, if not all, of Spectre-related security issues don’t apply to 7th, 8th, and 9th gen CPUs.

    • Usacomp2k3
    • 2 months ago

    570 Ordered. Thanks! I’ll put off the cpu upgrade for a little while.

      • morphine
      • 2 months ago

      Attaboy.

        • Usacomp2k3
        • 2 months ago

        Iā€™m not sure this is a good influence. Lol. First personal hardware purchase in (looks at Amazon history order history) …39 months.

          • Redocbew
          • 2 months ago

          (also looks at Amazon order history)

          You’ve done… much better on that than I have.

      • anotherengineer
      • 2 months ago

      way over the equivalent exchange rate here in Canada šŸ™

      [url<]https://www.newegg.ca/powercolor-radeon-rx-570-axrx-570-4gbd5-3dhd-oc/p/N82E16814131717?Description=4GBD5-3DHD%2fOC&cm_re=4GBD5-3DHD%2fOC-_-14-131-717-_-Product[/url<] can I just blame Trump??

    • anotherengineer
    • 2 months ago

    Snapdragon cpu laptop for chuckula

    [url<]https://www.techpowerup.com/256018/qualcomm-and-lenovo-unveil-worlds-first-5g-pc-powered-by-the-qualcomm-snapdragon-processor[/url<]

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 2 months ago

      It’s not an ARM miracle chip do I don’t think he’ll be interested.

        • sweatshopking
        • 2 months ago

        the new 8cx is faster than a 8250u, so the times they are a-changing

    • Misel
    • 2 months ago

    Can anyone confirm if I can use 5 displays at once with that RX570?

      • FuturePastNow
      • 2 months ago

      Polaris itself supports up to 2 non-DP displays plus 6 DP displays, and that only has two non-DP ports, so I don’t see why not.

        • Misel
        • 2 months ago

        I thought so myself. Thank you for basically confirming my assumptions. šŸ™‚

      • RAGEPRO
      • 2 months ago

      It’s not impossible. Best chances if you have three real DisplayPort monitors, and your HDMI and DVI displays are the same resolution and refresh rate.

    • Willard
    • 2 months ago

    Is there a spoiler tag you can use? Thanks.

      • v0y4g3ur
      • 2 months ago

      Or even just try to be considerate?

      • NovusBogus
      • 2 months ago

      It’s not like any of that nonsense was the real ending anyway. Leaked scripts indicate that there’s going to be a Christmas special in which the dragon eats Taco Bell and farts the apocalypse. Thus endeth the War Of The Seven Layers.

      BOOM SHAKA LAKA, spoil’d 4 evah, muahahahahaha.

      • Redocbew
      • 2 months ago

      You don’t need to worry. The dragon has three heads. šŸ™‚

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