Today Amazon has two RTX 3080 video cards priced well below $900. This is the first time we’ve seen this happen since the RTX 3080 launched well over a year ago! Alternatively, the Radeon RX 6600XT, which is comparable to an RTX 3060 GPU, has dropped to under $400. In other deal news, save $100 off a sweet Arcade1Up Street Fighter II arcade cabinet bundle with matching stool and accessories or pick up a 55″ Vizio 4K OLED TV for around $800.
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 GPU for $849.99
This is easily the best price we’ve seen for an RTX 3080 video card since launch. At this price point, the RTX 3080 is a better value than the 3080 Ti, which costs at least $250 more at reputable vendors. The performance gap between the 3080 and 3080 Ti is about 3%, hardly noticeable. The 3080 is significantly more powerful than the previous generation’s champ: the 2080 SUPER. This is the card you want to get if you plan to game at 4K or 1440p with very high framerates. The Ventus 3X card features a 2.7-slot triple fan cooling system and metal backplate. The “OC” is very nominal; this card has a 1740MHz boost clock compared to 1710MHz on the reference 3080 FE.
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU for $869.99
The EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming GPU is another RTX 3080 video card that’s dropped below $900 on Amazon. It boasts a 2.2-slot triple fan cooler (which makes it one of the more compact RTX 3080 options around) and a 1750MHz boost clock speed.
55″ Vizio 4K OLED Smart TV for $806.54
You won’t find a cheaper 55″ OLED TV. If money isn’t an object, OLED TVs are considered the best TVs you can buy right now. Compared to traditional LED LCD TVs, they offer better image quality, deeper blacks, better contrast ratio, wider color gamut, and super fast response times. They excel at both gaming and viewing 4K HDR content. This particular Vizio OLED is a 2020 model; it features HDMI 2.1 for 4K @ 120Hz, and VRR (variable refresh rate) which is what you want for PS5 or Xbox Series X gaming. At the time of this post, the LG C1 55″ OLED TV is nearly $400 more.
AMD Radeon RX 6600XT GPU for $384.99
after $20 mail-in rebate
The AMD Radeon RX 6600XT is finally back under $400 at Gamestop with this $20 mail-in rebate. The RX 6600XT is a bit more powerful than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and about $100 cheaper than the lowest priced RTX 3060 on Amazon.
Arcade1Up Street Fighter II Big Blue Cabinet
The Arcade1Up Street Figher II cabinet is a 3:4 replica of the arcade original, making it approximately 4 feet tall. That said, a matching riser is included which raises the height by another 1 foot, giving you the option of both sitting and standing play. Also included is a light-up marquee, light-up deck protector, and matching stool. If you don’t have a buddy around to play with, you can hop onto the live WiFi (no subscription required) to play with other remote Arcade1Up players. A total of 12 games are pre-loaded.
First Discount on Elden Ring for PS5/PS4
If you’ve been looking for a game to keep you busy for dozens of hours on end, Elden Ring is your answer. Elden Ring has been critically acclaimed just about everywhere and we also gave the game a 10/10 score here at IGN. Elden Ring is a very difficult game to master and it will test your patience and resolve, just like From Software’s Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls titles.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) for $39.99
Both physical and digital editions on sale
If there’s any video game moms would like, it would have to be Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This is far and away one of the most relaxing games to grace the Nintendo Switch. There’s near infinite replayability in this building, decorating, fishing, farming, collecting, exploring sim, and the best thing of all is that you can do it at whatever pace you feel like. This is the first time we’ve seen it for this price on Amazon.
The Last of Us Part 2 (PS4) for $9.99
If you don’t already own this IGN 10/10 “Masterpiece” game, you now have no reason to. Last of Us Part 2 is well worth the $9.99 price tag. PS5 owners benefit from enhanced resolution, faster load times, and most importantly, the ability to play in 60fps instead of 30fps.
Mother’s Day Gift Idea: 15 Tulips for $9.99
Amazon Prime members can get 15 stems of your choice of single color classic tulips for only $9.99 delivered. For non-Prime members, the cost goes up to $14.99. Depending on your location, you can choose among pink, purple, yellow, and white tulips. Shipping ranges from $9.95 to $14.95 depending on the time of day you want your flowers to arrive. Alternatively, you can save yourself the shipping fee altogether by picking it up in-person at your nearest Whole Foods store. That’s definitely the route we’d recommend, since the cost of delivery is as much as or more than the flowers themselves. Either way you’ll probably be spending a lot less than what you’d normally be paying for Mother’s Day flowers, and you’ll still be thanking your mom for all those years of selfless love and care.
Adata Premium 1TB M.2 SSD for PS5 for $114.99
Amazon drops the price of this PS5-compatible 1TB SSD for just $114.99 after a new $15 instant discount (2TB model is $214.99 after a new $25 instant discount). The Adata Premium is currently the least expensive PS5-compatible 1TB SSD with built-in heatsink. It boasts transfer speeds of up to 6,100MB/s, which is considerably faster than the PS5’s recommended minimum of 5,500MB/s. It also includes a compatible thin aluminum heatsink so you don’t have to go out and buy your own.
50% off Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox Series X
This enhanced edition of Grand Theft Auto V boasts upgraded visuals with up to 4K resolution at 60fps, HDR options, ray tracing, improved texture quality, new graphics modes, and more. It also comes with all GTA Online gameplay upgrades, expansions, and content released since launch. For those of you who already have the game for a previous console, you can transfer both GTAV Story Mode progress and GTA Online characters and progression to your Xbox Series X with a one-time migration.
New Price Drop: 4-Pack Apple Airtags for $84.55
The Apple Airtag is a small coin shaped device that you can put in your wallet or attach to your phones, keys, remote, or anything small enough to be easily misplaced. It works as a little WiFi keyfinder that helps you locate your lost objects by pinging the exact location to your iPhone. In my personal experience, it works more reliably than the Tile keyfinder and at a longer range, too.
Seagate Firecuda 8TB RGB Gaming Hub
You’ll need a traditional hard drive instead of an SSD in order to get 8TB of storage for an affordable price, but you might as well get the fastest hard drive there is. The Seagate Firecuda 8TB Gaming Hub sports a USB 3.2 interface and a performance hard drive that spins at 7200RPM as well as fancy Razer Chroma-compatible RGB accent lighting. It also has USB 3.2 Type A and Type C ports as passthrough. It normally retails for over $200, but Gamestop has far and away the lowest price at only $138.99. Considering the fact that a regular ol’ non-RGB 8TB 7200RPM external hard drive usually costs more than this hard drive, you can see why this is a pretty sweet deal.
10% Off $50 Nintendo eShop Gift Card
Save $5 off any game at the eShop with this digital gift card from Amazon. Use it to pick up rarely discounted favorites like Super Smash Bros Ultimate or Metroid Dread, recent new releases like Kirby and the Forgotten Land or Triangle Strategy, or DLC like the new one for Animal Crossing: New Horizon. Or you can just hold onto the card and use it during the next eShop sale, since it stacks with instant discounts.
Alienware m15 R5 RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop
This Alienware m15 laptop is equipped with a powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8-core processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and of course the RTX 3070 video card. The RTX 3070 found in this laptop has a TDP rating of 125W (115W + 10W dynamic boost), which is higher than the RTX 3070 TDP rating you’ll find in most other gaming laptops. Higher TDP means more power is supplied to the graphics card, and that directly equates to better performance in games. Most laptops are willing to sacrifice gaming performance in order to conserve power and reduce heat, allowing for thinner laptop designs with more basic cooling. Alienware laptops, however, prioritize gaming performance first and foremost. The video cards are more powerful, the proprietary “Cryo-Tech” cooling is more effective at cooling the components, and the main tradeoff is s slightly heftier 5.5lb weight.
Lenovo Legion 5i Intel Core i5 Alder Lake RTX 3060 Gaming PC for $1199.99
This Legion 5i tower comes equipped with the new 12th generation Intel Core i5 Alder Lake processor. The Alder Lake processors are currently the best gaming CPUs on the market, far superior in performance to any of its predecessors. The only drawback of this new processor is that it requires a new motherboard and (ideally) new DDR5 RAM. Fortunately, both issues are negated when you buy a prebuilt; the Legion 5i tower boasts an LGA 1700 motherboard and 16GB of DDR5 RAM. The RTX 3060 is about 20% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER and is on par with the RTX 2070. That means it handles 1080p gaming beautifully and has the chops to take on 1440p and VR gaming as well.
New Apple AirPods Pro Noise-Cancelling Earbuds
This is the newest generation model with the MagSafe compatible wireless charger. The AirPods Pro is considered one of the best noise-cancelling in-ear headphones you can get, especially for under $200. The noise cancellation is considered to be even better than the Bose Quietcomfort because of the natural noise isolating design of the in-ear earbuds.
Apple AirPods 2 for $99.99
Pick up a pair of Apple AirPods 2 wireless earbuds for the lowest price we’ve ever seen. These AirPods include a wired case that you plug in via USB Type-C. The AirPods 3 costs around $170 on Amazon right now, and we can safely say that it’s definitely not worth the $70 price premium over this one.
New Apple Watch Series 7 and SE
The Series 7 is Apple’s latest and greatest watch. Today, both the 41mm and 45mm models are heavily discounted on Amazon (cheaper than Black Friday). The biggest upgrade the Series 7 has over the Series 6 is the display. It has the same always-on Retina display, but it’s 20% bigger and features a more crack-resistant front crystal screen. It also adds on even more health-related features, like measuring your blood oxygen or taking an ECG. If the Apple Watch Series 7 is out of your budget and you don’t think you’d make much use out of the health features, the newest Apple Watch SE is also on sale today at the lowest price ever. This affordable smartwatch features a Retina OLED display, Aple S5 chip, optical heart rate sensor, fall detection, and an always-on altimeter.
2021 Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB)
This is easily the best price for the newest Apple iPad Mini, released in September of 2021. Don’t be fooled by it’s smaller footprint; it boasts superior hardware to the standard sized Apple iPad. The iPad Mini features an 8.3″ Liquid Retina display with True Tone and Wide Color, the capable A15 Bionic processor, USB Type-C port for fast charging, and Apple Pencil 2 compatiblity. If you’re looking for a powerful iPad that’s easiest to carry around, the iPad Mini has all others beat.
Ring Fit Adventure for Switch
Ring Fit Adventure is great for gamers who want to get some exercise in but don’t actually enjoy working out. Ring Fit incorporates a huge variety of excellent workout exercises disguised as an RPG game. An epic adventure awaits you slaying monsters and dragons, tackling new levels, traversing different environments, acquiring powerups and skills, all the while toning your abs and burning calories.
Razer Anzu Smart Glasses
These Razer smart glasses retail for a ridiculous $199.99. Fortunately, they’re on sale today for a much more reasonable price of $69.99. The Razer Anzu glasses comes with two types of interchangeable lenses; blue-light filtering lenses for PC use and polarized lenses for outdoor use. They also feature a built-in mic and bluetooth speaker for hands-free calling.
Select Gift Cards on Sale at Amazon
Still can’t decide what to get your mom? You can’t go wrong with gift cards. Digital gift cards are guaranteed to arrive before Mother’s Day, usually within 24 hours of purchase, they don’t expire, and they’re still a more thoughtful alternative than giving your mom straight cash or, worst of all, nothing at all.
70″ Insignia F30 4K Smart TV for $499.99
When it comes to TVs, size matters. And the Insignia 70″ TV on Amazon is the only 70″ TV you’ll currently find for $500. It also has the Amazon Fire TV smart interface built right in, so there’s no need to pick up an extra dongle. This TV is sold by Amazon but shipped by Best Buy… you can even choose in-store pickup from Best Buy on the Amazon product page.
55″ JVC 4K QLED Roku TV for $248
Simply put, if you’re looking for a good sized 4K smart TV and want to pay as little as possible, you can’t get better than this. This JVC TV is currently the least expensive 55″ 4K TV you can get, and it even features a quantum dot LED LCD display (QLED) for wide color range and great contrast, and the excellent Roku smart TV interface.
CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme RTX 3060 Gaming PC
Currently this is one of the least expensive RTX 3060 gaming rigs we can find. It’s sold and shipped by Amazon direct (not a 3rd party vendor). Although the ship date is a little while off in early April, there are reports of some people getting it much earlier. The low price tag might imply that the RTX 3060 is not up to snuff, but nothing could be further from the truth. The RTX 3060 is about 20% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER and is on par with the RTX 2070. That means it handles 1080p gaming beautifully and has the chops to take on 1440p and VR.
Alienware Aurora R10 RTX 3080 PC for $1799.99
The RTX 3080 is way more powerful than the previous generation’s best video card, the RTX 2080 Ti, and is the best recommended video card for 4K gaming. The RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3090 are the only cards that are (very slightly) more powerful, but they cost hundreds of dollars more. The RTX 3080 is paired with an AMD Ryzen 7 5900 CPU, which is still one of the best processors out there, whether it be for gaming or for workstation purposes. It’s been upgraded with liquid cooling as well. The rig is ready to go out of the box with 16GB of DD4-3200MHz RAM and a generously sized 1TB M.2 PCIe NVME SSD. Don’t worry, even the power supply is up to snuff with an ample 1000W rating.
Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED Gaming Monitor
The first QD-OLED panel on the market
After much anticipation, Dell is now offering the Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED gaming monitor for $1299.99 on its website. Although by no means inexpensive, this is the first ever QD-OLED monitor we’ve seen and thus the price point is surprisingly reasonable for the new tech. Undoubtedly due to the hype, it has been going in and out of stock throughout the day, so don’t hesitate if you’ve been waiting for this release. If you don’t put your order in now, you’ll have to wait a very, very long time to receive it; estimated ship date has already been pushed back to July.
Acer Predator 32″ Gaming Monitor
The Acer Predator XB323U is a 32″ 2560×1440 IPS gaming monitor with a 1ms response time, 170Hz refresh rate (through DisplayPort), NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility, and VESA certified HDR600. It normally retails at $800, but Amazon is offering it for $300 off.
HP Victus RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC for $975
This is far and away the lowest price we have ever seen for a prebuilt gaming PC equipped with an RTX 3060 Ti GPU. Once you hit the product page, you’ll have to select “RTX 3060” for $250 and a “500W Power Supply) for $50. You can buy the system as is, or you can choose to add a few more choice upgrades. You certainly have leeway with this super cheap price.
ASUS Vivobook 14″ Laptop w/ WQXGA+ OLED Display
This ASUS Vivobook laptop has one of the best laptop displays we’ve seen, especially at this really low price. The 14″ OLED display sports a 16:10 WGXGA+ (2880×1800) resolution with a 100% DCI-P3 color range and Pantone color calibration. It’s paired with an Intel Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD. It even has a Thunderbolt 4 port.