Black Friday 2022 is shaping up to be a good season for gaming PC deals. That’s because it will be the first Black Friday where the RTX 30 series video cards aren’t marked up at the MSRP. Lower video card prices mean lower prices for pre-built gaming PCs with the same GPUs. Also. Now that video card supply is no longer an issue, you can order a gaming PC and receive it within a very reasonable time frame.
Walmart’s Black Friday Gaming PC Sale
Walmart doesn’t have a lot of Black Friday gaming PC deals, but there are some pretty good ones. You’ll find some great deals on prebuilt gaming PCs from IBUYPOWER.
Dell Black Friday Gaming PC Deals
Dell’s Black Friday Sale includes both Alienware Aurora and Dell XPS Gaming PCs. Gaming is certainly in the Alienware Aurora’s DNA. Sleek, shiny, colorful, with more customization options and better cooling than the XPS desktop, you can create the ultimate trick-out gaming PC. The XPS, on the other hand, boasts a simpler, more understated design, fewer options, and a very reasonable price. When it comes to gaming performance, both perform very well.
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HP Gaming PC Deals
These are the newly redesigned 2022 HP ENVY and OMEN models. With the exception of the very cheap HP Pavilion RTX 3060 Gaming PC at under $1,000, the rest of these configs are back with the best-in-class 12th Gen. Intel Alder Lake processor. Some of these configurations are customizable. The upgrades we chose highlight that components like the CPU and GPU are more difficult to DIY, but the RAM and storage options are fully stocked. This is because finding the best deal on his RAM and SSD and installing it yourself is often a much cheaper route.
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Best Buy Black Friday Gaming PC Deals
Best Buy offers a wide range of Black Friday gaming PC deals from more brands such as IBUYPOWER, CyberPowerPC, Acer and even Lenovo.
HP OMEN 45L RTX 3080 Gaming PC Deal
The 2022 OMEN 45L is HP’s flagship gaming PC. We haven’t really seen a mainstream vendor with a more robust cooling system than the one we see here the 45L is a voluminous chassis with his 3 intake fans for great airflow . Even more impressive is his rugged 240mm liquid cooling system (for $80 he can upgrade to 360mm) mounted in its own compartment at the top of the case called the “Cryo Chamber”. This allows for cooling comparable to enthusiast DIY systems.
New Release: Alienware Aurora R15 Intel Core i9 Raptor Lake GeForce RTX 4090 Gaming PC
With Cryo-Tech Watercooling and 1350W power supply
New for the 2022-2023 season, the Alienware Aurora R15 is the first-ever Dell PC to feature both 13th Gen Intel Raptor Lake processors and RTX 40-series GPUs. The Intel Core i9-13900KF boasts a turbo boosted clock speed of 5.8GHz and a whopping 24 cores and 32 threads. This is definitely more powerful than the i9 Alder Lake and on par with AMD’s flagship AMD Ryzen 9 7950X.
The RTX 4090 is the most powerful video card available today. Neither NVIDIA nor AMD can match other GPUs. For reference, the RTX 4090 is around 110% faster in 4K gaming than the already impressive RTX 3080. Almost 60% faster than the previous champion, the RTX 3090 Ti. This could be the biggest performance upgrade within his one generational gap in the GeForce card line.
Need to upgrade your gaming PC?
Of course the answer depends entirely on your situation. However, when it comes to technological advancements, both this new CPU and new GPU are vastly improved over their predecessors.
Gaming CPUs to Consider
The Intel Core i7 Alder Lake CPUs are Intel’s 12th generation processors and are quite a leap forward compared to any of the previous Intel chips. This is arguably one of the best upgrades an Intel platform can do, especially considering that most previous Core i7 revisions were incremental. An even newer processor, the 13th Gen Raptor Lake, is currently out, but it’s too new to find good deals on this CPU, so Alder Lake’s improvements aren’t worth the premium price.
On AMD’s side, the Ryzen 7000 series processors are also a notable step up. However, these are the latest generation processors and won’t sell as quickly as the AMD 6000 and 5000 series CPUs. In that regard, the AMD 6000 teeth We’ve only upgraded the 5000 series in small increments, so depending on the deals available, you should consider getting one or the other.
Gaming GPUs to Consider
The RTX 30 series video cards are a significant improvement over the RTX 20 series video cards. For example, the “mid-range” card, the RTX 3060 Ti, is just as powerful as the previous generation’s “high-end” card, the RTX 2080 SUPER. If you own a video card prior to that generation, this is probably your only best upgrade. Of course, his recently launched RTX 40 series cards perform even better, but with the cheapest RTX 40 series cards starting at $1000+, the value proposition isn’t there.
AMD has decent video cards. The AMD Radeon RX 6850 XT is a little slower than the RTX 3080 and the RX 6700 XT is a little slower than the RTX 3070, but these cards lack his DLSS and have poor ray tracing performance. That said, gaming PCs with these AMD cards can be hundreds of dollars cheaper than their NVIDIA counterparts. You shouldn’t count them if you’re taking the money to get the most out of it.
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