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Re: Nvidia GTX 1080 and 1070 - Launch Event Recap - Austin, Texas
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2016, 11:10:02 AM »
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 And GTX 1070: Australian Release Date And Price




Nvidia just announced a crazy cheap new flagship graphics card: the GeForce GTX 1080, more powerful than two of last generation’s GTX 980 cards in SLI. It also has a younger brother, too, the slightly less gutsy GTX 1070. What’s more surprising than these cards’ relative performance, though, is just how not expensive they are.

The new GeForce GTX 1080 has a $US599 recommended retail price, much cheaper than most fans were expecting. In Australia, we can reasonably expect that to translate into an Australian retail price of around $900, although there will likely be an early adopter’s tax on top of that too.

That’s still an expensive card, sure, but given the circa-$1200 retail prices of the GTX 980 Ti, Titan family and AMD’s top Radeon Fury X cards, it’s a big drop.

The release date, too, is sooner than expected — May 27th will see cards released “around the world” according to Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. There’s a specially-binned Founder’s Edition card coming too, with a $US100 more expensive RRP and “crazy overclockable” design according to the chipmaker.

If that price is too much for your wallet to bear, there’s also a slightly lesser Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with around two thirds’ the GTX 1080’s performance, and a $US379 recommended retail price and a $US449 Founder’s Edition. That card will be out around the world by June 10th.

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Re: Nvidia GTX 1080 and 1070 - Launch Event Recap - Austin, Texas
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2016, 11:56:43 AM »
Awesome  just nearly finished building a new system for one of these babies

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Re: Nvidia GTX 1080 and 1070 - Launch Event Recap - Austin, Texas
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2016, 12:10:33 PM »
I have my reservations
The last time I bought an nVidia card that 'replaced 2 cards' the drivers stopped supporting it after 6 months and it was no longer compatible with games after 9.

Guess I'm 'once bitten, twice shy'. :-X

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Re: Nvidia GTX 1080 and 1070 - Launch Event Recap - Austin, Texas
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2016, 12:26:47 PM »
I will be going AMD 400 series this time around but I am keeping an eye on Nvidia

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Re: Nvidia GTX 1080 and 1070 - Launch Event Recap - Austin, Texas
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2016, 09:23:19 AM »
I have my reservations
The last time I bought an nVidia card that 'replaced 2 cards' the drivers stopped supporting it after 6 months and it was no longer compatible with games after 9.

Guess I'm 'once bitten, twice shy'. :-X

Given the R&D costs in to these chipsets I would imagine that you will be fine with one of these. It's their biggest investment to date in to GPU and related hardware.

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Re: Nvidia GTX 1080 and 1070 - Launch Event Recap - Austin, Texas
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2016, 09:53:58 AM »
Sounding like it will also need major upgrade of the system to support it?
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Re: Nvidia GTX 1080 and 1070 - Launch Event Recap - Austin, Texas
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2016, 05:40:53 PM »
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Re: Nvidia GTX 1080 and 1070 - Launch Event Recap - Austin, Texas
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2016, 11:47:05 AM »

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Re: Nvidia GTX 1080 and 1070 - Launch Event Recap - Austin, Texas
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2016, 01:05:18 PM »
Don't be fooled into thinking it uses less power though, it just uses less power per performance measurement - so don't downgrade your PSU just yet!

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Re: Nvidia GTX 1080 and 1070 - Launch Event Recap - Austin, Texas
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2016, 08:59:15 PM »
A few USA stores are starting to drop the 970 down to around 230USD, most likely be able to get a 970 for around 330Aus soon if someone is budget minded.
Example: http://www.microcenter.com/product/463173/GeForce_GTX_970_SSC_GAMING_Video_Card_w-_ACX_20_Silent_Cooling
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Re: Nvidia GTX 1080 and 1070 - Launch Event Recap - Austin, Texas
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2016, 03:50:54 PM »
PCCaseGear have already dropped the price of their 980ti's, and to actually shift them when the 1080 comes I reckon they'll have to go pretty low.

I only bought my 970 about 6 months ago, so I don't 'need' an 1080, but I really really want one...

 

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