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First South African prices for the GTX 1080 revealed

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The first South African pricing and estimated time of availability for aftermarket GTX 1080, NVIDIA’s new King of GPUs, have appeared via local online retailer Rebeltech. Find out how much an aftermarket GTX 1080 will cost, as well as the local pricing for the GTX 1080 Founders Edition cards currently available.

Aftermarket GTX 1080

Aftermarket GPUs feature an increased clock speed and custom cooling solutions; basically increasing the performance over the standard Founders Edition cards. The first aftermarket GTX 1080 pricing in South Africa come from Rebeltech, who lists ASUS and GIGABYTE versions. Both GPUs are “currently out of stock” with an estimated time of delivery set for 8 July 2016.

Evetech has also listed five aftermarket GTX 1080’s. However, at the time of writing the pricing on these cards are still R99,999 (an obvious placeholder). Further, the estimated time of delivery is currently unknown.

We will update the article when pricing and date of release becomes available.

Founders Edition

Pricing The GTX 1080 Founders Edition (the standard, non-overclocked version) is now available in South Africa, with limited stock from local retailers.

Wootware:

Evetech:

Rebeltech:

Custom built PCs with the GTX 1080

Evetech has two custom built PC’s powered by the MSI GTX 1080 Founders Edition. Check out the specifications and pricing below.

Core i7 GTX 1080 priced at R28,999:

  • MSI Z170 TOMAHAWK AC MB i7 6700 (8x4.0GHz)
  • CPU 8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM
  • 256GB Ultra-Fast SSD
  • GTX 1080 8GB Founders Ed.
  • 24x DVD +/- Writer Antec 700W PSU
  • 8 CH HD Sound  

i7 OC GTX 1080 SLI priced at R48,999:

  • MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon i7 6700K Overclocked to 4.7GHz
  • 8GB DDR4 1600MHz RAM
  • 256GB Ultra-Fast SSD
  • 2 x GTX 1080 8GB In SLI
  • 24x DVD +/- Writer
  • 1000W 80+ PLATINUM PSU
  • 8 CH HD Sound  

Both the PC’s come with a free MSI Gaming Mousepad and five games, namely Mortal Kombat X, Warface, World of Warships, Rainbow Six: Siege and Just Cause 3; the Core i7 GTX 1080 also comes with a MSI Gaming Mouse.  

The prices might look pretty insane to a lot of people, but keep in mind that this is NVIDIA’s new flagship GPU. The Titan X still sells for R20,000 and the GTX 980 Ti for roughly the same price as the GTX 1080. However, the GTX 1080 easily beats NVIDIA’s previous flagship offerings.

Are you thinking of purchasing a GTX 1080 or will you wait for the GTX 1070? If you're thinking of buying the beast, then you should check out the performance review by Linus Tech.

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