As you might have read, NVIDIA has recently unveiled its new GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card which ultimately has been designated as the company’s new flagship offering. NVIDIA has also revealed the card’s pricing which starts at USD 599 (about RM 2,420) for custom solutions from the company’s add-in-board (AIB) partners while the stock version a.k.a Founders Edition goes for USD 699 (about RM 2,826).
Traditionally, the pricing of graphics cards in Malaysia hardly adheres to manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP). While the reasons behind the price disparity varies from one case to another, it is not hard to make educated guess regarding it which usually might involve taxes and shipment costs offset as well as currency exchange and revenue margin.
Hence, we are not surprised if this will happen to the new card. True enough, we have learned that it is most likely the case as Ideal Tech – a reputable PC components retailer located in Pandan Indah, Kuala Lumpur – has recently mentioned on its Facebook page that an EVGA-branded GTX 1080 Founders Edition card will costs around RM 3,000.
That being said, Ideal Tech has since shared invoices for a number of its customers that already pre-ordered GTX 1080-based desktop systems from the company which showed the price of the card to be within the region of RM 2,830. At the same time, the retailer is also offering RAM upgrades at a special price for such machines while stock lasts.
While this pricing might change once the card actually arrived in our market, we do advise those who are planning to get their hands on GTX 1080 to prepare in advance anyway.