In addition to unveiling its latest and greatest GeForce GTX graphics card, the GTX 1080 Ti, Nvidia has announced a price cut for the older GTX 1080 as well. According to the green company, the GTX 1080 will receive a price cut of around US$100 (about RM444) which reduces the price of the graphics card to US$499 (approximately RM2,219).
Nvidia mentioned that the GTX 1080 price cut will take effect immediately worldwide. This, of course, is a logical move by the company to create a significant price gap between the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti, which is priced at US$699 (around RM3,109). Without the price reduction, gamers would probably neglect the GTX 1080 and go straight for the GTX 1080 Ti instead – because of the relatively small difference in price.
That said, I don’t expect retailers and distributors in Malaysia to reduce the prices of their GTX 1080s just yet. One has to remember that they are currently holding ‘old’ stocks, which were probably bought at a different MSRP. Hopefully, in the coming months, we’ll start to see reductions in price for the GTX 1080 here in Malaysia.
Unfortunately, it seems that Nvidia has only revised the price for the GTX 1080; other GTX 10 series graphics cards still retain their original pricing, for now. Regardless, if you’ve been longing to get a GTX 1080 (at a low price) for some time, now’s the time to save up.