If you're in need of a beefier graphics card, there's a decent deal available on the GTX 1080 right now from one of the country's bigger vendors.
PLE Computers are currently pushing the Galax 8GB version of NVIDIA's current flagship GPU, the GTX 1080, out the door for $777. That's about $50 cheaper than the Gigabyte GTX 1080 available at Umart, although you lose a little of the difference in shipping.
The price is about the same as in November, when Ebay and PC Byte were offering two separate deals on Gigabyte GTX 1080's for about $780. Buying direct through a large retailer always has that added degree of security about it though. And it's also a nice bit of vindication for people who held out on the GTX 1080, especially after the ludicrous $1000-plus prices that were being charged during the card's launch last year.
'.A couple of weeks ago, GIGABYTE very kindly sent in one of its latest and greatest graphics cards, the GIGABYTE G1 Gaming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080. It's a veritable behemoth of a GPU..'
One word of caution though: while the GTX 1080 is a very good card, prices might be about to drop even further. There's plenty of rumours on the horizon that NVIDIA will finally unveil the GTX 1080 Ti next week at the Game Developers Conference, after they opted not to showcase it at this year's CES.
Of course, there's no confirmation on that. And even if the 1080 Ti launches, there's no word on when it'll become available in Australia. So for now, enjoy the best deal you can get right now on a GTX 1080. (It's not as fast as a Titan X, naturally, but it is infinitely better value.)
This article originally appeared on Kotaku Australia