PSA: Nvidia has Founders Edition GeForces in stock at MSRP

Listen up, gerbils. If you've been clamoring for a new build but you're disgusted at marked-up graphics card prices, scrabble on over to Nvidia's GeForce Store and get to ordering. GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1070, and GTX 1080 Founders Edition cards are in stock right now, and they're selling for MSRP.

The Founders Edition cards are a little pricier than some of the cheaper partner boards, but given the current state of the market, we're not complaining. Nvidia's cooler is second to none, too, at least as far as centrifugal-fan designs go. The estimated ship date is one week from today, and there's a limit of two units per customer. Head over to Nvidia's site if you want to pick up a GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB for $299, a GeForce GTX 1070 for $399, or a GeForce GTX 1080 for $549.

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    • SoundChaos
    • 2 years ago

    While these founders editions appear to all be sold out again, eBay and other used prices are finally very close to MSRP for some cards. Ebay has had $180-200 GTX 1060’s and $380 1070’s for a solid week now. Might not last, but its good news for the market!

    • adamlongwalker
    • 2 years ago

    I’ll wait for the next generation of graphic cards to either buy one or see the prices even go down further on the 10xx series. I’m quit happy with my 1050ti as it plays all of my games with good frame rates.

    • Freon
    • 2 years ago

    It has been improving the last two weeks. /r/buildapcsales has had links sprouting up almost every day, though it is still a bit spotty. Stock seems to be available for at least hours at a time.

    • LoneWolf15
    • 2 years ago

    Got my 1070 FE for $379 “back in the day” before the market went insane. I thought that was the MSRP, unless that changed.

    Not worth tacking a second one on at that price.

    (edit for speeling)

    • oldog
    • 2 years ago

    Wow. Just in time for the launch of the GTX 1180.

    [url<]https://hothardware.com/news/rumored-geforce-gtx-1180-turing-gpu-specs[/url<]

    • Krogoth
    • 2 years ago

    Why would anyone bother to get Pascal GPUs (new) at this time? Ampere/Volta is just around the corner.

      • tay
      • 2 years ago

      Is it? How many months is just around the corner

        • NovusBogus
        • 2 years ago

        It already exists in Titan and Quadro form, so probably early summer and almost definitely by the end of the year.

    • PrincipalSkinner
    • 2 years ago

    Two years after the launch, they are available at MSRP. And this made news!

    • rika13
    • 2 years ago

    The limit 2 thing gives me an idea on how to permanently stop miners from inflating prices.

    ANTI-SLI/Crossfire

    The driver will not let you run more than one GPU and there are no golden fingers or other connectors for SLI/Crossfire.

    Of course, the Tesla/whatever AMD calls their rendering card would not have such a limit.

      • PrincipalSkinner
      • 2 years ago

      Miners can always revert to older driver version.

      • TheRazorsEdge
      • 2 years ago

      Neither the GPU makers nor the AIB partners have a financial incentive to push away miners.

        • K-L-Waster
        • 2 years ago

        ^^ This

        As much as we enthusiasts would like to think that we are the GPU maker’s “real” customers and AMD and NVidia should only sell to us, the reality is they’re in business to sell GPUs. What the buyer does with them after buying them is their business.

        Heck, if the buyer wants to rig up some sort of RGB-laden decoration monstrosity on their front lawn, AMD or NVidia have no reason to care. (Although the neighbours might…)

      • Klimax
      • 2 years ago

      First multi-GPU mining doesn’t use SLI/Crossfire.
      Second there are many use cases for multi-GPU outside of mining

      And lastly miners already often use modified drivers anyway.

    • Rza79
    • 2 years ago

    Not surprising. Here in Belgium / Holland there has been a huge dump on the second hand market of cards used for mining. Prices are dropping rapidly here.

    • Pville_Piper
    • 2 years ago

    and they were gone within the hour…

    • Wilko
    • 2 years ago

    And I thought getting an MSI 1080 Ti Gaming X near release off of Newegg was difficult. Never would’ve thought supply and prices would get so absurd a year later.

      • Ryhadar
      • 2 years ago

      I know what you mean. Got a reference RX Vega 56 on release but it was one of the 2 “free” game editions where you paid $100 extra over the regular edition. Justified it because I didn’t own either game, and I wasn’t sure if I ever would get another shot. Boy was I right…

    • derFunkenstein
    • 2 years ago

    And they’re gone. Pour one out for your regular-priced homies.

    The Titan XP is still available but at $1200, which isn’t that much more than the going price for most aftermarket 1080 Tis.

      • chuckula
      • 2 years ago

      Now that these cards are sold out, I can go back to accusing Nvidia of ripping us off.

      I would not sell you an Rx 64 Vega for LESS THAN HALF of what NVidia won’t sell you a GTX-1080 for.

      • Prestige Worldwide
      • 2 years ago

      Press F to pay respects.

        • BurntMyBacon
        • 2 years ago

        FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

    • DPete27
    • 2 years ago

    Seems that GPU prices are slowly trickling back to normal. Probably retailers trying to test what the market will tolerate instead of just dropping them all the way back to non-crypto prices.

    • Kretschmer
    • 2 years ago

    Hmm no 1080Ti cards? When I picked mine up last year I had no idea that they would be 40% MORE EXPENSIVE in 2018. This post-2016 alternative reality is a pain for gamers and political junkies alike.

      • morphine
      • 2 years ago

      1080 Tis are in the list but they were already out of stock as we were writing the article.

    • Captain Ned
    • 2 years ago

    1070 and 1060 out of stock as I type.

    • toastie
    • 2 years ago

    Hmm. Did I just overpay for a Gigabyte 1080 WINDFORCE OC 8G at $550? It’s on the truck for delivery, so too late to cancel.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 2 years ago

      Refuse delivery?

      • Kretschmer
      • 2 years ago

      You overpaid by one dollar. Wallow in shame.

        • K-L-Waster
        • 2 years ago

        Plus if you prefer a 3 fan cooler to a 1 fan blower you’re probably better off.

          • toastie
          • 2 years ago

          OK. I thought the blower cooler was supposed to better than most.

            • K-L-Waster
            • 2 years ago

            AFAIK that they are good blower coolers relative to other blower coolers. The issue is that a blower is typically louder and not as good at cooling as a 3 fan cooler as long as the system case has a lot of airflow.

            However, if you have a case where the GPU is right up against the case side or if there another card beside the GPU, blowers can be better because they blow air out of the case instead of blowing it around the inside — if there is no space next to the card this means it just sits steaming in its own hot air.

            So it depends on the specifics of your system build.

            • freebird
            • 2 years ago

            They are better in Multi-GPU setups in an enclosed case… because they blown the hot air out the vent in the back more efficiently than 2 or 3 fan coolers that leave most of the heat to build up inside the case.

            In a single GPU setup, the fan noise from a single blower is probably a detriment.

    • K-L-Waster
    • 2 years ago

    I wonder if NVidia is using the GPP to strong-arm NVidia into only selling NVidia models.

      • chuckula
      • 2 years ago

      I’m sick and tired of NVidia bullying NVidia around!

      • Goty
      • 2 years ago

      Personally, I’m boycotting NVIDIA for participating in this GPP nonsense. I won’t buy another NVIDIA product until they start selling Founders Edition Radeons!

        • chuckula
        • 2 years ago

        When NVidia’s GPP program prevented AMD from selling Pascal parts directly, it was the last straw.

      • PrincipalSkinner
      • 2 years ago

      Principal Skinner likes this.

    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    Remember when we all whined that Founder’s Edition parts were overpriced ripoffs?

    Pepperidge Farm remembers.

      • jihadjoe
      • 2 years ago

      Nvidia FE, now known as teh Frugal Editions.

        • NoOne ButMe
        • 2 years ago

        I mean, they did knock the FE price down to same entry MSRP as AIB cards…

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