Graphics Card Sales - GTX 1070s, 1080s, & MSI RX 480 Gaming X

By Published January 22, 2017 at 8:30 am
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NVIDIA released their Pascal-based architecture in May of 2016 and, while pricing was sporadic early on, the prices have seemed to remain fairly consistent as of late. AMD also released a new architecture in 2016 with the Polaris family, and has also found a stable price-point as demand and supply have steadied. If you are in the market for a new graphics card or looking to upgrade, we have found some deals that can save a little money.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Black Edition ACX 3.0 ($380) - First on our list is an EVGA GTX 1070 SuperClocked (SC) Black Edition with the ACX 3.0 cooler, currently on sale over at Newegg. This card comes factory overclocked with a 1594MHz Core Clock and 1784MHz Boost Clock. The GeForce GTX 1070 line of cards come with 8GB of GDDR5 memory on a 256-bit bus with 1920 CUDA Cores (and those metrics are the same for all 1070s). GN did an in-depth review of the non-black edition EVGA GTX 1070 SC ACX 3.0 previously, though the cards have the exact same specs, so check that out if this card is of interest. The sale runs through Wednesday 1/25 and the 1070 SC Black can be had for $370 if the mail-in rebate is used.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0 ($610) - Sticking with EVGA for a moment, we have their GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Edition with the ACX 3.0 cooler. This is one of the higher end and more expensive GTX 1080s by EVGA, but can be had on Newegg for $610 (or lower, at $590 with a $20 dollar rebate). The EVGA GTX 1080 FTW comes with RGB LEDs and factory overclocked at 1721MHz Core Clock and 1860MHz Boost Clock. All GeForce GTX 1080s come with 8GB of GDDR5X memory on a 256-bit bus. The sale on the EVGA GTX 1080 FTW ends on Monday 1/23. GN reviewed the GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid back in August of 2016, so if that is interesting, check it out here.

ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1070 Strix ($425) - Newegg is currently having a sale on the ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1070 Strix graphics card through Thursday 1/26, dropped to $405 after its rebate. The ROG GeForce GTX 1070 Strix comes with a “Gaming Mode” that provides a 1632MHz Core Clock and 1835MHz Boost Clock. The “OC Mode” yields slightly higher clock speeds at 1657MHz Core Clock and 1860MHz Boost. The ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1080 Strix is also on sale for $640, or $620 after a rebate card, if a faster card is needed.

MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 8GB ($245) - Going over to AMD, Newegg has a sale on the MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB model. The deal expires Thursday 1/26. We have seen a lot of this card as we have done an in depth review and exhaustive benchmarks. This MSI RX 480 Gaming X sports a 1266MHz clock in “Silent Mode” and 1316MHz in “OC Mode.”

While prices are not historically low, there are still some savings to be had. Be sure to check back this week for more review coverage

- Ryan Greenberg

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