Hardware Sales - GTX 1080 $484, RX 580 $220, Mech Keyboards

By Published May 07, 2017 at 6:16 pm

This week’s hardware sales are scarce, but there are still some worthy ones. We found a fair price on an MSI GTX 1080 and an MSI RX 580 card, with some supporting deals on a pair of mechanical keyboards from Logitech and G.SKILL, if that is of interest.

MSI Radeon RX 580 Gaming X 4GB ($220) - In our initial reviews of the RX 580, we found it to perform similarly to the RX 480 (with a few percentage points of improvement), making it a good choice for 1080p and some 1440p gaming. The MSI Radeon RX 580 performed well, just not enough to recommend an upgrade if you are an RX 480 owner; this was a mid-life refresh of the Polaris architecture, so that’s expected. If this card is of interest, check out the review of the 8GB variant on the website or the channel, if you prefer video format.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 DUKE ($484) - GTX 1080s have become increasingly affordable with the price reduction following the launch of the GTX 1080 Ti. The MSI GTX 1080 DUKE is a triple fan design, making it easy to recommend this over the FE version in regards to thermals and noise. The GTX 1080 DUKE has a base clock of 1708 MHz and boost clock of 1847 MHz, a slight boost over the reference cards.The sale on the MSI GTX 1080 DUKE lasts until Thursday, May 11th over on Newegg.

Logitech G410 Atlas Spectrum Keyboard ($60) - The Logitech G410 Atlas Specturm Keyboard was reviewed on the site back in 2015, when we praised it for its build quality. Newegg has a sale going on the G410 for $60 with a promo code, lasting until Thursday May, 11th. The G410 features Logitech’s own Romer-G switches, RGB LEDs, and dedicated media keys. This is a Ten-Keyless (TKL) design, so keep that in mind if a number pad is a must for you.

G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM570 Keyboard ($65) - If you are not a fan of the TKL design or prefer Cherry MX switches, the G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM570 presents itself as a good option. It is on sale at Newegg for $65 through Thursday, May 11th. The KM570 features genuine Cherry MX Red switches, per-key red LED lighting, and dedicated media keys. As stated above, this is a full key design and has the full number pad, if that is important to you.

That is all for this week’s sales post, but be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on review content and news.

Editorial: Ryan Greenberg

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