Here’s The Cheapest Prices In Australia For NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080

Here’s The Cheapest Prices In Australia For NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080

The tech world has been waiting years for NVIDIA to release a GPU on the advanced 16nm process, and as of late yesterday evening Australian retailers were finally allowed to start selling them.

So here it is: a list of the cheapest places in Australia you can buy a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080.

If you want to be one of the first GTX 1080 adopters, chances are you’ll end up buying either Gigabyte or EVGA. They’re the two most stocked around Australia right now, although ASUS and MSI’s offerings will also be stocked by some retailers.

If you want the cheapest GTX 1080, then you’ll end up buying a EVGA or MSI model — although EVGA seems to be the most popular, with a lot of retailers selling out within minutes of orders opening. The cheapest price for a GTX 1080 is currently $1179, with a lot of retailers sticking to that price. If you’re interested, here’s all the cards and the major online retailers stocking them.

And not that it needs to be said, but stock is moving fast and cards may be sold out. I’ve noted the ones that were at the time of writing.

PC Case Gear

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1179
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1179

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1199
ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1199

The EVGA is sold out, but the other three were in stock at the time of writing. It’s also interesting to see that most of the large retailers are pricing around $1199, matching the information provided to me last week. Interesting to see a slight discount on the MSI board, though.

Phaser Computers

Gigabyte GTX1080 Nvidia Founder Edition Video Card: $1229

Phaser Computers isn’t one of the first brands you think of when it comes to tech, but this isn’t a half bad price for Gigabyte’s board. Maybe worth considering if you live really close to their store.

Computer and Parts Land

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB Founders Edition: $1299

Smaller retailers seem to be selling the Founders Edition GTX 1080’s for $1299, so no surprise here.


MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1179
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1179

ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1199
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1199

MWAVE’s one of the larger retailers, but $1179 is the closest you’ll get to a GTX 1080 “special”.

Budget PC

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition: $1299

StaticICE cached a listing before NVIDIA’s retailer embargo lifted last night, but the link was pulled offline and nothing was posted on Budget PC’s site after the pre-orders had gone live. Crackdown from the GPU giant, perhaps?

Scorptech Computers

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1179
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1179

ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1249
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1249

Scorptech coming in slightly higher than the other major retailers, except on the MSI and EVGA models.


Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1299

MSY don’t look like they’re stocking other GTX 1080 models for now.

Umart Online

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1179
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1179

Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1199
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1199

Umart’s website was under heavy load, but by the time you read this you should have no issues connecting.

Computer Alliance

Gigabyte GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition: $1199
ASUS GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition: $1199
MSI GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition: $1199

Doesn’t matter the poison, it all costs the same.

PLE Computers

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1179
ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1199
Galax GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1199
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1199
ASUS ROG PG279Q + ASUS GTX980 Ti OR ASUS GTX 1080 Bundle: $2298

Intriguing bundle at the end: you get an ASUS ROG 27″ 144hz monitor with G-Sync and the best card on the market for $2300. The PG279Q sells for $1198 at most retailers, so you’re not really saving a great deal. You’d want to hope free shipping or something else was thrown in to sweeten the deal.

First Galax model I’ve seen from a local store as well, which is good to know.


MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1199
ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1299
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB: $1299

Nothing really special here; smaller retailer, less chance of discounts. If you’ve got prior history buying from them, however, you’re not really losing out by picking up the MSI GTX 1080.

That’s all the prices available for now! If you see any more, let us know below. And tell us: will you be getting a GTX 1080, or will you wait for the GTX 1070, or AMD’s new Polaris chips instead?


      • It’d better be soon or I might actually be able to afford one and not have to wait months doing the online equivalent of just looking through the window like a child staring forlornly at a fancy toy horse like in a sappy old novel. A situation made all the worse by knowing that their dad would end up making them a wooden horse by hand and it’d be all the better for being hand made, but my dad’s been dead for decades and was the kind of guy who always had bits left over after some DIY so if he tried to make a GPU it’d be just as likely to explode when plugged in.

        • I read somewhere that it has an NDA for the 29th so hopefully things will start coming out of the woodwork then.

          • NDA was for the GTX 1080. There’s nothing with the 1070 locally yet, nor the 1080 non-Founders Edition cards.

            NVIDIA are showing off the 1070 more next week at Computex; I’ll actually get an hour to test the card in their benchmarking lab, so stay tuned for that.

          • ASUS put a date on their Strix card the same time the embargo lifted last night, they’re aiming to sell on June 4. MSI also has details of their non-founders product on their website but I didn’t see a date included.

    • Well – on current exchange rates, $399US is about $550 so that means it’ll be about $900AU.

  • So still likely better off ordering from the US no? Should be sub $1k.
    Actually no seems like all the prices have been jacked up there too.

    • Taken from the US Kotaku article about the card “the Founders Edition of the 1080 GTX is priced at $699, $100 over the suggested retail price of the card”. So yes prices are stupidly inflated atm and it would/should be much cheaper to order from the US…

      • Err no. There’s the Founders Edition which is the reference cooler, Nvidia said that was going to be a higher price all together than aftermarket cooler card by MSI, Gigabyte, Zotac, ASUS, EVGA etc which will have an RRP of $599 USD.

        Also the going price is about $974 AUD for a GTX 1080 from Newegg, but that’s without any sales taxes etc. Shipping is between $75 & $95 (when they start to offer shipping to Aus that is) also depending how customs see it could be subject to GST (and what conversion rate they decide to use) and by the time you’ve paid that you’ll be up over $1200 AUD. So honestly unless it was like $800 AUD from the states before shipping I wouldn’t bother.

        • I’m heading to the US in september. Gonna be keeping an eye on the AIB gpus and any news on the Ti. We’ll see if it’s worth picking up while I’m there, because its certainly cheaper.

          • I wouldn’t expect a Ti model too soon. Since the GTX 980Ti wasn’t released until 9 months after the GTX 980.

    • NewEgg listing for about $700 so $970’ish AUD. Add delivery on top of that and still cheaper than buying locally. However for the sake of $100-200 I think I’d rather have a local brick and mortar store for warranty purposes at this stage. Will wait until Kogan start doing grey-imports of the OC editions and what not before I part cash for one though.

      • Also Newegg are not shipping the 1080 to Australia yet. So there’s also that.

        • You’ve never heard of mail forwarding services? No such thing as “not shipping to a country” these days mate.

          • There’d be all of what $100 saving in the end? For a $1000 item just doesn’t seem worth it, especially for the extra wait of getting it from the states when Umart & PC Case Gear have stock for $1179

            Edit: Also if you can’t purchase it yourself & need the forwarder to do it, because they won’t take an Australian debit/credit card or PayPal then there’s more fees & don’t forget sales tax if you haven’t paid extra with the forwarder to be set up in a state without sales tax..

          • Which is a fair call and all well and good, however I did state I’d rather buy from a brick and mortar store/local store or wait for someone like Kogan to start undercutting the market 😉

            Do agree that freight forwarding, as useful as it’s been in the past, isn’t as viable at the moment considering how much the AUD has tanked against the US. Unfortunately those of us form the land downunder are forever at the mercy of the vultures and extortionists.

          • I’m with you honestly. I sounded like a dick & apologise for that.

            Yeah, extorted for sure. I saw Dickies Aystralia advertising their new Australian store on Facebook last night & going on how this pair of overalls are a bargain here at $140 AUD when they cost $60 AUD in the USA, like go away..

  • That monitor deal dies effectively make the card cost $1099, which is great if you were planning on getting that monitor anyhow, like me.

    Going to try swing by PLE today and see if they’ll do a similar offer with the Strix AIB that’s due out next week – internationally at least.

  • Ordered Gigabyte 1080 from Umart last night.

    Delivery charges vary greatly, and “Paypal fees” and credit card fees also vary among retailers.

  • Wait for the after market coolers unless you are going to watercool you gpu. The reference blowers design is not ideal and it will lead to throttling unless you crank the fan up which means more noise. I can’t speak for the 1080 (I have the 980tis reference models) bit jayz2cents has a couple of videos one on the throttling issues and he recently showed off the evga acx 3.0 1080 on doom and the temp differences were quite noticeable.

    • Yeah. My case has great airflow for the graphics cards (cool air straight onto them, vented out the back…) and the CPU is water-cooled, so I’ll be happy for now, but the longer term plan is to rebuild the whole lot into a new case (or obtaining new mobo/ram/cpu/case and moving the GPU over, at which point I’ll redo all the water-cooling and put a block on the GPU.

      • Yeah I was going to watercool my gpus but it was too expensive and I ran out of money.

  • I could probably pick up a cheap GTX 980 and have 2 in my system. I know the 1080 is more powerful than 2 put together but i paid over $900 for my 980 and don’t want to just get rid of it.

    • As a current sli set up owner I would say you’re going to have to be patient until a slI profile is released (still waiting for doom). With some games your second card will simply just sit by idle as a sli profile will not be released (batman ark ham knight, wolfenstein new order). For my next upgrade I’ll be finished with sli and use a single card moving forward.

      • Yeah I had the same issue and will never bother with SLI again…as it doesn’t support a lot of games..

    • Probably not worth it anyway unless you’re really pushing the 980. I’m going from a 680 so it’s a big leap.

      In your position I’d wait and see what the OC versions look like in a couple of months and for the price to settle. Then sell the 980 or relegate it to second machine or use it for PhysX…

    • You would be better off reselling the 980 (will still get great money for these cards for sometime yet) and purchasing the 1080 rather than a second 980, will come out cheaper and have a better config.

  • I bought my Asus GTX1080 from B&H Audio Video for $1024AUD including express shipping. The Import tax should be for the value of the card which was $970AUD so should fall under the $1000 threshold.

    • My last two shipments customs has been counting the shipping as part of the total cost, so if the price + shipping comes in at over a grand, you may well be hit with the extra 10%, plus the customs charge of $90 or so in some cases.

      • Are you sure you’re not mistaking the tax you paid on VoTI with the declared/assessed value? Shipping isn’t included in the declared value, it’s only included in the Value of Taxable Importation (VoTI) which is the declared value plus shipping and insurance.

        If you come in under $1000 AUD on declared value you don’t pay any tax, regardless of shipping, but if you come in $1000 or over, you’re taxed on the whole lot. If you were charged GST on an item with a declared value under $1000 AUD (regardless of shipping/insurance value), you should challenge that.

    • Yeah shipping included in the value assessed. So you’ll pay the Gst and import duty so you’ll probably save nothing.

      • This is wrong, shipping is not included in the assessed value. Shipping is only included in the taxable amount if the assessed value is over the threshold.

        AU $990 + $50 shipping : no tax
        AU $1000 + $50 shipping : tax on $1050

  • Avoid MSY, They have the worst customer support in Australia, If your card breaks, Expect to be abused by MSY staff

    • Yeah, I second that. By comparison pccasegear have been frigging amazing with returns, your whole purchase history is on the site, you just find the invoice on their, select the item you are returning and they handle the rest. Excellent service when things go wrong.

      • I almost always use PCCG, I had way too many bad customer service experiences with MSY (Pascoe vale store particularly, The manager is a twat), Only ever got proper customer service when i threatened calling ACCC. Never had a single issue with PCCG

  • Hmmm. If I were building or upgrading right now… I’ be tempted by those $800AUD MSI 980ti. Please AMD… bring some competition to this GPU performance range!!!

  • Ouch! cheapest card is $206.14AUD above the American RRP.
    “Australia Tax”… because……. reasons….

  • So Australians have rough times huh? You know what’s funny? In Poland you make like 2-3x less money than average australian and guess how much we need to pay for 1080. It’s 3600zł (polish zloty). IT’s FRIKKIN 923 US DOLLARS. WHAT THE FCK!?!

  • So glad I picked up a use MSI 980ti OC for $600, its only a bit slower but half price. I onew the 1080 wasn’t going to be cheap, I remember so many people saying it will be $800-900, dream on…

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