NVIDIA unveiled their flagship gaming GPU at the Game Developers Conference yesterday, and with it a seemingly reasonable price: $US699. Sure, that's a lot, but then it quite literally is a top-of-the-line graphics card.
But if you were thinking about buying a GTX 1080 Ti in Australia, bad news. You're going to pay a lot.
A listing for NVIDIA's latest GPU, which has 11GB of memory and is (supposedly) 35% faster than the existing GTX 1080, has appeared on the WA/Victorian based retailer PLE Computers. They're one of the larger retailers in Australia, so it's not surprising that they would have a listing up this quickly. But the price might be a little surprising: $1199, basically in line with what the GTX 1080 Founders Edition GPUs cost at launch.
Kotaku Australia understands that PLE's pricing is on the low end of what most Australian retailers will charge. A source has told us that most places will charge between $1199 and $1299 - the same as when the GTX 1080 launched.
The GTX 1080 Ti goes live overseas next week, so you can expect it to be available locally very soon. I'll do a round-up next week for those lucky enough to have $1200 or more saved away for such a beast of a card. Watch Dogs 2 in 5K does sound pretty damn good, after all.