MSI 1080 GTX Gaming X Plus (11gbps) - £460.98 (£452.92 after Quidco) @ Ebuyer
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MSI 1080 GTX Gaming X Plus (11gbps) - £460.98 (£452.92 after Quidco) @ Ebuyer

£460.98
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Found 17th May
Refreshed 1080 GTX with the faster DDR and a well respected product line. Thought it was a good deal given all things considered:

Price: £503.98 (Amazon: £538)
MSI Cashback: £43
Quidco cashback 2%: £8.06

Total price: £452.92 (after cashback)

Link to MSI cashback:
msi-promotions.com/gb/…ing

32 Comments

That's shocking advertising - this has got 8gb RAM. Don't let the 11gbps fool you into thinking it's a Ti or a rejected Ti.
Edited by: "tomwatts" 17th May

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tomwatts

That's shocking advertising - this has got 8gb RAM. Don't let the 11gbps … That's shocking advertising - this has got 8gb RAM. Don't let the 11gbps fool you into thinking it's a Ti or a rejected Ti.



All 1080 GTX cards have 8GB of RAM...

The_Hoff

All 1080 GTX cards have 8GB of RAM...


I know - that's my point. Why advertise as they're doing that the RAM is at 11gbps. Why all of a sudden does that matter? Oh, yeah, the Ti has 11gb ram...

tomwatts

I know - that's my point. Why advertise as they're doing that the RAM is … I know - that's my point. Why advertise as they're doing that the RAM is at 11gbps. Why all of a sudden does that matter? Oh, yeah, the Ti has 11gb ram...


You're missing the point here. It's the new geforce "enhanced" cards, it's got faster memory than the original cards, what do you think gbps means? Gigabits per second, it's to indicate this is a faster card!

Nowhere does it attempt to mislead that it has 11 GB of ram
Edited by: "Lahn" 17th May

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tomwatts

I know - that's my point. Why advertise as they're doing that the RAM is … I know - that's my point. Why advertise as they're doing that the RAM is at 11gbps. Why all of a sudden does that matter? Oh, yeah, the Ti has 11gb ram...



Ehm... I guess you missed the memo then. Nvidia have performed a mid-cycle refresh of 1060-1080 cards and in this case the 1080 here is using the same memory as the Ti based cards, up to 11gbps from 9gbps. In real world terms, that means 2-3% increase in frames.

geforce.com/wha…dup

Good luck getting your cashback from MSI

The_Hoff

Ehm... I guess you missed the memo then. Nvidia have performed a … Ehm... I guess you missed the memo then. Nvidia have performed a mid-cycle refresh of 1060-1080 cards and in this case the 1080 here is using the same memory as the Ti based cards, up to 11gbps from 9gbps. In real world terms, that means 2-3% increase in frames.http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/geforce-gtx-1080-11gbps-gtx-1060-9gbps-custom-graphics-card-roundup


No memo missed, just think that the process of advertising just the ram speed is really poor practice.

Lahn

You're missing the point here. It's the new geforce "enhanced" cards, … You're missing the point here. It's the new geforce "enhanced" cards, it's got faster memory than the original cards, what do you think gbps means? Gigabits per second, it's to indicate this is a faster card! :)Nowhere does it attempt to mislead that it has 11 GB of ram


As if I needed to prove my point, I see that ebuyer have changed the listing to say 8GB (11gbps).

Original Poster

tomwatts

As if I needed to prove my point, I see that ebuyer have changed the … As if I needed to prove my point, I see that ebuyer have changed the listing to say 8GB (11gbps).



It already said that when I posted it.

Cashback needs to go away

how good are these cards compared to the TI ?

I would check out the reviews online.

buckiebull

how good are these cards compared to the TI ?


Nah, rather spend another £140 and buy the Ti. Then again I have my eP33n to satisfy.

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imcconvey

Nah, rather spend another £140 and buy the Ti. Then again I have my eP33n … Nah, rather spend another £140 and buy the Ti. Then again I have my eP33n to satisfy.



Link to a Ti for £140 more?

The_Hoff

Link to a Ti for £140 more?



amazon.de/Pal…1_7?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1495044142&sr=1-7&keywords=1080ti
https://www.amazon.de/ZOTAC-GeForce-1080TI-GDDR5X-VRReady/dp/B06XXVVQYH/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1495044142&sr=1-5&keywords=1080ti

Cheapest I can find, which is about £160 more. I suppose you can probably find them a bit cheaper when they go on offer. 1080ti prices really seem to have dropped in price over the past week or so. Don't know whether it's related to supply constraints easing or immenient launch of Vega.
Edited by: "themanwithapc" 17th May

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themanwithapc

https://www.amazon.de/Palit-GeForce-1080-Ti-Gr%C3%BCnder-Grafikkarte-Grau/dp/B06XD6XQFV/ref=sr_1_7?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1495044142&sr=1-7&keywords=1080tihttps://www.amazon.de/ZOTAC-GeForce-1080TI-GDDR5X-VRReady/dp/B06XXVVQYH/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1495044142&sr=1-5&keywords=1080tiCheapest I can find, which is about £160 more. I suppose you can probably find them a bit cheaper when they go on offer. 1080ti prices really seem to have dropped in price over the past week or so. Don't know whether it's related to supply constraints easing or immenient launch of Vega.



Using Amazon conversion they work out to £650 (£200 more than this deal).

cold

same price at scan but you have to pay for delivery with them, ebuyer is ok company?

I've been watching this card at scan, and it's strange how the msi gaming newer model is cheaper than the older one.

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colganraz

same price at scan but you have to pay for delivery with them, ebuyer is … same price at scan but you have to pay for delivery with them, ebuyer is ok company?I've been watching this card at scan, and it's strange how the msi gaming newer model is cheaper than the older one.



Yes, same price but I chose specifically to list eBuyer as you'll get the £8 cashback via Quidco, and free delivery.

Decent card for the price and if you're at 1440p there's no real need to spend the extra on a Ti. Consumer Vega cards also look to be arriving August/September (imo) at the earliest so I suspect prices will hold firm.

tomwatts

That's shocking advertising - this has got 8gb RAM. Don't let the 11gbps … That's shocking advertising - this has got 8gb RAM. Don't let the 11gbps fool you into thinking it's a Ti or a rejected Ti.



More importantly does it have any led lights?

The_Hoff

Yes, same price but I chose specifically to list eBuyer as you'll get the … Yes, same price but I chose specifically to list eBuyer as you'll get the £8 cashback via Quidco, and free delivery.Decent card for the price and if you're at 1440p there's no real need to spend the extra on a Ti. Consumer Vega cards also look to be arriving August/September (imo) at the earliest so I suspect prices will hold firm.



I'm tired of waiting for vega I think I'll just end up going for this 1080, would like the ti but can't justify the price .

The 1080 is sufficient enough for me to play in 4k anyway

treacle13

More importantly does it have any led lights?



It has RGB lighting on the side MSI logo and around the side of the fans

colganraz

I've been watching this card at scan, and it's strange how the msi gaming … I've been watching this card at scan, and it's strange how the msi gaming newer model is cheaper than the older one.



I've been looking at the standard Gaming X and saw the PLUS the other day. I also was wondering this. Seems strange for a newer and supposedly better card to be less.

sitz

I've been looking at the standard Gaming X and saw the PLUS the other … I've been looking at the standard Gaming X and saw the PLUS the other day. I also was wondering this. Seems strange for a newer and supposedly better card to be less.



I know , it's like 500ish for the plus and 520+ for the regular , would think it would be the other way round, ain't complaining though lol.

Reviews on this new card are really good, seems few frames ahead of most other 1080's

The 1080 has plenty for 1440p and I agree, at that resolution, spending extra for the 1080ti is a waste.

The_Hoff

Yes, same price but I chose specifically to list eBuyer as you'll get the … Yes, same price but I chose specifically to list eBuyer as you'll get the £8 cashback via Quidco, and free delivery.Decent card for the price and if you're at 1440p there's no real need to spend the extra on a Ti. Consumer Vega cards also look to be arriving August/September (imo) at the earliest so I suspect prices will hold firm.


Price of this deal is good for me, and I'm in the market for one, plus it would look nice in my new black/red H440 :-)

I heard the Gaming X (and I hope Gaming X Plus) is one of the quietest 1080's. Any others with low noise worth looking at for around the £500 price point?

The_Hoff

Using Amazon conversion they work out to £650 (£200 more than this deal).



Amazon conversion is a tax on the financially less well informed, just like paypal conversion. Always pay in the original currency with a decent forex credit card or alternate forex product (Halifax Clarity, Revolut, Mondo) .

Personally if I was buying a graphics card right now though - for various reasons - it would be this one. Heat added!

When you say original currency, do you mean the currency of the place the product is being sold? i.e. Italy would be euro.

Ellendel

Amazon conversion is a tax on the financially less well informed, just … Amazon conversion is a tax on the financially less well informed, just like paypal conversion. Always pay in the original currency with a decent forex credit card or alternate forex product (Halifax Clarity, Revolut, Mondo) .Personally if I was buying a graphics card right now though - for various reasons - it would be this one. Heat added!


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Ellendel

Amazon conversion is a tax on the financially less well informed, just … Amazon conversion is a tax on the financially less well informed, just like paypal conversion. Always pay in the original currency with a decent forex credit card or alternate forex product (Halifax Clarity, Revolut, Mondo) .Personally if I was buying a graphics card right now though - for various reasons - it would be this one. Heat added!



I know there's solutions to conversion but rather than assume people have solutions in place I quoted the price as is.

Cheers anyway.

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hitman007

When you say original currency, do you mean the currency of the place the … When you say original currency, do you mean the currency of the place the product is being sold? i.e. Italy would be euro.



Exactly.

Amazon's conversion is a convenience, you'll get a better rate with a Nationwide card, or using something like Revolut.

Probably £10 saving.

The_Hoff

Exactly.Amazon's conversion is a convenience, you'll get a better rate … Exactly.Amazon's conversion is a convenience, you'll get a better rate with a Nationwide card, or using something like Revolut.Probably £10 saving.


Based on your earlier statement on the Amazon conversion price being (£650) £200 more expensive, it looks like a £35 saving for me.

Also personally I wouldn't characterise Amazon conversions as a convenience. You'd be better off just paying with almost any high street credit or debit card (a 3% levy on Eur 726 still doesn't get you to £650). Feels more like a cynical cash grab to me.

(I haven't checked the Amazon conversion price - just taking your word on it).

Not trying to be argumentative. Just pointing out that if someone was up for paying about an extra £160 or whatever, 'themanwithapc' had his figures more or less correct.
The_Hoff

I know there's solutions to conversion but rather than assume people have … I know there's solutions to conversion but rather than assume people have solutions in place I quoted the price as is.Cheers anyway.


I do get what you're saying about not everyone having something in place to avoid currency fees altogether, but things like Mondo don't even require a credit check - because it's a preload card - so it's not like anyone is locked out from paying the lower quoted prices.

Plus, I don't really see getting a cheap forex payment mechanism as more work than claiming cashback from MSI. Both are reasonably easy!

As I said though, in my opinion this is a cracking deal.
Edited by: "Ellendel" 19th May

The_Hoff

Link to a Ti for £140 more?



​Just look on Flubit. They had a PNY branded FE for £595. Mine is from Gigabyte though. Arrived in 4 days from London. I tried to post the deal here but Hot Deals cried like a bunch of SJWs and removed the listing because they hate Flubit... or whatever. But the deal was legit. I got an abolsute bargain. Running 2050mhz stable in everything.
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