MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB £454.99 @ Scan
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MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB £454.99 @ Scan

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Found 7th Aug
May be a worthwhile deal for those who don't want to wait for the new cards
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Decent price if you must by now for whatever reason.

If you can wait, GTX 1180 should be out end of this month, then GTX 1170 and 1180+ end of September, then GTX 1160 end of October.

If we go by the past iterations, a GTX 1160 should surpass a GTX 1080 (just like the 1060 did vs the 980). They'll have similar performance initially, but 1160 should use less energy, heat, and have newer features supported by newer drivers/game releases that will make the newer generation a better buy at a simialr or cheaper price point (probably cheaper).

If it's priced like the 1060 was, an 1160 will be around £300 which is a no brainer. All guesses atm of course, but educated/reasonable ones.
Edited by: "rofldinho" 7th Aug
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but they have been this price for over a month a half, why bother when its just 12 more days until we find out what the new series holds, anyway used 1080 ti's are slowly approaching this price
Great price. But too little too late. As new cards will be released soon.
Decent price if you must by now for whatever reason.

If you can wait, GTX 1180 should be out end of this month, then GTX 1170 and 1180+ end of September, then GTX 1160 end of October.

If we go by the past iterations, a GTX 1160 should surpass a GTX 1080 (just like the 1060 did vs the 980). They'll have similar performance initially, but 1160 should use less energy, heat, and have newer features supported by newer drivers/game releases that will make the newer generation a better buy at a simialr or cheaper price point (probably cheaper).

If it's priced like the 1060 was, an 1160 will be around £300 which is a no brainer. All guesses atm of course, but educated/reasonable ones.
Edited by: "rofldinho" 7th Aug
rofldinho46 m ago

Decent price if you must by now for whatever reason.If you can wait, GTX …Decent price if you must by now for whatever reason.If you can wait, GTX 1180 should be out end of this month, then GTX 1170 and 1180+ end of September, then GTX 1160 end of October.If we go by the past iterations, a GTX 1160 should surpass a GTX 1080 (just like the 1060 did vs the 980). They'll have similar performance initially, but 1160 should use less energy, heat, and have newer features supported by newer drivers/game releases that will make the newer generation a better buy at a simialr or cheaper price point (probably cheaper).If it's priced like the 1060 was, an 1160 will be around £300 which is a no brainer. All guesses atm of course, but educated/reasonable ones.


The jump to in power from 9xx to 10xx series was a complete outlier. At no other point has an x60 card out performed the previous gen x80.

Not saying it can’t/won’t happen, but it’s not something to bank on. I’d still wait and see if it were me, though.
rofldinho1 h, 14 m ago

Decent price if you must by now for whatever reason.If you can wait, GTX …Decent price if you must by now for whatever reason.If you can wait, GTX 1180 should be out end of this month, then GTX 1170 and 1180+ end of September, then GTX 1160 end of October.If we go by the past iterations, a GTX 1160 should surpass a GTX 1080 (just like the 1060 did vs the 980). They'll have similar performance initially, but 1160 should use less energy, heat, and have newer features supported by newer drivers/game releases that will make the newer generation a better buy at a simialr or cheaper price point (probably cheaper).If it's priced like the 1060 was, an 1160 will be around £300 which is a no brainer. All guesses atm of course, but educated/reasonable ones.


No, ever since they rolled out GTX 900 series, the best price was always before the new generation came out, or long after. now is the time for stock clearance of major retailers, but of course you could wait if you want and can afford the GTX 1180
Cuddl3s1 h, 59 m ago

but they have been this price for over a month a half, why bother when its …but they have been this price for over a month a half, why bother when its just 12 more days until we find out what the new series holds, anyway used 1080 ti's are slowly approaching this price


True i picked up the 1080TI for £450.

rofldinho1 h, 30 m ago

All guesses atm of course, but educated/reasonable ones.


More like wishful thinking only time will tell.
Edited by: "garybb" 7th Aug
rofldinho3 h, 29 m ago

Decent price if you must by now for whatever reason.If you can wait, GTX …Decent price if you must by now for whatever reason.If you can wait, GTX 1180 should be out end of this month, then GTX 1170 and 1180+ end of September, then GTX 1160 end of October.If we go by the past iterations, a GTX 1160 should surpass a GTX 1080 (just like the 1060 did vs the 980). They'll have similar performance initially, but 1160 should use less energy, heat, and have newer features supported by newer drivers/game releases that will make the newer generation a better buy at a simialr or cheaper price point (probably cheaper).If it's priced like the 1060 was, an 1160 will be around £300 which is a no brainer. All guesses atm of course, but educated/reasonable ones.



Whatever the top end card is called, it might be announced end of this month, be lucky to see it in September. One can hope. If Nvidia can launch mid range cards en masse before Christmas, I'll be pleasantly surprised because I expect not.

GTX1060 was basically = a 980 on launch. It wasn't faster.

So I really wouldn't expect a mid range card to outright beat the GTX1080, not least because the process for building any card Nvidia launch this year isn't as big a jump as it was to going from the 9 series to the 10 series. It seems like whatever Nvidia come up with next, it is on TSMC 12nm. Which is really just an enhanced 16nm node the 10 series used. Modest gains, reasonable step, not huge leaps.

When they can shrink them onto 7nm next year then it'll be a bigger leap and you'll get your mid range GTX1080 killer. Two years without new cards and we'll have some end of this year, and then probably 12 months later as 7nm ramps up.
A mate of mine has offered me his 1080 for £270

Is that cheap enough to make it worth snapping up now or should I give it a miss and wait for more details on the new cards to be announced?

Cant make my mind up so would appreciate any thoughts
ianbeany9 m ago

A mate of mine has offered me his 1080 for £270Is that cheap enough to …A mate of mine has offered me his 1080 for £270Is that cheap enough to make it worth snapping up now or should I give it a miss and wait for more details on the new cards to be announced?Cant make my mind up so would appreciate any thoughts


Get it for 250 and you've probably got a decent bargain. So long as it wasn't hammered for mining.
ianbeany46 m ago

A mate of mine has offered me his 1080 for £270Is that cheap enough to …A mate of mine has offered me his 1080 for £270Is that cheap enough to make it worth snapping up now or should I give it a miss and wait for more details on the new cards to be announced?Cant make my mind up so would appreciate any thoughts


Just buy it at £270, you won't find one cheaper anywhere else. As to the 'hammered for mining', totally irrelevant. If the fans work and the card isn't artifacting, it's a worthwhile purchase - mining doesn't burn cards out (I have no idea where this started but I guess a good place would be anti-crypto brigade), it's less demanding than gaming which has varying workloads and stresses (heating/cooling). For that price you can only just get a 1060 6GB elsewhere and not even a 1070.
hm... is this the gaming X version? wasn't aware there is a 'gaming' version...
I know it's not an apples for apples comparison, but Best Buy in America were doing weekend specials, selling 1080s below $400 a couple of days ago.

It may never manifest here (doesn't help we don't have Best Buy obviously) but it may at least be indicative of where the prices with the 1080s are going sooner rather than later with the major retailers.
nostalgian8 h, 57 m ago

hm... is this the gaming X version? wasn't aware there is a 'gaming' …hm... is this the gaming X version? wasn't aware there is a 'gaming' version...



Its just the Gaming version, they also have the Gamin X version for alot more scan.co.uk/pro…hz-

The only difference is a slight clock boost and can push a bit further with its built in OC mode. There is also a Gaming X + but I don't think that is available anymore.
daanuk4 h, 41 m ago

I know it's not an apples for apples comparison, but Best Buy in America …I know it's not an apples for apples comparison, but Best Buy in America were doing weekend specials, selling 1080s below $400 a couple of days ago. It may never manifest here (doesn't help we don't have Best Buy obviously) but it may at least be indicative of where the prices with the 1080s are going sooner rather than later with the major retailers.


When Bestbuy was around in the UK the prices were at Currys levels or higher so I doubt we would have seen those prices regardless.
dheydl21 m ago

When Bestbuy was around in the UK the prices were at Currys levels or …When Bestbuy was around in the UK the prices were at Currys levels or higher so I doubt we would have seen those prices regardless.


It's more that the pricing and seeming desperation to sell, does tally with those supposed leaked reports about Nvidia overstock issues and then wanting to sort it before dropping 11xx.

It just feels like a time where buying a 1080 is fraught with risk. I'm in the market for one, but I've lasted this long now that I'll only be annoyed if the 11s are absolute dynamite or the 1080 price drops off a cliff.
Inside source says 1180 only be 30% stronger than 1180 meaning its pointless to go for new gpu which will cost double when you can go 1080 ti as its about 25% over 1080
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