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Local Pricing on the NVIDIA GTX 1070 FE Leaked

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You might have been tempted to pick up one of the many GTX 980 Ti deals that online stores are trying to push out—but I bid that you wait to drop your hard earned cash on to something a little more faster but a lot cheaper; the GTX 1070.

Yesterday I found out through some chance the pricing on the $449 ASUS GTX 1070 FE card, and it came in at R8999. I can’t exactly link to the source as I fear the price is still under NDA (and even if I wanted to, the evidence is deleted). I would not call it the most reliable source, but after some basic fact checking and using Headology, I’m confident that the price is more or less accurate.

And this makes me so incredibly happy.

Why you ask? Well, if you’ve not noticed, many online stores are having incredible deals on their 980Ti’s in an effort to make shelf space for the new breed of sultry silicon. The pricing has even ruffled the second-hand market, where cards that once went for over R13 000 a few months ago can now be snatched up for as little as R7500 second hand—truly jaw-dropping.

Bear in mind that the GTX 1070 FE priced at ~R9000 is not too far out of line with past predictions we’ve made, but with the strengthening Rand thanks to the credit downgrade reprieve, it might mean we can expect both the GTX 1070 FE and the custom cards between $379-$449 to  most likely get cheaper as as supply meets demand. Even with most of the pricing disparity and extra costs involved with bringing GPUs to South Africa, for something that handily bests the previous generation’s flagship, that is mightily impressive amount of value if you have the cash to spare. It boggles my mind to say it since I usually advocate upgrading at least after two GPU generations, but going from a Maxwell based GTX 970 to a Pascal based GTX 1070 makes a lot of sense.

The GTX 1070 FE will be available in South Africa on the 10th of June 2016, with non FE cards making their showcase towards the end of June and early July 2016.

Edit- After being in contact with someone in the industry, I must add that the pricing of R8999 I witnessed is an “estimated” ballpark and cannot be seen as final or accurate retail pricing.

Last Updated: June 8, 2016

78 Comments

  1. hahahahahaha. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
    I still can’t afford this.

    http://i.makeagif.com/media/10-02-2015/Z93uwT.gif

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    • Pariah

      June 8, 2016 at 11:22

      Yip.

      Reply

    • VampyreSquirrel

      June 8, 2016 at 11:24

      Agreed

      Reply

    • Raptor Rants

      June 8, 2016 at 12:16

      pretty much this

      Reply

    • chimera_85

      June 10, 2016 at 08:34

      Hahahaha yes and I think the AMD RX480 will be the card that South Africans will be buying. Price performance is amazeballs

      Reply

  2. Ottokie

    June 8, 2016 at 11:22

    Come next year we can fly to Europe, buy the card and fly back for under the SA asking price.

    Reply

  3. Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

    June 8, 2016 at 11:25

    Leakday

    Reply

    • Ottokie

      June 8, 2016 at 11:26

      Week before E3 is a plumbers favorite week of the year.

      Reply

      • VampyreSquirrel

        June 8, 2016 at 11:27

        Bow chicha wowow… oh wait… wrong plumber…

        Reply

      • Greylingad[He Charges!]

        June 8, 2016 at 11:31

        If that plumber is a cryptographer, he’ll be a millionaire by the end of it…

        Reply

  4. VampyreSquirrel

    June 8, 2016 at 11:26

    I’ll stick to my GTX970 thanks

    Reply

    • Ottokie

      June 8, 2016 at 11:27

      The maxwells are still performing on every single game out there. The new generation is VR based which is still years away from mainstream

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        June 8, 2016 at 11:28

        I still haven’t found a game that really tests my card… so I’m happy with it.

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        • Ottokie

          June 8, 2016 at 11:28

          try ARK xD

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          • Pariah

            June 8, 2016 at 11:29

            XD

          • VampyreSquirrel

            June 8, 2016 at 11:31

            You’ve told me how badly its optimized and how it chows your 980 XD

            I’m sure I’ll find something that drops frames at Ultra 1080p

          • Ottokie

            June 8, 2016 at 11:33

            *980Ti (I paid a premium for the “Ti” behind the number pfff )

            😛

          • VampyreSquirrel

            June 8, 2016 at 11:39

            Fine… your GTX 980Ti (happy now? :P)

          • Ottokie

            June 8, 2016 at 11:40

            😀

          • Pariah

            June 8, 2016 at 11:40

            How does it feel knowing that your Ti stands for “Totally Irrelevant”?

          • Ottokie

            June 8, 2016 at 11:41

            Now that you mention it. WTF does it stand for?

          • Pariah

            June 8, 2016 at 11:42

            I just said – Totally irrelevant?

          • Ottokie

            June 8, 2016 at 11:43

            /tableflip

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 8, 2016 at 11:44

            LOL

          • Raptor Rants

            June 8, 2016 at 12:17

            This isn’t discord

          • Ottokie

            June 8, 2016 at 12:24

            (?°?°)?? ???

          • Raptor Rants

            June 8, 2016 at 12:18

            It stands for Titanium. Ti is the chemical symbol for it.

          • Ottokie

            June 8, 2016 at 12:24

            TEAMGREEN! FTW!

          • Raptor Rants

            June 8, 2016 at 13:44

            WOOOOOOOOOOOO

          • VampyreSquirrel

            June 8, 2016 at 11:42

            XD

          • Matthew Holliday

            June 8, 2016 at 12:56

            Ark optimisation has actually improved over recent months.
            my 970 sits at a pretty stable 50fps on high settings
            fluctuates a bit when im around big bases, lots of dinos and servers with mods etc

          • b1nd3r

            June 8, 2016 at 13:26

            Ark doesnt even get 50fps on a titan (-.-‘)

      • Matthew Holliday

        June 8, 2016 at 12:53

        yeah but the 1070 is so shiny and i wants it

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  5. Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

    June 8, 2016 at 11:30

    MY RX480 laughs at this

    Reply

    • Ottokie

      June 8, 2016 at 11:31

      Time traveler!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

        June 8, 2016 at 11:31

        SHOOOOOOOOOM

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      June 8, 2016 at 11:31

      This thing will WAY outperform an RX480 – though the RX480 should provide better price to performance ratio. That said, it’s worth holding out for actual performance figures on the 480 before getting too excited.

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      • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

        June 8, 2016 at 11:32

        Like saying the M3 will WAY outperform a normal 3 series, yes, it will, but the price Mason!

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        • HairyEwok

          June 8, 2016 at 11:37

          It’s all about the numbers.

          Reply

        • chimera_85

          June 10, 2016 at 08:35

          RS4 ftw

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          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 10, 2016 at 09:00

            Indeed, RS4 >>>>> everything else

          • chimera_85

            June 10, 2016 at 09:41

            Agreed, love Audi. The RS6 Avant is my dream car.

      • Ottokie

        June 8, 2016 at 11:32

        True, waiting for the benchmarks on this card before I give TeamRed some credit.

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        • Pariah

          June 8, 2016 at 11:33

          Yup.

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        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          June 8, 2016 at 11:33

          I’m waiting for TeamRed to actually produce something similar…

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          • Pariah

            June 8, 2016 at 11:34

            AMD are aiming at the budget market though – not the enthusiast. Nvidia want the $$$ per card, so they make the high-end stuff. That’s why they can charge as much as a PC for just a card and get away with it. No competition.

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 8, 2016 at 11:34

            ^This

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 8, 2016 at 11:37

            This is why I will wait, you see, with AMDs HBM model, the Price to performance, especially on their own high ends cards, like the (possibly) Fury-erer (more)X’s, will definitely put a dent in the 10 series from nVidia, and when that happens, the prices for the 10 series will start dropping, meaning that nVidia is now cashing in…especially on early adopters…

          • Pariah

            June 8, 2016 at 11:44

            Eh. Nvidia. They should’ve name the new range the GeForce GITS

          • Ottokie

            June 8, 2016 at 11:46

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 8, 2016 at 12:16

            I suppose the name “not so necessary to warrant an upgrade” for the series was taken?

        • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

          June 8, 2016 at 11:34

          I’m not going to be running 4k, or VR, or multi-screen setup, so why overspend?

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          • Ottokie

            June 8, 2016 at 11:34

            I only look at 1080p benchmarks 🙂

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 8, 2016 at 11:35

            😀
            Rightfully so

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 8, 2016 at 11:38

            Exactly! when a game starts stuttering at 1080p, I notch down the anti-aliasing…

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 8, 2016 at 11:39

            LOL, exactly, don’t drop the reso!

          • HairyEwok

            June 8, 2016 at 11:39

            Agreed. No VR for me and the highest I’ll go on resolution is 1440p. So no need for a 1080 or 1070 for that matter.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 8, 2016 at 11:41

            What I do find funny though is the stretching worm phenomena, when the previous series launched, they were pushing 4k, once they realised that the adoption of 4k was going a little too slow, “Oh, uhm, let’s, uhm, let’s…VR, VEEEE AAAAARRRRRR!!!!”

          • HairyEwok

            June 8, 2016 at 11:44

            VEEEE AARRRRRR! XD

          • Pariah

            June 8, 2016 at 11:44

            Russian Pirate?

          • HairyEwok

            June 8, 2016 at 11:46

            Da!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 8, 2016 at 11:47

            *DA’rrrrrr

          • Ottokie

            June 8, 2016 at 11:47

            D.va!

          • VampyreSquirrel

            June 8, 2016 at 11:55

            Why did it make that a link?

          • Ottokie

            June 8, 2016 at 11:55

            No idea

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 8, 2016 at 11:57

            YOU’RE A DIVA!

          • Ottokie

            June 8, 2016 at 11:58

            No comment…

          • HairyEwok

            June 8, 2016 at 11:58

            DA’rrrr is iets fout met ons XD

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 8, 2016 at 11:52

            I heard a pop song earlier, don’t know where from, or who sings it, but now I’m imagining those girls singing it in a Russian accent…

          • Matthew Holliday

            June 8, 2016 at 12:51

            Russian pirate K-pop?

            https://youtu.be/6pA_Tou-DPI?t=1m

    • chimera_85

      June 10, 2016 at 08:35

      Hahaha. You think it’ll be under 5k?

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  6. HairyEwok

    June 8, 2016 at 11:36

    Seems like my prediction was close enough. Called R9k-R9.5k for a 1070.

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  7. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 8, 2016 at 11:42

    That’s like… more than I paid for my latest mobo, cpu & ram. Heh. For a gfx card? Fuck no.

    Reply

  8. MakeItLegal

    June 8, 2016 at 11:57

  9. Prince Vegeta

    June 8, 2016 at 16:56

    Well I guess I’ll be purchasing the RX480, funny thing is I can crossfire two at a cheaper price and get better performance than a 1070

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    • Marco

      June 9, 2016 at 11:25

      We don’t know anything about the RX 480 beyond some of the less than illuminating slides from AMD. It would have been infinitely better had they compared it to their own products instead of the GTX 1080.

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      • Prince Vegeta

        June 9, 2016 at 13:10

        Sure but one thing we can be sure about is that it has atleast the same performance as an R9 390 with less power consumption and comes in waaay cheaper thats good enough for me in all honesty. even though AOTS is an AMD game the benchmark still gave us a good enough idea of how good the RX480

        Reply

  10. chimera_85

    June 10, 2016 at 08:33

    Who really wants a reference card anyway?

    Reply

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