Nvidia’s GTX Founders Edition graphics cards are back in stock at proper prices

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Do I dare believe it? I know I said graphics card prices might finally be starting to come down now, but after months, nay, what seems like years of eye-watering price hikes, it still feels almost too good to be true. Right now, the Founders Edition of every single Nvidia GeForce GTX 10-series graphics card is available to buy from Nvidia’s website.

The icing on the cake? They all cost their actual goddamn RRP, meaning you can pick up a 6GB GTX 1060 for as little as $299.

You’ll no doubt need to act fast to secure your graphics card of choice – for the record, we recommend the GTX 1060 as the best graphics card for 1440p gaming, and the GTX 1080 as the most cost-effective choice for 4K – but the fact you can buy these cards at all is a most welcome sight indeed.

There are some downsides to buying Nvidia’s original Founders Edition cards compared to other, more expensive models from third-party manufacturers, as you don’t get the benefit of more efficient cooling systems or additional overclock adjustments. Still, if you’ve been struggling to find a new graphics card at a decent price and are in desperate need of an upgrade, then now might just be a good time to take the plunge.

There is, of course, the small matter of what’s coming next from Nvidia, which by all accounts is almost here. Currently going under the code-name of Nvidia Turing, these next-gen graphics cards will no doubt be even better than the current crop of 10-series cards, but with so few concrete details about them so far, it’s hard to say whether it’s worth holding out for them.

One thing’s for sure, though. However powerful the Turing cards end up being, you can bet your bottom dollar they’ll be even more expensive than their current 10-series counterparts, so if you’re looking to upgrade for as little money as possible, now might be a good time to pick one up after all.

For reference, here’s how much each one will set you back if you head over to Nvidia’s GeForce landing page, as well as links to all our reviews:

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060: $299
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070: $399
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070Ti: $449
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080: $549
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti: $699
Nvidia Titan Xp: $1200

15 Comments

  1. Sakkura says:

    Those are still the inflated Founder’s Edition MSRPs, not the “real” MSRPs. Still, it’s a big step in the right direction.

  2. Whelp says:

    I can get a 1060 3GB for about €230 where I live. Those founder’s edition cards are still more expensive.
    But at least things finally seem to be looking up, at least on the Nvidia side.
    Might grab a 1060 once they refund my broken RX480.

  3. Kittim says:

    Geforce Partner Program.
    Anti competitive scumbags.

  4. Templar says:

    Founders Edition vs the third party versions, whats the difference / better value?

  5. Kougeru says:

    FE are generally clocked lower but more importantly, their fans are terrible. Blower are the loudest and least efficient fans and I don’t know why Nvidia uses them. Third party versions are generally 50-200 dollars more and use open-air fans which are much better in every way, especially if you get a triple fan set up.

  6. Kougeru says:

    Nice to see this happening finally. Still would never recommend a FE card due to the Blower fan, though. Spend the extra 50+ on a third party card with better fans.

  7. ziffel says:

    Be very careful before buying here. Last time Nvidia had cards “in stock” — they pulled a fast one and took a bunch orders for products they didn’t actually have. People on reddit report that it took 2-4 weeks before their cards were shipped, and in some cases, even longer or not at all.

    Note that in this case the page says “ships in one week” – that means they don’t have these cards. They’ll take as many orders as they can, and if people cancel fine, otherwise they’ll sit on your money till they finally do get them.

  8. fish99 says:

    I’ve been seeing deals for good third party nvidia GPUs (i.e. not FEs) at pre-crypto-boom prices for 3-4 weeks now.

  9. racccoon says:

    This is good news.
    What the miners have done is entranced me I have become stand offish from upgrading my PC. The hyped up prices caused by miners changed my way of thinking. It will be a while before I take that plunge as normally I would of done so 1 1/2 – 2 years ago.
    Having being pushed into a corner to grim and bare my Ancient specs of old..
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz (8 CPUs), ~4.0GHz
    Memory: 32768MB RAM
    DirectX 12
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
    Display Memory: 18323 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 2007 MB
    Shared Memory: 16316 MB
    I begun to except it all, I have be able to get past all the pressures of upgrading and using what I had.
    I am currently not having any issues with any games I’m playing daily, of course there’s one i can’t play..final fantasy xv, that will just have to wait.
    The miners taught me one thing, hold back as long as you can, just wait.
    Its my longest wait ever to upgrade my PC and I started doing this when it all started.
    So thx miners <-never thought I'd ever say that. lol

    • Retne says:

      I’m much the same as you, racccoon. Similar spec PC (i5 CPU, 670 GPU, same RAM).
      I did buy a PC in November (current one was self-built) but sent it back as it was a little noisy (okay, noisy enough to annoy me).
      I can play most things okay, although Plunkbat can be a bit jerky at frustrating times. Hexcells is fine, though ;)

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