NVIDIA’s new RTX 30 GPUs have finally arrived in the Philippines, though would-be early adopters aren’t happy with the landed costs of the new GPUs, at least for one retailer.
PC Express, one of the leading PC component providers in the Philippines earlier posted their pricing for the RTX 3080 series of GPUs from AIB brands like MSI, ASUS, and Palit, and the pricing is waaaaay higher than most people expected them to be.
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NVIDIA’s Founder’s Edition pricing for their RTX 3080 was pegged at $699 (Php 34.1K), which is why many prospective buyers of the new card got the shock of their lives when they saw that PC Express had priced the cheapest of the bunch at Php 49,550. That’s for the ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 3080.
The most expensive of the bunch, the MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ventus, is priced at a whopping Php 53,780. That’s around Php 22.9K more expensive than the reference card. Here’s the rest of the pricing:
- MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio 10GB GDDR6 — Php 57,020
- MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ventus 3X 10GB GDDR6 — Php 53,780
- PALIT GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Pro OC 10GB GDDR6 — Php 50,550
- ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 3080 10GB GDDR6 — Php 49,550
- Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 EAGLE OC 10GB GDDR6 — Php 54,200
- Inno3D GeForce RTX 3080 iChill x4 10GB GDDR6 — Php 51,140
To put things in context, AIB cards are usually more expensive than the reference card released by either NVIDIA or AMD because of things like better coolers and better components used in the construction, but definitely not at the prices that PC Express is hawking.
In fact, our friends at Gadget Pilipinas managed to snag the same ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3080 listed by PC Express at the ROG official store in Shopee at just Php 41,000, a few thousand pesos less than what’s listed.
We’re not sure if the price is because of limited supply, but if you’re looking to pick up an Ampere-based card, I’d suggest that you hold off until prices stabilize.
The RTX 3080 is the successor of the RTX 2080. Armed with 10GB of faster GDDR6X memory running at 19Gbps, NVIDIA claims that the RTX 3080 performs twice as fast as the original RTX 2080, and can do consistent 4K gaming at 60FPS.