The next line of Nvidia’s high-end GeForce graphics cards, the RTX 20-series, will be available in September, the company announced this week in a presentation at the Gamescom 2018 conference. Following the reveal, Polygon’s Ben Kuchera predicted that prices on the top-of-the-line 10-series would soon drop due to hype over the new GPUs.
What we didn’t know was that it would happen so soon. B&H video is offering Polygon (and The Verge) readers an exclusive discount on the GTX 1070 Ti, GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti until Friday, or while supplies last.
The GTX 1070 Ti is available for $399 (usually $519.99), the GTX 1080 for $449.99 (usually $579.99) and the powerful GTX 1080 Ti for $599.99 (usually $799.99). Each of these GPUs has a limited three-year warranty.
Our friends at The Verge recommended Nvidia’s 10-series GPUs in their graphics card buying guide, calling the GTX 1080 Ti “among the best you could get” — until the RTX 2080 was announced. As Ben points out, though, it’s always best to wait new technology out for a little while, especially when, as with Nvidia’s new graphics cards, different metrics are being used. But if you do decide that you want to upgrade to an RTX 20-series, EVGA’s Step-Up Program allows you to exchange your GPU for the new model within 90 days of purchase and pay only the price difference.
While their use in cryptocurrency mining has inflated the price on graphics cards of all quality levels, the trend seems to be dying down a bit. That, combined with the new series launch, will likely cause prices to keep dropping, though this exclusive deal is the lowest the top GPUs in the GTX 10-series are available right now.
The exclusive discount ends on Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. EDT.