When Nvidia’s new, powerful and surprisingly affordable GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card was announced, the graphics chipmaker did something interesting: it said it would sell its own, premium Founder’s Edition cards alongside the usual brands like Gigabyte, MSI and Asus. And you’ll be able to buy them in Australia, too.
Nvidia told us that the card would primarily be sold online through its Nvidia.com online store, and you can already sign up to be notified when it goes on sale, but that storefront should include the option for international shipping to Australia. While you’ll be paying in US dollars, there’s no explicit extra price hike for Australians like we’ve seen with the HTC Vive. You can also use an international freight forwarding company, of course.
It’s worth mentioning that after clarification, we now know that the Founder’s Edition isn’t a specially binned, super high performance part — it uses the same chips that roll off the GTX 1080 wafer production line and go to every other manufacturer. But its cooler is apparently of a higher quality than Nvidia’s older reference designs — significantly quieter at 33dBa and able to keep even an overclocked card under 70 degrees.
Here’s a look at what the Founder’s Edition retail box and the card itself will look like: