Guess which country has the second-highest markup for the GTX 1080 and 1070
NVIDIA cards carry a significant premium in India (I paid around $600 for my Zotac GTX 970), and the situation hasn't changed much for the GTX 1000 series. The vendor's Pascal-based cards made their debut in India, with the GTX 1080 set to retail for an astounding ₹63,500 ($950), and the GTX 1070 for ₹40,800 ($610). The pricing is for the Founders Edition, and as of now there's no indication as to how much the regular variant would cost, or if they'll be made available in the country.
The Indian pricing for the GTX 1080 is $250 more than the $699 retail price of the GTX 1080 in the U.S., and $160 more than what the GTX 1070 goes for. The only country where the cards are even costlier is Turkey, where the GTX 1080 retails for TRY 2,850, which comes out to $974.
NVIDIA has also mentioned that the pricing of the cards will remaing intact, and while you may be able to get a minor discount at retail stores, you'll still have to pay a significant markup when compared to other regions.
What do you guys think of the pricing of the GTX 1000 series in India? Anyone interested?
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.
wait, can I do that?
Brazil is known for the most expensive iPhone and PS4 in the planet, among other products, nothing new.
it's part import taxes and part market pratices, because high end eletronics are treated like luxury items here, firstly because of said taxes that limit the target market to the very rich.
It's all about exchange rates.
Checking ncix an asus 1070 is 619.99 & a asus 1080 is 919.99(though the msi non-founder is 999.99)
Anyways, I ordered mine from the UK for £475 via a friend.