ASUS Malaysia has finally revealed the prices of their GeForce RTX 4080 GPUs and while the base price is as about as expected, the most expensive one is kinda questionable.
Succeeding the brand new flashy design first debuted in the ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 4090, the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB’s aesthetic can be said as identical and even down to the design such as the same die-cast metal frame, shroud, backplate, and RGB LEDs. Heck, even the massive heatsink and fans make up the 3.5-slot size (Although I’m not sure whether you need that much cooling to tame the RTX 4080’s 300W power rating). But of course, it will have an OC Edition model so perhaps that thermal headroom will make a slight difference in terms of performance.
Other than that, the vapor chamber, milled heatpipe channels, and Axial-tech fans are all part of the superior cooling design to make sure gamers play their titles at the best settings while looking cool thanks to Aura Sync support for RGB and feeling cool (physically for the card). Oh, let’s not forget the usual Dual BIOS profile switch for either zero noise or maximum performance.
On the other hand, the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4080 ain’t nothing special because it is really sticking to its military-esque design with a die-cast unibody shroud and aluminum backplate for high durability. Despite being traditionally a tier “lower” than ROG STRIX, this time it is even larger than the former at 3.65-slot but is 9mm shorter. A trio of Axial-tech fans sucks air in with the rightmost fan in charge of blowing air through a new vent along the edge of the backplate. Sporting the usual TUF logo that now spans across the backplate and vent frame, an updated 3D acrylic version shines on the edge of the shroud instead. It also has a Dual BIOS switch as well.
Pricing and Availability
The ASUS ROG STRIX and TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4080 GPUs are available for purchase in Malaysia at the following price:
- ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 4080 OC Edition 16GB @ RM7,999
- ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 4080 16GB @ RM7,899
- TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4080 OC Edition 16GB @ RM7,399
- TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4080 16GB @ RM6,800