so decided to get one. so far work fine. i'm not seeing severe issue caused by bottleneck yet. though only try one game so far. probably will going to hold this as long as my previous 970 before upgrading again.
stock just coming at my local store today. there are several of them from gigabyte, asus and colorful. got colorful one which is the cheapest one which is priced at $466. to me that is a decent deal actually when in my country the GPU price have always much higher compared to the standard MSRP. got my 970 for roughly $400 when converted to US dollar (MSRP is 330) 5 years ago.