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Geforce GTX 1070 Ti Review | Is it worth buying?

The world is waiting for Nvidia’s Volta generation, but instead, the graphics card specialists has pushed out GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, which looks like an artificially baked high-end graphics card. How good this card can perform and who needs it? This review provides answers…

Review Conclusion
Nvidia’s Geforce GTX1070Ti joins the race of price and speed with the sister models and fills in a small gap – more or less optimal. For a gamer, this means; if your budget allows, you cannot go wrong with a GTX 1070Ti graphics card. The game speed is high in 4K and very high in Full HD.
The reference model (“Founders Edition”) that we tested comes with a old style built-in cooler that is not suited for the performance of a GTX 1070Ti card; it turns very audible after playing games for a short time period. The various manufacturer cards with much bulkier coolers are therefore a better choice for gamers and overclockers.

Very fast in Full HD games
Fast in 4K games
Very low power consumption in 2D mode

A bit loud during intense gaming
High heat production
High power consumption in game mode

Overall Review Rating 3.5/5 stars

AMD’s Vega graphics cards have made a bumpy start in the market and Nvidia is taking advantage of this time to place a new graphics card in their arsenal, just a damper for those who had hoped for the Volta generation. Yes, we are talking about the Geforce GTX 1070 Ti with well-known Pascal architecture. But due to a manufacturer’s limitation, the graphics card is at least as exciting as Volta.

GTX 1070 Ti: Technical data
As the name implies, the Geforce GTX 1070 Ti ranks between GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 – the sister models have been available for a long time. Technically, it is more similar to GTX 1080. The new graphics card has 2,432 CUDA cores, also called “shaders.” For comparison, GTX 1070 has “only” 1,920 and GTX 1080 packs 2,560 shaders. The graphics memory is the same size for all three, namely 8 gigabytes. The GTX 1070 Ti, like GTX 1070, is based on the GDDR5 standard and achieves a data transfer rate of 8 gigabits per second and a bandwidth of 256 gigabytes per second. Nvidia specifies the clock rates and the power consumption (Power Target) to artificially lower GTX 1070 Ti performance and maintain a respectful distance to the more expensive GTX 1080. All manufacturer cards therefore work with a base clock of 1,607 megahertz (MHz) and a typical boost of 1,683 MHz. The power target is factory set at 180 watts.

GTX 1070 Ti: Benchmarks & Co.
In the Full HD measurements, the GTX 1070 Ti calculated an average of 104 frames per second (fps) – with maximum details, mind you, a top value! Their reserves were even enough to play 4K titles smoothly, here the counter averaged 35 fps. Without the artificial under clocking, the level of GTX 1080 could certainly be reached, which hardly worked faster in this review (112 fps and 36 fps, respectively.)

In the game mode, the model tested (“Founders Edition”) was neither a loser nor a power saver. The entire system pulled 295 watts from the grid. With almost 61 degrees, the graphics card did not develop a serious operating temperature, but you should not touch it in this state. The cooler of the reference model of Nvidia worked on a limit and it was very audible. The reviewer was at a distance of 40 centimeters to the graphics card in the open structure. Good, however, had the GTX 1070 Ti nothing to do i.e. when it is idle, it remained quiet and energy efficient (48 watts total system.)

GTX 1070 Ti: The manufacturer cards
Just in time for the launch of the Geforce GTX 1070 Ti, Nvidia not only offers the new graphics card, but also various partners like Asus and Gigabyte. The manufacturer’s cards do not differ as much as the Nvidia reference model, but the cooling solutions provide scope for overclocking; this however, increases the purchase price. The suggested retail price of the reference model is around $450.

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Adil Khan

Adil Khan

Adil Khan is a 30 years old Nerd who has been playing with his toys, computers and electronics, since the late 90's. His passion lies in the digital world of 1's and 0's i.e. until quantum computers are available for purchase :)

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