Introducing the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti... For Now
NVIDIA has finally made its hotly anticipated GeForce GTX 1070 Ti official, with some interesting specifications that put it between the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080.
The new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is effectively a GTX 1080 with GDDR5 memory, and specs that put the GTX 1070 to shame in some ways. We have 2432 CUDA cores, 152 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and 8GB of GDDR5 memory. This gives us 7.8 TFLOPs of compute performance, enough to really make a dent in the 5.8 TFLOPs offered on the GTX 1070, and comes close to the 8.2 TFLOPs of the GTX 1080.
While NVIDIA has launched its GeForce GTX 1070 Ti today but the cards won't be launching until November 2. AIB partners like MSI are under NDA to let us do unboxing articles and videos, while the full reviews aren't going online until November 2. I don't even have drivers yet, so I don't know about the performance of the card just yet.
MSI GTX 1070 Ti Titanium Unboxed
MSI has rebranded its Quiksilver graphics cards into the new Titanium range, which I love. Especially given this is the GTX 1070 Ti, and the Ti used to stand for Titanium back in the day. Sorry kids, you might not remember that!
The back of the box provides some more details, with
And there we have it, the MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Titanium... it looks great in person, and even better on the back.
MSI has used a backplate on both of their new GTX 1070 Ti cards, a move that is smart, considering how hot the back of higher-end graphics cards get these days.
From the bottom, we have a chunky heat sink and a nice 2-slot design that won't constrain you from certain SLI setups in certain PCs.
The top of the card looks like any other Gaming/X graphics card from MSI, which I dig the style of.
You'll need 8+6-pin PCIe power, which isn't too bad considering AMD's new Radeon RX Vega graphics cards need 8+8-pin PCIe power connectors.
There are some heat sinks at the end of the card, too, keeping everything on the PCB nice and cool.
MSI GTX 1070 Ti Gaming Unboxed
The front of the box looks great, but nothing out of the ordinary from MSI.
The back of the box gives us the details we need, too.
As usual, the Twin Frozr cooler impresses with its style, but I need to test thermal performance before I make judgment here.
I'm loving the backplate on MSI cards, which now seems like a standard on GTX 1070 Ti.
From the bottom, the same chunky heat sink.
Nothing different from the top.
8+6-pin PCIe power connectors.
NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is a final nail in the coffin of the it-was-on-life-support-anyway Radeon RX Vega 56. AMD had quite the winner with the RX Vega 56 as it offered GTX 1070-1080 level performance, an area that NVIDIA had a large gap between its SKUs... until GTX 1070 Ti.
Another area where GTX 1070 Ti will do well is with cryptocurrency mining, as the GTX 1070 was one of the best value for money graphics cards for miners, the GTX 1070 Ti will only be better again. The controlled GPU clocks also make sense, but I really want to sink my teeth into the power consumption of these cards. That'll be interesting - GTX 1070/1080 against GTX 1070 Ti and RX Vega 56.
The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti really is a knee-jerk reaction from NVIDIA against AMD's increased Vega threat, and it drops on the day that AMD announces its new Ryzen Mobile processors with Vega GPU tech. Interesting, isn't it?
NVIDIA has the power to do this; they have the money to make another graphics card without touching their bottom line. This isn't good for AMD at all, as they haven't even got custom RX Vega graphics cards onto the market yet, and NVIDIA is already throwing another log onto the fire.
We now have:
- GTX 1060
- GTX 1060 9Gbps
- GTX 1070
- GTX 1070 Ti
- GTX 1080
- GTX 1080 11Gbps
- GTX 1080 Ti
AMD in their Vega range have just:
- RX Vega 56
- RX Vega 64
- RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition
We will have full reviews on the GTX 1070 Ti on November 2.
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