The performance of the GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition is enough for most people, but with the tweaks that GIGABYTE has made to its GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming edition card, those numbers not only improve, the acoustics and temperatures are lower. GIGABYTE's card is also the better looking of the two, and it does have some pretty kick ass cooling technology, too.
If you're using a 1080p monitor, you'll be able to hit 60FPS+ in every game on the market, and anything coming soon. You could tweak some details and use the GTX 1070 G1 Gaming edition card on a high refresh rate screen, with 120-144FPS easily achievable with a mix of medium and high graphics. Up at 2560x1440 things will change a little, but 60FPS+ is no problems for the GTX 1070 G1 Gaming card, and again you'll probably hit 120-144FPS average if you tweaked the visuals and went at around medium settings.
GIGABYTE's new GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming graphics card will also handle the heavy hitters like 4K and VR, which both require considerable GPU horsepower. I had absolutely no issues at 4K, enjoying some 60FPS+ performance in most of my games. When it came to VR, the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming is more than fast enough to handle even the most intensive VR game like Raw Data on the HTC Vive.
Wrapping things up, GIGABYTE has an excellent value for money product with their GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming graphics card. It has nearly the same performance as the more expensive GTX 1080 but is a boat load cheaper - nearly $150 cheaper than the GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition.
If you're gaming at high refresh rates like 120/144Hz and at 1080p or 1440p, the GTX 1070 G1 Gaming graphics card will suit your needs. If you're a 4K gamer or want to dabble in some VR gaming with the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, then GIGABYTE will have you covered. The GTX 1070 isn't as fast as the GTX 1080, but it's also much cheaper. Upgrade paths include moving to an SLI system, where 2 x GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming Edition graphics cards in SLI would make for a super-fast gaming setup.
GIGABYTE continues to impress with its G1 Gaming graphics cards, and while the GTX 1080 G1 Gaming edition is faster, the GTX 1070 G1 Gaming is cheaper and is pretty damn powerful. The GTX 1070s have been impressing me more for the performance/dollar ratio, and GIGABYTE has won me over once again with their GTX 1070 G1 Gaming graphics card. Mad performance for not-so-insane money.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Performance (overclocking, power)||95%|
|Quality (build, design, cooling)||95%|
|General Features (display outputs, etc)||95%|
|Bundle, Packaging & Software||95%|
|Value for Money||100%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||96%|
The Bottom Line: GIGABYTE has an amazing value for money card with its GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming graphics card, offering near GTX 1080 levels of performance all while it stays nice and cool and silent during gaming workloads. One of the best GTX 1070s you can buy.
PRICING: You can find the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming Graphics Card for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming Graphics Card retails for $479 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming Graphics Card retails for £420 at Amazon UK.
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