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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Review: RX Vega 56 Killer Is Here

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Nov 2, 2017 1:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: NVIDIA

Overclocking

 

NVIDIA was aiming square between the eyes of its own GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 with the new GTX 1070 Ti, which was created to combat the area where NVIDIA had a little wiggle room to be attacked by AMD with the Radeon RX Vega 56.

 

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Even in its Founders Edition form, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti has some overclocking wiggle room. I was able to increase the GPU boost clock up to 2000MHz or so, above the 1865MHz GPU boost clocks without overclocking. The 8GB of GDDR5 could be overclocked to 9Gbps, up from the stock 8Gbps speeds which delivers some big performance improvements.

 

 

Given that the GTX 1080 has its 8GB of GDDR5X at 10Gbps, we're halfway to the GTX 1080s higher memory bandwidth. This actually helped in performance, with the overclocked GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition either bringing it much closer to matching or in some cases beating the GTX 1080.

 

Our synthetic benchmarks in 3DMark and Heaven saw the overclocked GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FE beating the GTX 1080 FE and even closing the lead on the much faster GTX 1080 Ti. The overclock to the GPU is not too bad, with another 100MHz or so easily achievable on the Founders Edition card, but the additional 1Gbps added to the GDDR5 overclock (8Gbps to 9Gbps) is much closer to the 10Gbps available on the GDDR5X on GTX 1080.

 

 

Overclocking Performance

 

3DMark Fire Strike - 1080p

 

 

3DMark has been a staple benchmark for years now, all the way back to when The Matrix was released and Futuremark had bullet time inspired benchmarks. 3DMark is the perfect tool to see if your system - most important, your CPU and GPU - is performing as it should. You can search results for your GPU, to see if it falls in line with other systems based on similar hardware.

 

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3DMark Fire Strike - 1440p

 

3DMark has been a staple benchmark for years now, all the way back to when The Matrix was released and Futuremark had bullet time inspired benchmarks. 3DMark is the perfect tool to see if your system - most important, your CPU and GPU - is performing as it should. You can search results for your GPU, to see if it falls in line with other systems based on similar hardware.

 

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Heaven - 1080p

 

 

Heaven is an intensive GPU benchmark that really pushes your silicon to its limits. It's another favorite of ours as it has some great scaling for multi-GPU testing, and it's great for getting your GPU to 100% for power and noise testing.

 

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Heaven - 1440p

 

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Metro Last Light- 1080p

 

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Metro: Last Light Redux comes from developer 4A Games, making the Redux version of Metro: Last Light the 'definitive' version of the game. Redux had a fresh coat of paint on the already impressive 4A Engine, and it really pushes our GPUs to their limits.

 

You can buy Metro: Last Light Redux at Amazon.

 

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Metro Last Light- 1440p

 

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