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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

Final Thoughts

 

NVIDIA has struck yet another chord with the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti offering better-than GTX 1070 performance at stock clocks, and when overclocked, it cannot just keep up with the more expensive GTX 1080, but beat it.

 

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With this level of performance, you probably wouldn't buy the normal GTX 1070 or the GTX 1080 now. NVIDIA's own GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition provides enough performance, but it runs a little on the hot side. This is where the custom GTX 1070 Ti cards come into play, with my review on the MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti GAMING coming in the next few hours.

 

 

The rumors of NVIDIA locking the overclocking side of the GTX 1070 Ti were false, and it's a great surprise. We have a GPU that is hitting 2GHz without any additional cooling, and the 8GB of GDDR5 can easily be overclocked to 9Gbps. Buying the GTX 1070 Ti and overclocking it, or buying one of the custom GTX 1070 Ti cards and OC it, you'll have a card faster than the GTX 1080 and RX Vega 56/64 cards.

 

NVIDIA didn't need to release the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, but man oh man am I glad they did. It shows the technological prowess the company has, in order to get a card built, marketed, and customized by AIB partners within two months - a direct reply to the threat of Radeon RX Vega 56.

 

All the while, AMD can't get enough Radeon RX Vega graphics cards onto the market... there are major shortages and a serious lack of custom RX Vega graphics cards on the market. Even with our testing on ASUS' custom RX Vega 64 graphics card, I noticed that the temperatures weren't much better... but it was a hell of a lot quieter than the reference RX Vega 64.

 

In one fell swoop, NVIDIA has stomped on its own GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 and removed any reason for buying the RX Vega 56... and even the RX Vega 64. You're either going to buy the new GTX 1070 Ti or skip right up to the GTX 1080 Ti.

 

NVIDIA, you win a freakin' gold star. Improving on an already superb stack of GeForce GTX 10 series cards with the new GTX 1070 Ti. Any gamer with a 1080p, 1440p, or 21:9 UltraWide gaming panel will want to dive into the arms of the GTX 1070 Ti. I would suggest getting one of the custom cards from the likes of MSI, ZOTAC or ASUS over the GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition.

 

All-in-all, NVIDIA impresses yet again with the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. AMD... I have no idea what you're going to do. GG.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance (overclocking, power)100%
Quality (build, design, cooling)90%
General Features (display outputs, etc)90%
Bundle, Packaging & Software90%
Overall TweakTown Rating93%

The Bottom Line: NVIDIA does it again, dazzling with price/performance/power with its new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. AMD simply can't react to this, short of dropping the price on a card that's hotter, and slower. 1080p/1440p/3440x1440 display owners, this is your new card.

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