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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 Graphics Card Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: 2 days, 22 hours ago
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: EVGA

Overclocking

 

EVGA's new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 GAMING is the first custom GTX 1070 Ti that I've been able to push past 2037MHz, with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition hitting a ceiling of 2037MHz. EVGA's card, on the other hand, I was able to push to 2088-2112MHz or so, completely stable.

 

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I did notice that if I pushed the 8GB of GDDR5 past 9Gbps, it wasn't stable. At anything over 4485MHz or so, the card would become unstable. Even if the GPU clocks were lowered to less than 2GHz, having the VRAM at 4485MHz or higher would result in the card crashing. It didn't matter if I cranked the voltage or the fans, I couldn't get the VRAM past 9Gbps.

 

But, having the GPU reach 2100MHz was a massive milestone for the GTX 1070 Ti. It allowed the EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 GAMING card to beat out NVIDIA's own GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, and bridge the gap between the GTX 1080 FE and the GTX 1080 Ti FE.

 

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All of this was made possible by cranking the voltage to 100%, and even with the fans at 100% the GPU stayed in the 60C zone which is incredible. Even at 3500RPM, the fans weren't that audible, and then when we were in games, they weren't audible at all thanks to the speakers or headphones we're using while gaming.

 

 

 

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

 

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3DMark Fire Strike - 4K

 

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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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Heaven - 4K

 

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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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Metro Last Light - 4K

 

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