Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti Is Here – An Upgraded GTX 1070
Nvidia has unveiled the highly anticipated graphics card for 2017 – Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti. While the predecessor to the GTX 1070 Ti, the GTX 1070 was launched in 2016.
The new GTX 1070 Ti is priced at Rs. 39,000 in the Indian market for the reference card. The card is priced at $449 in the US market. There are different OEMs like Zotac and Inno 3D who have listed the graphics cards online with a price tag of Rs. 40,000 to Rs 45,000.
The Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti is already available to pre-order and the graphics card will start shipping from 2nd November in India as well as other countries.
The new Nvidia card slips between the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080 in terms of performance and price and utilizes the same Pascal Architecture.
However, the GTX 1070 Ti comes with some additional muscle compared to the Nvidia GTX 1070 and also is faster when compared to the AMD Vega 56.
The GTX 1070 Ti utilizes the Delta Color Compression modes with up to 8:1 compression ratios which improve the efficiency and performance of the GPU.
The Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti is significantly faster when compared to the Nvidia GTX 970 (about 2X performance) and performs better compared to the GTX 1070 in all games.
Here is a performance comparison (FPS) between the three cards.
Key Details and Specs
The new GPU comes with the GP104 architecture which is similar to the 1080 and 1070, and it uses 7.2 Billion transistors to ensure you get mindblowing performance on PC as well as VR.
The Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti comes with more number of Cuda Cores compared to the GTX 1070.Also, the GPU has 19 SM units (stream processors).
The 1070 Ti has 2432 Cuda Cores when compared to 1920 on 1070 and 2560 on the GTX 1080.
The GTX 1070 Ti comes with a base clock speed of 1607 which is also higher compared to 1506 on the GTX 1070. While earlier it was rumored that Nvidia can remove the ability to overclock the GTX 1070 Ti, it is not true.
In fact, Nvidia has said that they have improved the cooling efficiency of the new GTX 1070 Ti to offer more room for overclocking.
You can use the GTX 1070 Ti with a single pin connector utilizing 8 Pinpoints.
Comparison – Nvidia GTX 1070 Vs GTX 1070 Ti and GTX 1080.
|Graphics Card Compared||Nvidia GTX 1070||GTX 1070 Ti||GTX 1080|
|VRAM||8 GB GDDR5||8 GB GDDR5||8 GB GDDR5X|
|Memory Speed||8 GBPS||8 GBPS||10GBPS|
|Memory Width||256-Bit||256-Bit||256 Bit|
|Memory Width (GB/sec)||256||256||320|
|GPU Power||150 Watts||180 Watts||180 Watts|
|System Power Reqd||500 Watts||500 Watts||500 Watts|
|Power Connector||8 Pin||8 Pin||8 Pin|
|Price||Rs. 36,000||Rs.39,000||Rs. 52,000|
The Power Draw is slightly increased from 150 Watts on 1070 to 180 Watts used by the GTX 1070 Ti. The Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti gets close in configuration to the GTX 1080 and Gamers can expect a boost of around 20% compared to the GTX 1070.
The Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti comes with 8 GB of VRAM (GDDR5) and also has 256 Bit memory width similar to the GTX 1070.
Essentially, the GTX 1070 Ti is a good card for playing games at 1080P and even with a Quad HD (2K) gaming monitor. If you are looking for a graphics card to pair with a 4K monitor – the GTX 1080 or the GTX 1080 Ti are the top choices.
The Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti also comes with Support SLI which allows you to pair 2 or more cards on your system to get much Higher FPS in latest gaming Titles.
The GTX 1070 Ti measures 10.5 inches in length and comes with HDMI as well as DVI output ports.
Branded GTX 1070 Ti Cards
Most Nvidia GPU vendors like Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, Palit, Inno 3D, Galax, XFX, and Zotac will have their own version of the GTX 1070 Ti and will come with a custom cooling solution as well as different Core clocks.
Moreover, the board partners will also release the OC edition of the GTX 1070 Ti which will push the cards to limit to get more gaming performance and also have more room for overclocking.
Nvidia also has the GTX 1070 Ti Founders edition which comes with the copper vapor chamber cooling solution, similar to the GTX 1080 to ensure a higher OC potential. The company has also said that there will be Mini GTX 1070 Ti, which will be ideal for the mini-ITX system to offer great performance in a compact form factor.
Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti Vs AMD Vega 56 (Average FPS)
Additionally, Nvidia has also shared some performance benchmarks which they have done which shows that the GTX 1070 Ti is faster compared to the AMD Vega 56 graphics card. These are the initial numbers we were able to get from Nvidia but more testing and independent reviews will make this more clear.
The Testing is done using an Intel Core i9-7900X CPU and at 2560*1440 pixels resolution. The results are likely to vary when we use a 1080P or 4K resolution.
Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti SLI Performance (Average FPS)
Here are also some early benchmark numbers on how the GTX 1070 Ti performs in SLI compared to a single card performance, in the latest gaming titles like Ashes of singularity, Hitman, Rise of Tomb Raider, Fallout 4.
The SLI performance is almost 1.9X compared to the Single GTX 1070 Ti card. It is ideal to use the GTX 1070 Ti SLI for a 4K gaming rig and will out-perform a single GTX 1080Ti.
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