Nvidia has unveiled what will likely be its final GPU this year, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
GTX 1070 Ti – Specs and technology
The GTX 1070 Ti is an interesting card that looks like it’s been put together using spare parts from the more premium GTX 1080 and slightly cheaper GTX 1070. It uses the same Pascal architecture and GP104 GPU as both cards, but in a different configuration.
The card’s specs, as expected, sit between the 1080 and 1070 with it featuring 2432 CUDA Cores. The GTX 1080 has 2560 and the GTX 1070, 1920 by comparison.
The big differentiator is the 1070 Ti’s 1607 MHz clock speed which puts it far closer to the 1080 than the 1070 and mean it should offer significantly better performance than the basic 1070.
The only serious compromises you’ll find between it and the 1080 are the 1070 Ti’s slightly slower memory and boost clock speed. The 1070 Ti’s 8GB of GDDR5 memory will run at 8Gbps. The 1080’s 8GB of GDDR5X has a nippier 10 Gbps memory speed. Similarly, the 1070 Ti’s 1683 MHz boost clock speed puts it behind the 1080’s, 1733 MHz.
The boost clock speed downgrade will impact how overclockable the 1070 Ti card is, which will impede how much extra performance third party manufacturers will be able to get out of it. MSI, Zotac, Palit and ASUS are confirmed to be working on GTX 1070 Ti cards.
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GTX 1070 Ti performance
Nvidia describes the card as being tailor made for 1440p gaming and virtual reality, two areas the cheaper 1070 isn’t exactly a slow poke at.
Specifically, Nvidia claims the GTX 1070 Ti will play most AAA games with their graphics maxed in 1440p at over 60fps.
We haven’t had a chance to benchmark the 1070 Ti, but if there’s any truth to Nvidia’s quoted performance figures, it should be stonkingly fast.
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GTX 1070 Ti pricing
The Founders Edition of the GTX 1070 Ti will retail for £419 in the UK, making it £60 more expensive than the 1070 and £70 less than GTX 1080. This could make it an attractive offer for late buyers still running on GTX 970 cards, looking to do the jump to 1440p gaming, if the GPU delivers on Nvidia’s performance claims.
Pre-Order: Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti at Nvidia.com
GTX 1070 Ti release date
The Founders Edition of the GTX 1070 Ti will begin shipping on November 2.
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