Much to everyone’s surprise, NVIDIA recently decided to treat the GTX 1070 with the “Ti” edition. It wasn’t expected as the only high card to get a Ti version in the past has been the 980Ti, but with the 10-series we now have a GTX 1080Ti and the GTX 1070Ti. We have already reviewed the GTX 1080Ti in earlier, so today we test the 1070Ti.
The GTX 1070Ti brings raises the roof on the CUDA core count, featuring 2432 cores compared to the 1070’s 1920 cores. The GTX 1080 on the other hand, has 2560 CUDA cores. The card looks the same as any other GTX 10-series Founder’s Edition card, so there’s not much to talk about on the design front. It uses the conventional vapour chamber cooling. The heatsink is made up of cast aluminium and injection moulded magnesium alloy. In addition to being a good conductor of heat, it also helps in isolating noise.
The GTX 1070Ti Founder’s Edition comes with five ports for display options, with one HDMI port, 3 DisplayPort and one DVI port. It offers support for 4k display at 120 Hz and 5k displays at 60 Hz.
While we think that a GTX 1070 is great for 1080p, even 1440p gaming, a little extra power under the hood never hurt anyone. Thanks to the lack of a higher resolution display at the time, we had to limit our benchmarks to 1080p. The following games were tested at the highest settings:
- Ashes of the Singularity
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- GTA V
The results obtained for in-game benchmarks were impressive. First we tested Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, obtaining 68 FPS on the Ultra preset. The game isn’t that well optimized and gives even the best of cards a hard time, but we were more than satisfied with the 1070Ti’s performance.
Next up, we ran DOOM. The numbers here were sky high, with the game running at an average framerate of 168 FPS. The test yielded similarly incredible results for GTA V, with an average of 101.1 FPS while running the game on the maximum preset. For an RTS game, we tested Ashes of the Singularity on the Extreme preset, and were able to obtain an average 73 FPS.
While the GTX 1070Ti is certainly impressive, the current prices of graphics card in the market doesn’t make it easy on your pockets in any way. For people who do have some extra disposable income and haven’t invested in a 1070, this sure makes a great choice, especially if you want to play at resolutions higher than 1080p.