GeForce GTX 1070 2-way SLI review

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Introduction

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X 2-way SLI

In this article we'll put two GeForce GTX 1070 graphics cards in one PC, yes in SLI. The cards of choice today are MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X editions to be more precise. We'll have a look at Ultra HD performance as well as a micro stuttering analysis with the help of FCAT. Join us in this review where we'll once again look at everything including scaling.

We will be looking at performance from a single monitor point of view, so ideally with so much horsepower a Wide Quad HD resolution (2560x1440) is the monitor resolution where you should start (but preferably Ultra HD of course). You will notice great performance increases with 2-way SLI as the cards scale nicely with so much horsepower, but in certain scenarios will have a bit more scaling issuesas well sure. While Full HD (1920x1080/1200) and WHQL (2560x1440) have become the industry standard within the display industry, enthusiasts will never settle for just the 'standard' and are always looking for the next big innovation in technology. Ultra HD gaming is exactly that, the next evolution in immersion that gamers have been waiting for. Commonly addressed as Ultra HD, UHD or 4K, this new resolution refers to the ultra-high resolutions with approximately 4000 horizontal pixels. Ultra HD resolution also has four times the number of pixels of a typical 1920x1080 resolution.

It will be interesting to find out how the GeForce GTX 1070 cards will handle the more extreme resolutions. Considering its nice 8 GB framebuffer. With UHD (Ultra High Definition Gaming) becoming rapidly popular we'll test multiple multi-GPU setups on such a monitor. Next to that we'll perform FCAT tests to see where how the card behaves anno 2016 in terms of micro-stuttering and frame pacing.

Join us in this review where we'll once again look at everything. As if you figured just one card would be interesting. Below a photo of the setup, two of these puppies sure do look nice.
 

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