As always, we'll start off this review with our in-house photo-shoot. A few pages that show the ins and outs with photos, to get you a better idea to grasp what we are talking about in today's article.
So the MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming is based on its familiar nice matte black PCB and gets two power headers (one 8-pin and one 6-pin) for a little more overclocking headroom. The PCB is, as mentioned, matte black in color and of course the latest revision TwinFrozr VI cooler is being used. These cards will look just lovely in a dark themed PC.
The card has one HDMI port and three DisplayPort connectors. Obviously it has some LED elements as well. Once this card powers up, two things will come to mind: pretty nice aesthetics and the sheer silence it offers. Very nice. As board partners are not allowed to release the 1070 Ti model cards in their own configurations you will see many versions differentiating based on coolers and PCB design.
- Boost: 1683 MHz / Base: 1607 MHz
- Memory 8.0 Gbps GDDR5 (effective data-rate)
The card itself is wide, with a two and a half slot heat-pipe based cooling solution. In low-load situations the fans are not active, thus up-to roughly 60 Degrees C on the GPU sensor the cooling fans simply will not rotate, making this product a hybrid in the sense that it cools both actively and passively. Check out the backside where there is a thick sturdy metal backplate present, there are no real ventilation gaps, but the GPU backside has been left open, which is good. The card itself is a dual-slot solution, it is composite heat-pipe based, the GPU is cooled by a nickel-plated copper base plate connected to heat-pipes on this MSI GAMING series graphics card. A SU heat-pipe layout increases efficiency by reducing the length of unused heat-pipe in a special SU-form design.
The 1070 Ti cards have a power design of 180 Watts, however AIB partners applied complex phase designs as they overclock/tweak really well. So purely based on the tweaking design, expect some more power allowances. We'll check into that with our power measurements. The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is DisplayPort 1.2 certified and DP 1.3/1.4 Ready, enabling support for 4K displays at 120Hz, 5K displays at 60Hz, and 8K displays at 60Hz. This model includes three DisplayPort connectors, one HDMI 2.0b connector, and one dual-link DVI connector.