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.
The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is looking quite similar to the previous models eh? again a similarly fashioned cooler is being used. There's a green LED lit GeForce GTX logo in the top side fan housing and the 1070 Ti is displayed in chrome. The cooler is offered at what Nvidia deems to be a premium solution. The heatsink shell is made from cast aluminum and an injection molded magnesium alloy. This is a good conductor of heat, plus it helps out with isolating noise. And preventing noise for this product was key for Nvidia. Obviously, you'll see a gazillion board partner cards with their own designs in PCB, cooling, and tweaking. Above, in fact, is the Founders Edition. The Founders Edition which is selling at a price premium, even seen and compared to what the board partners offer.
The card has been fitted with one HDMI port and three DisplayPort connectors. A product that comes with one fast graphics processor harbored on a nice matte black PCB, two power headers (one 6 and one 8-pin) for a little more overclocking headroom. Obviously, it has some configurable RGB embedded 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)
As you can see, a two-part backplate. The opinions on backplates differ per person. Of course, they protect the backside of the PCB and its components, but backplates can also easily trap heat. This design seems to do just that, hence I am not a fan of it. I would have liked to have seen many meshes and airflow vents. And then they are often added for aesthetic reasons of course. GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition will offer five display connectors; you'll spot three DisplayPort connectors, one full-size HDMI connector, and one DVI connector.
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.