|Specifications at a glance: Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti|
|MEMORY BOX WIDTH||256-bit|
|outputs||3x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0b with support for 4K60 10/12b HEVC decoding, 1x dual-link DVI|
|Publication date||November 2nd|
|PRICE||Founders Edition: £419 / $449 / €469|
After weeks of leaks and rumors, Nvidia has made the GTX 1070 Ti graphics card official. A Founders Edition version will launch on November 2 for £419 / $449 / €469, with partner cards from Asus, MSI and Zotac expected to launch shortly after.
More powerful than a GTX 1070, but less powerful than a GTX 1080, the GTX 1070 Ti is Nvidia’s answer to AMD’s RX Vega 56 graphics card. Vega 56 proved to be a potent competitor to the GTX 1070, offering better performance for about the same price. Theoretically, the GTX 1070 Ti should outperform Vega 56, but with GPU prices still everywhere thanks to the Ethereum mining craze, it remains to be seen whether retailers will stay close enough to the recommended price of £419 to make it a viable one. competitor.
The 1070 Ti is based on the same GP104 GPU used in the GTX 1080. It features 2,432 CUDA cores (a significant jump over the GTX 1070’s 1,920) and 8GB of GDDR5 memory at 8Gbps for a total bandwidth of 256GB/s. The Founders Edition graphics card features the same five-phase dual-FET power supply originally used on the GTX 1080, along with the same range of DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI connections. The base clock has been increased to 1607 MHz (versus 1506 MHz in the GTX 1070), although the nominal boost clock remains the same at 1683 MHz.
There’s not much else to say about the GTX 1070 Ti, expect that, contrary to some crazy reports earlier in October, Nvidia hasn’t removed the ability to overclock it. The GTX 1080 has only a slight advantage in CUDA cores, making it more than likely that a GTX 1070 Ti can achieve comparable performance when overclocked, even taking into account the faster GDDR5X memory of the GTX 1080.
Look forward to a review of the GTX 1070 Ti on Ars Technica soon.