Equipped with a 5% less CUDA core than the GTX 1080 and the same GDDR5 memory as the vanilla GTX 1070, it's not so easy to assess the performance of the new Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti.
We know that it has 2432 cores (27% more than 1070) and throughput of 8Gbps thanks to the 256-bit memory bus as well as the base clock frequency in accordance with GTX 1080 at 1607MHz (7% higher than 1070 shares).
With that information, we can guess that in a less demanding memory scenario, it will approach GTX 1080 as it approaches 1070 when memory throughput is more important, although we are curious to see how overclocking affects its establishment.
Another point to note here is that Nvidia has tied hands on their council partners, at least for now. While companies like MSI can produce overclocked GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 overclocks, they are not allowed to do this with GTX 1070 Ti. Instead, it's up to you to extract that extra performance.
We hope to see a big advantage over GTX 1070 Ti overclocking although I suspect beyond the MSI GTX 1070 Ti Gaming box will not look very impressive when compared to the Gaming X variants of 1070 and 1080.
For example, GTX 1070 Gaming X already has a 5% overclock applied from the factory and it will help reduce the massive core deficit.
Without wasting time ... let's see how the new MSI GTX 1070 Ti Gaming is compared to the 1010 and 1080 Gaming X models and the Radeon RX Vega lineup of AMD.
Benchmarks: Gaming Performance
Our Battlefield 1 results should show us how well the MSI GTX 1070 Ti Gaming is not out of the box. At 1440p, using ultra-high quality presets is good for an average of 93fps, which means its speed is 12% faster than GTX 1070 and 11% slower than GTX 1080, it's pretty strong hit in the middle and good luck. which puts it next to the air-conditioned RX Vega graphics card - it is doubtful that this is a coincidence.
Testing with Mass Effect: Andromeda we found that this time GTX 1070 Ti 9% faster than GTX 1070 Gaming X overclock factory, but 11% slower than model 1080. That said, it can match the air-cooled Vega 64 graphics card with average- average 61fps.
Before going into overclocking, I have some results Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and here 1070 Ti is only 6% faster than on Gaming X 1070. It's also 12% slower than the GTX 1080 so we might find overclocking the memory will make a big difference here AMD did well in this title and therefore the GTX 1070 Ti was not able to capture the Vega 56 graphics card.
Moving forward, we have stock strength and here we can see that the MSI GTX 1070 Ti Gaming consumes the same amount of power as the GTX 1080 Gaming X, which is actually only slightly higher than GTX 1070 Gaming X. So certainly nothing Unexpected about the results this and this means the consumption of 1070 Ti reduces consumption by 8% compared to Vega 56.
When it comes to temperature, the MSI Twin Frozer 6 cooler keeps it cool and cool. If GPU temps are below 60 degrees, the fans of Torx 2.0 will not even spin. Below the debit card maxed out at 64 degrees and ran almost silent - it was without question quieter than the lonely case fans. So this should point to some pretty decent overclocking headroom.
GTX 1070 Ti is pretty impressive out of the box but will not make a lot of fans. It is between 1070 and 1080 in terms of good performance and all but also between the pricing terms and we are not sure if there is a real need to fill that $ 100 price difference.
Since you can buy a factory overclock 1070 Ti, I am curious to see what might happen here, so I release MSI Afterburner and start the process to find out how far core and memory can go.
In the end I landed on what I felt was a pretty light overclock. The base core clock was unhappy at 1767MHz while the memory switched to 2252MHz for 10% speed at core speed and 12% for memory.
This results in a Turbo Boost 3.0 operating frequency of at least 2GHz in the game which is about 9% soaring from the frequency of the stock amplifier. I expect to reach at least 2050 MHz and I'm sure we'll see other reviewers reach it or better, maybe I'm a bit unlucky with my card. Anyway, what advantage can this overclock do? Let's continue to find out.
Once again we have Battlefield 1 first and here we see an impressive 13% jump in performance, reaching 105fps and it's quite in line with GTX 1080 Gaming X. Although we only managed to collect 10% frequency, this additional boost has come from an increase in bandwidth memory.
The good news here is that you can achieve performance like the GTX 1080 through overclocking, 1080 overclock performance at the factory. For those who are wondering, a custom overclock on a standard 1070 Gaming X card still sees the image falling less than the 1070 Ti stock figure.
We saw a 15% profit in the Andromeda Mass Effect and that's a bit higher than I expected. Increasing the power limit and memory overclocking has had a huge impact here and now the Gaming Edge 1070 Ti in front of GTX 1080 Gaming X for a very impressive result in this title.
Then finally we see a 13% increase when testing with Deus Ex Mankind Divided and this is enough to overclock 1070 Ti to match the overclocked Vega 56 graphics card (in AMD sponsored titles). Once again, the 1070 Ti overclock also mimics the performance of GTX 1080 Gaming X.
Surprisingly as a result of the frame rate I should say that the power consumption figures are equally surprising. Despite the increase in voltage, the total system consumption for the 1070 Ti configuration increased only 14% to 346 watts. It only draws 5% more power than on the graphics card Vega 56 and 22% less once Vega overclock.
Leaving the fan profile on auto, the MSI 1070 Ti Gaming still ran quiet and yet its temperatures maxed out at just 69 degrees after an hour long stress test. That said, for the most part it at 68 degrees. Anything south of 70 degrees is cool in my book, especially when the card is running almost silently.
While we can not benchmark GTX 1070 Ti as thoroughly as we would like for this launch review in terms of number of titles, I'm glad we spent the extra time testing the potential for overclocking the card. This is obviously based on limited testing beyond the 1070 Ti box between 1070 and 1080 overclocked graphics cards.
If this game is very sensitive to memory then Ti 1070 does look more like a factory overclock 1070, at least before you overclock it.
Therefore, for 1070 Ti to really make sense you have to overclock it and that will be appreciated. Doing so allows GTX 1080 overclocking performance like a factory and here we can match the Gaming X model. It is said that you can also overclock MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X and extract about 6% more performance.
GTX 1080 Gaming X is currently worth $ 570 while GTX 1070 Ti Gaming is priced at $ 490. Both are well above their MSRPs, but let's ignore that for now because GPU prices are rising across the board. Cost 1080 16% more and with both 1080 overclocked cards will be about 6% faster. So 1070 Ti is certainly a better value, not a better world.
Looking at MSRPs, the cost of 1080 is only 11% more than 1070 Ti, so in normal market conditions, 1070 Ti is much less attractive.
What the 1070 Ti did was AMD Vega 56 (and we suspect this is the only goal). At the time of this review together you can buy Vega 56 for $ 420, although there is a good reference card but still it is not a bad purchase in the market today.
I have to admit picking between MSI GTX 1070 Ti Gaming for $ 450 and a $ 420 Vega 56 reference card is actually a tough decision. Is Vega has been equipped cooler Twin Frozer 6, maybe that's what I will lean.
For now, the GTX 1070 Ti is seen filling a small price gap. You can save ~ $ 50 by purchasing 1070 Ti and still achieve GTX 1080 performance, which actually does not redefine the market. Nvidia clearly hopes by releasing a new GPU and creating a buzz, sales will increase as a result and hold them until the next major release.
However, if you need a new $ 400- $ 500 graphics card, the GTX 1070 Ti will not be a mistake to buy. This is a solid offer though not very interesting.
As a follow-up to this coverage, we are on the fence to expand benchmarking sessions comparing 1070 Ti and 9 other GPUs in 34 PC games including new releases such as Assassin's Creed: Origins, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Destiny 2. Tell us if coverage extra for this card will be very helpful.