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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti: Three Cards, Unboxed

iGame GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X Top - Front

The front of iGame's GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X Top is dominated by two 85mm fans and one 80mm fan. Its mix of cool, light metal and matte plastic is acceptable by our standards.


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iGame GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X Top - Back

The elaborate backplate still bears an OC label, though that'll only last until the first batch of cards sells out.


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iGame GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X Top - Slot Cover

A total of two DisplayPort connectors, two HDMI 2.0 outputs, and a dual-link DVI interface seem better suited to gamers with VR headsets. A turbo button at the top-left of our picture sets all three fans to maximum speed for, ideally, higher GPU Boost clock rates.


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iGame GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X Top - End Of Card

Now that's what we call an aggressive back side, styled right down to what looks like a hood ornament.

Measuring 12.5cm between the PCIe slot's edge to the top of the fan shroud, this card is one of the taller implementations you'll see. Factoring in cables and connectors, you'll need somewhere around 16cm of clearance to get the GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X Top installed.


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iGame GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X Top - Bottom

This card measures a lengthy 30.4cm from end to end. The heat sink's fins are oriented vertically, and the overlapping fan shroud deflects airflow towards the back a little.


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iGame GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X Top - Top

The view from above reveals two eight-pin auxiliary power connectors and a clock rate readout. A width of 5cm means you're giving up three expansion slots with this card installed.


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iGame GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X Top - First Impression

Elaborate designs tend to be more expensive. But the price might not even matter, since U.S. readers probably won't be able to get their hands on this card.


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Something To Look Forward To?

What was Nvidia thinking when it conceptualized this card? What price point will it target? What potential might there be for higher clock rates, despite the mandate that shipping cards abide by specific frequencies. We'll have to wait a few more days for the answers.


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  • samer.forums
    What is the point of this card when the GTX 1080 is around ?
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  • Sakkura
    20310761 said:
    What is the point of this card when the GTX 1080 is around ?

    Being $50 cheaper with commensurate performance. Mostly to fill in the gap between 1070 and 1080 that Vega hits (especially Vega 56).
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  • samer.forums
    20310810 said:
    20310761 said:
    What is the point of this card when the GTX 1080 is around ?

    Being $50 cheaper with commensurate performance. Mostly to fill in the gap between 1070 and 1080 that Vega hits (especially Vega 56).

    and you really think that bitcoin miners will keep that $50 difference ? it will sky rocket to more than GTX 1080 in no time . you will see .
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  • poochiepiano
    20310820 said:
    20310810 said:
    20310761 said:
    What is the point of this card when the GTX 1080 is around ?

    Being $50 cheaper with commensurate performance. Mostly to fill in the gap between 1070 and 1080 that Vega hits (especially Vega 56).

    and you really think that bitcoin miners will keep that $50 difference ? it will sky rocket to more than GTX 1080 in no time . you will see .
    That's not really nvidia's worry, though, is it? This is what matters to them: people are buying Vega, this product is to get some of that market back. Doesn't matter if the customers are miners or gamers. Besides, as far as I know, Vega 56 wasn't that desirable for miners, but these things seem to change every other week, so who knows?
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  • shrapnel_indie
    First x70Ti card in a generation or so. Can't help but think that AMD's Vega cards had some influence on this, and that the choke-chain placed on manufacturers might have something to do with it could potentially dig into GTX1080 sales. Just my opinion and guesswork though. Can't help but want a Vega 56 or 64, but this 1070Ti just might change my mind. (Yeah, I prefer AMD, but I'm not so stuck on it as to ignore performance to price.... It's why I won't get a Vega 64 at its current price point.)

    Clarified "First Ti card in a generation or so" -> referring to x70 series.
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  • LilDog1291
    20310893 said:
    First Ti card in a generation or so. Can't help but think that AMD's Vega cards had some influence on this, and that the choke-chain placed on manufacturers might have something to do with it could potentially dig into GTX1080 sales. Just my opinion and guesswork though. Can't help but want a Vega 56 or 64, but this 1070Ti just might change my mind. (Yeah, I prefer AMD, but I'm not so stuck on it as to ignore performance to price.... It's why I won't get a Vega 64 at its current price point.)

    I mean there is the 1080ti which came out a little while ago but yeah this is just to hit that same market that Vega has targeted with a product that is 'newer'. Still wouldn't go with Vega due to the manufacturing problems they have had with different HBM2 module height, even if the price point wasn't the same. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-vega-package-problem,35281.html
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  • warpuck
    I put a Wind Force cooler off a HD 7970 on a R9 285. Used the two fans from the original cooler and added a Arctic 92mm to the end. The fan on the end blows thru the cooler end. Oh and got 125 Mhz more out of the GPU and more out of the memory. The original cooler did not have VRAM thermal pads connected to the cooler or the VRs. Just more all around with nuch less GPU temps. Can't see why that would not work on a short GTX card also
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  • Malik 722
    why AMD don't release the Ti like variant of it's R580 that would be interesting.
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  • rwinches
    Wow that Vulcan X has two 8 pin power connectors! Kind of hard to believe it will be running at stock.
    AIBs will not only be sold at $449 more like $500 and up and then miners will boost that. I hope the sag in mining continues thru the holiday sales.
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  • TadashiTG
    I think it's still user OC'able. If the last picture is to be believed.
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