The GTX 1070 Ti: NVIDIA's Response to RX Vega

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 26, 2017 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: nvidia, GTX 1070Ti, gtx 1070 ti, graphics card, gpu, evga

NVIDIA today announced the launch of the GTX 1070 Ti. The card, which has been the subject of leaks and rumors for several weeks, is NVIDIA’s first major response to AMD’s RX Vega line, designed to go head-to-head with the RX Vega 56, and give Vega 64 a run for its money in terms of price-to-performance in many games.

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Compared to the GTX 1070, the 1070 Ti increases the GPU core count from 1920 to 2432 — 128 shy of the GTX 1080 — and raises the base clock frequency to the GTX 1080’s 1607 MHz. The 1070 Ti’s stock boost clock remains the same as the 1070, however, at 1683 MHz, although NVIDIA’s Pascal based cards have been shown to easily exceed this rated maximum clock speed. Other changes between the 1070 and 1070 Ti include an increase in texture units from 120 to 152 and a jump in TDP from 150 to 180 watts.

  RX Vega 64 Liquid RX Vega 64 Air RX Vega 56 Vega Frontier Edition GTX 1080 Ti GTX 1080 GTX 1070 Ti GTX 1070
GPU Cores 4096 4096 3584 4096 3584 2560 2432 1920
Base Clock 1406 MHz 1247 MHz 1156 MHz 1382 MHz 1480 MHz 1607 MHz 1607 MHz 1506 MHz
Boost Clock 1677 MHz 1546 MHz 1471 MHz 1600 MHz 1582 MHz 1733 MHz 1683 MHz 1683 MHz
Texture Units 256 256 256 256 224 160 152 120
ROP Units 64 64 64 64 88 64 64 64
Memory 8GB 8GB 8GB 16GB 11GB 8GB 8GB 8GB
Memory Clock 1890 MHz 1890 MHz 1600 MHz 1890 MHz 11000 MHz 10000 MHz 8000 MHz 8000 MHz
Memory Interface 2048-bit HBM2 2048-bit HBM2 2048-bit HBM2 2048-bit HBM2 352-bit G5X 256-bit G5X 256-bit 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 484 GB/s 484 GB/s 410 GB/s 484 GB/s 484 GB/s 320 GB/s 256 GB/s 256 GB/s
TDP 345 watts 295 watts 210 watts 300 watts 250 watts 180 watts 180 watts 150 watts
Peak Compute 13.7 TFLOPS 12.6 TFLOPS 10.5 TFLOPS 13.1 TFLOPS 11.3 TFLOPS 8.2 TFLOPS 8.1 TFLOPS 5.7 TFLOPS
MSRP (current) $699 $499 $399 $999 $699 $499 $449 $349

The GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition is launching at $449, which puts it $100 above the current MSRP of the 1070 and $50 higher than the RX Vega 56. The GTX 1080 and 1070 first launched at $599 and $379 but saw a price drop in late February to $499 and $349, respectively.

EVGA’s GTX 1070 Ti Launch Lineup

The GTX 1070 Ti launch will of course include dozens of options from NVIDIA’s partners, but we have some specifics to share from EVGA. The GPU maker is launching with four 1070 Ti models:

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti SC GAMING Black Edition
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2

Following the pattern of EVGA’s other Pascal-based releases, the 1070 Ti GAMING features a basic blower-style cooler, the SC model features ACX 3.0 cooling, and the FTW 2 version includes EVGA’s ICX cooling system. The HYBRID model utilizes a self-contained, all-in-one 120mm water cooler.

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Pricing is not yet known for every model, but we’ve learned that the base GAMING edition will start at $469 and the FTW2 will carry a $489 MSRP. For comparison, the FTW2 version of the GTX 1070 is currently priced at $480 (expect prices to change once 1070 Ti stock hits the market) while the GTX 1080 FTW2 is $600.

GTX 1070 Ti Availability

NVIDIA is doing things a bit differently for the 1070 Ti launch. Although today (October 26th) marks the official “launch date,” actual product availability and performance benchmarks won’t land until next Thursday, November 2.

Aside from the advertised specifications, we therefore having nothing more to share at this time in terms of benchmarking or performance analysis, but rest assured that we’ll have our complete coverage ready to go as soon as we get our hands on these new cards.


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October 26, 2017 | 09:47 AM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

Imagine if you will:

1030ti - don't think this one exists with a different name(but I could be wrong)
1060ti - (seriously, they flubbed the naming on these two, 3GB should be 1060, 6GB should have been the Ti)
TitanXp - i'm sure they kicked around the idea of calling it the TitanXTi, but imo "GTX TitanXp" looks a whole lot less silly than "GTX TitanXTi"

October 26, 2017 | 09:57 AM - Posted by Anonymous224 (not verified)

There are GTX 1080s with street prices starting at $500.

October 26, 2017 | 10:29 AM - Posted by vyvyvv6565898 (not verified)

I hate when companies force these tiered NDAs. I guess they want people to preorder it before proper reviews are out.

October 26, 2017 | 11:13 AM - Posted by Anonymouse (not verified)

How long before we find out there is some firmware lock on these that prevent overclocking?

October 26, 2017 | 02:30 PM - Posted by Hypetrain (not verified)

Ars already mentioned that you can still OC it.
Seems like it is just out of the box-OC Nvidia forbade the AIBs from doing.

October 26, 2017 | 01:29 PM - Posted by wizbiz

Can you point me to the GTX 1070 for $349? I guess the real question will be if the GTX 1070 Ti are actually going to be priced at $449?

October 26, 2017 | 03:24 PM - Posted by Dapple (not verified)

Founders Edition 1070 Ti available for pre-order on Nvidia's website at $449

November 2, 2017 | 09:04 AM - Posted by nobodyspecial (not verified)

Mine just shipped 10pm 1st (last night, newegg). $499 for the 1070 Ti FTW2 iCX EVGA. So at least no gouging going on yet...LOL. Nice of egg to jump the gun with shipping (already moved twice, lands friday).

October 26, 2017 | 01:36 PM - Posted by Brian Hoyt (not verified)

Where are these $349 GTX 1070? I can't find any under $400 and most are $450+?

October 29, 2017 | 07:58 PM - Posted by CNote

Why they didnt release this with ddr5x is beyond me...

November 2, 2017 | 08:35 AM - Posted by Anonymous31132 (not verified)

When comparing performance vs price, would it be best to pay the additional $50 to upgrade from a GTX 1070ti to the performance of a GTX 1080?

November 2, 2017 | 08:40 AM - Posted by Anonymous31132 (not verified)

unless the GTX 1070ti becomes an overclocking monster.

November 2, 2017 | 09:07 AM - Posted by nobodyspecial (not verified)

The exact model I bought in 1080 version is $80 more both from newegg pricing.

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